Posted in music | tour dates on October 26, 2009

David Johansen w/ NY Dolls @ MHOW in June (more by Tim Griffin)
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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

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Comments (14)

steve conte is married to my chemistry teacher.


i've met him. he's awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:12 AM

The New York Dolls still doing the Glam Drag thing is just plain creepy. The music doesn't hold up well when it looks like a bunch of scary grandmas on stage trying to rock out.

/Feelin Hot Hot Hot.

Posted by The Mighty KC. | October 26, 2009 11:25 AM

Anybody got pics of Sylvain Sylvain without his hat on or David J wihtout his wig?

Posted by hairless in hartsboro | October 26, 2009 11:31 AM

that is one ugly woman in that picture.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:33 AM

all you young kids will die from swine flu very soon, promise.

Posted by abuela | October 26, 2009 11:43 AM

i used to live on staten island and saw david johansen all the time shopping in key foods w/ his mom and taking the ferry. it was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 11:54 AM

I saw jonhmy thunders and wayne junkie kramer of MC5 in. their band Gang War playing in Detroit

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 1:45 PM

I'm sure there are lots of good reasons for keeping the NY Dolls moniker going (more name recognition --> more money etc.), and I'm in no position to tell David muthafuckin' Johansen what he should or should not do.

Having said that, it would be not only more honest, but also more... I don't know... flattering to the music itself, I guess, if they just went as Johansen & Sylvan or something. It wouldn't saddle the whole thing with misplaced expectations etc.

By the way, Johansen's album w/ the Harry Smiths (from I think 2000) is a great selection of acoustic folk-blues -- beautifully played, beautifully sung -- with at least one masterpiece of a song, his version of Delia (not the Cash song, but the one Dylan also did a version of).

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2009 2:43 PM

david looks great!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 9:50 AM

'misplaced expectations'? wtf, like what? if you're into rock/punk/glam you know what's up,i.e. they can still bring it and they can still rock, and the new songs are quite good too.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2009 9:12 AM

the third or fourth song of the night.."I hear a melody".. I can't remember where it's from originaly/ anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous | November 29, 2009 11:28 AM

That song is called "Melody" and is from his 1979 album "In Style." Though the version he played is much different.

Does anyone have a setlist from this show?

Posted by Germ | November 29, 2009 4:03 PM

Re: Melody-It had the classic sound of a 60's pop tune.Didn't realize it was his song....

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2009 1:36 PM

Did he play "Flamingo Road"?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2009 4:55 PM

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