Jens Lekman thought he’d drop by the US and Mexico in 2018, wanted to see if you’d be home

Jens Lekman thought he'd drop by the US and Mexico in 2018, wanted to see if you'd be home
Photo: Ellika Hendrikson

I don’t really like to go out of my way to talk about this; but: I’m kind of a BIG WHEEL in this whole independent music scene, you guys.

I know TONS of people; artists, publicists, label-owners, concert promoters, Red Bull distributors…fucking everyone. It’s a crazy lifestyle.

Like, take Jens Lekman.

Jens Lekman and I are, like, pals, you guys.

I mean: dude totally emails me yesterday — no subject line or anything, we’re tight like that — to see if I’m gonna be around the contiguous United States (and/or Mexico) next Feb.

Says he’s going to be playing some solo gigs in support of his sensuous-ass Life Will See You Now album, which he released earlier this year via my dogs at Secretly Canadian (we all went bowling at SXSW, FYI).

So, I say (without even bothering to use caps!): “like, when and where?”

And he’s like: “Here, Dan; I’ll attach a list of all the dates, and here’s where you can buy tickets.”

…honestly? I was sort of offended that he wanted me to pay retail for that shit!

So fuck it, right? I’m just gonna share the whole list of dates publicly with YOU GUYS, whether Lekman likes it or not! HAHA. Check ‘em out.

Oh yeah; and for a taste of the vibe you’re likely to encounter at these gigs, here’s a live clip of Lekman performing a few new songs live on Bird on the Wire last month. (No worries, I’m tight with those peeps, too; they won’t mind me sharing.)

Lekman solo:

01.29.17 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
01.30.17 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
02.01.17 - Asheville, NC - Mothlight
02.02.17 - Durham, NC - Pinhook
02.03.17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Mueseum
02.05.17 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
02.06.17 - Urbana, IL - Independent Media Center
02.07.17 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
02.09.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Back Room @ Collectivo
02.10.17 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
02.12.17 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
02.14.17 - Mexico City, MX - Sala Corona

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