August 29, 2003 9:45
They might be looking for a new label in the UK - but that's not stopping them hitting the road back home...
Despite yesterday's (August 28) news that the 23-member robe-wearing group have been dropped from their UK record label 679 Recordings, the Polyphonic Spree will perform 25 dates which will keep them on the road until November.
Corn Mo will open on all dates, with extra support from The Starlight Mints on the first leg of the tour (finishing October 7) and The Sleepy Jackson on the second (starting November 10).
Since signing to Hollywood Records in the US, the band have recorded the title track for 'Wig In A Box' - an album of songs from and inspired by the musical 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch' - to be released in October.
As previously reported on NME.COM, Polyphonic Spree are preparing a new deal and a second album which is on schedule to be released next February.
A spokesperson for the band said: "They are out of contract with 679. They are finishing mixing the new album in Dallas at the moment with Rich Costey for a February release. They are currently in discussions with various parties who are interested in releasing the record and we hope to announce full details for the album very soon."
The dates are:
Dallas Granada Theatre (September 19)
Austin City Limits Festival (21)
New Orleans Howlin' Wolf (23)
Atlanta Variety Playhouse (24)
Birmingham WorkPlay Theatre (25)
Asheville The Orange Peel (26)
Philadelphia First Unitarian Church (28)
Toronto Lee's Palace (29-30)
Detroit Shelter (October 2)
Chicago Empty Bottle (5-6)
Chicago Metro (7)
Louisville Headliners (November 10)
Lawrence Liberty Hall (12-13)
Boulder Fox Theater (14)
Englewood Gothic Theater (15)
Seattle Graceland (17)
Portland Aladdin Theatre (18)
San Francisco Slim's (19-20)
Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre (22)
San Diego The Scene (23-24)