Matt Nathanson’s music has been featured on hit shows like “Scrubs” and “One Tree Hill,” and soon it will be heard in venues across...

Matt Nathanson’s music has been featured on hit shows like “Scrubs” and “One Tree Hill,” and soon it will be heard in venues across the United States. The folk rocker has announced plans to headline a 37-date tour supporting his 2007 release “Some Mad Hope.”

After a couple warm-up shows, Nathanson’s club and theater gigs will kick off September 28 in Indianapolis, IN, and wrap November 22 in Detroit, MI. Singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin will open on all dates in support of her sophomore release, 2008’s “Firesight.”

“Some Mad Hope” is the sixth album for Nathanson, who debuted in 1993 with “Please.” It wasn’t until the past few years that his songs began providing the soundtrack for prime time television’s hottest sitcoms and dramas. But, according to Nathanson, the delay in mainstream recognition might not necessarily be a bad thing.

“I don’t think I really understood how to make a record until this one,” Nathanson said about “Some Mad Hope” on his Web site. “The process and the result had much more of a dynamic to it — like we weren’t just presenting songs — it felt like the longest childbirth in the history of childbirths, but by the end, we really got it.”

Prior to headlining his U.S. trek, Nathanson will be performing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival on August 23. Over fifty musical acts are slated to perform at the three-day festival in San Francisco, CA, which includes sets from Radiohead and Beck on August 22; Tom Petty and Regina Spektor on August 23; and Jack Johnson and Wilco on August 24.

Matt Nathanson itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 23San Francisco, CAOutside Lands Festival
September 12Ewing, NJKendall Hall/College of NJ
September 28Indianapolis, INMusic Mill
September 29Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
October 1Pittsburgh, PARex Theatre
October 2New York, NYNokia Theatre
October 3Towson, MDRecher Theatre
October 4Philadelphia, PATheatre of Living Arts
October 7Washington, DCSixth and I Historic Synagogue
October 10Boston, MABerklee Performance Center
October 12Hartford, CTWebster Theatre
October 14Rochester, NYWater Street Music Hall
October 17Atlanta, GACenter Stage
October 18Nashville, TNExit/In
October 20Orlando, FLThe Social
October 21Jacksonville, FLFreebird Live
October 23Houston, TXScout Bar
October 24Dallas, TXHouse of Blues
October 25Austin, TXThe Parish
October 27Phoenix, AZBrick House
October 28San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
October 29West Hollywood, CAHouse of Blues
November 2Portland, ORAladdin Theatre
November 3Eugene, ORWOW Hall
November 4Spokane, WAKnitting Factory
November 5Seattle, WAShowbox
November 6Boise, IDKnitting Factory
November 8Salt Lake City, UTAvalon Theatre
November 10Denver, COBluebird Theatre
November 11Boulder, COFox Theatre
November 13Sauget, ILPop’s
November 14Lawrence, KSThe Bottleneck
November 15Omaha, NEThe Slowdown
November 16Des Moines, IAPeople’s Court
November 18Minneapolis, MNPantages Theatre
November 19Madison, WIMajestic Theatre
November 20-21Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
November 22Detroit, MISt. Andrew’s Hall

Last Updated on August 20, 2008 by By Allison Reitz