Posted in music | tour dates on July 15, 2011

Jonathan Richman at MHOW in 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman has a tour scheduled this fall including two shows in NYC, on October 21 and 22 at The Bell House. Tickets for both shows are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

It's unclear if his longtime collaborator Tommy Larkins will be with him on this trip, but they did just play together for three nights in a row at the Make-Out Room in San Francisco....

"Jonathan Richman showed off his guitar prowess by playing extended and complicated riffs and even literally spinning his guitar around his body and stuff. He's still got his amazing voice. He played two pretty long sets (maybe 45 minutes each?) and had a ten-minute break in between the sets that he announced by singing about it to the audience.

Before he went to take his first break, he fed off the super-stoked energy of the audience and called his drummer Tommy (Tom Larkins) back on stage to play a song about Mission Dolores park. It seemed like a spontaneous moment and maybe even an improvised song, although I don't really know, but at the least it was an unfinished track. He broke down the many types that hang out at the park and how even the hipster-y of the hipsters might be getting sick of the park and how some people might have just become hipsters that morning before they walked to the park. I'm not sure if I've ever been to a show before, where the musician made the audience barrel-over laughing."

All tour dates below...

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Jonathan Richman -- 2011 Tour Dates
Sat Sep 24 - Portland, OR Aladdin Theater
Sun Sep 25 - Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Mon Sep 26 - Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Tue Sep 27 - Vancouver, BC, Biltmore Cabaret
Thu Sep 29 - Edmonton, Starlite Room
Sun Oct 2 - Winnipeg, West End Cultural Centre
Wed Oct 5 - Toronto, Revival
Thu Oct 6 - Toronto, Revival
Sat Oct 8 - Montreal, La Sala Rossa
Wed Oct 12 - Portland, ME SPACE Gallery
Thu Oct 13 - Cambridge, MA Middle East Club Upstairs
Fri Oct 14 - Cambridge, MA Middle East Club Upstairs
Sat Oct 15 - Cambridge, MA Middle East Club Upstairs
Sun Oct 16 - Providence, RI Firehouse 13
Wed Oct 19 - Fairfield, CT Fairfield Theatre Company on StageOne
Thu Oct 20 - Baltimore, MD The Patterson Billy Colucci
Fri Oct 21 - Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
Sat Oct 22 - Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
Mon Oct 24 - Ithaca, NY The Haunt
Tue Oct 25 - Youngstown, OH Cedars Lounge
Wed Oct 26 - Athens, OH The Union
Thu Oct 27 - Columbus, OH The Summit
Fri Oct 28 - Bloomington, IN The Bishop

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Comments (39)

Not. Funny.

Not. Good.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:38 AM

Seriously hoping to catch this guy in vancouver in sept!!! what he does with his guitar is pure awesomeness!
There's this guy Sam Gray recently come out, keep hearing him on the radio and he's pretty damn good! thought you might be intrested, if you get a chance go check him out, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTmAF43jJM0
think he might be one to watch this year, some awesome summer tracks!

Posted by H | July 15, 2011 5:58 AM

Proof the Boston sucked, back in the day too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 6:52 AM

Boston will forever be awesome because the Band Morphine came from there. End of story. One of the coolest bands of the last few decades.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 7:22 AM

5:58 - you really need to stop smoking Meth, buddy, it's a bad drug

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 7:22 AM

Richman is great, but his crusade against air conditioning is absurd and keeps me from seeing him live.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 7:27 AM

Linda Richman >>> Johnathan Richman

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 7:40 AM

BV, shut this shit down. If this is what having open comments leads to, who needs it?! It's a bunch of primates throwing shit at one another in a vain attempt to leave some sort of mark on the world.

You are talking about real people with real lives, you scumbags.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:21 AM

Yeah, I dig Morphine too 7:22. Respect.

And 8:21, Welcome to BV! You're gonna want to chill the fuck out now, 'k?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:26 AM

@8:21 - something tells me you are not as morally superior as you think you are. Few simple questions ... have you ever passed a disparaging comment about Sarah Palin or her family? How about Michelle Bachman or her family? These, my high minded troll, are real people too. I'll bet dollars to James Murphy's donuts that you are a flaming Liberal who has spent more than an ordinate amount of time putting down people, real people with lives and families, based solely upon their political bent.

Tell me I'm wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:30 AM

8:21....you just got something thrown at your face. Clean yourself off, hide in the corner and make a run for the exit when the coast is clear.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:32 AM

Better yet, may be time for some honest self-refelection. I think that a mirror may be in order as well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:36 AM

"Linda Richman >>> Johnathan Richman"

lol old school

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:38 AM

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ....
Old hummus, old hummus
Should have thrown it out last winter

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:49 AM

Wow, this joint is better than coffee yo

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 8:58 AM

8:30pm, you're wrong and here's why: I stole the comment from the Ted Leo Seaport show post due to how batshit irrational that request sounded.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:06 AM

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Weepers

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:08 AM

Tommy Larkins has played pretty much every JoJo show since, oh, 1993. I think its pretty safe to assume he's on this tour too.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:12 AM

Ha ha, Ted Leo, what a dope.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:29 AM

I am a flaming liberal. I am offended.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:46 AM

"I stole the comment from the Ted Leo Seaport show..."


Wow, you truly are a HUGE loser!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:52 AM

BV won't shut down anonymous comments no matter how out of hand they get. Its what drives the hits to the site and pays the bills.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 9:55 AM

Linda Richman and the Coffee Tawkers

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:00 AM

Figures... a Boston show finally gets announced on this site and it's for some lameass nobody who looks like the guitarist from Driveshaft if he did meth instead of coke.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:01 AM

Now look, I like him too.

Posted by hippie johnny | July 15, 2011 10:04 AM

10:01 is a crazyass honey badger. honey badger posts what he wants, honey badger don't give a shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:07 AM

haha 10:07

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 10:58 AM

Honey badger jokes in July 2011? What's next, quoting Urkel and the baby from Dinosaurs??

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:13 AM

Nah, we'll all be quoting you 11:13 because we all know just how
cool
you
are

not

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 11:56 AM

I still find crazyass honey badger funny. and charlie the unicorn. and that talking dog. if you don't you are a communist, and the terrorists have won, and your a hipster.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 12:03 PM

$15 bucks!? that's how you do it!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 12:19 PM

JONATHAN RICHMAN MAKES BOSTON LOOK REAL BAD.

PS - I love Morphine.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 12:27 PM

You see I ate some hummus named Sabra Sabra
And since I ate that hummus I ain't been the same oh no
And I feel all right now I have to tell ya
I think it's time for me to finally introduce you to the
Sabra Sabra Sabra Sabra good good good

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 12:33 PM

If you are into the band Morphine, you are obviously a user and abuser of something BAD

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 3:56 PM

If you are into the Jonathan Richman, you are obviously a flaming homosexual and need to have anonymous gay sex within the Veil Of Cashmere something BAD

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 4:02 PM

only cheaters are into his music

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 5:14 PM

you are all blind pigs. this man is an angel on earth who has no reservations to bare his entire soul on stage and in his words. why don't you go say these things somewhere else? why post here? why look up his tour dates just to rag on him? fucking losers. everyone's ears have different sounds that they love.

Posted by Katie | September 25, 2011 8:09 PM

PS you are all probably the hipsters he was making fun of in his songs.

Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2011 8:11 PM

What, no Texas? Damn.

Posted by I Like Music and Stuff.... | September 28, 2011 11:01 PM

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