Posted in music | tour dates on May 11, 2010

Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks - legendary collaborator, producer and songwriter - has already been noted as on the schedule for Pop Montreal, which runs September 29th-October 3rd and also includes Swans. And like Swans, he'll also play a Brooklyn show in October. It happens at the Bell House on Saturday, October 2nd. Tickets go on sale today (soon, by noon).

That show is with Clare & the Reasons, a group Parks played with on the West Coast earlier this year. Clare & the Reasons also play May 12th at Joe's Pub (tickets) and have more shows in Europe with Van Dyke Parks this summer.

Van Dyke Parks performed at the Hal Willner-produced "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues!" show at Lincoln Center last January. Videos of VDP playing a few songs (including one with Brian Wilson), with all currently known dates, below...

Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks - Orange Crate Art

Van Dyke Parks -- Home in Pasadena With John Reynolds' Hollywood Hotshots, February 2008

Clare & The Reasons - 2010 Tour Dates
May 12 Joe's Pub NYC New York, New York, US
May 29 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona, Barcelona, ES *
Jun 18 Queen Elisabeth Hall~Meltdown Festival s LONDON, London and, UK *
Jun 24 Handelsbeurs~ Gent Belgium Gent, Belgium, BELGIUM *
Jun 25 Paradiso Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherland, NETHERLANDS *
Aug 07 MASS MoCA Concert Series North Adams, Massachuse, US
Aug 17 Cotton Club Tokyo Tokyo, jp, JAPAN
Aug 18 Cotton Club Tokyo Tokyo, jp, JAPAN
Aug 19 Cotton Club Tokyo Tokyo, jp, JAPAN
Aug 20 Cotton Club Tokyo Tokyo, jp, JAPAN
Aug 23 Millennium Park ~ Dusk Variations Series Chicago, Illinois
Thu 09/23/10 Blue Wisp Jazz Club Cincinnati OH *
Fri 09/24/10 Wexner Center Columbus OH *
Sat 09/25/10 Ladies Literary Club Grand Rapids MI *
Sun 09/26/10 Schubas Tavern Chicago IL *
Tue 09/28/10 Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh PA *
Thu 09/30/10 Ukrainian Federation Montreal QC *
Fri 10/01/10 Iron Horse Northampton MA *
Sat 10/02/10 The Bell House Brooklyn NY *
Sun 10/03/10 World Cafe Philadelphia PA *
* w/ Van Dyke Parks



Comments (15)

wow. i don't want to get old.

Posted by loser | May 11, 2010 10:18 AM

This guy is nothing when he's not suckling at the teat of Brian Wilson!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 10:25 AM

Let's not forget all the work he did on the past two Silverchair albums, now...

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 10:28 AM

@10:18...getting old sure beats the alternative.

Posted by winner | May 11, 2010 11:28 AM

this guy is beyond a legend, you should sit back

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 11:52 AM

Fuck all haters, this is the SHOW OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 12:59 PM

the fuckin guy wrote the crazy lyrics to "Surfs Up" one of the best beach boys songs ever ever. fuck the haters

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 1:29 PM

@10:25. You are an idiot. Listen to "song Cycle" and see if you still hold on to such a moronic idea.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 3:03 PM

updated with all dates.

Posted by brooklynvegan | May 11, 2010 3:07 PM

I'm afraid Mike Love was right...

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 3:40 PM

I can't wait for this show, love Clare and the Reasons, love Van Dyke Parks, what a night!

Posted by lisa | May 18, 2010 5:44 PM

I'll agree with the above post...this is the show of the year hands down. I greatly envy any young person first delving into "Song Cycle" during the next summer months. Your in for quite the love affair.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2010 12:17 AM

A legend!! see if the oppurtumity ever cometh!
World cafe!! See ya

Posted by Jimitits | September 27, 2010 12:53 AM

I wonder if he still eats sheets of acid for his mid afternoon snack?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2010 2:56 PM

this show was insanely great. what a poet.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2010 2:28 AM

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