Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser, who records and tours under the Joan As Police Woman moniker, has lined up an 11-city North American tour...

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser, who records and tours under the Joan As Police Woman moniker, has lined up an 11-city North American tour in September following a month’s worth of festivals in Europe. She is touring behind her second studio album, “To Survive,” released last month and the follow up to 2006’s “Real Life.”

Returning from Europe on August 30, Wasser leaps into her U.S. tour on September 5 in Philadelphia at Tin Angel, playing the final date on September 25 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.

Wasser then mounts an Australian tour from October 5-11.

In describing her music, Wasser says on her website: “I’ve called it Punk Rock R&B but American Soul Music is better, I feel like my music is the melding of the two styles I love most: Soul, that whole encompassing Al Green, Nina Simone and Isaac Hayes; and then all the stuff that came from Punk like The Smiths, The Grifters and Siouxsie Sioux…”

Before going solo, Wasser had band stints with The Damnbuilders, Black Beetle and Those Bastard Souls as well as Rufus Wainwright’s touring band.

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Joan As Police Woman tour dates:
(Dates subject to change)

August 31Bologna, ITASt Steven Square
August 2Kacov, CRSazava Fest
August 3Wien, GERWUK
August 5Codroipo, ITAVilla Manin
August 8Haldern, GERPop Festival
August 9Goteborg, SWEWay Out Festival
August 10Leicester, UKSummer Sundae
August 13Utrecht, HOLDe Helling 7
August 14Hasselt, BELPukkelpop
August 29Stradbally, IREElectric Picnic Festival
August 30Argyll, SCOConnect Festival
September 5Philadelphia, PATin Angel
September 6Annapolis, MDRam’s Head Tavern
September 7Arlington, VAIOTA Club & Cafe
September 12Chicago, ILSchubas Tavern
September 13Minneapolis, MNCedar Cultural Center
September 17San Francisco, CACafe Du Nord
September 19Portland, ORDoug Fir Lounge
September 20Seattle, WATriple Door
September 23Northampton, MAIron Horse Music Hall
September 24Cambridge, MAMiddle East Upstairs
September 25New York, NYBowery Ballroom
October 5Sydney, AUSThe Great Escape Festival
October 7Sydney, AUSThe Factory Theatre
October 9Adelaide, AUSJive
October 10Melbourne, AUSEast Brunswick Club
October 11Brisbane, AUSGlobe Theatre

Last Updated on July 25, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner