Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Brendan Benson is set to embark on a brief North American tour beginning August 17th in New York City for his upcoming fourth album, My Old, Familiar Friend. Full of Benson’s trademark heartfelt observations and confessional lyrics, My Old, Familiar Friend is already raking in the accolades ahead of its August 18th release on ATO Records. A performance on Late Night with David Letterman is scheduled for August 21st. Confirmed itinerary below, with additional dates TK.

Brendan Benson Tour Dates:

8/17/09 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
8/20/09 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
8/22/09 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
9/10/09 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
9/11/09 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
9/12/09 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

–Carrie Alison