Morén’s North American run launches April 21 at Mercury Lounge in New York City and will hit clubs across the U.S. and Canada through the first week of May.
Highlights include stops at The Mod Club in Toronto (April 24), Schubas Tavern in Chicago (April 26), The Triple Door in Seattle (April 29), Swedish American Hall in San Francisco (May 1) and the Troubadour in West Hollywood, Calif. (May 3).
Tickets for most shows are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Tycoon, which is due out April 8, is a much more stripped down affair than fans of Peter Bjorn and John might be used to hearing.
Moren said the songs came together at different times, with old songs finally finding their proper place, others written at the same time as PBJ’s smash, Writer’s Block, and some coming even later.
The album’s title comes from Elia Kazan’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished final novel of the same name, which deals with the failure of the American dream and the end of an era – talkies supplanting silent film.
“We – that is, people working in the music business – are also living at the end of an era, as new forms of making and manufacturing music emerge,” Moren said. “In these times, I sometimes feel out of place and old-fashioned, as my music tends to be.
“Also, one has to admit that the idea of failure is enticing. In the long term, success stories are boring. Flaws and mistakes are far more interesting, both personally and professionally. Failure may be the mother of all creativity and new solutions.”