While Gary Louris and Mark Olson have been touring together since 2006 and recorded an album in 2007, they’ve done it only as a duo. Not as the Jayhawks. This is due at least in part to the fact that Rick Rubin owns the Jayhawks “brand.”
Looks like that’s changing. Billboard reports, Jayhawks Reuniting For Summer Shows. The reunited Jayhawks played a festival in Spain last August, and they’ll be playing some more this summer:
[Olsen:] “That was the first time I’d played with the Jayhawks in over 10 years. It was really fun. It was Karen [Grotberg] and Tim [O’Reagan] and Marc [Perlman] and Gary and me. We played pretty much all of “Hollywood Town Hall” and “Tomorrow The Green Grass.”
“I have some friends in Spain who were very persistent about getting a Jayhawks show there and they really wanted the ‘Green Grass’ lineup,” says Louris, who owns a house in Spain and splits his time between there and Minneapolis. “Since Mark and I are now buddies again, and the fact that Karen is now willing to do some shows because now her daughter is old enough for her to leave for periods of time, its just become more viable.”
Dates after the jump…
The Jayhawks tour dates:
May 30th: Barcelona, Spain (Primavira Sound ’09 Festival)
July 10: Minneapolis, MN (Basilica Block Party)
Yeah, that’s it so far… Cross your fingers for more.
Mark Olson & Gary Louris acoustic tour dates:
April 6: Seattle, WA (Triple Door)
April 7: Portland, OR (Aladdin)
April 9: San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)
April 10: Santa Cruz (The Crepe Place)
April 11: Los Angeles, CA (Largo At The Coronet)
April 12: Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up)
April 13: Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
April 15: Santa Fe, NM (Santa Fe Brewing Company)
April 17: Dallas, TX (Sons Of Hermann Hall)
April 18: Austin, TX (Antone’s)
MP3: Gary Louris & Mark Olson – “Turn Your Pretty Name Around” from Ready For The Flood, which was finally released in this January.
2 thoughts on “Jayhawks Reunion This Summer”
gary l was the only “celeb” saw ni the SXSW crowd. im still bored to tears by the jayhawks
Can you guys get any further away from The Center for the Arts in Natick, MA?!!