Go To School is an ambitious rock musical, featuring Todd Rundgren

The Lemon Twigs have announced details of their second album, to be be released by 4AD on August 24.

Conceived by brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, Go To School is a rock musical telling the “heartbreaking coming-of-age story of Shane, a pure-of-heart chimpanzee raised as a human boy as he comes to terms with the obstacles of life”.

Shane’s father is played by Todd Rundgren, while the album also features Big Star’s Jody Stephens, plus the D’Addarios own parents.

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Hear the album’s closer, “If You Give Enough”, below:

The Lemon Twigs come to London for a couple of headlining dates in August, before returning to the UK in September as special guests of Arctic Monkeys. See their full itinerary below:

August 8 – OSLO, NO – Øya Festival
August 9 – GOTHENBURG, SE – Way Out West Festival
August 11 – REES, DE – Haldern Pop Festival
August 14 – LONDON, UK – The Lexington
August 15 – LONDON, UK – The Lexington
August 17 – BRECON BEACONS, UK – Green Man Festival

August 18 – BIDDINGHUIZEN, NL – Lowlands Festival
August 19 – SAINT-MALO, FR – La Route Du Rock
August 23 – NEW YORK, NY – Baby’s All Right
September 6, 7 – MANCHESTER, UK – Manchester Arena*
September 9, 10, 12, 13 – LONDON, UK – O2 Arena*
September 15, 16 – BIRMINGHAM, UK – Birmingham Arena*
September 18, 19, 21, 22 – SHEFFIELD, UK – FlyDSA Arena*
September 24, 25 – DUBLIN, IE – 3Arena*
September 27, 28 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK – Metro Radio Arena*

October 15 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
October 16, 17 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
November 18 – MEXICO CITY, MX – Corona Capital

*supporting Arctic Monkeys

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