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 23 Toronto, ONT Toronto Opera House
July 24 Northampton, MA Academy of Music
July 25 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
July 26 New York, NY Terminal 5
July 28 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradel
July 29 Atlanta, GA Varsity Playhouse
July 30 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
July 31 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
August 2 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
August 4 Columbus, OH Wexner Center for the Arts
August 5 Chicago, IL Park West
August 7 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
August 8 Madison, WI Barrymore
August 10 Baltimore, MD V Fest