Joe Strummer Sets 20-Date Trek For November

Outing coincides with release of ex-Clash frontman's Rock, Art & the X-Ray Style.

Ex-Clash singer/songwriter Joe Strummer will spend the month of November

touring the U.S. to promote his new album, Rock, Art & the X-Ray


The Brit-punk pioneer and his band, the Mescaleros, will kick off the

20-date trek Nov. 1 in Seattle; then they'll proceed down the West Coast

before heading east. The tour ends Nov. 27 in Atlanta.

Strummer and his band did a six-date tour in the summer, in which they

revived old Clash songs, such as "London Calling" (RealAudio

excerpt) and "White Man in Hammersmith Palais."

Due Nov. 2, the new album is expected to include the songs "Yalla-Yalla"

and "Tony Adams." Strummer told a Washington, D.C., crowd at the opening

date of the summer tour that the latter song is "about an obscure soccer

player from England."

Meanwhile, a Clash documentary chronicling the band's 1976–83 heyday,

"Westway to the World," is set to air on British television Oct. 3. The

film, directed by Don Letts, is not yet scheduled for a U.S. release. A

live Clash album, Live From Here to Eternity, is due in stores

Oct. 19.

The Clash, one of the original wave of British punk bands and one of the

most influential, broke up in 1986 after releasing the poorly received

Cut the Crap a year earlier.

Strummer (born John Graham Mellor) has since done some movie scoring,

played briefly with the folk-punk band the Pogues and released a solo

album, Earthquake Weather (1989). Until recently, he had been

quiet for much of the '90s, partly because of a contract dispute with

Sony Music. That dispute has been settled, paving the way for Rock,

Art & the X-Ray Style.

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros tour dates:

Nov. 1; Seattle, Wash.; Moore Theatre

Nov. 2; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theatre

Nov. 4; San Francisco, Calif.; Warfield Theatre

Nov. 5; Anaheim, Calif.; Sun Theatre

Nov. 6; Los Angeles, Calif.; House of Blues

Nov. 7; Las Vegas, Calif.; The Joint

Nov. 9; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theatre

Nov. 11; Minneapolis, Minn.; The Quest

Nov. 12; Milwaukee, Wis.; Modjeska Theater

Nov. 13; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Nov. 15; Columbus, Ohio; Newport Music Hall

Nov. 16; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Nov. 18; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrew's Hall

Nov. 19; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Nov. 20; Toronto, Ontario; The Government

Nov. 22; Boston, Mass.; Roxy

Nov. 23; New York, N.Y.; Roseland Ballroom

Nov. 24; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of Living Arts

Nov. 26; Charlotte, N.C.; Treemont Music Hall

Nov. 27; Atlanta, Ga.; Roxysonic Youth