In the midst of a 20th anniversary celebration that started with the release of new studio album In The Music last year, Trashcan Sinatras return to the road this March, embarking on one of their most extensive North American tours of the past decade.
The month-long acoustic tour will not only offer fans a chance to see the Trashcan Sinatras up close and personal, but also give them an opportunity to help shape the show - the band is taking requests for each date through their website, www.trashcansinatras.com, and is also looking for trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn players to join them onstage at each tour stop.
Trashcan Sinatras released their debut album Cake in 1990, and first toured the United States a year later on the strength of their alternative radio hits "Obscurity Knocks" and "Only Tongue Can Tell." The Scottish imports became instant darlings on the indie-pop scene, their supple harmonies, relaxed arrangements and clever wordplay drawing comparisons to Morrissey's seminal UK outfit The Smiths.
The upcoming tour launches with a free show in Houston, where the band haven't played in more than a decade, and makes first time stops in Charlotte, NC, Northampton, MA, Dayton, OH and Kansas City, MO, while concentrating on markets the band hasn't played since their Weightlifting tours in 2004/5.
Material will span the band's five studio releases, as well as their new live acoustic album Brel, which features the upcoming tour's lineup of Frank Reader (vocals/guitar), John Douglas (guitar/vocals), Paul Livingston (lead guitar) and Stephen Douglas (percussion/vocals).
Unavailable on either of their new releases is the band's cover of the Beatles' "Hello Goodbye," which they were asked to record for a year-long ad campaign promoting Tokyo's Narita Aiport.
TRASHCAN SINATRAS ON TOUR:
3 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's [downstairs]
4 Dallas, TX Loft at Gilley's
5 Austin, TX Cactus Café
7 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
8 Charlotte, NC The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
9 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
13 New York, NY Joe's Pub
14 Northampton, MA Iron Horse Music Hall
16 Boston, MA Club Passim
17 Rochester, NY Lovin' Cup
18 Cleveland, OH The Winchester
20 Chicago, IL SPACE
23 Dayton, OH Canal Street Tavern
24 St Louis, MO Firebird
26 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
27 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
28 Denver, CO Walnut Room
29 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
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