Evan Dando’s The Lemonheads cast a long shadow contrasting the emotion of life’s inevitability. Returning with brand new single, The Lemonheads release ‘Fear Of Living’ on November 15th on Fire Records. A reflective upbeat slice of perfect pop with a grittier Evan at the helm and a riff that’s plucked from the very heart of rock ‘n’ roll.
Playing all the instruments on the recording, the new single was recorded and produced by Apollo Nove at A9 Audio in São Paulo, Brazil. Evan is also currently working on the first Lemonheads songs since 2006. ‘Fear Of Living’ was written by the late Dan Lardner of QTY and Evan Dando. Dan was a close friend of Evan’s who passed in June of 2023.
“I met with Dan in 2022, he sent me ‘Fear Of Living’, I added some riffs and things, and he said he liked it. I shall miss you, Dear Prince, ever the most dignified person in the room.”
Seeing out 2023 with three special live dates at The Space in Chicago, they revisit ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ and ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ before a special New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. Following that, Evan will embark on a 5-week solo US tour in February.
A limited edition seven-inch vinyl will be exclusively available at these shows. The flipside features another slice of carefully selected outsider pop, a cover of Vaselines and Eugenius’ Eugene Kelly’s bittersweet ‘Seven Out’, on which Evan is joined by Jeff Berg on bass and Erin Rae on backing vocals.
29 Dec: The Space, Evanston, IL, US, w/ Kiwi Jr. (performing ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’)
30 Dec: The Space, Evanston, IL, US, w/ Kiwi Jr. (performing ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’)
31 Dec: The Space, Evanston, IL, US, w/ Kiwi Jr. (New Years Extravaganza)
07 Feb: Metro Gallery, Baltimore, MD, US, w/ Willy Mason
08 Feb: Richmond Music Hall, Richmond, VA, US, w/ Willy Mason
09 Feb: The Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC, US, w/ Willy Mason
10 Feb: The Earl, Atlanta, GA, US, w/ Willy Mason
13 Feb: Jack Rabbits, Jacksonville, FL, US, w/ Willy Mason
14 Feb: The Social, Orlando, FL, US, w/ Willy Mason
15 Feb: Crowbar, Tampa, FL, US, w/ Willy Mason
16 Feb: The Handlebar, Pensacola, FL, US, w/ Willy Mason
17 Feb: Chelsea’s Live, Baton Rouge, LA, US, w/ Willy Mason
19 Feb: White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX, US, w/ Willy Mason
20 Feb: Parish, Austin, TX, US, w/ Willy Mason
21 Feb: Trees, Dallas, TX, US, w/ Willy Mason
23 Feb: KTAO Solar Center, Taos, NM, US, w/ Willy Mason
24 Feb: Launch Pad, Albuquerque, NM, US, w/ Willy Mason
25 Feb: Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ, US, w/ Willy Mason
27 Feb: Casbah, San Diego, CA, US, w/ Willy Mason
28 Feb: Pappy + Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA, US, w/ Willy Mason
29 Feb: Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA, US, w/ Willy Mason
01 March: The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, US, w/ Willy Mason
02 March: Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA, US, w/ Willy Mason
04 March: Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR, US, w/ Willy Mason
05 March: Triple Door, Seattle, WA, US, w/ Willy Mason
08 March: Globe Hall, Denver, CO, US, w/ Willy Mason
09 March: The Armory, Fort Collins, CO, US, w/ Willy Mason