Tom Freund Announces Tour Dates

Tom Freund Announces Tour Dates

Singer-songwriter Tom Freund is happy to announce a handful of tour dates for August. Freund will play shows both in the US and Europe, stopping in Italy, France, and Monaco. The tour will include a stop in Venice, CA for the release party of his newest record, The Edge of Venice, out on August 16 via Surf Road Records. For full list of tour dates, please see below. More dates on the tour will be announced in the coming months.

Freund spent the mid-’90s touring with the indie rock cult faves The Silos and has been releasing solo albums since 1998. The New York Times once noted on Tom, “Every year the mounting landfill of new releases that threatens to bury the working music journalists yields a few unexpected gems, and Tom Freund is one of them.”

The Edge of Venice is produced by John Alagia (John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews) and features of some of LA’s finest musicians joining Tom in these 9 new songs. “The Edge Of Venice” comes in the wake of his latest EP “Fit To Screen” whose songs have been featured in this seasons “Parenthood” on NBC; and his latest full length “Collapsible Plans” which was produced by his musical cohort Ben Harper and hosted Jackson Browne as a special guest. The song “Collaspible Plans (Sugar) was seen performed live on “Last Call With Carson Daly” in January of 09.

“I feel that (The Edge) is my most direct album to date,” says Freund. “Direct to the listeners in a sonic sense and transparent to what is going on in my life right now.” The songs cover such topics as endless touring (Lakeshore Drive) and cell phones, or lack thereof (Show Me The Love), relationships (Everything, Lonesome) and even his recent step into parenthood (Daddy’s Song). The nod to Venice comes mostly in the breezy “Wounded Surfer Boy” – about whom Freund shares, “I have seen more than a few in the neighborhood – and the girls that trail after them.” The subtle beauty of “Sweetly Calling My Name” evokes an even further westerly feel with references to Hawaii and a slack key tuning on his guitar with hauntingly beautiful vocal help from LA singer-songwriter friend Meiko. “Firetrucks” is what Freund called the “centerpiece of the record” – written on a moody rainy night in San Francisco when his buddy Brett Dennen gently advised him to “stay in and write!” Freund admits he hasn’t a clue where the album opener “Cruel Cruel World”came from.

Tom Fruend Tour Dates
August 9 – Malibu, CA @ Malibu Inn
August 16 – Venice, CA @ Del Monte Speakeasy (Record Release Party)
August 19 – Marlboro, NY @ The Falcon
August 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel
August 21 – New York City, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
August 24 – Easton, MD @ The Night Cat
September 10 – San Diego, CA @ LeStat’s
September 15 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOhO Restaurant
September 18 – San Francisco, CA @ KC Turner House Concert Series

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