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New Pornographers’ A.C. Newman Announces Solo Album Details, Posts New Song

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New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman has revealed via Facebook more details about his previously announced third solo album, which will be titled ‘Shut Down the Streets’ and will be supported this fall by a North American solo tour. The singer also has posted a new track titled ‘I’m Not Talking,’ which you can check out below.

Newman first mentioned the follow-up to his 2009 solo set ‘Get Guilty’ with a pair of tweets. “I’m 10 days away from finishing an album, with all the accompanying paranoia, elation, self doub  and exhaustion. That plus a baby son,” wrote Newman, who recently became a father, in a tweet posted on May 10. Another tweet followed later in the day. “It’s a solo album,” revealed the second. “When you have a kid, you have to make a warped confessional ’70s singer songwriter album. It’s a rock tradition.”

Newman’s fall trek kicks off on Oct. 12 in Toronto, with a set at the Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series and runs through Nov. 14 in San Diego, Calif., with Los Angeles-based Harriet opening several dates along the way.

2012 A.C. Newman Tour Dates:

10/21 – Toronto, Ontario | Lee’s Palace**
10/22 – New York, N.Y | The Bowery Ballroom
10/23 – Allston, Mass. | Brighton Music Hall
10/24 – Hoboken, N.J. | Maxwell’s
10/25 – Philadelphia, Pa. | First Unitarian Church
10/26 – Washington D.C. | The Black Cat
10/27 – Durham, N.C. | Motorco Music Hall
10/28 – Atlanta, Ga. | The Earl
10/29 – St. Louis, Mo. | Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
10/30 – Chicago, Iii. | The Empty Bottle
11/1 – St. Paul, Minn. | Turf Club
11/2 – Winnipeg, Manitoba | West End Cultural Centre
11/5 – Edmonton, Alberta | Starlite Room
11/6 – Calgary, Alberta | The Republik
11/8 – Vancouver, British Columbia | The Biltmore Cabaret**
11/9 – Seattle, Wash. | The Crocodile*
11/10 – Portland, Ore. |Doug Fir Lounge*
11/12 – San Francisco, Calif. | The Independent*
11/13 – Los Angeles, Calif. | The Echoplex*
11/14 – San Diego, Calif. | The Casbah*
* With Harriet
** Exclaim! 20th Anniversary Concert Series

Listen to A.C. Newman, ‘I’m Not Talking’

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