Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mekons Announce American Acoustic & Electrified Fall Tour

Now THIS is some nostalgia. We've received word that Mekons - literally immortals by punk rock band standards - have announced a fall tour of the US in support of their upcoming 26th (!!!) album, Ancient & Modern (out 9/27 on the band's newly reformed Sin Record Label). The dates, which include two stops here in NYC at Brooklyn's Bell House and City Winery in the West Village on 10/7 and 10/8, will be split into two types of shows, billed as “A quiet night in with the acoustic MEKONS" or "A wild night out with the electrified MEKONS." 

Both types of shows will feature both classic and new Mekons tracks - including the first (nicely titled) single off of Ancient & Modern, "Space In Your Face," which you can download for free right here. Bell House tickets are available now (City Winery TBA), and check out the first set of tour dates and a video for their very first single, "Never Been In A Riot" below.

Mekons Tour Dates:
(more to be announced soon)

09/30: San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall *
10/04: Evanston, IL @ Space #
10/05: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall %
10/07: Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House %
10/08: New York, NY @ City Winery *

* = “A quiet night in with the acoustic MEKONS"
# = MEKONS "MEEKAKUCHA" An evening of Pechakucha and Mekons acoustic music hosted by Peter Exley
% = "A wild night out with the electrified MEKONS"

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