The Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando has given the reformed JESUS + MARY CHAIN a reunion tour boost after agreeing to open all five of the group's upcoming U.S. concerts. After wowing crowds at April's (07) Coachella Festival in California and performing with Scarlett Johansson, brothers William and Jim Reid have announced a string of west coast shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas in October (07). Meanwhile, the group has announced plans to record its first new album since 1998's Munki.