New Jersey Stage

Thursday, January 13, 2011


(New York, NY) -- Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and magical stage presence. He has released some dozen albums since 1997, while performing everywhere from small clubs to Carnegie Hall.  Bern begins a national tour on January 19th, 2011 that will take him across the country and back, his longest such tour since 2007.  Select dates will include Common Rotation, the Los Angeles-based trio of multi-instrumentalists with whom Bern has performed and recorded for the past two years.  The tour goes through April 3rd in Los Angeles.

Fresh off the heels of 2010's Live in Los Angeles, Bern will release, Live in New York for this tour.  The two live records include some of his best-loved songs, including "Jerusalem," "God Said No," "I'm Not the Guy" and "Tiger Woods," as well as a slew of brand new songs and previously live-only material.  2010 also saw the release of Bern's first kid's album, Two Feet Tall.  His first-ever Songbook, which has sheet music for 18 of his songs, will be available on the tour as well.

"If you do have to try and squeeze Dan Bern into a box, Live in Los Angeles suggests that the best type would be one with a mic, a stage, and a crowd willing to be taken on a beautiful, and often unusual, ride."
- Consequence of Sound

Recently, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects.  He composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/JuddApatow spoof Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, starring John C. Reilly, and contributed several more songs to Apatow's Get Him to the Greek, starring Russell Brand and Jonah Hill.   He wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme's 2008 documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains, and also contributed original songs for Demme's 2010 off-Broadway production of Family Week, which included a Bern duet with Emmylou Harris.

Bern has several new projects in the works, including a studio album with Common Rotation, a country-tinged album of songs he wrote while living in New Mexico, and an album of songs he wrote with Mike Viola, his frequent collaborator on movie projects.

Meanwhile, he is looking forward to hitting the road once again!

 Wed, Jan 19 – San Diego, CA – LeStats – with Common Rotation
Thurs, Jan 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Compound Grill – with Janos
Fri, Jan 21 – Flagstaff, AZ – Coconino Center For The Arts – with Janos
Sat, Jan 22 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Company  – with Janos
Sun, Jan 23 – Albuquerque, NM – The Cooperage Restaurant – with Janos
Tues, Jan 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Blue Door
Wed, Jan 26 – Dallas, TX – Poor David's Pub
Thurs, Jan 27 – Austin, TX – Catus Café
Sa, Jan 29 – New Orleans, LA – The Blue Nile Balcony Room
Wed, Feb 2 – Nashville, TN – The Bluebird Café
Thurs, Feb 3 – Athens, GA – The Melting Point
Fri, Feb 4 – Decatur, GA – Eddie's Attic
Wed, Feb 9 – Columbia, SC – The White Mule
Thurs, Feb 10 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
Fri, Feb 11 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
Sat, Feb 12 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Garage
Sun, Feb 13 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
Thurs, Feb 17 – Washington, DC – Jammin Java
Fri, Feb 18 – Easton, MD – Nightcat
Sat, Feb 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Tin Angel – with Common Rotation
Sun, Feb 20 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom – with Common Rotation
Tues, Feb 22 – Boston, MA – Club Passim – with Common Rotation
Wed, Feb 23 – Boston, MA – Club Passim – with Common Rotation
Thurs, Feb 24 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square – with Common Rotation
Sat, Feb 26 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall – with Common Rotation
Sun, Feb 27 – Teaneck, NJ – Mexicali Live – with Common Rotation
Wed, Mar 2 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Thurs, Mar 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Thunderbird Café
Sat, Mar 5 – Dayton, OH – Canal Street Tavern
Tues, Mar 8 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Wed, Mar 9 – Chicago, IL – S.P.A.C.E.
Sun, Mar 13 – Iowa City, IA – The Mill
Sat, Mar 19 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove Underground
Sun, Mar 20 – Carbondale, CO – Steve's Guitars
Fri, Mar 25 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
Sat, Mar 26 – Portland, OR – The Alberta Rose Theatre
Sun, Mar 27 – Eugene, OR – Tsunami Books  
Tues, Mar 29 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow's – The Momo Lounge – with Common Rotation
Wed, Marc 30 – Chico, CA – 1078 Gallery – with Common Rotation
Thurs, Mar 31 – San Francisco, CA – Freight & Salvage – with Common Rotation
Fri, Apr 1 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place – with Common Rotation
Sun, April 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg – with Common Rotation