Neko Case To Back Merle Haggard, Plans Headlining Tour

Neko Case will open four shows for country legend Merle Haggard in February, and then play a few of her own headlining shows later in the month.

Case, primarily a solo artist, but one who has spent much of her performing time in recent years on the road with her ongoing side gig, The New Pornographers, is backing her latest solo album, last year’s "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood."

Case will kick off her support duties for Haggard Feb. 9 in Oakland, CA. The pair will travel together to three more dates beyond that, all in the Pacific Northwest, before Case embarks on her own short headlining run, starting with a Feb. 13 show in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Crooked Fingers leader (and ex-Archers of Loaf member) Eric Bachmann will support Case on all but one of her upcoming headlining dates. The singer’s full itinerary is available on her website.

February 2007
 9 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre (w/ Merle Haggard)
 10 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (w/ Merle Haggard)
 11 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (w/ Merle Haggard)
 12 – Spokane, WA – IMG Performing Arts Center (w/ Merle Haggard)
 13 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
 14 – Bellingham, WA – WWU Performing Arts Center
 15 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
 16 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Rio Theatre
 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
 18 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
 23 – New York, NY – Allen Room @ Time Warner Center

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