Aimee Mann Unveils Spring Tour Itinerary

Aimee Mann announces a run of U.S. performances to go along with the release of her first album in five years.

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– Aimee Mann of The Both
Shaky Knees Music Festival, Central Park, Atlanta, Ga.

Mental Illness is due out March 31. The follow-up to 2012’s Charmer is described by her PR rep as “a more musically soft-spoken but still lyrically barbed approach.” The nearly all-acoustic album is highlighted by a “finger-picky” style that is inspired by some of Mann’s favorite ‘60s and ‘70s folk rock.

The album features Jonathan Coulton on acoustic guitar and backing vocals, Jay Bellerose on drums, Jamie Edwards on piano, and Ted Leo on background vocals. Mann co-wrote the project with John Roderick.

Check out the lead single “Goose Snow Cone” by clicking here.

“I assume the brief on me is that people that I write these really depressing songs,” Mann said. “I don’t know – people may have a different viewpoint – but that’s my own interpretation of the cliché about me. So if they thought that my songs were very down-tempo, very depressing, very sad, and very acoustic, I thought I’d just give myself permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic, if-they’re-all-waltzes-so-be-it record I could … I mean, calling it Mental Illness makes me laugh, because it is true, but it’s so blunt that it’s funny.”

The outing launches April 20 in Washington, D.C.

April 20 – Washington, D.C., Lincoln Theatre
April 21 – Glenside, Pa., Keswick Theatre
April 22 – New York, N.Y., Town Hall
April 24 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur
April 25 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
April 26 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
April 28 – Ann Arbor, Mich., The Ark
April 29 – Chicago, Ill., Park West
April 30 – Milwaukee, Wis., Pabst Theater
May 2 – Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre
May 3 – Saint Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater
May 5 – Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater
May 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The State Room
May 8 – Missoula, Mont., The Wilma
May 9 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
May 10 – Portland, Ore., Revolution Hall
May 12 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
May 13 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Theatre At Ace Hotel 

A fan presale is ongoing. Additional presales are scheduled this week. Tickets go on sale to the general public Jan. 20. Visit for more information.