Sleepercar / New Album, Leno and more...

We caught them on Easter Sunday at The Mohawk and they put on one of the best performances I have seen in months. Now the band will be taking their performance to the national stage on May 2nd when they perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They also have a full album "West Texas" available for stream on their MySpace page as well as some new tour dates. The album will be released on April 22nd. Here is some background and the upcoming dates.

El Paso, TX – April 18, 2008 – The first song conceived for West Texas originated in a moment of solitude while Jim Ward was waiting to soundcheck on what turned out to be the last At The Drive In tour. Fast forward seven years, and Ward is set to release a full length album chock full of Americana rock inspired by all things West Texas and influenced by the likes of The Old 97’s, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. The songs explore different uses of rhythms, voices and moods, allowing Ward to be more diverse with the compositions.

Sleepercar Tour Dates:

May 12 The Clubhouse - Tempe, Arizona

May 13 Spaceland - Los Angeles, California

May 19 Chop Suey w/ City and Colour - Seattle, Washington

May 20 Hawthorne Theatre w/ City and Colour - Portland, Oregon

May 21 Orpheum w/ City and Colour - Vancouver, British Columbia

May 22 Royal Theatre w/ City and Colour - Victoria, British Columbia

May 25 Jack Singer Hall w/ City and Colour - Calgary, Alberta

May 26 U of Lethbridge w/City and Colour - Lethbridge, Alberta

May 27 Medicine Hat College w/ City and Colour - Medicine Hat, Alberta

May 28 Northern Alberta Jubilee w/City and Colour - Edmonton, Alberta

May 29 Lakeview Auditorium w/City and Colour - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

May 31 Burton Cummings Theatre w/City and Colour - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Jun 3 St Denis Theatre w/ City and Colour - Montreal, Quebec

Jun 4 Bronson Centre w/ City and Colour - Ottawa, Ontario

Jun 5 Bronson Centre w/ City and Colour - Ottawa, Ontario

Jun 6 Massey Hall w/ City and Colour - Toronto, Ontario

Jun 7 Massey Hall w/ City and Colour - Toronto, Ontario

Jun 11 Mercury Lounge - New York, New York