photos by Chris La Putt

Willis Earl Beal @ Mercury Lounge
Willis Earl Beal

Willis Earl Beal is on a tour which brought him to NYC for a Glasslands show on 3/29 with Zulu Winter and a Mercury Lounge show on 4/1 with She Keeps Bees and Fenster (who play again at Knitting Factory on 4/4). Pictures from the Mercury Lounge show are in this post. More below.

That tour was supposed to include an opening slot at SBTRKT's Webster Hall show tonight (4/3) (which is sold out, Sepalcure is still opening, and will be streaming online) but Willis has cancelled tonight's show due to illness. The official statement reads, "Unfortunately Willis is sick and his doctor has ordered him not to perform tonight. The rest of the tour dates are on as planned." Bummer.

UPDATE: DJ Jim E Stack, who played with SBTRKT last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg, will open for SBTRKT in Beal's place tonight.

The rest of that tour includes dates with WU LYF that brings both bands to NYC on MHOW on 4/26 and Bowery Ballroom on 4/27. Willis will also be back in NYC for the Questlove-curated Shuffle Culture Fest at BAM which goes down on April 19 and 20.

Willis also just made a video for "Montony" off his debut LP, Acousmatic Sorcery, which is out now on Hot Charity. That video, updated dates, and more pics from the 4/1 show at Mercury Lounge, below...

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Willis Earl Beal - "Monotony" Official Video

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Fenster @ Mercury Lounge

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She Keeps Bees @ Mercury Lounge

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Willis Earl Beal @ Mercury Lounge

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Willis Earl Beal -- 2012 Tour Dates
4 APR - PARADISE ROCK CLUB - BOSTON *
6 APR - HOUSE OF BLUES - CLEVELAND *
7 APR - HOUSE OF BLUES - CHICAGO *
8 APR - MAJESTIC - MADISON *
10 APR - FOX THEATRE - BOULDER *
11 APR - BELLY UP - ASPEN *
19-20 APR - BAM - BROOKLYN, NY
Mon APR 23 - Rock N Roll Hotel Washington DC ^
Tue APR 24 - Union Transfer Philadelphia PA ^
Thu APR 26 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY ^
Fri APR 27 - Bowery Ballroom New York NY ^
Sat APR 28 - Brighton Music Hall Boston MA ^

* - w/ SBTRKT
^ - w/ WU LYF