Trek to diamond hotspots includes a visit to Cooperstown… you may have heard of it. And it is rumored that in July the group will be appearing at a special event involving BLURT’s sister business Schoolkids Records of Raleigh, NC….
The Baseball Project will be embarking on a summer tour in July with dates up and down the East coast. The tour follows the release of the band’s third album, smartly titled 3rd, which was recently released on Yep Roc Records on March 25. (Keep your eyes peeled for the official BLURT review of this grand-slam gem.)
The record features 17 swings at the national pastime with subjects including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and some of the true characters of the game such as once-beloved fallen star of the Mets and Phillies Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.
The backstory: The Baseball Project was formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3). The endeavor began as a way for a couple of fans with a shared musical vision to pay tribute to our national pastime. Since then, The Baseball Project has blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right. Zuzu’s Petals/Steve Wynn drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and Mike Mills fill out the official roster of The Baseball Project, an all-star squad whose following and creativity has grown steadily with each release and tour.
July 11 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 12 Durham, NC All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
July 17 Washington, DC The Hamilton
July 18 Rehoboth Beach, DE Dogfish Head Brewery
July 19 Ringwood, NJ Live at Drew’s
July 20 New Windsor, NY Storm King Art Center
July 22 New London, CT Hygenic Art Park
July 23 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki
July 24 Rochester, NY Party In The Park
July 26 Harrisburg, PA Midtown Arts Center
July 28 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
August 1 Cooperstown, NY Brewery Ommegang
August 2 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
August 15 Denver, CO Oriental Theater