Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Announce Tour for Shake the Sheets’ 20th Anniversary

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will embark on a 20th anniversary tour for Shake the Sheets this year, with support at select dates from Ekko Astral and Diners. The tour is bookended by stops in New Jersey and Los Angeles, with shows in Brooklyn and Chicago among the middle stretch. The shows will be “full band, playing Shake the Sheets in its entirety (plus more, obviously),” Leo said in press materials. Check out the dates below.

In the rest of his statement, Leo elaborated:

NOW, you may be saying… that’s not a lot of dates, Ted (if you’re talking to your screen), and you’re not wrong, but it’s what we can manage right now at this point in all our lives. Most of the problem is me, because I just can’t be away that much right now, but everyone in the band is in a place, doing other things, making other things, working at other things, to a degree that makes it tough for us to tour like we used to*; but for me (and for all of us, I think – and I hope you’ll agree if you saw the week we did in the northeast last September) it makes it that much more joyful when we CAN get together and make it happen.  There may be some festival dates that will get added to this list, and they’ll be announced according to their own schedules, and it’s entirely possible that a small handful of other things might crop up, including solo shows and an end-of-year holiday variety show tour with Aimee Mann on the East Coast this year, but for now, we’re psyched to be able to do this series of shows, and I hope the presale thing works out for everyone!

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists: Shake the Sheets 20th Anniversary Tour

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists:

06-19 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony *
06-20 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club *
06-21 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
06-22 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
06-23 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
08-30 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^
09-13 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
09-14 Chicago, IL – The Metro
11-15 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^
11-16 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco ^

* with Ekko Astral
^ with Diners