Tickets on sale today at 10am (local time)
Jeremy Enigk has announced U.S. performances for the “Return of the Frog Queen Anniversary Tour,” which begins June 7th in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop and runs through July 12th in Seattle at Chop Suey. For these dates, Enigk will perform the album in its entirety, accompanied by a full band. Tickets go on sale today, Friday, April 20th at 10am (local time). (complete list below.)
Jeremy Enigk Tour Dates + Ticket Links
The newly announced dates follows the news from last week regarding the forthcoming release of Return of the Frog Queen: Expanded Edition, the newly remastered edition of his debut solo album. Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End. Please find a tracklisting below.
Jun. 07 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Jun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
Jun. 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Jun. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
Jun. 14 - Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
Jun. 15 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Jun. 17 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
Jun. 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Hell
Jun. 19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
Jun. 21 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jun. 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
Jun. 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Jun. 25 - Allston, MA - Great Scott
Jun. 26 - Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes
Jun. 27 - Pittsburgh, PA - Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Jun. 29 - Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch
Jun. 30 - Chicago, IL Subterranean
Jul. 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
Jul. 03 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown
Jul. 05 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Jul. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Jul. 11 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Jeremy Enigk previously announced Living Room tour runs through April 24th. Please visit Jeremy Enigk’s website for more info for those shows.
Return of the Frog Queen is now available for preorder right over here. The vinyl edition of the album will be available on a limited run of purple vinyl (while supplies last).
About Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen
Three good reasons why it’s hard to remember a time when an album like Jeremy Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen sounded shocking:
1) At the time of its release in 1996, there was no other album like it.
2) In the 22 years between then and now, its marriage of seemingly opposing sensibilities—English folk and American punk; orchestral chamber pop and progressive rock; surreal, pastoral, fanciful lyrics that burn to express personal, emotional, and spiritual quandary—has become the blueprint for so much great music that a young listener can be forgiven for thinking that things were always just like that.
This isn’t to claim some kind of Velvet Underground/Big Star status for the album, but it is to say that you can draw a straight line between Frog Queen and elements of Elliott Smith, Belle & Sebastian, Rufus Wainwright, Destroyer, the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Joanna Newsom, Bon Iver, and many, many other artists who have come to define the past two decades of indie music.
3) It’s getting harder to remember anything anymore.
But Return of the Frog Queen is worth remembering. Or discovering. And most definitely celebrating. Though you rarely see it turn up on lists of 50 Best Things of Whatever Year We Wish We Still Lived in Because the Present Is Such a Consummate Drag, the album was an indisputable innovation in the world of ‘90s indie rock, rewriting a litany of unwritten rules about sound, subject matter, and solo identity for lead singers of successful bands (read more at Sub Pop).