Harper Simon announces summer tour dates with The Polyphonic Spree [Video]

Harper Simon

Harper Simon will hit the road on the second leg of tour dates supporting The Polyphonic Spree, beginning on August 9, 2013 in Dallas, TX at the Granada Theatre.

The singer/songwriter joined the chorus for select dates in June and July during the first leg of the tour, which made stops in New York, Chicago and Boston among other cities. See tour routing below and visit Simon’s official website to purchase tickets.

Harper is supporting his critically-acclaimed sophomore album Division Street which was released on March 26th via Tulsi/PIAS. Simon co-produced the album with Tom Rothrock (Elliott Smith, Beck), and recorded the collection with a small coterie of guest musicians – including Pete Thomas from Elvis Costello’s Attractions on drums, Nikolai Fraiture from The Strokes on bass, vocals by Inara George, Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers playing synths, as well as Nate Walcott from Bright Eyes and Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen.

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Praise for Division Street:

“Abounds with simmering, breezy pop-rock that stands on its own and then some” – Rolling Stone

“Dreamy” – People

“The songs weave the dreamy melancholy of Elliott Smith with twang and steel guitar, and it works, without being cloying.” – American Songwriter

“Division Street has a line-up of guest musicians that reads like a who’s who of groundbreakers in rock” – NOWNESS

“Folk-influenced vocals…love for acoustic guitar and great songwriting.” – Magnet

“It’s an expansive emotional pastiche that’ll resound with listeners everywhere. Division Street is a place you’ll want to visit again and again with its elegant songwriting, unforgettable melodies, and Simon’s poignant, powerful delivery.” – Artist Direct

Harper Simon 2013 summer tour dates with The Polyphonic Spree:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

August 2013

8/9 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre (Polyphonic Spree Album Release Show)
8/11 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
8/15 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
8/16 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
8/17 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
8/20 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
8/22 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

Photo credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

Harper Simon Official Website

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