Dub Pistols' Leader Takes Shot At Solo Tour

Leader of electronica act begins solo U.S. club tour today

Barry Ashworth, svengali of the electronica act Dub Pistols, has packed up his decks for

a solo American club tour set to begin Friday (Feb. 12) at the Justice League in San


Starting on the West Coast, Ashworth will play DJ at stops in major cities throughout the

Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and the East Coast, before closing out his travels with

some shows in Florida and Southern California.

Joining Ashworth on the 20-date outing is DeeJay Punk-Roc, touring in support of his

1998 album, Chicken Eye, which featured such songs as


Roc/I_Hate_Everybody.ram">"I Hate Everybody" (RealAudio excerpt) and

"Dedicated" (RealAudio excerpt).

A veteran of the London club scene and a former concert promoter, Ashworth first

hopped on stage as part of the dance-rock act Déjà Vu, before teaming with turntablist

Malcolm Wax, guitarist John King, bassist Jason O'Bryan and keyboardist William Borez

to form the current Dub Pistols lineup.

The quintet's latest LP, Point Blank, features tunes such as "Cyclone" -- with its

frantic ska beats, horns and New York rapper T.K. Lawrence on vocals -- and the drum

'n' bass-styled "Anarchy."

Dub Pistols Tour Dates:

Feb. 12; San Francisco, Calif., Justice League

Feb. 13; Portland, Ore., La Luna

Feb. 14; Seattle, Wash., Aro Space

Feb. 17; Minneapolis, Minn., TBA

Feb. 18; Kansas City, Mo., Hurricane

Feb. 19; Hamtranck, Mich., Motor Lounge

Feb. 20; Chicago, Ill., Smart Bar

Feb. 23; Atlanta, Ga., Cotton Club

Feb. 24; Boston, Mass., Axis

Feb. 26; Washington, D.C., Snowboard Fest

Feb. 26; Washington, D.C., Capitol Ballroom

Feb. 27; New York, N.Y., Vanity

Feb. 28; Pittsburgh, Pa., Laga

March 1; Denver, Colo., Soma

March 3; Dallas, Texas, Lizard Lounge

March 4; Houston, Texas, TBA

March 7; Orlando, Fla., Sapphire Supper Club

March 10; West Palm Beach, Fla., Respectable Street Café

March 11; Hollywood, Calif., Palladium (w/ Fat Boy Slim)

March 13; Jacksonville, Fla., Milk Bar