17 CATSKILL NY Avalon Lounge details/tickets
18 PHILADELPHIA PA Lou & Conni’s details/tickets
19 BALTIMORE MD Ottobar details/tickets
21 RICHMOND VA Fuzzy Cactus details
22 CARRBORO NC Twin House Music details/tickets
23 ASHEVILLE NC Fleetwoods details/tickets
24 NASHVILLE TN East Rooms details/tickets
25 MEMPHIS TN Gonerfest details/tickets
26 LOUISVILLE KY Zanzabar details/tickets
27 ROCKFORD IL Mary's Place details/tickets
29 MINNEAPOLIS MN Hook & Ladder details/tickets
30 MADISON WI Kiki's House of Righteous Music details/tickets
01 MILWAUKEE WI Club Garibaldi details/tickets
03 COLUMBUS OH Spoonful Records details/tickets
04 BUFFALO NY Mowhawk Place
05 ROCHESTER NY The Bop Shop details/tickets
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.