Although there's scant info to be found online–as his label's website vaporrecords.com states, "Jonathan Richman… does not participate in the Internet on any level"–the legendarily quirky songwriter and former Modern Lover is releasing a new album and hitting the road soon. According to Richman's publicist, his 21st full-length, Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild, is coming out "on either March 25 or April 8," and he'll be trekking across the country with his guitar, his deadpan drummer Tommy Larkins, and dance moves that'll make your head spin. Fellow songsmith Vic Chesnutt will open for Richman on a chunk of the tour:

Feb. 25: Norman, OK, Da Opolis Feb. 26: Springfield, MO, The Outland Feb. 27 & Feb. 28: Nashville, TN, The 5 Spot Feb. 29: Asheville, NC, Grey Eagle Tavern Mar. 1: Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club* Mar. 2: Atlanta, GA, The Earl* Mar. 4 & Mar. 5: Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall Of Williamsburg* Mar. 6 & Mar. 7: Cambridge, MA, The Middle East* Mar. 8: Baltimore, MD, 8 X 10* Mar. 9: Richmond, VA, Rockitz* Mar. 10: Cleveland Heights, OH, Grog Shop* Mar. 11: St. Louis, MO, Off Broadway* Mar. 12: Chicago, IL, Abbey Pub* Mar. 13: Madison, WI, Orpheum Stage Door* Mar. 14: Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center* Mar. 15: Omaha, NE, The Waiting Room* Mar. 16: Lincoln, NE, Knickerbockers* Mar. 18: Denver, CO, Lions Lair Mar. 20: Salt Lake City, UT, Kilby Court

*With Vic Chesnutt