Posted in Contests | To Do | music on February 27, 2008

DOWNLOAD: CHOM 97.7 interview w/ Henry Rollins (MP3)

Henry Rollins & doll, Birmingham, AL, Feb 19, 2008 (CRED)
Henry Rollins and doll

"The older I get, the more I enjoy touring and being on stage," said Rollins, 47. "I've tailored my life around the tour. Being off the road is a depressing experience."

Rollins likes being a loner, a fiery outspoken rebel with many causes. Tonight, Rollins will spout off about politics, music and whatever else may come to mind in a nearly three-hour spoken-word performance.... [Baltimore Sun, yesterday]

Henry Rollins is in Brooklyn for a two-night spoken word stand at Warsaw tonight (Feb 27) and tomorrow (Feb 28). I have two pairs of tickets to give away. Want to win? Learn how, and watch a video of Henry on Carson Daly, below....

Henry Rollins on the Carson Daly Show

TO WIN A PAIR OF ROLLINS TIX: email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Rollins). Answer the following questions in the email:


1) What NYC venue did Rollins play/speak at in April 2007.
2) What is your first and last name (for guestlist)
3) Which night do you want to go? (I have one pair for each night.)
Tickets are also still on sale. More tour dates HERE.

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Comments (10)

If you haven't seen Rollins do spoken word, you don't know what you're missing. It's a great show!

Posted by venison | February 27, 2008 12:33 PM

For an older man he is so hot =].

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 1:41 PM

For an older man he is so hot =].

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 1:41 PM

He must work out

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 2:10 PM

His spoken word is an incredible experience. Rollins happens to be very funny.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 4:44 PM

"What NYC venue did Rollins play/speak at in April 2007."

Nietzsche's bathtub. And the sound sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 9:20 PM

Does anyone know what time he started last night?

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 10:15 AM

Yeah, the tickets for tonight say 7.

Anyone who went last night and can give insight on when is the best time to get there, how quickly seats filled up, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 11:04 AM

saw rollins band live once, in S.F. --it was bone-crushing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 1:20 PM

With nearly 30 years of touring under his belt, both with his many bands as well as his spoken word performances, Henry Rollins remains as relevant as he was when we all first heard him scream the words to Rise Above. While he continually made light of his aging years, he’s now 47, his ideas are young and thought provoking.

Among his many stories; Taking a vacation—to Pakistan. Being in Pakistan while former Primie Minster Bhutto was assassinated. Feeling some fear for his life as an american, but realizing he was caught up on something larger than himself- a unified humanity searching for peace and understanding with one other.

So went most of the evening. Stories of his many travels. His constant search of understanding cultures both well known to him (Americans) as well as countries foreign to him.

Also mentioned quite often was his vulnerability. Something that I would say has changed over the years. The young Henry Rollins was menacing with his shirtless, sculpted body screaming/rallying against the injustices felt by punk-oriented youth. He now stands as an older wiser man- who has come full circle with his bitter- distancing-paranoid ways. He mentions often his suburu outback and the fact he sleeps alone with notebooks scattered over his bed.

His last story involved his traveling to Capetown in south Africa for a show he’s been waiting years to do. He’s filming a documentary about the trip and that seemed to have a greater affect on him than his doing the actual shows. He went to the poor areas and met young men and women dying of AIDS. Saw how there is reluctance to speak about the disease in the open. He met a few people who have begun to discuss in the open the disease. He was very moved by both a doctor he met as well as a politician who have begun to create open dialogue about the disease.

This is really ultimately what Rollins was about last night- dialogue. Each story was woven into one other with little side stories that ranged anywhere from hilarious to sad. But his main point was that through dialogue we learn something about each other. He encouraged people to go and see the world and experience different “cultures, sights and smells” and not forget that through dialogue we can learn about each other and how to better help one another to create a better existence.

Posted by almack | February 29, 2008 7:57 PM

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