You did it! You graduated college and saved up enough of your parents’ money to go backpacking in Europe. Unfortunately, your best friend can’t go, saying Jimmy John’s won’t make him a manager if he leaves for a month. Your girlfriend also can’t go since she’s only a senior in high school, and anyway, she doesn’t think you should be together anymore. So, you’re on your own!
You recall reading the well-written TMT review for Six Organs of Admittance’s latest album on Drag City, Asleep on the Floodplain. After listening to the album, it may have changed your life, and the lush guitar landscapes made you feel alive and independent.
And so, before the start of your trip abroad, you notice Ben Chasny’s Six Organs of Admittance will be performing in Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Hey. you’ll be in the Netherlands! You romanticize an ethereal experience of the familiar overcoming the unknown.
Once you make it to the show, though, some tall brunette spills a beer on you. After the set, you walk up to Chasny and tell him you’re from America and that you loved the show. He says, “Cool, man,” and then walks away. This will be the last noteworthy moment of your life.
05.19.11 - Milano, Italy - Bitte
05.20.11 - Bologna, Italy - Covo Club
05.21.11 - Napoli, Italy - Palazzo
05.22.11 - Catania, Italy - Zo Culture
05.23.11 - Torino, Italy - Blah Blah
05.24.11 - Rome, Italy - Init Club
05.27.11 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate
05.28.11 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
05.29.11 - Groningen, Netherlands - Vera Groningen
05.31.11 - Penryn, UK - Miss Peapods
06.04.11 - London, UK - Cecil Sharp House
06.05.11 - Istanbul, Turkey - Tamirane
06.07.11 - Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
0608.11 - Glasgow, UK - Captains Rest
06.09.11 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
06.10.11 - Coventry, UK - Taylor John’s House
06.11.11 - Brighton, UK - Komedia
06.12.11 - Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun