CFTPA @ Monster Island on July 18th (more by Ryan Muir)
As Owen Ashworth reported at his Monster Island show earlier in July, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Ashworth's 13-year pursuit, will be ending with a final tour this fall. The North American leg, opened by Australia'sOtouto, starts September 8th in Chicago and gets to NYC for two shows: October 14th at Mercury Lounge and October 15th at Monster Island Basement. Mercury Lounge tickets are on AmEx presale now, and general sale starts Friday at noon.
He'll follow up those with a tour of Europe at the end of October/November, and a few special shows, culminating in a final gig on December 5th. Owen promises "more news about new projects & plans in the coming months."
All tour dates and a note from Owen are below...
Note from Casiotone 07/26/10
You may have already heard that I've decided to end Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. I'd just like to clarify that this doesn't mean that I'm quitting music. I love writing & recording songs, & I hope to make lots more records in my lifetime. But, after nearly thirteen years of being the dude from Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, I'm ready for a fresh start & a new challenge. So, after December 5, 2010 (the thirteen year anniversary of my first show), I'm throwing out the old songs & I'm trying something new. I'll have more news about new projects & plans in the coming months.
Between now & December 5, I'm going to try to play as many Casiotone for the Painfully Alone shows as I can. In September & October, I'll be touring the United States & Canada with some good friends from Melbourne, Australia. They're called Otouto & they are so great. Those tour dates are up now on the SHOWS page. Later in October & on into November, I'll be touring Europe & the United Kingdom. That tour is still being booked, but I should have the dates ready to share in a couple of weeks. I'm coming home for Thanksgiving, & then I'm going to try to do something extra special for the big thirteen year anniversary grand finale. I'm not exactly sure what it'll be yet, but I'll let you know as soon as I figure it out.
I imagine I'll be repeating this sentiment a lot between now & December, but thank you so, so much to everyone who has been so supportive of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone over the past thirteen years. I never would have started playing shows or making records without the encouragement of some great friends, & it's blowing my ever-loving mind how many more friends I've made through music over the years. Seriously, thank you.
Owen humorously labeled these dates "1ST ANNUAL FINAL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR (Just kidding. It's really actually the last one.)"
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - 2010 Tour Dates
9/08 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
9/09 Iowa City @ PS1 *
9/10 Lincoln, NE @ The Bourbon Theatre *
9/11 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
9/12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Subterranean/Slowtrain Records *
9/13 Boise, ID @ Visual Arts Collective *
9/14 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
9/15 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
9/16 Victoria, BC @ The Legendary Castle Troyler *
9/17 Victoria, BC @ Logan's *
9/18 Portland, OR @ Artistery *
9/19 Portland, OR @ The Wail *
9/21 Oakland, CA @ 21 Grand *
9/22 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place *
9/23 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Art Center *
9/24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell *
9/25 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space *
9/27 Austin, TX @ Emo's *
9/28 Houston, TX @ Khon's Rooftop *
9/29 Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf *
9/30 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone *
10/01 Nashville, TN @ The End (Next Big Nashville Festival) *
10/02 Louisville, KY@ Zanzabar *
10/07 Kalamazoo, MI @ WIDR Barking Tuna Festival *
10/08 Toronto, ON @ The Piston *
10/09 Ottawa, ON @ Raw Sugar *
10/10 Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo *
10/12 Biddeford, ME @ The Oak & The Ax (formerly Hog Farm Studios Annex) *
10/13 Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear's *
10/14 Manhattan, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
10/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Monster Island Basement *
10/16 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Arts
Late October & most of November: Final Europe & UK tour
November 25: American Thanksgiving
December 5: Some kind of grand finale
* w/ Otouto