Peter Bjorn And John have announced dates for a North America “Birthday Tour” to celebrate their 10 years together. The Swedish indie pop group write on their MySpace (@peterbjornandjohn):
10 years ago Peter Morén, Björn Yttling and John Eriksson decided to form a band called “Peter Bjorn And John.”
To celebrate, we are going to do a special “surprise birthday tour” in select cities around North America — dates below!
This anniversary tour will feature special and never-before seen events including special surprise guests!
Every night we will play some rare old/brand new or never-before-heard songs.
This will also be our last tour before we go into the studio, so if you can’t wait until 2011 you should come and sing Happy Birthday.
The amazing and award-winning light master “Ed Warren” is putting together a special “Birthday Light Show” just for this tour.
There will be whistling contests in every city. The winners will get to be onstage performing “Young Folks” with PB&J!
We will be giving out free tickets to the shows through their twitter page.
Special Peter Bjorn And John merch items will be given away for free after the shows plus our favourite singer, “El Perro Del Mar,” and her Swedish “All Star Trio” will open up each night playing music from her brand new record.
2009-11-07: 9:30 Club Washington D.C.
2009-11-08: Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
2009-11-09: Webster Hall New York, NY
2009-11-11: Phoenix TheatreToronto, ON
2009-11-12: Metro Chicago, IL
2009-11-13: Gargoyle Club, St. Louis, MO
2009-11-14: House of Blues, Dallas, TX
2009-11-15: La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
2009-11-17: Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ
2009-11-18: House of Blues, San Diego, CA
2009-11-19: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
2009-11-20: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
2009-11-21: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA (the actual PB&J 10 Year birthday!)