LOS ANGELES – Before hitting the road on July 6 for the “Last Summer On Earth” tour, Barenaked Ladies will release a rarities collection that highlights the band’s years at Reprise Records with 10 unreleased tracks and two hard-to-find recordings. STOP US IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE! will be available May 8 from Rhino for $11.98 (CD) or $9.99 (digital download).
The Canadian pop-rock group signed with Reprise in 1992 and cultivated a loyal following who appreciated their freewheeling concerts and memorable songwriting. STOP US draws deeply from those formative years with an early, live version of “Same Thing,” a live cover of the Beastie Boys’ “Shake Your Rump,” the demo for longtime favorite “Old Apartment,” and the previously unreleased live track “Teenage Wasteland.” Also included from that era is the rare Pull’s Break Remix version of “One Week,” the smash that helped propel the Barenaked Ladies to international stardom in 1998.
STOP US also unearths several unreleased tracks recorded during sessions for Everything To Everyone (2003), including “Long While” and “I Don’t Get It Anymore,” along with the demo for the album track “Second Best.” Also included from those sessions are versions of “Half A Heart” and “Adrift” – two songs the band later re-recorded for Barenaked Ladies Are Me (2006).
The collection offers two remaining gems: an early version of “I Can, I Will, I Do” recorded in 2001 during sessions for Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits; and “Yes, Yes, Yes,” a song previously available only as a UK b-side or as a bonus track from the deluxe version of Everything To Everyone.
Weeks after the release of STOP US IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE!, Barenaked Ladies will launch its “Last Summer On Earth” tour, which features fellow performers Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, and Cracker. The 31 date tour kicks off on July 6 in Toledo, Ohio and ends with a date in Bangor, Maine on August 19. Tickets for shows in select markets are on sale now with others going on sale in the coming weeks through Ticketmaster.com and Livenation.com (see full itinerary below).
STOP US IF YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE!
1. “I Don’t Get It Anymore” *
2. “Yes, Yes, Yes”
3. “Half A Heart” *
4. “Old Apartment” (Demo) *
5. “Shake Your Rump” (Live At The Santa Maria Hilton 10/13/94) *
6. “Same Thing” (Live Somewhere In Canada 1992) *
7. “One Week” (Pull’s Break Remix)
8. “Teenage Wasteland” (Live At Massey Hall 4/3/1993) *
9. “Long While” (Demo) *
10. “Second Best” (Demo) *
11. “I Can, I Will, I Do” *
12. “Adrift” (Outtake) *
* Previously unreleased
LAST SUMMER ON EARTH
Date City Venue
July 6 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
July 7 Rochester, NY Marvin Sands PAC
July 8 Dayton, OH Fraze Pavilion
July 9 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
July 11 Vienna, VA Wolftrap
July 12 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheatre
July 13 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre
July 14 Charleston, SC Family Circle Stadium
July 16 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Amphitheatre
July 17 Tampa, FL Ask Gary Amphitheatre
July 18 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 20 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods
July 21 Austin, TX ACL at Moody Theatre
July 22 Dallas, TX Gexa Amphitheatre
July 24 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Casino
July 25 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
July 27 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
July 28 Las Vegas, NV The Joint @ Hard Rock
July 29 San Diego, CA Harrah’s Rincon
July 31 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery
Aug 2 Boise, ID Botanical Gardens
Aug 3 Redmond, WA Marymoor
Aug 9 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs
Aug 10 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Aug 11 Detroit, MI DTE Amphitheatre
Aug 12 Indianapolis, IN The Lawn @ White River S.P.
Aug 14 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
Aug 15 Philadelphia, PA Penn’s Landing
Aug 17 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
Aug 18 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
Aug 19 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
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