Bill Callahan announces European tour leg, meaning that they, too, will face Apocalypse

Bill Callahan announces European tour leg, meaning that they, too, will face Apocalypse

As it turned out, the apocalypse was peaceful and genial, if not slightly unsettling. At least, that’s how Bill Callahan saw it on his recent record, Apocalypse (TMT Review). Shortly before releasing Apocalypse, Callahan saw fit to inform America(!) that he’d be traveling upon their soil, as it burned under the summer sun, in order to spread word of his folksy vision. What he didn’t tell them was that he’d be spreading that very word through Europe first. Well, he’s telling you now. Before he embarks on his American tour, Bill Callahan will be touring Europe during May. Those new dates, along with the previously announced American ones, can be seen below.

Accompanying Mr. Callahan on his European trek will be fellow Drag City artist Sophia Knapp. Ms. Knapp hails from yet another Drag City group, Cliffie Swan, who, in the days when they were known as Lights, once provided tour support for Callahan. She also very recently released a 7-inch single by the title of “Nothing to Lose.” Near the end of the American dates in July, long-time folkster Ed Askew will join Callahan, who now has his 1984 album Imperfiction back in stores. Guess who reissued that? That’s right — Drag City.

Bill Callahan dates:

05.02.11 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
05.05.11 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy *
05.06.11 - Machester, UK - Central Methodist Hall *
05.07.11 - Glasgow, UK - Glasgow School of Art *
05.09.11 - London, UK - The Barbican *
05.10.11 - Bristol, UK - Bristol Trinity *
05.12.11 - Cologne, Germany - Stadt Garten *
05.13.11 - Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik *
05.14.11 - Hamburg, Germany - Café Keese *
05.15.11 - Berlin, Germany - Astra Kulturhaus *
05.17.11 - Brussels, Belgium - Theatre 140 *
05.18.11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - De Duif *
05.19.11 - Lille, France - Aéronef *
05.20.11 - Paris, France - Le Café de la Danse *
05.21.11 - San Sebastian, Spain - Teatro Principal *
05.23.11 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini Barcelona *
05.24.11 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Heineken *
05.25.11 - Seville, Spain - Salo Cosmos *
06.14.11 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
06.15.11 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
06.16.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
06.17.11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
06.18.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
06.19.11 - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library
06.22.11 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
06.27.11 - Denver, CO - High Dive
07.01.11 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
07.03.11 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07.08.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum
07.10.11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall $
07.11.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg $
07.12.11 - New York City, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
08.05-06.11 - Portland, OR - Pickathon $

* Sophia Knapp
$ Ed Askew

• Bill Callahan: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/bill-callahan
• Sophia Knapp: http://www.sophiaknapp.com
• Ed Askew: http://edaskew.bandcamp.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

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