Summer’s Sweet Spot

Your chance to experience Matthew Sweet live on stage begins next month as the alt-rocker goes on a journey that includes new music as well as his classic hits. Stops include Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Sweet has some mighty big hits in his catalog.  Although he was born and raised in Nebraska, the man behind “Girlfriend,” “Sick Of Myself,” “I’ve Been Waiting” and “Devil With The Green Eyes” emerged as one of the young musicians of the then-burgeoning music scene in Athens, Ga.., that was spearheaded by R.E.M.  Albums such as Girlfriend and Altered Beast quickly became must haves for music fans while Sweet became a very familiar face on MTV.

For his next album Sweet will be enlisting help from his fans by launching a Kickstarter campaign.  Expect more information in the coming weeks.  Meanwhile, we have a tour for you to examine. 

July 11 – Norfolk, Conn., Infinity Hall
July 12 – Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
July 13 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
July 15 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
July 16 – Alexandria, VA  The Birchmere
July 18 – New York, N.Y., City Winery NYC
July 19 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
July 20 – Harrisburg, Pa., The Abbey Bar
July 22 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Club Café
July 23 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom
July 24 – Indianapolis, Ind., Radio Radio
July 25 – Chicago, Ill., City Winery Chicago
July 26 – Kankakee, Ill., Depot Park (Merchant Street Music Festival)
July 29 – Kansas City, Mo., Knuckleheads
July 30 – Omaha, Neb., O’Leaver’s
July 31 – Lincoln, Neb., Vega
Aug. 2 – Evanston, Ill., SPACE

Tommy Keene appears July 11-23.

Some shows are already on sale.  Visit for more information.