Pete Yorn makes plans for 2011

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Pete Yorn has mapped out plans for a nationwide tour in 2011. The New Jersey-born rocker will make his way to Massachusetts on Tuesday, March 8 for a show at Boston’s House of Blues. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $25 and $35. Ben Kweller will open the show.

Yorn will be touring in support of his new self-titled release. The album, his fifth solo studio effort, was produced by Frank Black of The Pixies. The collection of 11-tunes was recorded in just five days in 2008, even though the singer-songwriter-guitarist came down with the flu two days into the process. At the time, Yorn was in Nebraska making his Back and Fourth album when he got an email from Black suggesting that they record together. Intrigued, Yorn flew to Salem, Oregon, where the two set up an impromptu studio.

“Frank didn’t give a shit about getting sick, so we stayed in the flow,” recalled Yorn in a press release. “He has an incredible ability to distill a song down to its core.”

“Pete told me he wanted to better define himself as an artist,” explained Black. “I think he just wanted to rock out. But as we headed down a path of realization 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.”

The self-titled album follows Yorn’s two 2009 releases, Back & Fourth and his collaborative release with Scarlett Johansson, Break Up.

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