Tinted Windows Confirm String Of Tour Dates

posted April 14, 2009

Tinted Windows Confirm String Of Tour Dates

Tinted Windows, the new band comprised of Taylor Hanson, James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Bun E. Carlos, will celebrate the April 21st release of their highly-anticipated debut album with a flurry of activity, including late night television appearances, intimate club dates and appearances with No Doubt in Atlantic City and at the Bamboozle Festival.

The group - which the New York Times called "a multi-generational alliance devoted to power pop" - will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 21st and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on April 23rd. The band has also confirmed shows at NYC's Mercury Lounge (April 20th), LA's Troubadour (April 28th), and Chicago's Double Door (April 30th). Tinted Windows will also support No Doubt at their first show in five years at Atlantic City's Borgata on May 2nd and then again at the Bamboozle Festival in NJ's Meadowlands on May 3rd.

Since their live unveiling at South By Southwest in March, critics have described Tinted Windows' sound as "hook crammed power pop jams" (Spin), "pure power pop," (Rolling Stone), and "more or less exactly a fusion of those four sensibilities...it's hard to deny the playfulness and joy at the heart of it" (NPR). The Chicago Sun-Times said "the new supergroup...qualifies as one of the strangest ever assembled, but...also promises to be one of the most artistically successful...[they] played with bountiful exuberance and ample confidence."

Taylor Hanson (lead vocals) is best known as a member of Hanson, the multi-million-selling trio of brothers from Tulsa who have been recording and touring since 1992. James Iha (guitar) was one of the original members of the Smashing Pumpkins, and has also been a member of A Perfect Circle and a solo artist. Adam Schlesinger (bass) is in the bands Fountains Of Wayne and Ivy. Bun E. Carlos (drums) is the drummer of the legendary Cheap Trick, with whom he has played since the group's inception in 1974.

The album "Tinted Windows" (available in stores and at digital retailers April 21 on S-Curve Records) is a stripped-down, high energy record that combines the strengths and identifiable styles of each member without ever really sounding like anything else any of the four has done elsewhere. The album contains leadoff single "Kind Of A Girl," which is already at radio. The deadpan performance video for the song on fictional late night show "Rock After Dark" was a blogosphere hit, and it has also recently been heard in promos for ABC's "Samantha Who?"

The band will continue to perform throughout the year in support of their album.


  • 20 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
  • 25 Edmond, OK Plunkett Park/University of Central Oklahoma
  • 28 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
  • 30 Chicago, IL Double Door


  • 2 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center - w/No Doubt
  • 3 E. Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle 2009 @ Meadowlands Sports Complex