Azure Ray hits the road after five year hiatus…

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    After over five years of separation, Azure Ray‘s Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor are finally getting back together. Few should be surprised, however. The dream pop duo did tease us last winter when they performed in Los Angeles. Now they’re readying a two-week tour that’s sure to turn some heads, at least for fans in the West Coast.

    With stops in only Oregon, Washington, California, and one in their Saddle Creek label’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, one has to wonder how long this brief jaunt will last. Admittedly, it’s a little peculiar that Taylor agreed to do this tour as she has seen a great deal of success ever since the break up. Not only has she released three excellent albums, but she also just recorded with Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) on her last, this year’s Ladyluck. As for Fink, well, this tour can only do wonders for her sluggish career.

    However, there have been reports that Azure Ray might hit the studio in the near future (possibly over the winter), but don’t hold your breath just yet. This future gem could be buried ’til 2010. So, come August, we’ll see where all this takes them.

    Azure Ray 2009 Tour Dates:
    07/10 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
    07/11 – Bellingham, WA @ The Nightlight
    07/12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    07/14 – San Jose, CA @ Nickel City Arcade
    07/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    07/17 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
    07/18 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
    07/24 – Omaha, NE @ Wild About Omaha at Slowdown/Film Streams