Outspoken singer/songwriter, spoken word artist, actor and author Henry Rollins is gearing up for his latest road adventure – a two-month, election-season talking tour,...

Outspoken singer/songwriter, spoken word artist, actor and author Henry Rollins is gearing up for his latest road adventure – a two-month, election-season talking tour, dubbed Recountdown – a free-flowing fusion of travelogue, pop-culture, and political commentary.

Kicking off September 19 in Berkeley, CA and continuing past Election Day, the 39-date tour takes Rollins cross-country and up into western Canada, and finishes up November 10 in Salt Lake City, UT. Tickets go on sale July 17, with a pre-sale starting July 14. Fans purchasing tickets early will automatically be entered to win an autographed Henry Rollins prize package.

“Hoping that the bad times are almost over, I am taking advantage of the current situation to spend the last few nights of the catastrophic Bush administration onstage,” Rollins says of the Recountdown tour in a statement. “Things will be so different after he’s gone. For me, the new century will have finally arrived. Since I was last in the cities that I will be visiting on this tour, I have been fairly far and wide and have a lot of new stories to tell. I look forward to spending autumn in my favorite country.”

Before Recountdown begins, Rollins’ travels continue with trips to Thailand and Burma, followed by a string of European tour dates in August. Meanwhile, IFC recently filmed his performances in Cape Town (South Africa), Belfast (Northern Ireland), and at Tipitina’s in New Orleans for TV specials to air later this year.

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Henry Rollins’ Recountdown itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

September 19Berkeley, CAZellerbach Auditorium (Univ. of California/Berkeley)
September 24Nashville, TNTennessee Performing Arts Center
September 25Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
September 26Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues
September 27Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution
September 28Fort Lauderdale, FLRevolution
September 29Tampa, FLTampa Bay Performing Arts Center
October 3Stafford, TXStafford Centre
October 4Dallas, TXLakewood Theatre
October 5Austin, TXLa Zona Rosa
October 7Albuquerque, NMKimo Theater
October 8Tempe, AZMarquee Theater
October 9Las Vegas, NVHouse of Blues
October 10San Diego, CA4th & B
October 11Santa Barbara, CASoHo Restaurant & Music Club
October 13Portland, ORNewmark Theatre
October 15Missoula, MTWilma Theatre
October 16Spokane, WAKnitting Factory
October 18Bend, ORMidtown Ballroom
October 19Vancouver, BCCentre for Performing Arts
October 20Calgary, ABJack Singer Concert Hall
October 21Edmonton, ABWinspear Centre
October 23Duluth, MNSacred Heart Music Center
October 24Minneapolis, MNPantages Theatre
October 25Chicago, ILVic Theatre
October 26Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
October 27Toronto, ONQueen Elizabeth Theatre
October 28London, ONCentennial Hall
October 29Buffalo, NYTown Ballroom
October 30New York, NYTown Hall
October 31Albany, NYThe Egg
November 1Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
November 2Philadelphia, PAFirst Unitarian Church
November 3Alexandria, VABirchmere
November 5Louisville, KYHeadliner’s
November 6St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
November 8Boulder, COBoulder Theater
November 9Aspen, COBelly Up Tavern
November 10Salt Lake City, UTMurray Theater

Last Updated on July 14, 2008 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner