She & Him will be touring in support of their new album, Volume 3, the follow-up to their very successful 2010 release, appropriately titled Volume 2. Featuring 11 tunes written by Deschanel plus three covers, the disc was produced by Ward and recorded in Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and New York City.
She & Him were joined by a few guests on the album, including NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato,Mike Watt, Tilly And the Wall, Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder and Tom Hagerman from Devotchka. Volume 3 drops May 7 on Merge Records.
Oh, and the next time you watch Deschanel’s TV show, “New Girl,” look for scenes when she’s not on camera. It’s been reported that she wrote the songs during “small pockets of downtime” while filming the Fox Television sitcom.
Here’s the tour:
June 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
June 15 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie
June 16 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
June 18 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre
June 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Cosmopolitan
June 21 – San Diego, Calif., SDSU Open Air Theatre
June 22 – Berkeley, Calif., Greek Theatre
June 23 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
June 25 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Red Butte Garden
June 27 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah’s Casino – Stir Concert Cove
June 29 – Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom
July 1 – Ann Arbor, Mich., Hill Auditorium
July 3 – Montreal, Quebec, Symphony Hall (“Festival International De Jazz De Montreal”)
July 4 – Toronto, Ontario, “Toronto Urban Roots Festival”
July 6 – New York, N.Y., Central Park Summerstage
July 9 – Philadelphia, Pa., Mann Center For Performing Arts
July 10 – Boston, Mass., Bank Of America Pavilion
July 11 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell appear June 22-23. Camera Obscura appears June 29-July 11.
Pre-sales for many shows begin Jan. 30 with general onsales starting this weekend. Visit SheAndHim.com for all you need to know.