Multi-talented actress Zooey Deschanel, half of the duo She & Him, is temporarily trading in the silver screen for the live concert stage this...

Multi-talented actress Zooey Deschanel, half of the duo She & Him, is temporarily trading in the silver screen for the live concert stage this summer, as she tours with her music partner Matt Ward, aka M. Ward, the indie singer/songwriter who is the “Him” of the group.

Supporting their debut album, “Volume 1” released in March on Merge Records, She & Him kick off a 14-city tour July 23 in Toronto, ON. The tour includes two major festival dates — the Newport Music Festival on July 23 in Rhode Island and the V Festival on August 10 in Baltimore, MD, on the last date of their tour. The two previously performed at this year’s SXSW music festival in Austin, TX.

Deschanel’s vocals were first heard in the 2003 film “Elf” starring Will Ferrell, where she sang, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” When Deschanel starred in 2007’s “Go-Getter,” the film’s director paired her with Ward, who was working on the film’s soundtrack and they performed the Linda and Richard Thompson cover, “When I Get to the Border.” Shortly there after, She & Him was born.

Deschanel can currently be seen in the film “The Happening.”

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She & Him tour dates:
(Dates subject to change)

July 23Toronto, ONTToronto Opera House
July 24Northampton, MAAcademy of Music
July 25Philadelphia, PATrocadero
July 26New York, NYTerminal 5
July 28Carrboro, NCCats Cradel
July 29Atlanta, GAVarsity Playhouse
July 30Nashville, TNMercy Lounge
July 31Asheville, NCOrange Peel
August 2Newport, RINewport Folk Festival
August 4Columbus, OHWexner Center for the Arts
August 5Chicago, ILPark West
August 7Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
August 8Madison, WIBarrymore
August 10Baltimore, MDV Fest

Last Updated on July 15, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner