The Lemonheads are back with a new single titled “Fear of Living,” the band’s first new music since 2006. Stream it below.
Frontman Evan Dando played all of the instruments on the power pop track, which was recorded and produced by Apollo Nove at A9 Audio in São Paulo, Brasil. “Fear of Living” features a catchy guitar riff and carpe diem lyrics from Dando, who sings, “Life is short and unforgiving/ I only fear the living.”
In a statement, Dando recalled co-writing the song with the late Dan Lardner of QTY: “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.”
According to a press release, Dando is currently working on more new Lemonheads music. In the meantime, the group will head into the new year with a three-date residency at The Space in Chicago, where they will celebrate the recent 30th anniversaries of It’s a Shame About Ray and Come On Feel The Lemonheads. Get your tickets here.
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After that, Dando will embark on a US solo tour kicking off on February 7th in Baltimore. It’ll feature stops in Atlanta, Austin, Los Angeles, and more before wrapping up in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 9th. Willy Mason will serve as the special guest on all dates. See the full itinerary below.
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The Lemonheads’ last studio album of all-original music was 2006’s The Lemonheads. Since then, they have released a pair of covers albums: 2009’s Varshons and 2019’s Varshons 2.
The Lemonheads 2023 Tour Dates:
12/29 – Evanston, IL @ The Space
12/30 – Evanston, IL @ The Space
12/31 – Evanston, IL @ The Space
Evan Dando 2024 Tour Dates:
02/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
02/08 – Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall *
02/09 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle *
02/10 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
02/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits *
02/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
02/15 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
02/16 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar *
02/17 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Chelsea’s Live *
02/19 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) *
02/20 – Austin, TX @ Parish *
02/21 – Dallas, TX @ Trees (downstairs) *
02/23 – Taos, NM @ KTAO Solar Center *
02/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad *
02/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge *
02/27 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
02/28 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy + Harriet’s (indoors) *
02/29 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
03/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
03/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall *
03/04 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
03/05 – Seattle, WA @ Triple Door *
03/08 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *
03/09 – Fort Collins, CO @ The Armory *
* = w/ Willy Mason