Little Joy reshuffles lineup, announces U.S. tour

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Well, The Strokes are in the headlines again, and no, it’s not because they have come out of hiding with their much-anticipated new LP. But it is related.

You see, Little Joy, the Los Angeles based outfit featuring Rodrigo Amarante, Binki Shapiro, and Fabrizio Moretti, wants to tour this summer in support of their self-titled debut. But with Moretti bogged down in the studio with The Strokes, his bandmates have been forced to seek out a replacement. Only Son’s Jack Dishel was the name they came up with, and will be joining the band when it embarks on a month-long North American swing beginning in June.

All confirmed dates, including one with the lovely Regina Spektor which already has me reaching for my wallet, can be found below.

Little Joy 2009 Tour Dates:
06/02 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Club Soho
06/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
06/04 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
06/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
06/08 – Austin, TX @ The Independent
06/09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/10 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio
06/12 – Atlanta, GA @Smith’s Olde Bar
06/13 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
06/14 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
06/17 – New York, NY @Beacon Theatre *
06/19 – Philadelphia, @PA Khyber Pass
06/20 – Boston, MA @ Cafe 939
06/21 – Fairfield, CT @ Stage One
06/23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

* = w/ Regina Spektor