By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen
Ian Ball, one of the three singer/songwriters in the British rock band Gomez, has a run of East Coast dates in November in support of his first solo album, “Who Goes There,” via his own Dispensary
Records label, to be released on Oct. 30. For the November dates, he will be the opening act for the John Butler Trio. Ball’s 11 tracks were co-produced by Ball and fellow band member Will Golden at da Schtud
in Los Angeles.
But before heading out with the John Bulter Trio, Ball will perform with a
band of his own at the Monolith
and Austin City Limits festivals this
Ball has been a member of Gomez for more than a decade, penning some of
their most beloved tunes, including “Whippin’ Piccadilly,” “Get Myself
Arrested,” “In Our Gun” and “Notice.” On the side, he has played occasional solo shows for years, often at the Hotel Cafe in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles.
It was through the vibrant Hotel Cafe scene that Ball met fellow musician
Golden, as well as keyboardist Phil Krohnengold (Duncan Sheik, Ween) and drummer
Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson, Blind Boys Of Alabama).
IAN BALL TOUR DATES – FALL 2007
Sep 15 – Morrison, CO – Monolith Festival
Sep 16 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Nov 5 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Nov 6 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Nov 8 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Nov 9 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Nov 10 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Nov 11 – Boston, MA – Orpheum
Nov 13 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Nov 14 – Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s