Better Than Ezra Signs With The End Records

Rick Olivier
Better Than Ezra

The New Orleans-based rock band will tour before releasing their eighth studio album this summer.

Better Than Ezra has signed with The End Records, it was announced Monday. The group, featuring co-founding members Kevin Griffin and Tom Drummond along with Michael Jerome, who joined in 2009, will also kick off a national tour this spring.

"We couldn't be more thrilled to team up with The End," said Griffin in a statement. "With this upcoming album, it was really about exploring and reinventing a band that has been together for 25 years while staying true to who we are as artists."

Distributed by ADA, the band's eighth album -- their first since 2009's Paper Empire -- is set for a summer release, with Grammy-nominated producer/mixer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Fitz and the Tantrums) at the helm. The record's release details have yet to be announced.

The trio will hit the road for a national tour this spring in support of their forthcoming album. Tour dates are listed below and on the band's official site.

4/23 - New York, NY at Irving Plaza
4/24 - Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club
4/26 - Westbury NY at The Space at Westbury
4/27 - Washington, DC at 9:30 Club 
4/28 - Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of the Living Arts
4/30 - Atlanta, GA at Variety Playhouse
5/3 - New Orleans, LA at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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