Pete Yorn "Sans Fear" single, video + May UK tour dates

Pete Yorn: New single, video and UK Tour

Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn will release his single "Sans Fear" through Because Music on 16th May. Yorn, who recently released his new, eponymously-titled album, has also confirmed a string of shows in May.

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Produced by Frank Black, the album is the follow-up to last year's brace of releases; 'Back & Fourth' and 'Break Up' (a collaboration with Scarlett Johansson).

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Pete Yorn, on guitar, vocals and harmonica, will be joined on tour by his band, Mark Noseworthy (guitar), Zak Schaffer (bass) and Scott Seiver (drums).

May 2011 UK tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

Mon 16th - Manchester - Academy 3 (
Tues 17th - Glasgow - King Tuts (
Thurs 19th - London - KCLSU (
Fri 20th - Birmingham - Library (

Pete Yorn's new album was recorded on the spur-of-the-moment in the summer of 2008. Yorn was working on material for 'Back & Fourth' in Nebraska when he got an email from Black suggesting that they record some tunes. Intrigued by the notion of experimenting with Frank, Yorn hopped on a plane to Salem, OR, where the two set up an impromptu studio.

They recorded the album in a mere five days - even though the singer-songwriter-guitarist came down with the flu two days into the process.

"Frank didn't give a shit about getting sick, so we stayed in the flow," recalls Yorn. "He has an incredible ability to distill a song down to its core."

Frank recalls, "Pete told me he wanted to better define himself as an artist. I think he just wanted to rock out. But as we headed down a path of realisation I stripped him down a whole bunch. We battled in the best sort of way. I tried to get the session into a fearless and raw place, and to his artistic credit Pete took his songwriting to a fearless and raw place. This listener will find his or herself sitting right next to Pete on the couch. And the record totally rocks out."

"Yorn's finest hour" - 4/5 Sunday Times

"Melodic and roughshod, its Carver set on Springsteen's mean streets" - 4/5 Mojo

"They say rock is dead, but nobody told this fellow" - 7/10 Classic Rock

"Brilliant throughout" - 4/5 Total Guitar

"Anthemic… music flowing straight from the open vein" - Artrocker

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