She & Him will have a new album coming up along with an upcoming tour!
She & Him, the alt-folk duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, will release its third non-holiday full-length, “Volume 3,” on May 7 through Merge Records. Shortly after, Deschanel and Ward will embark on a tour of North America, beginning on June 14 in Nashville.
Produced by Ward and recorded in New York, Portland and Los Angeles, “Volume 3″ will include 11 original tracks penned by Deschanel and three covers, including a new take on Mel Carter’s “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” Mike Watt, Tilly and the Wall, Rilo Kiley’s Pierre de Reeder and DeVotchka’s Tom Hagerman will make guest appearances on the LP.
She & Him’s “Volume Two” has sold 254,000 copies since its 2010 release according to Nielsen SoundScan, but the duo’s best-seller remains “A Very She & Him Christmas,” which has moved a whopping 354,000 units since 2011. Since its 2008 debut on Merge (titled — you guessed it — “Volume One”), She & Him has sold over 900,000 copies of its three full-lengths, according to SoundScan.
In between albums, Deschanel has stayed busy starring in the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” while Ward released his seventh solo album, “A Wasteland Companion,” last April.
Here are She & Him’s upcoming tour dates:
Jun 13: Nashville, TN (Ryman Auditorium)
Jun 15: Grand Prairie, TX (Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie)
Jun 16: Austin, TX ACL (Live at the Moody Theatre)
Jun 18: Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theater)
Jun 19: Las Vegas, NV (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
Jun 21: San Diego, CA (SDU Open Air Theatre)
Jun 22: Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
Jun 23: Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)
Jun 25: Salt Lake City, UT (Red Butte Gardens)
Jun 27: Council Bluffs, IA (Harrah’s Stir Cove)
Jun 29: Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
Jul 1: Ann Arbor, MI (Hill Auditorium)
Jul 3: Montreal, QUE (Montreal Jazz Festival – Symphony Hall)
Jul 4: Toronto, ON (Toronto Urban Roots Festival)
Jul 6: New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage)
Jul 9: Philadelphia, PA (Mann Center for Performing Arts)
Jul 10: Boston, MA (Bank of America Pavilion)
Jul 11: Vienna, VA (Filene Center at Wolf Trap)