The Lemonheads plot It’s A Shame About Ray tour

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The Lemondheads will return to the road this fall for a tour in celebration of their seminal album, 1992’s It’s A Shame About Ray. The Evan Dando-led three piece will rock a homecoming show at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on Wednesday, October 12. Tickets for the show, which will also features openers The Shining Twins and New York Rivals, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.

Following the Boston show, The Lemondheads will perform at The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on October 14. Tickets for the show are now on sale through for $15. Other New England dates include Pearl Street in Northampton, Massachusetts on  October 15 and Daniel Street in Milford Connecticut on October 13,

For the upcoming tour, Dando’s Lemonheads will feature guitarist Josh Lattanzi (The Candles) and drummer Brian Nolan (American Hi-Fi). The band will perform It’s A Shame About Ray in its entuirety.

Released in 1992, It’s A Shame About Ray was The Lemonheads’ second album for Atlantic Records. The album featured the trio – Dando, David Ryan (drums) and Juliana Hatfield (bass, backing vocals), breezing through 13 songs in just under 30 minutes, including the title track, “My Drug Buddy”, “The Turnpike Down” and a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic “Mrs. Robinson”. Rhino Records re-released a collector’s version of the classic album with bonus tracks and a DVD in 2007.

The Lemonheads’s most recent studio release was 2009’s Varshons, a collection of covers including tracks by GG Allin, Wire, Gram Parsons, Leonard Cohen and more. The album was produced by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes and featured guest vocal performances from Liv Tyler and Kate Moss.

The past year has seen Dando performing sold-out acoustic dates in the United States with former bandmate Hatfield as well as performing both solo and band dates in Europe and Australia.

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