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R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck’s new project, Arthur Buck, to tour US in September

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Arthur Buck, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck‘s new project with indie-rock singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, has lined up its first tour. The 12-date trek gets underway September 7 at Seattle’s Crocodile club and is mapped out through a September 24 show in Minneapolis.

The tour also will stop in R.E.M.’s hometown of Athens, Georgia, as well as Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Nashville; Philadelphia; Boston; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Chicago and more.

Tickets will go on sale to the public starting this Friday, May 18. Pre-sale tickets to select concerts also will be available; visit ArthurBuckMusic.com for more information.

Arthur Buck’s touring band will include Young Fresh Fellows singer/guitarist and former R.E.M. sideman Scott McCaughey and drummer Linda Pitmon, both of whom also play with Peter in The Minus 5 and The Baseball Project.

As previously reported, Arthur Buck’s self-titled debut album will be released on June 15. The two musicians have known each other since Arthur opened for R.E.M. in 2004. They decided to collaborate after a chance encounter in Mexico near the end of last year. Arthur produced the 11-track collection, which you can pre-order now at NewWestRecords.com.

One of the songs from the album, “Forever Waiting,” debuted today on Billboard.com. The duo previously released a video for another track, “Are You Electrified?,” that you can view on New West Records’ official YouTube channel.

Buck tells Billboard that he and Arthur have written six or seven other songs that don’t appear on the album that they may play during their upcoming tour. He also says he and Joseph might “learn a cover version or two, so you’re not just hearing the album.”

Here are all of Arthur Buck’s confirmed tour dates:

9/7 — Seattle, WA, The Crocodile
9/8 — Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
9/10 — San Francisco, CA, The Independent
9/11 — Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
9/13 — Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club
9/16 — Nashville, TN, The Basement East
9/18 — Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live — Downstairs
9/19 — Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall
9/20 — Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/21 — Washington, D.C., Rock & Roll Hotel
9/23 — Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
9/24 — Minneapolis, MN, 7th Street Entry

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