“BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS”
BREAKING NEWS: We're doing a Chuck and Stephie duo show opening for Lucinda Williams in Sacramento Jan 27th at the Crest Theatre.
As you have no doubt heard by now, on February 10 Yep Roc will be releasing "BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS" on CD, cassette and (yes, oh yes, yes... vinyl too!). The RELEASE DATE bears repeating: February 10. Write that date on the back of your hand.
We have pre-order links and bundles that include "BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS" along with tickets to a show. And it's shaping up to be a great tour. The band is on all fours and firing like one big master cylinder [Does anyone remember the Master Cylinder? What a villain! They say he's coming back, you know]. We'll be playing songs off the new record [along with all the hits, of course], plus some songs we've picked up at the dry cleaners on the way to the airport. On the dates overseas we're thrilled to have one Max Gomez opening the shows. And on most of the US shows we'll have the Bottle Rockets with us!
Double check if there's a city near you. The last e-mail blast omitted a handful of shows. I don't know why. I usually just surf the web and see if I can find the dates somewhere and grab `em. As it turns out, there's a lot of disinformation out there. FAKE NEWS! LOSERS! SAD! ANYWAY: Mah bad. I guess I was a little punchy after all that holiday family stuff. Not to mention I was coming out of a four-day Bob Dylan rarities jag.....which takes its toll.
Ticket + Album Preorder Bundles here: https://www.musicglue.com/chuck-prophet/?lf=1da74428f54ce0cbc0b1e9fed054fb9a
But yeah, we've got tour dates on both sides of the pond. A couple shows are selling out. Small, intimate places, but sell-outs just the same. So this is as good a time as any to get with the program. Dig in, people. With both hands.
Hey, I just got returned from the Light Of Day shows out East. A way cool experience. Shared stages with a stellar bunch of fellow travelers on the Hillbilly Highway. The Light Of Day foundation is dedicated to sticking it to Parkinson's. Although the cause is serious the music was fun. They're doing the Lord's work. If you want to learn more GO HERE: http://www.lightofday.org.
My baggage never made it out East. But my guitar did. I rolled with it. To be honest, wearing the same clothes every day wasn't so bad. Kinda made me feel young and hungry and desperate.
Eventually I made it out to Asbury Park where I settled in for the Light Of Day shows, and ended up getting a lot of exercise humping around the outlet stores in Neptune, New Jersey. [If anyone needs help finding a J Crew near Asbury Park, I'm your man.] And when I wasn't schlepping around the outlet mall, I was trying to keep up with all the great songwriters I played with (Joe Grushecky, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, Joe D'Urso, James Maddock, Jeffrey Gaines, Ben Arnold and others ... I'm sure I left someone out.). Willie Nile is this wiry little dude who can work a crowd like all get-out. We did a few songwriting in-the-round shows together and he kept me on my toes. One night just as we were climbing on stage Willie turned to me and whispered in my ear, "I can bench press 400 pounds. You know that, right?" Then he picked up a 400 pound bench! [Don't get Willie riled.] It was a blast. Willie played a song called "Saving All My Semen For You" which Garth Brooks or one of those kinds of dudes really should cut. That would put Garth back on the map for sure. It's a stone cold smash. Oh well [sigh], what can I say? I should have been a country music producer.
Power to the people write on,
2/10/17 – Geislingen an der Steuge, DE - Ratschenmuhle
2/11/17 – Ravensburg, DE - Zehntscheuer
2/12/17 – Wesel, DE – Jugendzentrum Karo
2/13/17 – Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
2/14/17 – Oxford, UK – The Bullingdon
2/15/17 – Glasgow , UK- ABC2
2/16/17 – Leeds, UK – The Brudnell Social Club
2/17/17 – Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
2/18/17 – Winchester, UK – The Railway SOLD OUT
2/19/17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
2/20/17 – Bristol, UK – The Tunnels
2/21/17 – London, UK – The Garage
2/22/17 – Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
2/23/17 – Leiden, NL – QBUS
2/25/17 - Zurich, CH - El Lokal
2/26/17 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
2/27/17 - Prague, CZ - Jazz Dock\
3/10/17 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
3/11/17 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
3/12/17 – Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada
3/14/17 – Omaha, NE – The Sunday Roadhouse Presents
3/15/17 – St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club
3/16/17 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ The Bottle Rockets
3/17/17 – Chicago – Old School of Folk w/ The Bottle Rockets
3/18/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall w/ The Bottle Rockets
3/19/17 – Fort Wayne, IN – The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar
3/21/17 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
3/22/17 – Buffalo, NY – Sportsmen's Tavern
3/23/17 – Worthington, OH – Natalie's SOLD OUT
3/24/17 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
3/25/17 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
3/26/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Café
3/28/17 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton Live w/ The Bottle Rockets
3/29/17 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ The Bottle Rockets
3/30/17 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live w/ The Bottle Rockets
3/31/17 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki w/ The Bottle Rockets
4/1/17 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall w/ The Bottle Rockets
1/2717 - Chuck and Stephanie duo opening for Lucinda Williams at the Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA
All overseas dates with Max Gomez opening.