the next month's dates abroad
I'm off to Portland and Seattle in the morning, for Pickathon and the Tractor respectively. With me will be a splendor-covered group of megapickers: Robbie Gjersoe, Aaron Till, Chris Scruggs, and, for Pickathon only, Don Stiernberg.
Then it's off to the UK for a series of dates with the Mekons or something very much like the Mekons. The Semi-kons: Jon, Sally, Rico, Susie, Lu, and myself. A dream on shaky legs. Because I'm not sure the tour page format will allow for European phone numbers and other Mek-oddities, I'll give the pertinent data here and hope for the best:
Aug 5 - London, 12 Bar Club (me and Jon just us two)
Aug 7 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Aug 8 - Glasgow, Admiral Bar (a solo show, just me, no kons)
Aug 9 - Inverness, Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum
Aug 14 - Skye, Aros Center
Aug 15 - Cromarty, Victoria Hall
Aug 16 - Stromness/Orkney Isles, Stromness Community Center and Town Hall
Aug 17 - Hoy/Orkney Isles, Gable End Theater
Aug 18 - Strathpeffer, house party
Aug 19 - Dundee, Clarks on Lindsay Street
On the days off in the middle I guess we're making a record, out in the middle of a peat bog, with Dame Wendy Hiller producing...
Then it's "begone Mekons!" and on to Norway, where I'll play just me:
Aug 21 - Oslo, Buckley's
Aug 22 - Ringebu
Aug 23 - Trondheim
Aug 24 - Bergen
Aug 25 - Halden, Siste Reis Pub
I'll update that with venue information when I can. Then it's onto Sweden, still just ole lonesome me:
Aug 27 - Sandviken
Aug 28 - Umea
Aug 29 - Alvekarleby
Aug 31 - Pitea
Sept 1 - Soraker
Shows are still being added in that hospitable (unless you're poor and Muslim) nation.
After that, I'm coming home for some more shows, which I'm putting on the usual tour page (sidebar right) even as you read these words...