John Parish and PJ Harvey Make Beautiful Music Together Again

John Parish and PJ Harvey are touring together across Europe this spring. They'll be playing cards on the bus, taking photos in front of the Eiffel Tour, telling each other ghost stories, and all the other fun things people presumably do on tour. But wait -- who is John Parish, you ask? Well, ask no more. Perhaps you are familiar with his 1996 joint album with Ms. Harvey, Dance Hall at Louse Point. Perhaps you recall that he produced her latest full-length, White Chalk (TMT Review). But there is soooo much more to John Parish than just the aforementioned facts.

Let me lay it down for ya. The working relationship between these two fine English artists started in the late 1980s, when they were in a band together called Automatic Dlamini -- one of PJ Harvey's first musical projects. Parish then began working as a producer, both with Harvey and with a spectrum of artists like Giant Sand, Sparklehorse, Tracy Chapman, and 16 Horsepower. He co-wrote an Eels album, guested on the first Goldfrapp album, and collaborated with Portishead's Adrian Utley. Quite an impressive pedigree, mmmm??? All I've done in the past 10 years is work retail and learn how to make Thai green curry. And now the Parish/Harvey partnership is back in effect. Not only is this tour in the works, but a new album, A Woman a Man Walked By, is slated for a March 30 release on Island Records

04.15.09 - Brighton, UK - Corn Exchange
04.16.09 - Oxford, UK - Regal
04.18.09 - Bristol, UK - Anson Rooms
04.20.09 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
04.22.09 - Birmingham, UK - Town Hall
04.24.09 - Manchester, UK - Ritz
04.26.09 - Edinburgh, UK - Queen's Hall
05.02.09 - Porto, Portugal - Casa Da Musica
05.04.09 - Milan, Italy - Auditorium
05.06.09 - Stuttgart, Germany - Theaterhaus
05.07.09 - Berlin, Germany - Passionskirche
05.09.09 - Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen
05.10.09 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
05.11.09 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
05.13.09 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
05.14.09 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
05.17.09 - Paris, France - Bataclan

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