With reissues of their two best-known albums coming in January, the Jayhawks have announced a short five-city tour that will culminate with another First Ave gig on Jan. 29. Tickets will go on sale Friday at prices to be announced. The lineup will be the same mid-'90s cast that played three First Ave concerts in June (priced $25), including co-leaders Mark Olson and Gary Louris, bassist Marc Perlman, drummer Tim O'Reagan and keyboardist Karen Grotberg.

 

 

 

This will be the first time that crew has been together on the road in 15 years. Their tour kicks off Jan. 18 in Toronto and will then hit Webster Hall in New York (Jan. 20-21), Philadephia (Jan. 22) and The Vic in Chicago (Jan. 27-28). Deluxe editions of 1992's "Hollywood Town Hall" and 1995's "Tomorrow the Green Grass" will arrive via American/Sony/Legacy on Jan. 18.

 

Here's our review from that three-night stand at First Ave in June.