The tour with the Magnetic Fields was as wonderful as anticipated. Historic ornate theatres; acoustically engineered spaces that made my $300 pawn-shop guitar sound fit for philharmonic. For me, half hour sets!…all killer no filler. For them, 2 hour sets that I had the pleasure of enjoying each night. There are not many bands that bare such repetition. Also they seem to attract the same crowd world-wide; attractive, well dressed, well mannered, erudite, attentive lyrics appreciators. What more could I ask for? So since it’s finished I’ve been brought kicking and screaming back down to earth. I have to fend for myself again.
So I’ll be playing a few scattered shows in Europe before I return home.
So here are the dates locked in;
Hulen (the cave)
with Professor Pez
Kamerad and Spelemann Festival
NorDan industrihall, Moi, Norway
with Sufjan Stevens, Ladybug Transistor, Wovenhand and others…
Darren is playing a short solo set
more info Kamerad and Spelermann myspace
with the deirdres (uk) & casp casp!
with/ The Deirdres (UK) and many others
info at the venue website
Hove (Brighton), UK
show will finish in time for last London train
supporting Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon
info at venue website
END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
Larmer Gardens, Dorset , UK with/
Akron/Family, Bon Iver, Calexico, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Dirty Three, Kimya Dawson, Mercury Rev and many more
info at End of the Road Website