Big Star's debut album, #1 Record, turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, drummer Jody Stephens will be joined by an all-star band to play it in full on a short tour later this fall. The band includes Chris Stamey (dB's), Mike Mills (REM), Jon Auer (The Posies) and Pat Sansone (Wilco/The Autumn Defense), and in addition to #1 Record there will be a second set featuring Big Star songs from the rest of their catalogue. Stops include Athens, Memphis, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Carrboro, NC. All dates are listed below.
The Jersey City show happens at White Eagle Hall on December 4.