We’ve just put out our newsletter for this month, including news about our October tour through Europe, our new live album, our upcoming shows in the US and more! Click here for the full newsletter, or read a simplified version below.
We’re writing to ya from the tour trail yet again and we’ve got plenty of fun stories from the road this month. Before we get to that though, we want to remind our friends in Europe that we’re hopping a plane to come play for y’all in just a few short days!
Our European tour is right around the corner…
We try to make it across the Atlantic as often as possible, but be sure to come out and say hello this October if you can! We’re excited to perform in France for the first time on this tour, and we’ll be starting things off in Nancy at Chapiteau de la Pepiniere as part of the NancyJazz Pulsations festival on October 14. Then we’ll head to cities such as Antwerp, Belgium (Trix) and Amsterdam (People’s Place) before heading back for our last pit stop in France (La Fleche d’or in Paris).
Fans in the UK, fear not! We’ve got several shows in your region, as well. We’re ecstatic to play a set at KOKO in London, which has been around since 1900 and boasts some pretty beautiful architecture. Needless to say, we hope you can make it out to Camden Town for this one. Also, don’t miss us in cities in the UK such as Liverpool (The Kazimier), and Glasgow, Scotland (Oran Mor). In Ireland we’re excited to take the stage in Belfast (The Empire Music Hall), Cork (Crane Lane Theatre with the Cork Jazz Festival), Sligo (The Model), and Dublin (Whelan’s).
Phew! It’ll be quite a whirlwind, but we love traveling the roads and playing for the people in these parts. Our last tour through Western Europe was such a ball and we were thrilled by the energy of the crowds, so we truly can’t wait to see all you folks again. Be sure to check below for more details and links to tickets, or else check our website for our full schedule.
Be sure to check out our NEW live album!
If you make it out to one of our shows in Europe, don’t forget that we’ve just released a new album of live recordings from our previous tour through Holland. This album is special to us, so we hope you can pick it up at one of our shows or grab it online. We love playing shows more than anything and we’re happy to have the energy of our sets in Holland on record—we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
If you reside in the states, be on the look out for the Live in Holland album, as it will be available shortly in America on November 20.
Wrapping up the Blunderbuss tour: Radio City & more…
Since the start of Jack White’s Blunderbuss tour, we’ve had the pleasure of playing opening sets across the US and Canada. This month we had an absolute blast performing for sold out crowds at the one and only Radio City Music Hall in New York City! My, what a time that was, and we hope to be back soon.
Some of our absolute favorite spots touring with Jack were our dates in Canada, where we played the Sony Centre in Toronto and Montreal’s L’Olympia Theatre…the crowd in Montreal was fabulous and made for a seriously rip roarin’ time. This review from the Montreal Gazette even honored us with the designation of “one of the best opening bands to have passed through this city in a very long time”…thanks, Montreal, we can’t wait to come through again!
More US Shows in November & December
After our journey to Europe we’ll be slowin’ down the show schedule a bit, but we’re making sure to see our friends in Asheville, NC (Grey Eagle), Raleigh, NC (The Berkeley Café), Charlotte, NC (The Evening Muse), and Atlanta, GA (The Five Spot). For our hometown fans, you can catch Pokey playing a solo set in St. Louis at The Sheldon Concert Hall with Ryan Spearman on November 30.
Come December, we’ll be taking a short trip through the Midwest where we’ll play in Chicago (Schubas), Stoughton, WI (Stoughton Opera House) and Louisville, KY (Headliner’s Music Hall). Then we’re off to good ol’ Nashville for our New Years Eve show with Old Crow Medicine Show at the historic Ryman Theater!
Honoring Woody Guthrie’s Centennial…
As you may know, 2012 marks Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday; folk musicians and enthusiasts everywhere are working to properly honor this most notable folk legend on his special anniversary. We took a little time a couple of weeks back to shoot a video of our rendition of Guthrie’s “Do Re Mi”. Have a look on our Youtube page, and subscribe while you’re at it!
Thank you to our dedicated and lovely fans who keep us moving town to town…we hope to see ya soon at one of our gigs in Europe or America. Should you be interested in our merchandise, visit our website and have a look! Also, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for more frequent updates of what we’re getting into. Here’s to another great month!
See you down the road,
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three