Magnetic Fields tour in February following Distortion release

    In support of the January release of Distortion, the Magnetic Fields have a handful of shows scheduled for February and early March. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available beginning today at MusicToday, and all shows are all ages.
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    Here are the shows:
    FEBRUARY 11-12
    Iron Horse Music Hall
    Northampton, MA
    FEBRUARY 14-15 ***
    Somerville Theater
    Somerville, MA
    FEBRUARY 22-23 ***
    Town Hall Theatre
    New York, NY
    FEBRUARY 28-29 ***
    The Herbst Theatre
    San Francisco, CA
    MARCH 2-3 ***
    The Henry Fonda Theatre
    Los Angeles, CA
    MARCH 6-7 ***
    Town Hall Seattle
    Seattle, WA
    MARCH 14-16
    (Two performances per night — six shows total)
    Old Town School of Folk Music
    Chicago, IL
    *** pre-sale advance tickets through MusicToday starting today.