I've mentioned these shows here and there, but never posted the tour dates. Alan Sparhawk of Low's other band Retribution Gospel Choir is on tour and now in NYC. Tonight's (June 17) show at Union Hall is with Ida. Tomorrow is at Mercury Lounge with Thalia Zadek. All dates and ticket info below....
Hello friends.Retribution Gospel Choir - 2008 Tour Dates
I've played over a thousand shows from CBGBs to the Royal Albert Hall, driven literally a half million miles, recorded multiple internationally distributed and critically acclaimed releases with my beautiful wife Mimi Parker and our band called Low. Now, I want to introduce to my next project: Retribution Gospel Choir. We started three or four years ago and have already toured around the US a bit and released a couple tour EPs. We're a good band and great things happen when we play live. Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, etc.) convinced us to let him produce us, and it worked. It's a heavy and singable record with lots of guitar. We did it in San Francisco at Hyde Street Studio, where we met Billy Joel and the Dead Kennedys. People got hurt.
I think this is a great record and I think we're going to surprise a lot of people.
Jun 17 - Union Hall Brooklyn, New York (tix) w/ Ida
Jun 18 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York (tix) w/ Thalia Zedek
Jun 19 - Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jun 20 - Casa del Popolo Montreal, Quebec
Jun 21 - Rivoli Toronto, Ontario
Jun 22 - Eagle Theater Pontiac, Michigan
Jul 6 - Casbah San Diego, California
Jul 7 - Troubadour Los Angeles, California
Jul 8 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Jul 10 - Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon