Bradley: So how did the idea of running through each album over two nights come about? Obviously the recent Matador reissues played a part, but were you all into the idea initially, or was anyone resistant?Mission of Burma start their mini-tour of full album performances tonight in Boston (June 12). The NYC shows are June 14th and 15th. I have a pair to giveaway to each of the NY ones. For a chance at winning, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: mission). Include your first and last name, which show you would prefer (the 14th or 15th), and tell me which band named themselves after one of the albums that's being performed.
Clint Conley: The idea first arose when we were asked to do "vs" at the Pitchfork Fest. That seemed quite an honor, and an idea totally worth stealing and repeating. Seemed to me we were of like-mind on the matter.
Roger Miller: I can't recall exactly, but I think (MoB manager and Fenway Recordings head honcho) Mark Kates suggested it. It's that "Don't Look Back" idea that the ATP festival started, where bands perform their classic albums. It just kind of made sense given the reissues. We certainly would not have done this except that the reissues are coming out. Last fall we hardly performed any of the old stuff, because we were focusing on the new ideas.
You can still buy tickets too. All dates below....
Mission of Burma - 2008 Tour Dates
Jun 12 - Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 13 - Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Jun 14 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jun 15 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Jun 27 - First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 28 - Black Cat DC, Washington DC
Jul 18 - Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, Illinois
Jul 19 - Bohemian National Home Detroit, Michigan