Alternate Routes Announce US Tour To Support "A Sucker's Dream"

posted January 13, 2009

Alternate Routes Announce US Tour To Support "A Sucker's Dream"

The Alternate Routes return with their rock and roll grit, ghostly balladry and seasoned guitar rock anthems on their new sophomore CD, A Sucker's Dream, on February 24th. Loosely based around a handful of themes-fortifying faith through adversity, holding onto hope as the dark horse-A Sucker's Dream was produced and mixed by Jay Joyce (John Hiatt, Patty Griffin), the Nashville guru behind the band's debut.

Tracks such as "Just A Dream," "The Future's Nothing New" (the evocative first single with a Latin flair), and "Never Gonna Be Rich" prove that The Alternate Routes - Tim Warren (vocals/guitar), Eric Donnelly (guitar), Chip Johnson (bass) and Mike Sembos (guitar) - could sing about the harsh realities of life without actually giving in to them.

The band first came to national prominence with the release of their stunning debut, Good and Reckless and True, which was welcomed with acclaim by fans and critics alike. Earlier this year, they released a five-song EP, The Watershed that once again highlighted the band's incredible range.

Their songs have been heard on such shows as Lifetime's Army Wives, ABC's October Road, CBS's The EX List, MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills and on the Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj soundtrack. The Alternate Routes have also been featured artists on

The Alternate Routes will tour in the following cities:

  • February 2 PROVIDENCE, RI Club Hell
  • February 3 HARTFORD, CT Webster Underground
  • February 5 NEW YORK, NY Highline Ballroom
  • February 6 BOSTON, MA Paradise Rock Club
  • February 7 BURLINGTON, VT Higher Ground
  • February 12 CLEVELAND, OH House of Blues
  • February 13 CHICAGO, IL House of Blues
  • February 14 COLUMBUS, OH The Basement
  • February 15 ANN ARBOR, MI The Ark
  • February 19 HOUSTON, TX Warehouse Live
  • February 20 AUSTIN, TX The Parish
  • February 21 DALLAS, TX House of Blues
  • February 23 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room
  • February 24 SAN DIEGO, CA Anthology
  • february 27 LOS ANGELES, CA House of Blues
  • February 28 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Slim's
  • March 2 PORTLAND, OR Doug Fir Lounge
  • March 3 SEATTLE, WA The Triple Door
  • March 5 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Kilby Court
  • March 7 BOULDER, CO Fox Theater