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[On new record Li(f)e] Sage Francis' biting and sardonic wordplay now further empowered by talented musicians including producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) and Jim Becker and Tim Rutili of acclaimed Chicago outfit Califone. Francis has also enlisted a roster of uniquely talented songwriters including exGrandaddy frontman Jason Lytle, Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie, Tim Fite, members of Calexico, DeVotchKa, and Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse - each of whose compositions were then interpreted by Francis and the band. [Sage Francis news]Sage Francis plays SXSW on March 18th then takes a break until May when he launches a North American tour stretching from Boston on May 12th to NYC's Webster Hall on June 25th. Joining him on the road will be B. Dolan and Free Moral Agents (a group that features Ikey Ownes of the Mars Volta). Tickets to Webster Hall go on AmEx presale starting Wednesday, March 10th at noon. General sale starts Friday at noon.
The album, with the Shepard Fairey cover art posted above, comes out May 11th on Anti-/Epitaph Records. All tour dates and videos (including one of Francis collaborator B. Dolan and Providence's What Cheer? Brigade street band performing a song off his new Fallen House, Sunken City live) are below...
Sage Francis & B. Dolan - Superbad parody - Li(f)e On the Road Tour - "Supabeard"
"Border Crossing" LIVE - B. Dolan w/ What Cheer? Brigade Feb 27, 2010
Sage Francis - Whore Monger - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN at Rhymesayers Haiti Benefit show 1/10/10
Sage Francis - 2010 Tour Dates
03/18/10 SXSW @ The Independent at 12:30 a.m.
05/12/10 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs 480 Massachusetts Ave
05/13/10 S. Burlington, VT. Higher Ground 1214 Williston Rd
05/14/10 Portland, ME. Port City Music Hall 504 Congress St
05/15/10 Ottawa, ON. Ritual Nightclub 137 Besserer Street
05/16/10 Toronto ONT The Opera House 735 Queen St. East
05/18/10 Detroit, MI. Alvin's 5756 Cass Ave.
05/19/10 Detroit, MI. The Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St
05/20/10 Milwaukee, WI. Turner Hall 1032 North Fourth St.
05/21/10 Minneapolis MN First Avenue, 701 First Avenue North
05/22/10 Columbia MO, The Blue Note 17 North Ninth Street
05/24/10 Englewood, CO. Gothic Theatre 3263 South Broadway
05/25/10 Salt Lake City, UT. Urban Lounge 241 South 500 East
05/26/10 Missoula MT. Badlander 208 Ryman St
05/28/10 Edmonton, AB. The Starlite Room 10030 102 Street NW
05/29/10 Calgary, AB. Distillery 615 7 Ave
05/31/10 Vancouver, BC. The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St.
06/01/10 Seattle WA, Showbox SoDo 1700 1st Ave.
06/02/10 Portland, OR. Berbati's Pan 231 SW Ankeny
06/04/10 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd.
06/05/10 Santa Cruz, CA. The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue
06/06/10 Los Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
06/07/10 Solana Beach, CA. Belly Up Tavern 143 S. Cedros Ave.
06/09/10 Pomona, CA. The Glass House 200 West Second Street
06/10/10 Tempe, AZ. The Clubhouse 1320 E. Broadway Rd.
06/11/10 Tucson AZ, Club Congress 311 East Congress
06/12/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 120 Central Ave. SW
06/14/10 TX, .DALLAS Granada Theatre 3524 Greenville Avenue
06/15/10 Austin TX, Mohawk, 912 Red River
06/16/10 Houston TX House of Blues - Houston 1204 Caroline Street
06/18/10 Orlando FL Club at Firestone 578 North Orange Ave.
06/19/10 Atlanta, GA. The Loft 1374 W. Peachtree
06/21/10 Carrboro , NC. Cat's Cradle 300 East Main Street
06/22/10 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 1353 H St. NE
06/23/10 Baltimore MD, The Ottobar, 2549 North Howard St.
06/24/10 Philadelphia, PA. Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street
06/25/10 New York NY. Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St.