Magnet Returns For Fall Tour With Stars

posted August 30, 2007

Magnet Returns For Fall Tour With StarsMagnet, aka Even Johansen, will be leaving the confines of his Norwegian farm for the wide expanse of the US when he takes to the road with Montreal indie poppers Stars in late October. The tour is in support of the multi-instrumentalist's third full-length, "The Simple Life," due September 18 on Filter US Recordings.

Largely a solo effort in the past, Johansen is now joined on stage with a 5-piece band, allowing his beautiful compositions to be fully brought to life. Recorded in his studio on the coast of Norway, Johansen played nearly every instrument on "The Simple Life" as well as handled production duties.

"The Simple Life" marks Magnet's third full-length and was released earlier this year throughout Europe, including Norway, where it was the #1 album week of release. To celebrate the album's arrival, Johansen played 40,000 feet on an airplane flying from Oslo to Reykjavik, breaking the world record for highest performance ever performed.

October 26 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Cat's Cradle
October 27 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Variety Playhouse
October 28 - Tallahassee, Fla. @ Club Downunder
October 30 - Austin, Texas @ Stubb's
October 31 - Dallas, Texas @ House of Blues
November 2 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre
November 3 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Pantages Theatre
November 4 - Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown
November 6 - Denver, Colo. @ Gothic Theatre
November 8 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
November 14 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy*

* Without Stars