Members of R.E.M., Dream Syndicate’s The Baseball Project to Set Out on US Summer Tour

The Baseball Project will embark on a summer tour in July including dates up and down the East Coast and beyond. The tour follows the release of the band’s third album, 3rd, released on Yep Roc Records on March 25. The record features 17 swings at the national pastime with subjects including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and some of the true characters of the game such as once-beloved fallen star of the Mets and Phillies Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.

Inspired by the New York Yankees’ Bernie Williams and his outstanding career (but somewhat overshadowed by the stacked pinstripe history of Mantle and DiMaggio that only ranks him as the third best center fielder in team history), watch their live in-studio performance of “Monument Park.”

The Baseball Project was formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3). The endeavor began as a way for a couple of fans with a shared musical vision to pay tribute to our national pastime. Since then, The Baseball Project has blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right. Zuzu’s Petals/Steve Wynn drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills fill out the official roster of The Baseball Project, an all-star squad whose following and creativity has grown steadily with each release and tour.

Tour Dates:
July 10 – Birmingham, AL @ Sirote Theatre
July 11 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 12 – Durham, NC @ All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
July 17 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
July 18 – Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery
July 19 – Ringwood, NJ @ Live at Drew’s
July 20 – New Windsor, NY @ Storm King Art Center (w/ Happiness)
July 22 – New London, CT @ Hygenic Art Park
July 23 – Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki
July 24 – Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park (w/ Lucero)
July 25 – Reading, PA @ Weekend Kick-off Party at The Abe
July 26 – Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center (w/ The Split Squad)
July 27 – Port Chester, NY @ Garcia’s
July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live (w/ The Split Squad)
July 29 – Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room
July 30 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott (w/ The Split Squad)
August 1 – Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang (w/ Conor Oberst and Dawes)
August 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
August 3 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
August 5 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
August 6 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
August 7 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
August 10 – Madison, WI @ House Party (RSVP to righteousmusicmgmt@gmail.com)
August 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
August 13 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
August 15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater (w/ The Minus 5)

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