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Kirin J Callinan covers The Waterboys on new single, playing SXSW, touring


Kirin J Callinan is back with his first music in two years, a cover of The Waterboys’ classic “The Whole of the Moon.” He doesn’t stray to far from the anthemic ’80s-ness of the original, but there’s no question who’s doing this version. There’s also a very ’80s music video for “Whole of the Moon,” directed by Michael Hili, that was was conceptualized, shot, and created in a single day in New York City, and is a one-man-show stage performance. Watch that below.

“The Whole of the Moon” will appear on KJC’s new album for Terrible Records that’ll be out later this year, details TBA. Meanwhile, Kirin will be in Austin this week for SXSW and he’s got North American tour dates in April, including L.A., the Boston area, Philly, NYC, Brooklyn, Toronto, Montreal and more. The Brooklyn show happens at Baby’s All Right on 4/25 (tickets). All dates are listed below,

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Kirin J. Callinan – 2019 Tour Dates:
Fri. March 8 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – Galactic Interactive (SXSW)
Tue. March 12 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – PTP / Felte Party (SXSW)
Thu. March 14 – Austin, TX @ Lucille – Aussie BBQ (SXSW)
Sat. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Seven Grand – Terrible Record (SXSW)
Sun. March 17 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – Burgermania VIII (SXSW)
Thu. April 18 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer
Fri. April 19 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Sat. April 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
Mon. April 22 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Wed. April 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Thu. April 25 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Fri. May 3 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch
Sat. May 4 – Montreal, QC @ The Ritz
Sun. May 5 – Burlington, VA @ ArtRiot

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