John NolanSinger-songwriter John Nolan, best known for his work in Straylight Run and Taking Back Sunday, released his second solo album, Sad Strange Beautiful Dream, earlier this week. The ten track album was recorded live in Long Island, New York with producer Mike Sapone (Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Straylight Run) at the helm.

He funded the album through a PledgeMusic campaign, while partnering with NY indie label Collective Confusion to market and distribute the vinyl version of the release. A portion of the proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In support of the album, Nolan is doing a string of east and west coast dates later this summer starting in Philadelphia on August 19th and ending in Vancouver on September 3rd. The dates are below.

Nolan released his first solo LP, Height, in 2009 follow by two live records – Live at Southpaw (2009) and Live at Looney Tunes (2010) – and two sttudio EPs Songs I Wrote and Songs I Didn’t Write (2010).

JOHN NOLAN on tour:
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
08/20 – Allston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
08/21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
08/22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
08/23 – Washington, DC @ DC9
08/24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
08/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
08/27 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel Café (early show)
08/29 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
08/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
09/01 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
09/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club