Posted in music | tour dates on May 17, 2012

Roky Erickson at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Kurt Christiansen)
Roky Erickson

Psych rock legend Roky Erickson is on the move, playing a few dates around the country, mostly in association with festivals. In addition to playing the Orion Music & More Festival in NJ on on June 23, the former 13th Floor Elevator frontman will also play a much more intimate show at Maxwell's the night before (June 22). Tickets for the Maxwell's show are on sale AND the Orion festival are on sale. All Roky Erickson tour dates are listed below.

In other news, Roky's performance at last year's Austin Psych Fest 4 has been immortalized on video in the form of a new DVD which is out now. In addition to Roky the concert film also has footage of Spectrum, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Fresh & Onlys and more. This year's Austin Psych Fest recently wrapped up, and you can check out pictures of day 1 HERE and day 2 HERE.

Check out the trailer for the Austin Psych Fest 4 DVD and the list of Roky Erickson tour dates below.


Austin Psych Fest 4 DVD Trailer

May 19 2012 Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville, OH, US
May 20 2012 The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, US
Jun 22 2012 Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, US
Jun 23 2012 Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, US
Jul 13 2012 The Kessler, Dallas, TX, US



Comments (18)

See you soon Roky!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:30 AM

'You're Gonna Miss Me' is the winner for the most depressing rock n roll 'where are they now' movie. Sadder than Mayor Of Sunset Strip or the majority of This Is Anvil.

Posted by the jim | May 17, 2012 10:53 AM

Mental illness is the new black.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:55 AM

Hey 10:55, show a little respect you creep!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 10:58 AM

Hey 10:58, suck on this here you douchenozzle!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:02 AM

Hi 10:30. I'll see you soon, too! Because I'm Roky and I read this blog.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:18 AM

I wouldn't label Roky as psych rock. He might be psycho, but the music is standard rock with some interesting lyrics. Love Roky, but when it comes to his live shows, it all depends on who his backing band is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:23 AM

For the most part, other than some acoustic solo stuff

Elevators = Psychedelic Rock
Roky Solo = Hard Rock

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:29 AM

Tin Foil Hat Rock

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 11:36 AM

11:02 - I'm waiting in line behind your mom and your gamgam. Finish up already, I don't have all day!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 1:15 PM

^ weak sauce, and trying way too hard.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 1:46 PM

^^ the term 'weak sauce' is part of your vocab, you lose.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 2:14 PM

Agreed 10:53, though I have not seen Mayor of Sunset, the Roky doc was more depressing than even the worse parts of If I Should Fall from Grace or Dig!, but not as bad a I Think We're Alone Now, though the latter dealt mostly with psychos.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 2:18 PM

Saw Roky when he played Southpaw (first ever NYC gig). He absolutely destroyed that night. Was excited to see him at Maxwell's, which ended up being a very depressing night. He wanted to hang out and 'meet the fans,' but his backing band or handlers dragged him off mid song.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2012 5:14 PM

what a legend he is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2012 10:19 AM

My tummy had the grumblings that only human hands could satisfy

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Posted by Apartment Two | May 18, 2012 3:53 PM

great music here.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 7:11 PM

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