Guided by Voices Announce New Album, 2012 Tour
Guided by Voices have announced a slew of 2012 North American tour dates to back their forthcoming album, 'Class Clown Spots a UFO,' which drops on June 12. 'Class Clown' is GBV's second album of 2012 and 18th full-length release overall; they will follow it up with a third 2012 album, 'The Bears for Lunch,' which arrives in November.
Guided by Voices' 2012 itinerary includes a handful of summer festival appearances and a 10-date September tour through the Midwest and the South with Detective, a Los Angeles-based indie act featuring former GBV bassist James Greer.
Listen to 'Keep It in Motion,' the first single off 'Class Clown Spots a UFO,' below; the album's title track, which was issued as a single this week, can be downloaded at RollingStone.com.
Guided by Voices 2012 Tour Dates
05/18 -- Nelsonville, Ohio | Nelsonville Music Festival
07/06 -- Philadelphia, Pa. | Trocadero
07/07 -- New York, N.Y. | CBGB Festival at Central Park Summerstage
07/15 -- Cincinnati, Ohio | Bunbury Festival
09/08 -- Dayton, Ohio | Downtown Revival Music Festival
09/14 -- Cleveland, Ohio | Grog Shop
09/18 -- Athens, Ga. | 40 Watt Club *
09/19 -- Orlando, Fla. | The Beacham *
09/21 -- Pensacola, Fla. | DeLuna Festival
09/22 -- New Orleans, La. | One Eyed Jacks *
09/24 -- Houston, Texas | Warehouse Live *
09/25 -- Austin, Texas | Emo's East *
09/27 -- Columbia, Mo. | Blue Note *
09/28 -- Lawrence, Kansas -|Granada *
09/29 -- St Louis, Mo. | Plush *
Listen to Guided by Voices, 'Keep It in Motion'