"Just saw Christopher Owens solo show at Le Poisson Rouge. A solid 100 on the Earnestness Scale. So many feelings were felt." - Jason Persse

Christopher Owens @ Le Poisson Rouge - 11/14/12 (via We All Want Someone)
Christopher Owens

Owens played mostly sitting in his chair, swimming in his professorial, pleated suit, pleading for the attention of an audience that was all too willing to give it. The album's songs, in total, lasted only about half an hour, followed by maybe twenty minutes of covers. All of it was good. The new band he has assembled, thankfully, is just as good as (and, for the most part, the same as) the guys who backed him in Girls. [Shane Barnes]

Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens played a last minute show in NYC last night (11/14) at Le Poisson Rouge, one of a few shows in advance of his upcoming solo album, Lysandre, which is due out on January 15 via Fat Possum. During the covers portion of his set, he performed tracks by Donovan, The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, and Cat Stevens. What did you think?

Christopher Owens will be going on a larger tour surrounding the album's release which includes two more NYC shows. He'll play Bowery Ballroom on January 21 and 22. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (11/16) at noon.

All currently known (update: all announced now dates are listed below...

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Christopher Owens -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
12/07 Lisbon, Portugal Vodafone Mexefest
12/08 Paris, France Gaite Lyrique
12/10 London, UK St Giles Church
January 15 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
January 16 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
January 18 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
January 19 Montreal, QC Cabaret Du Mile-End
January 21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
January 22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
January 25 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
January 26 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
January 27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club