Singer-songwriter Neko Case has a reputation in the music industry for a fiery stage presence, fierce sense of independence and soothing voice. She’ll display...

Singer-songwriter Neko Case has a reputation in the music industry for a fiery stage presence, fierce sense of independence and soothing voice. She’ll display these qualities across the nation this summer during two new legs for her Middle Cyclone Tour.

The first leg of the summer trek launches May 28 at Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, and briefly closes after a June 14 appearance at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. The next round of concerts picks up with a July 10-11 stand at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Winnipeg, ON, and concludes August 9 at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.

In all, Case’s tour will take her to more than 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada over the course of about 10 weeks, including a May 30 show at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, a July 14 concert at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON, and a July 28 gig at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, MD. Details about ticket pre-sales and public on-sales are available on Case’s official Web site.

Case has outlined several supporting guests for the first portion of her tour. Joey Burns and John Concertino, of the Tejano-influenced rock band Calexico, will appear on the first five dates. Jason Lytle of indie group Grandaddy will accompany on the rest of the early summer jaunt, except for the closing Bonnaroo gig. Support has not yet been announced for Case’s late summer concerts.

The alternative-country chanteuse is touring behind her fifth studio album, “Middle Cyclone,” which hit stores on March 3. The release earned Case her highest ever position on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 3, an marked improvement over 2006’s “Fox Confessor Brings the Blood,” which hit No. 54.

She launched the Middle Cyclone Tour on March 31 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX, and snaked across the nation through a late April closing gig. Case also toured throughout late 2008, filling her itinerary with solo dates, as well as a couple performances with her other musical project, The New Pornographers.

Neko Case itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

May 28Albuquerque, NMSunshine Theatre
May 29Boulder, COChautauqua Auditorium
May 30Denver, COOgden Theatre
May 31Salt Lake City, UTRed Butte Garden
June 2Tacoma, WAPantages Theater
June 3Vancouver, BCVogue Theatre
June 4Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
June 5 – 6Portland, ORMcMenamins Crystal Ballroom
June 7Eugene, ORMcDonald Theatre
June 9 – 10San Francisco, CAWarfield Theatre
June 12Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
June 14Manchester, TNBonnaroo Music Festival
July 10 – 11Winnipeg, MBWinnipeg Folk Festival @ Birds Hill Park
July 12Ottawa, ONCisco Ottawa Bluesfest @ Lebreton Flats Park
July 14Toronto, ONMassey Hall
July 16Grand Rapids, MIFrederik Meijer Gardens
July 17Indianapolis, INClowes Memorial Hall
July 18Omaha, NESlowdown
July 19Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
July 22Pontiac, MICrofoot Ballroom
July 23Buffalo, NYLafayette Square
July 24 Norfolk, VANorVa
July 25Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
July 26Atlanta, GACobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
July 28Baltimore, MDRam’s Head Live
July 29Philadelphia, PAVerizon Hall at Kimmel Center
July 31West Homestead, PARiverplex Amphitheatre At Sandcastle
August 1Jersey City, NJAll Points West @ Liberty State Park
August 2Newport, RINewport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park
August 5Burlington, VTFlynn Theatre
August 9Chicago, ILLollapalooza @ Grant Park

Last Updated on May 21, 2009 by By Allison Reitz