Frank Black Is Back In Black:
First Solo Tour In 10 Years
By: Spacelab Research Staff Frank Black has been getting seriously busy lately. In addition to the recent iTunes release of Frank Black and the Catholics albums One More Road For The Hit and Snake Oil, he released a full on double album of solo material titled Fast Man Raider Man on June 20th.
He's planning a fast and loose tour in support of the album, rolling around North America in August to play a set of dates in which he'll headline or be the opening act for the Foo Fighters. It'll be his first solo tour since 1995.
"I like the idea that I don't have to 'follow the beat,' that I can pull the songs a part a little bit, change the set right there on stage if I want," Black said recently.
Mr. Black has also been working with his partner in crime Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu) on some new material, due for release later this year. He'll spend part of July touring with the Pixies on the European festival circuit.
Frank Black: Tour Dates 08-09 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
08-11 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
08-12 - Lexington, KY - The Dame
08-13 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy's
08-14 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon
08-15 - Washington, DC - Constitution Hall
08-16 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
08-18 - Wellfleet, MA - Wellfleet Beachcomber
08-19 - Brooklyn, NY - Southpaw
08-21 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
08-22 - Boston, MA - Wang Center
08-23 - Toronto, Ontario - Hummingbird
08-25 - Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre
08-26 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
08-29 - Los Angeles, CA - Pantages Theatre
08-30 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catlyst
08-31 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's Night Club