Posted in music | tour dates on July 31, 2009

Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur still has something to say, and I hope I'm going to have a chance to hear him say it again, live. Joseph interacts with his audience and drew the Leeds crowd to their reluctant feet by will power, a lone hippy dancer and Bob Longworth's ability to be a gig yob at the first opportunity. By the time he sang "Faith" he had everyone like putty in his hands. The band of Greg (G Wiz) Wieczorek, Kraig Jarret Johnson and the rather too delightful Sybil Buck supported Joseph with humour (when things didn't go quite as planned) and some fine talent. Other highlights were "In the Sun," which has been covered by Peter Gabriel, and Michael Stipe of REM, and a new song crying out against the suppression of the tentative moves for freedom in Iran. [Quims]
That's a review of Joseph Arthur's July 20th show in Leeds, which was part of his most recent string of dates with backing band the Lonely Astronauts. The Akron-based singer-songwriter will drop the band for a trio of special collaborative gigs at NYC's City Wintery
Joseph Arthur & Joe Purdy (August 28) (tickets)
Joseph Arthur & Emily Wells (September 4) (tickets)
Joseph Arthur & Rene Lopez (September 25) (tickets)
Those date will be Arthur's last before heading out on a solo European tour in the fall. A note from the venue about each collaborator, with all Joseph Arthur tour dates, below...

City Winery on Joseph Arthur & Friends residency

Joe Purdy will join the party on Aug. 28th for a return to the Winery where he has already played 2 sold out shows. Purdy, an independent artist has gained tremendous acumen through his independent label, Joe Purdy records and has sold over 800,000 single track downloads to date.

On Sept. 4th, Arthur will be accompanied by Emily Wells from Los Angeles, California. Wells is a violinist who mixes hip hop production into her performances. Utilizing a looping machine, Wells mixes beats on the spot to mix with her violin tunes.

The audience will get a great treat on Sept. 25th when Arthur is joined by Rene Lopez. The two have already collaborated in the studio when Lopez asked Arthur to appear on his latest album. The two will now bring their energy to the live stage where Lopez' catchy creativity as a solo artist is sure to flourish next to Joseph Arthur.

Joseph Arthur - 2009 Tour Dates
August 8 Festival des Musiques Actuelles Alma, QC #
August 28 City Winery New York
September 4 City Winery New York
September 25 City Winery New York
October 08 L'Olympic Nantes, FR
October 09 Le Chabada Angers, FR
October 10 La Nef Angoulême, FR
October 14 La Luciole Alençon, FR
October 15 Le Café de la Danse Paris, FR
October 16 Le Café de la Danse Paris, FR
October 17 4AD Club Diksmuide, BE
October 18 Club Ancienne Belgique Brussels, BE
October 21 Théâtre de L'Alhambra Geneva, CH
October 22 El Lokal Zurich, CH
October 24 Le Poste à Galène Marseille, FR
November 27 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL
# Joseph Arthur & the Lonely Astronauts


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Comments (5)

careful on the seat selection @ city winery or you'll wind up with obstructed seating. anything on the right side of the room behind the staircase is majorly obstructed.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 1:44 PM

oh sick picture brah! you're like totally rockin' that guitar!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:36 PM

oh, how cool!

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 6:51 PM

hopefully those cunts that ruined the joe purdy show last time don't show up.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2009 10:38 AM

oh sick picture brah! you're like totally rockin' that guitar!

Posted by منتديات | August 18, 2010 4:53 AM

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