Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trash Can Sinatras to head out on rare acoustic tour

This is very exciting news. I reviewed the band last year in Orange County, Calif. (see review elsewhere on this blog) and have covered them many times in the past. Read more from the press release below...

Frank Reader, Paul Livingston and John Douglas from the Trashcan Sinatras will be touring the U.S. as a three-piece acoustic lineup. The bandmates celebrate their 30th anniversary, having formed in Irvine, Scotland in 1987.

"I've been in the band for 30 years now," says Livingston. "That's a long time to be in any relationship. It's a good time to take stock, see how far we've come, and think about where we're headed." The All Night with The Trashcan Sinatras acoustic tour begins in September. Initial tour dates below.

The shows will consist of two unique sets (excluding the NYC date) and fans can expect to hear some covers, too. Although the band often delves into its back catalog for obscurities, particularly during acoustic tours, many songs have never been played live.

Others may never be played again. "We will be playing some songs live that we have never attempted before, so in some ways, it's a tightrope walk for us. But, these songs are what we have done with our lives, so I accept the challenge and will try to not look down," says Douglas.

Performing acoustically will transport many of those 100 songs back to their origins. "Most of our songs are written with acoustic guitars and voices in quiet, solitary rooms, so it will be nervy but exciting to bring that sound out of the backroom and into the light," says Douglas. According to Livingston, "touring with no rhythm section means you have to take your cues more from the vocal. You can bend time and create space for the emotion of the song to come through."

With six full-length albums to their credit, starting with debut Cake in 1990, through last year's Wild Pendulum, the band has written and released just north of 100 songs. Over the course of the tour, they plan to play each one of those songs. "Now that we've reached a century of songs," says Reader, "it feels like a good time to meet up with them all again, like a high school reunion." He adds, "Those songs whose love and friendship we've nourished over the years will no doubt turn up most nights and show us why we've remained so close over the years, but it'll be most interesting to see how those with whom we've lost touch have aged." He expects that some songs will "turn up drunk and disheveled," while others "may now be dashing and distinguished, more so than we all would have guessed. I can't wait to meet them all again and find out."

Watch the music video for "All Night"
Listen to "Ain't That Something" and "Best Days On Earth

Tour Dates:

Sept 27 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Sept 28 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
Sept 30 Highland Lakes, NJ @ Seckler Stage
Oct 1 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
Oct 3 Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
Oct 4 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
Oct 6 Cleveland, OH @ Winchester Music Tavern
Oct 8 Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Oct 9 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Oct 11 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Oct 12 St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct 14 Kansas City, MO @ Gospel Lounge
Oct 16 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Oct 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
Oct 19 Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
Oct 20 Portland, OR @ Dante's
Oct 23 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct 24 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
Oct 29 Austin, TX @ 3Ten
Oct 31 Nashville, TN @ Blue Bar
Nov 1 Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
Nov 2 Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse

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