Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has announced her first solo record in five years. The album, entitled Mental Illness, which she wittily referred to as "topical" on social media, is the follow up to the brilliant Charmer from 2012. Of course, Mann has been busy in the interim with her band The Both which she co-pilots with Ted Leo.
The album, which is up for pre-order right now in various formats and bundles at Aimee Mann's Webstore, is out on March 31. To celebrate the announcement, Mann has shared a brand new song from Mental Illness called "Goose Snow Cone" (sounds delicious) which you can stream here.
As far as the album's title and themes go, Mann is cannily upfront about embracing her reputation for brooding and slow compositions . . .
To support the record, Mann has also added a bevy of tour dates to her spring calendar which takes her across much of North America. You can see the full spate of dates below.
Aimee Mann 2017 Tour Dates:
April 20 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
April 21 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
April 22 New York, NY - The Town Hall
April 24 Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
April 25 Albany, NY - The Egg Center For The Performing Arts
April 26 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
April 28 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
April 29 Chicago, IL - Park West
April 30 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theatre
May 2 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theatre
May 3 Minneapolis, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre
May 5 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
May 6 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
May 8 Missoula, MT - The Wilma
May 9 Seattle, WA - Neptune
May 10 Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
May 12 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore Theatre
May 13 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel