ROBYN HITCHCOCK CELEBRATES
WITH EPIC LIVE SCHEDULE
PERFORMING AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IN LOS ANGELES
TWO SHOWS WITH YO LA TENGO TO PERFORM
BLACK SNAKE DIAMOND RÖLE IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO
SOLO DATES RESUME IN SEPTEMBER
(New York, NY) Yep Roc recording artist Robyn Hitchcock continues his seemingly endless live schedule with the announcement of a wide-ranging array of upcoming dates.
ROBYN HITCHCOCK, the legendary British artist’s acclaimed 21
studio recording and first-ever eponymous release, is available now at all music retailers and streaming services.
First off, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Hitchcock to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his career and latest music. The evening will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman on September 26th and will also include a live performance. Hitchcock will then reteam with longtime friends Yo La Tengo for performances of his classic 1981 solo debut, BLACK SNAKE DIAMOND RÖLE, the first set for San Francisco’s The Fillmore on September 29th and the latter presented by KCRW at the historic Regent Theater in downtown Los Angeles on October 1st.
North American solo dates will resume in September, including a two-night stand at Toronto, ON’s The Drake (September 21st and 22nd) and two sets at New York’s City Winery, one being an all-request set. Additional U.S. dates will then continue in November, with shows already scheduled through February 2018. Confirmed dates are listed below.
Hitchcock recently toured the States with the Psychedelic Furs, and performed at Happy Valley and Pickathon as well as the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival, where he paid homage to “The Music of The Incredible String Band” in an extraordinary tribute concert curated by Joe Boyd and featuring ISB founding member Mike Heron and bassist Danny Thompson.
For updates and ticket availability, please check out robynhitchcock.com/tour.
ROBYN HITCHCOCK ON TOUR 2017-2018
2 – Woodstock, NY – Woodstock Playhouse
3 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All RIght
14 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
19 – Winnipeg, MB – Good Will Social Club
21-22 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
26 – Los Angeles, CA – GRAMMY Museum At L.A. Live
29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *
1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater *
11-12 – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic
14 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
15 – Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit Cabaret
18 – New York, NY – City Winery (2 sets; one all-request)
19 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
17 – Newburyport, MA – Firehouse Center for The Arts
* Performing BLACK SNAKE DIAMOND RÖLE w/Yo La Tengo
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Hailed by Uncut as “the psych maverick’s loudest, liveliest album in decades,” ROBYN HITCHCOCK is also available via at the official Yep Roc Store. The album has drawn some of the most ecstatic press notices of Hitchcock’s four-decade career. “Witty, moving and seriously catchy,” raved Paste, “ROBYN HITCHCOCK is a glorious return for a man who wasn’t really gone in the first place.” “Astonishing evidence of a creative force that refuses to tamp down,” declared A.V. Club. “Four decades as a musician have only deepened, not lessened, Hitchcock’s legendary imagination and witty asides as we all trudge through reality.” “The bendy mirror through which (Hitchcock) refracts experience offers a sharper view year upon year,” noted Record Collector. “If his impishly sardonic persona implies disengagement from reality, even a cursory glance at his lyrics betrays the preoccupations of an individual familiar with the abyss.” “As random as a Frenchman’s hat,” wrote David Quantick in Classic Rock. “Songs like ‘Mad Shelley’s Letterbox’ and the superb ‘1970 In Aspic’ couldn’t be written by anyone else. A worthwhile ball to put in his canon.” “These 10 gems slither, rock, roll, glide and shapeshift, coalescing around Hitchcock’s typically anxious, strained but striking and immediately identifiable vocals,” raved American Songwriter. “Hitchcock not only hasn’t lost his edge, but has sharpened his knives on this superb set. Newcomers can start here to get a whiff of one of music’s most pungent, eccentric and lovable journeymen doing what he does best, knowing they have plenty more to explore from where this came from.” PopMatters agreed: “If you’re a Robyn Hitchcock fan, this album is an affirmation of his continued skill and talent. If you’re a newbie, buy this album and then buy all the others. It’s a wonderfully twisted ride.”
The album was heralded earlier this year with the acclaimed first single, “I Want To Tell You About What I Want.” The track premiered exclusively via NPR Music where it was hailed as “pungently playful…(Hitchcock) sounds renewed, refreshed and irascibly rambunctious.” “Hitchcock isn’t one to shy away from a political statement,” noted Nashville Scene. “In that spirit…(‘I Want To Tell You About What I Want’) shares a little bit of DNA with (The Soft Boys’) ‘I Wanna Destroy You.'” “Hitchcock’s sense of humor shines through the darkness,” declared Stereogum.
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