John Grant played Le Poisson Rouge (pics & video); announces North American summer tour (dates)
photos by PSquared Photography
John Grant @ LPR, 4/26/2013
After a night playing a stripped-down set to shmooze-happy industry types at The Slipper Room, current Iceland resident John Grant played a show anyone could go to last night (4/25) at Le Poisson Rouge. For this show, Grant had a band capable of bringing his ’70s-style songs — from 2010’s Queen of Denmark and his new Pale Green Ghosts — to full grandeur. Pictures and a video from last night’s amzing set are in this post.
Despite being a great performer and between-song raconteur, Grant isn’t much of a fan of touring, so you should take any chance you get to see him live.
If you missed last night’s set, or live in somewhere not New York City, you’re in luck as Grant has just just announced a North American tour to take place this summer. It includes another NYC date happening at Mercury Lounge on July 1. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale on May 1 at noon with the general on-sale happening on Friday, May 3 at noon. All tour dates are listed, along with more pictures and the video from last night and the video for “GMF,” below.
John Grant – “GMF”
John Grant – 2013 Tour Dates
17 Jun 2013 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
18 Jun 2013 The Chapel San Francisco, CA
20 Jun 2013 Barboza Seattle, WA
21 Jun 2013 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
22 Jun 2013 The Railway Club Vancouver,
25 Jun 2013 Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis, MN
26 Jun 2013 Turner Hall Milwaukee, WI
27 Jun 2013 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
29 Jun 2013 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
01 Jul 2013 Mercury Lounge, NYC
03 Jul 2013 The Drake Hotel Toronto