Alt-rock musician Butch Walker will be hitting the road this spring for a run of shows with His Gang of Merry Musical Melodymakers. The...

Alt-rock musician Butch Walker will be hitting the road this spring for a run of shows with His Gang of Merry Musical Melodymakers. The band’s 20-date tour picks up on March 5 at Lee’s Place in Toronto, ON, and closes out its East Coast run on March 29 at The Social in Orlando, FL.

Along the way, Walker will stop for a March 10 gig at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a March 14 set at Webster Hall in New York, NY, a March 21 concert at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and a March 27 performance at Exit/In in Nashville, TN, among other dates. The opening night is the only Canadian show booked for the tour so far.

Walker is touring behind the November 2008 release of his fourth studio album “Sycamore Meadows.” The record hit No. 7 on the Top Heatseekers chart and even slipped onto the Billboard 200 at No. 173, earning the singer-songwriter his first major chart spot since 2004’s “Letters” broke at No. 171.

In a statement announcing the tour, Walker acknowledged that the economy could take its toll on the spring and summer touring industries, stating, “I know, I know… The economy sucks. The American dollar sucks.” However, he went on to promise that he would try to give fans the biggest bang for their buck during his own outing.

“The tickets will be affordable (not like I’m worth any less y’all), the new merch will as well, and I promise that I’m picking up the tab for the drinks (maybe),” he quipped. “So don’t be afraid to spend your weekly paycheck on a gala night of beautiful music and wonderful support acts.”

Walker got his start in the music industry during the 1980s as a member of the Los Angeles-based band South Gang before moving on to the briefly popular Marvelous 3 in the late ’90s. In addition to his own musical career and songwriting, Walker has also helped produce hit albums for dozens of popular acts, including Pink‘s latest release “Funhouse” and Katy Perry‘s major label debut “One of the Boys,” both released in 2008.

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Butch Walker itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

March 5Toronto, ONLee’s Palace
March 6Detroit, MIThe Magic Bag
March 7Grand Rapids, WIMixtape Cafe
March 9Minneapolis, MNVarsity Theater
March 10Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
March 11Cleveland, OHGrog Shop
March 13Pittsburgh, PAMr. Small’s Theatre
March 14New York, NYWebster Hall
March 15Philadelphia, PATheatre of the Living Arts
March 16Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
March 18Providence, RIClub Hell
March 19Hoboken, NJMaxwell’s
March 20Asbury Park, NJThe Stone Pony
March 21Washington, DC9:30 Club
March 23Raleigh, NCLincoln Theater
March 24Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel
March 25Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
March 27Nashville, TNExit / In
March 28Athens, GA40 Watt Club
March 29Orlando, FLThe Social