New Zealander experimental pop artist Liam Finn will open for Eddie Vedder’s 14 solo concerts from August 1-22, then will go out on his first North American solo headlining tour from September 4 in New York City to October 10 in Providence, RI.

Finn has rock and roll pedigree: he is the son of Neil Finn (Split Enz/Crowded House). They collaborated when they covered The Beatles’ song “Two of Us” for the “I Am Sam” film soundtrack, which also contained a track by Vedder, the frontman of Pearl Jam.

Finn’s regular collaborator Eliza-Jane Barnes will accompany him on tour as will special guests The Veils. He is known for a wild one-man performance.

“I think the fact of doing this looping, one-man-band sort of thing really keeps you on your toes and keeps it fresh,” Finn said in a statement. “The more you mess up, the more you’re forced to turn it into a good mess and people seem to respond more. I find it really stimulating. I just love the danger of it, really.”

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Liam Finn itinerary:
Dates subject to change

August 1-2 Boston, MA Opera House*
August 4-5 New York, NY United Palace Theatre*
August 7 Newark, NJ NJ Performing Arts Center*
August 9-10 Montreal, QUE Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier*
August 12-13 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall*
August 16-17 Washington, DC Warner Theatre*
August 19 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre*
August 21-22 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre*
September 4 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
September 5 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
September 6 Washington, DC The Rock and Roll Hotel
September 7 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
September 9 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
September 10 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
September 11 St. Louis, MO Billiken Club/St. Louis UNI
September 13 Denver, CO Monolith Festival
September 15 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
September 16 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co.
September 18 Tuscon, AZ Plush
September 19 San Diego, CA Casbah
September 20 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
September 21 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
September 23 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
September 24 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
September 26 Seattle, WA High Dive
September 27 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret
October 1 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
October 2 Chicago, IL Lakeshore Theater
October 3 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
October 4 Toronto, Ontario El Mocambo
October 5 Montreal, Quebec La Sala Rosa/Pop Montreal
October 7 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
October 8 Portland, ME Space
October 9 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
October 10 Providence, RI Club Hell

*with Eddie Vedder

Last Updated on August 5, 2009