Jenny Owen Youngs And Sean Hayes Share Bill On Tour

posted October 10, 2007

Jenny Owen Youngs And Sean Hayes Share Bill On TourJenny Owen Youngs and Sean Hayes (otherwise known as Sean Hayes and Jenny Owen Youngs) are tired of going it alone and have decided to team up to co-headline on an upcoming North American tour. They became aware of each other's music courtesy of Aimee Mann, an avid supporter of both artists. (Youngs recently opened for Ms. Mann in London and Sean sings background vocals on her next record.)

"Sean Hayes is a dreamboat." Youngs recently said in her typical deadpan style. "I find his music hypnotic, delicious, yet not too filling. I like his songs so much, I wish we weren't going on tour together so that we could have authentically anonymous sex." We're reasonably certain that she's joking.

Hayes, in a more serious tone notes that "Jenny has a vibrant and clear voice. It sounds like she's having a good time...I look forward to traveling and sharing the stage with her."

The tour promises to feature a full set from both artists, each closing the show in alternating cities, as well as Youngs's acid wit, Hayes's dance floor poetry and an occasional on-stage Bingo game. (B-9!!) Also featured on the tour (from November 8th onwards) will be Jim Bianco. The LA Weekly said of Bianco "...[he's] catapulted himself onto a level of eclectic song craft on par with Elvis Costello and Tom Waits."

Of Hayes's latest release Flowering Spade Songs: Illinois blog said "...[Hayes's songs] are hard to ignore and harder still turn off." While American Songwriter said of Youngs's Batten The Hatches that "... one listen to her sultry voice and delicate finger picking will win you over in an instant."

Between them they have had their songs featured on Showtime's Weeds, Kyle XY and Brothers And Sisters.

Youngs's tongue-in-cheek cover of Nelly's "Hot In Herre" is now an Arctic Romp, in video form, and was debuted on AOL Spinner on September 21st.

Confirmed dates are shown below.
# Wed/Oct-24 - Syracuse, NY - Funk n Waffles
# Thu/Oct-25 - Portland, ME - Space Gallery
# Fri/Oct-26 - Boston, MA - Paradise Lounge
# Sat/Oct-27 - Burlington, VT - Metronome / Nectars
# Mon/Oct-29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
# Tue/Oct-30 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live - Upstairs
# Thu/Nov-01 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
# Fri/Nov-02 - Toronto, ON - Arbor Room - Univ of Toronto
# Sun/Nov-04 - Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
# Mon/Nov-05 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
# Tue/Nov-06 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
# Thu/Nov-08 - Boulder, CO - Rock n Soul Cafe
# Fri/Nov-09 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove
# Sat/Nov-10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Celsius Lounge
# Mon/Nov-12 - Seattle, WA - High Dive
# Tue/Nov-13 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
# Thu/Nov-15 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
# Fri/Nov-16 - Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place
# Sat/Nov-17 - Los Angeles, CA - Bordello

Video: Jenny Owen Youngs - "Hot In Herre"