Indie Act Tears of Silver Announces Cleveland Date for Pop-Up Tour


  • Greg Dohler
Veteran musicians who all play in other indie rock acts and have left a significant legacy, Ken Stringfellow (Posies), Jesse Chandler (Midlake, Mercury Rev), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Grasshopper (Grasshopper) have come together to form Tears of Silver.

The band is currently on a pop-up tour that includes a Cleveland stop on Oct.7.

At each show, the group will play a set that includes tracks from each of the members' respective acts as well as handful of cover tunes.

The performances will take place in "handpicked alternative spaces" chosen by the band. The locations will be kept secret; only the dates and cities have been announced, and the actual venues will be announced to the ticket holders only, 48 hours before the show.

The dates will mark the first time Mercury Rev's music has been performed in many parts of the states for nearly a decade.

Tickets are on sale now at

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.