About two months ago, we reported on rumors that Ernie Ball artists Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were teaming up to record a collaborative record together. On Wednesday, the two announced a North American tour in support of that record.

Supporting the duo on tour will be a band known as the Sea Lice, comprised of Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss and touring member Katie Harkin, Rob Laakso of The Violators, and Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa. Additionally, the lineup has partnered with the Plus 1 organization, and one dollar from every ticket sold on the tour will be donated to the ACLU. The new record will be released later this year.

Ernie Ball: String Theory

Both Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have joined us for episodes of our web series, Ernie Ball: String Theory. Watch both episodes below in their entirety, and watch all the rest at our website.

Kurt Vile

Courtney Barnett

Photo by Danny Cohen

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