Friday, February 22, 2008

Heaven Not Hell

Whiskey! Women! Tales of heartache and boozing, rollicking guitars and country twang. What could this mean? Why that The Mekons are on tour, of course! The legendary Leeds country punks are on the road again, setting hearts afire and playing damn fine rock ‘n’ roll music. And they’re coming to a town near you! Well, if you live in the United Kingdom, Spain, or what many people consider to be the Barcelona of America — the Midwest.

The band celebrated their 30th anniversary last year with the release of their 26th studio album, Natural (TMT Review) on Quarterstick Records. In addition to this exciting news, my friend tells me that original Mekon Jon Langford has a really cool scarf with skulls on it that you might enjoy seeing him wear. So get out your dancing shoes and Western shirt, because it’s going to be one hell of a tour. And if I don’t get this story finished soon, I am going to be late to dinner. Oops!

02.21.08 - Bristol, UK - St. Bonaventure’s
02.22.08 - Exeter, UK - Phoenix,
02.23.08 - Winchester, UK - The Railway
02.24.08 - London, UK - 100 Club
02.25.08 - Brighton, UK - Komedia
02.27.08 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo
02.28.08 - Madrid, Spain - Gruta 77
02.29.08 - Benissa, Spain - Centro Social
03.01.08 - Murcia, Spain - 12 & Medio
03.25.08 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s
03.25.08 - Chicago, IL - Schuba’s
03.26.08 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
03.27.08 - Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
03.28.08 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theater

Thank you Liz Louche.

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