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 197683 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
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