Watt Bringing "Engine Room" Tour Back To U.S.

Mike Watt will soon be bringing his seafaring punk rock opera "Contemplating The Engine Room" back to U.S. clubs with the help of his touring band, dubbed the Black Gang.

The Gang (named for the slang term given to a boat's engine room crew) will feature the former Minutemen, fIREHOSE, and Porno For Pyros bassist flanked by guitarist Joe Baiza and drummer Bob Lee.

The "3rd Time Before The Mast Tour '98" returns to the States on April 24 in Tempe, Arizona after wrapping up its current European tour on April 18 in London.

Here's where more adventurous music fans can find Watt and the Black Gang in the States:

  • 4/24 - Tempe, Arizona @ Mason Jar
  • 4/25 - Flagstaff, Arizona @ Monte Vista Lounge
  • 4/26 - Albuquerque, New Mexico @ Launch Pad
  • 4/28 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ VZD's
  • 4/29 - Dallas, Texas @ Dark Room
  • 4/30 - Austin, Texas @ Electric Lounge
  • 5/1 - Houston, Texas @ Instant Karma
  • 5/2 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana @ Bayou
  • 5/3 -

    Mobil, Alabama @ Monsoon's

  • 5/4 - Athens, Georgia @ 40 Watt Club
  • 5/5 - Atlanta, Georgia @ The Point
  • 5/6 - Columbia, South Carolina @ The Library
  • 5/7 - Raleigh, North Carolina @ The Brewery
  • 5/8 - Richmond, Virginia @ Alley Kat's
  • 5/9 - Baltimore, Maryland @ Fletcher's
  • 5/10 - Danbury, Connecticut @ Tuxedo Junction
  • 5/11 - Burlington, Vermont @ Club Toast
  • 5/12 - Portland, Maine @ Stone Coast Brewery
  • 5/13 - Northampton, Massachusetts @ Iron Horse
  • 5/14 - Boston, Massachusetts @ Paradise
  • 5/15 - New York, New York @ Wetlands
  • 5/16 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Theatre of Living Arts
  • 5/17 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ Club Laga
  • 5/18 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Sudsy Malone's
  • 5/19 - Ann Arbor, Michigan @ Blind Pig
  • 5/20 - Toledo, Ohio @ Carols
  • 5/21 - Chicago, Illinois @ Shank Hall
  • 5/23 - Minneapolis, Minnesota @ 7th Street Entry
  • 5/24 - Minneapolis, Minnesota @ 7th Street Entry
  • 5/25 - Fargo, North Dakota @ First Avenue
  • 5/26

    - Sioux Falls, South Dakota @ Pump Room

  • 5/27 - Lincoln, Nebraska @ Knickerbockers
  • 5/30 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Zephyr Club
  • 5/31 - Boise, Idaho @ Neuroux
  • 6/1 - Missoula, Montana @ Jay's Bar
  • 6/4 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Starfish Room
  • 6/7 - Eugene, Oregon @ W.O.W. Hall
  • 6/9 - Sacramento, California @ Bojangles
  • 6/10 - San Jose, California @ Cactus Club
  • 6/11 - San Francisco, California @ Slim's
  • 6/13 - Hollywood, California @ Viper Room