5 Nov 2007
Magnetic Fields US Tour Spring 2008 
From the House of Tomorrow Newsletter:

"The Magnetic Fields are touring! We're looking forward to playing a few US shows in early 2008 following the January release of our new album, "Distortion." Tickets are available starting this week, with a limited number of advance pre-sale tickets for select shows available now through MusicToday. Tickets are also available at venue box offices and other online agents. (Note: Venue box offices and offline resellers always have lower ticketing surcharges.) Ticket availability dates, costs, and surcharges vary by location, so please visit our website's calendar page for further details. All shows are all-ages."

Schedule

February 2007

Mon 11 & Tues 12 - Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA
Thu 14 & Fri 15 - Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA ***
Fri 22 & Sat 23, Town Hall Theatre, New York, NY ***
Thu 28 & Fri 29, The Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, CA ***

March 2007

Sun 2 & Mon 3 - The Henry Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA ***
Thu 6 & Fri 7 - Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA ***
Fri 14 - Sun 16 - Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL (Two performances per night - six shows total)

*** - these shows now on pre-sale through MusicToday

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