2021 Tour Dates

September
17 CATSKILL NY Avalon Lounge details/tickets
18 PHILADELPHIA PA Lou & Conni’s
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19 BALTIMORE MD Ottobar
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21 RICHMOND VA Fuzzy Cactus
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22 CARRBORO NC Twin House Music
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23 ASHEVILLE NC Fleetwoods
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24 NASHVILLE TN East Rooms
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25 MEMPHIS TN Gonerfest
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26 LOUISVILLE KY Zanzabar
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27 ROCKFORD IL Mary's Place
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29 MINNEAPOLIS MN Hook & Ladder
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30 MADISON WI Kiki's House of Righteous Music
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October
01 MILWAUKEE WI Club Garibaldi
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03 COLUMBUS OH Spoonful Records details/tickets
04 BUFFALO NY Mowhawk Place
05 ROCHESTER NY The Bop Shop
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Some promoters or venues put tickets up on sale six months in advance and hound me every week because they've only sold a handful of tickets. Other venues don't bother that much and the word somehow gets out by osmosis or word of mouth, and some promoters have websites and ticket link that are buried so deep in the dungeons, bowels or vaults of the internet that I have to spend hours trying to find them because hardly anybody ever sends me a ticket link. A lot of venues have Facebook pages with attached event pages which you might somehow stumble across if you look at all the stuff that people send out - I don't do this because I don't have that much time to indulge myself in the depression that this kind of thing seems to bring about in me. When I stumble across one that pertains to me I always click 'Interested' and 'Going' which is as well because if I don't do both of those things it won't be much of an event.
Sometimes outside promoters book the shows and if you go on the website for the venue there'll be nothing listed in their event calendar, presumably because they'd prefer to put their energies into harassing the promoter who in turn has to harass me until I feel obliged to give money to Facebook to promote the show because the economy has just taken a down turn and hey - don't you want people to come to your show? The answer is yes, but as you're taking a large chunk of the door for what is basically just room rental, plus all the bar takings I think you'd should do some of the fucking work. That last bit's aimed at venues, not promoters
I hope my deep loathing for aspects of the ah...industry that I'm supposed to be a part of isn't shining through too much. I'm pleased to say that the promoters and show organisers on this tour are all good guys!
I really should go and rehearse up a thin veneer of professionalism to get me through this thing.
Keep your distance, stay safe, and for fuck's sake if you haven't already done so get vaccinated. It's all we've got.
And don't forget to wash your hands.




12 comments:

  1. This is a depressing post

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    1. I'm sorry you find it depressing, it certainly wasn't meant to be. Would you like to explain why you think that?

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  2. I love, no seriously...LOVE, this post! You, unfortunately, are not wrong in your assessment of the lax attitude of venues and some promoters in regards to actually promoting a show. It blows my mind when I go to a show and see 30-50 people for someone that should have drawn 150-300 but when you ask around, you find out that few people knew that So and So Band was going to be in town. It falls on the venue to promote the heck out of the show, after all, people that attend a show tend to be thirsty at some point.
    I'm going to try to attend the Rockford, IL show....if I can figure out how to actually buy a damn ticket.

    All the best, Eric and stay safe!

    Jay Toncray

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    1. I think the Rockford show is just a question of showing up. It's a pass-the-hat job. Bun E Carlos of Cheap Trick fame has given up his Monday night slot to accommodate me! I hope you can come and I'm really pleased you like this post so much. Thanks!

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  3. Nothing remotely depresses me about you hitting the road and playing gigs again, it's a chink of light in all this, the combination of hideous illness and wanton idiocy of some.

    Fully vaccinated and ready whenever you feel you can make it back over here, only right that we all feel a bit wary but getting out to see your (and Amy's) gigs are one of the reasons I can keep pressing on (even more so than seeing the original Damned line-up).

    Put me down as this post has cheered me up.

    Stay safe.

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  4. Not suggesting for a minute you're the one displaying any idiocy Ella, just realised that's a bit unclear.

    There is plenty out there daily that we see through the news is what I meant.

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  5. Anything in the pipeline for the uk Eric, had tickets for the fox an newt in Leeds a few year back but couldn't make it due to illness.

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  6. Love the post. Looking forward to seeing you in the U.S. Not vaccinated though. I had the covid and have natural antibodies. Lots of misinformation out there, but the vaccine does not seem to be doing much for a virus that really isn't that dangerous unless you are already sick.

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    1. It might not be dangerous but it nearly killed me. I'd advise you to get tested again to see if you still have these "natural antibodies". There is indeed a lot of misinformation out there. Check your facts and get vaccinated.

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  7. Eric, your Wreckless Eric. Com website is coming up as unsafe do not proceed when I try and click on it. You might want to get your Web guy ( OK you) to have a look sometime.

    Still remember one on the best night's of my life when you played at our house in Meppershall, Beds. Dec 2008. We're in Brighton now and love to see you again if you and Amy ever make it back here. All the best Martyn.

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  8. Please do another World Tour. At least to Yorkshire, anyway.
    Silence haunts the streets of Leeds.

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    1. Actually, I'm sure Radio 6 (the thinking person's Radio 2) said you're doing a UK tour?

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