Copyright 1996 The Hearst Corporation
The Times Union (Albany, NY)
January 25, 1996, Thursday, THREE STAR EDITION
SECTION: PREVIEW, Pg. P4
LENGTH: 895 words
HEADLINE: Aimee Mann to kick off tour
BYLINE: GREG HAYMES; Staff writer
No question about it, Aimee Mann deserves to be a big star. But various twists of fate -- and some legal wrangling -- have kept her career floating in some sort of limbo-land.
Her first solo album, ''Whatever,'' was released on Imago Records, the same label as Saratoga Springs' own Figgs.
While the Figgs have landed at Capitol Records for their next album, Mann is finally resurfacing with her sophomore effort at Geffen Records. Featuring guest appearances by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford (both of Squeeze), Juliana Hatfield, Michael Penn and Bernard Butler (formerly of London Suede), Mann's new album, ''I'm With Stupid,'' is set to be released on Tuesday.
But fans of the former Til Tuesday vocalist don't have to wait. On Friday night, you can catch Mann as she kicks off her East Coast tour at Pearl Street in Northampton, Mass.