Surly-yet-sensitive singer and wordsmith Henry Rollins will premiere his first stand-up performance TV special, dubbed "Live And Ripped From London," on the Comedy Central channel on August 11.
The gig was recorded at London's Dingwalls Theater last year during Rollins' "Think Tank" spoken-word tour. In the hour-long special, Rollins covers a variety of topics, including his roles in such films as "Heat" and "Lost Highway," his thoughts about former Smiths frontman Morrissey, and his memories of his first kiss.
"It's storytelling and live-on-the-spot editorializing, not so much a poetry performance or straight-up comedy thing," Rollins said in a statement announcing the special. "It's fairly long-winded, humorous, insightful, and as always, honest."
Rollins is currently in the midst of a European tour with his refitted Rollins Band (see "Henry Rollins Recasts Rollins Band For New Album, Preview Tour")
which issued an LP, "Get Some Go Again," in February via DreamWorks Records.
The Rollins Band tour is currently slated through an August 24 date in Rostock, Germany, and Rollins also plans to embark on a brief spoken-word tour in conjunction with the "Live And Ripped" TV special, although an itinerary for those concerts has yet to be finalized.