R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Announces Sophomore Solo Album

R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has announced the release of his second solo album, I Am Back to Blow Your Mind Once Again. As with his first effort, Buck will release the album to vinyl only.

The guitarist has also announced that he'll be touring behind the LP with Alejandro Escovedo later in February.

"I once saw an orangutan try to break into a box of live lobsters on Hollywood Blvd. That blew my mind. I am hoping my album does the same for yours," wrote Buck in a statement.

"Keep up with REMHQ.com. It's the only way I seem to be able to communicate regularly with the outside world beyond personal conversations," he added.

Full list of tour dates:

Feb. 20: Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI

Feb. 21: The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI

Feb. 22: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL

Feb. 23: Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville, OH

Feb. 25: The Kent Stage, Kent, OH

Feb. 26: Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Feb. 28: The Georgia Theater, Athens, GA

March 1: The Earl, Atlanta, GA

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