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.
    Or you can just do what my grandpappy used to do and walk yourself down to the venue box offices in a couple weeks or so and avoid any surcharges. Meanwhile, you may have been hearing a newly penned Stephin Merritt tune lately in between your nightly television programming. That’s because Volvo hearts indie pop. And Merritt is a great songwriter. The two commercials for Volvo’s XC-series wagon, “Wheels” and “Showroom,” began airing last month and feature the song “I’m in a Lonely Way,” which is now availabe on itunes.
    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.