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David Johansen w/ NY Dolls @ MHOW in June (more by Tim Griffin)
The New York Dolls will be playing an eight show UK tour in December, but before that, Dolls frontman David Johansen will bring the David Johansen Band to NYC's Highline Ballroom for a show on Saturday, November 28th. Tickets are on sale.
The NY Dolls went on a North American tour earlier this year to promote their Todd Rundgren-produced album Cause I Sez So. Recently, Johansen contributed harmonica to the new record from Steve Conte, NY Dolls' guitarist since their 2004 reunion. That album Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth (produced by Steve Lillywhite) came out out October 20th on the Varese Sarabande label.
Johnny Thunders died 18 years ago in New Orleans. The hotel room he shot up in before ODing is now a tourist attraction.
In other old-guy rock news, Iggy & the Stooges will be playing Raw Power in full at ATP NY in 2010.
Some choice videos (including David Johansen taking on music critics and the idea of old New York & CBGBs...) and all Dolls tour dates are below...
LWMB Meets David Johansen (New York Dolls)
David Johansen & Larry Saltzman - Last Kind Words (from Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus)
David Johansen - Heard the News video, 1984
David Johansen "Better Than You" live acoustic @ Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ 5/1/2009
NY Dolls - 2009 Tour Dates
Dec 02 Junction Cambridge
Dec 03 Anson Rooms Bristol
Dec 04 The Forum London
Dec 05 Hard Rock Hell Fest Minehead
Dec 06 Talking Heads Southampton
Dec 08 Assembly Leamington Spa
Dec 09 Academy Liverpool
Dec 10 Picture House Edinburgh, Scotland