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Mission of Burma at Beekman Beer Garden in August (more by Chris La Putt)
Like they have the last two years, Mission of Burma will play NYC (and as of now, also Allston, MA) this January. Their short run of dates brings them to Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 19 with Howler and The Static Jacks. Tickets go on sale Saturday (12/3) at noon. No sign of whether or not a bigger tour will be announced or not, but all of the currently announced dates are below.
In other news, ft.com reports that
Barack Obama has authorised the highest-level US diplomatic mission to Burma in half a century, in an effort to accelerate reforms introduced by the country's authoritarian government.Good luck to Hillary
The US president announced on Friday that Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, would travel to Burma on December 1. Long treated as pariahs by the west but courted by China for their country's natural resources and strategic position on the Indian Ocean, Burma's rulers recently released more than 200 political prisoners and vowed to implement further economic and political reforms."
Mission of Burma -- 2011/2012 Tour Dates
12/03/11 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
01/19/12 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
01/20/12 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
01/21/12 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA