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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Announce North American Tour This September
· Toddstar on June 14 2012 04:10:20
Tour News




Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
today announced a North American tour this coming September in support of their recent release Here, which debuted at #1 on the Independent Music Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart the week after its release. The tour will kick off in Berkeley, CA at the Greek Theatre on September 7th and will wrap up on October 5th at Crossroads in Kansas City, MO. The band will be joined by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.  A fan-presale starts this Friday, 6/15 at 10:00AM at

Late Show With David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. They also performed on WXPN's World Cafe, and the album was chosen for NPR Music's First Listen program.  The band is prepping to head overseas for European dates in July prior to returning to the U.S. for their September live dates. They will be putting the finishing touches on the follow up to Here which will be released later this year.

Additionally, today Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros launched a new website ( where fans can check in on the latest news, tour dates, photos, videos and the newly added band blogs where each band member will share photos, videos, and stories. The band also recently launched their Town of Songs website, an online environment of exploration and discovery set in the world of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros that continues to evolve and this week features the seedlings that you can grow into "That's What's Up".

Big Easy Express
, the Emmett Malloy directed film documenting the band's Railroad Revival Tour in 2011 with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show, will be released on iTunes on June 26th and is available for pre-order beginning today
HERE. For more information on the film, visit  The film premiered at the 2012 SxSW Film Festival and took home the Headliner Audience Award.

Check out a
live acoustic performance and interview via Baeble Music recorded when the band visited Philadelphia.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Tour Dates:
7th - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA*
9th - Doheny Days Music Festival - Dana Point, CA on sale now
11th - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR*
12th - McDonald Theater - Eugene, OR*
14th - Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park - Vancouver, BC*
15th - Marymoor Amphitheater - Redmond, WA* on sale now
15th - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB*
18th - Edmonton Event Center - Edmonton, AB*
21st - Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ Festival - Columbia, MO on sale now
23rd - Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN*
25th - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI*
26th - Iroquois Amphitheater - Lousiville, KY*
27th - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC*
29th - North Charleston Performing Arts Center - North Charleston, SC*
30th - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL*

1st - Jannus Live - Saint Petersburg, FL*
3rd - Mahalia Jackson Theater For The Performing Arts - New Orleans, LA*
5th - Crossroads - Kansas City, MO*

*w/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros released Here on May 29th via Community Music.  Relix Magazine hailed it as "an album full of undeniable folk-rock hooks, gospel overtones, infectious lyrics, orchestral swells and a whole lot of love," and Entertainment Weekly praised the album and its "lovely troubadour melodies."  The group recently wrapped a nearly sold-out spring tour in the U.S. with performances on The


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros formed in Los Angeles in 2007.   They released their debut album, Up From Below, in July 2009 on Community Music.  The album has sold over 275,000 copies in the US, and charted on iTunes for 69 straight weeks.  With its unique and universal appeal, their hit single "Home" soared to over 775,000 downloads.  After intensive touring throughout 2009-2011, including hit appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Coachella, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have proven themselves to be a touring force to be reckoned with.   In March 2011, the troupe's lead singer Alex Ebert released his solo debut album, Alexander, on Community Music, which was written and recorded during breaks from being on tour as a part of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The album includes ten brand new songs that Alexander wrote and played entirely himself. In April 2011, the band embarked on the "Railroad Revival Tour" with Mumford & Sons and Old Crow Medicine Show where the band traveled exclusively in vintage railcars across the American Southwest for a week and played concerts at unique outdoor locations along the route.   Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros actively support Water Wells For Africa, Charity Water, APJ Now, Hope Campaign and Voice Project.

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