Peter returns to the road again next week with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 with shows in Philadelphia, Annapolis, DC, Boston, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, June 6th-June 11th. The band will also play the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 13 (read the HQ interview with Peter in which he discusses his longstanding musical partnership with Robyn Hitchcock here). Tour dates are as follows:

JUNE RH & The Venus 3:

6: Tower Theatre w/The Decemberists, Philadelphia, PA

7: Rams Head On Stage Annapolis, MD

8: Merriweather Post w/ The Decemberists, Washington, DC

9: Bank of America Pavilion w/ The Decemberists, Boston, MA

10: Radio City Music Hall w/ The Decemberists, New York, NY

11: The Bell House: Brooklyn, NY

13: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

Ken Stringfellow’s band has a new record out called Smoking Kills. The Disciplines are currently on tour in Europe, and you can check out some of their new songs from Smoking Kills here at their myspace site.

As we reported HERE yesterday, be sure to stop by the benefit for Ingrid Schorr and breast cancer awareness tonight at Little Kings Shuffle Club if you happen to be in Athens. The lineup includes Oh-O.K., Time Toy, and Linda and Ruthie from Magnapop. Live auction and music starts at 10PM.

The Reckoning Deluxe Edition comes out in less than a month. Read this earlier post for the full scoop; also, vinylphiles take note: both Murmur and Reckoning will be released on audiophile quality 180 gram vinyl in their complete original packaging.

Finally, stay tuned next week for news on a big merchandise sale in the online stores and some exciting news about R.E.M. fonts…