Posted in music | tour dates on April 14, 2009

Marianne Faithfull @ City Winery (more by Lori Baily)
Marianne Faithfull

Marianne Faithfull is performing at NYC's Town Hall on Thursday, September 24th. Tickets ($86 / $51 / $31) go on AmEx presale starting Wednesday, April 15th at 11 AM. General sale begins Friday, April 17th at noon.

We also have a pair of front row tickets to giveaway. Details on how to with them below.

For the show, Faithfull will be accompanied by a band consisting of Greg Cohen, Marc Ribot, Rob Burger, Joey Baron, Ryan Scott, Christina Courtin, Christopher Hoffman, Lenny Pickett and Marty Elrich. Much, if not all, of that cast contribute to her new album and/or were spotted playing with Faithfull at her City Winery gigs, and on Letterman, in late March.

Marc Ribot, who definitely played at the City Winery shows and on Letterman, has his own week of shows planned for early May, to celebrate his 55th birthday.

Faithfull's newest disc Easy Come, Easy Go, which consists of 12 covers from Neko Case to Billie Holiday, is out now on Decca Records.

Faithfull was recently interviewed by the newly married Ryan Adams.

Marianne Faithfull: And I'll be doing a couple of gigs with the original band on the record. I'm sure you know all those guys as well.

Ryan Adams: Tell me about why you chose to cover the Decemberists' "The Crane Wife 3."

MF: Hal [Willner] found that song, and what I love about "The Crane Wife" is that it's a folk tale. It's about a man who falls in love with and marries a swan. The only real concept for this record was to work with great songs, and these were the ones that happened to be chosen from the modern idiom. I could have easily taken one of yours, and maybe I will one day. [Black Book Mag]

Awkward? All dates, pro-shot video from one of the City Winery shows, and contest details below...

To win the pair of tickets to Town Hall, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Marianne). Include your first and last name and age. One winner will be picked at random,

Marianne Faithfull - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 17 Cite De La Musique Paris, Ile-de-France
Jun 18 Cite De La Musique Paris, Ile-de-France
Jul 2 Citadel Music Festival Berlin, Berlin
Jul 4 Vienna State Opera House Vienna, Wien
Jul 7 Stimmen 09 LÖRRACH, Baden-Württemberg
Jul 9 Auditorio Parque Torres Cartagena, Murcia
Jul 20 The Royal Festival Hall London, London and South East
Jul 22 Messe Stuttgart, Halle C1 Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Sep 24 Town Hall New York, NY

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Comments (8)

This lady looks old.

Only some old farts are going to give a shit about this.

I'm only into music made by fetuses, you losers.

Posted by Kid Danger | April 14, 2009 3:50 PM

Anybody know who wrote the "Times Square" song?

Also,

old(er) or not

I'D
HIT
IT.

Much respect.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2009 5:31 PM

Barry Reynolds (her guitarist for a long time) wrote it, and Marianne changed a few lyrics here and there to make it fit for her.

You should check out the live version she does on her album "Blazing Away". Tears the fucking house down.

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