The one-man mash-up band Girl Talk is hitting the road again this fall after rocking some of the summer’s biggest music festivals. The 30-date...

The one-man mash-up band Girl Talk is hitting the road again this fall after rocking some of the summer’s biggest music festivals. The 30-date jaunt starts October 9 at Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA, and continues through November 18, the final gig of a three-night run at Terminal 5 in New York, NY.

The tour features a rotating line-up of supporting acts. Grand Buffet and Hearts of Darkness playing most October dates, while The DeathSet and CX KiDTRoNiK will pick up most of November. However, the two band pairings switch off during Girl Talk’s multi-night appearances at The Music Box in Los Angeles (October 24-25), The Fillmore in San Francisco (October 27-28), and Terminal 5 in New York City (November 15-16, 18).

Girl Talk, consisting solely of biomedical engineer-turned-musician Gregg Gillis, is touring behind his 2008 digital release “Feed the Animals.” As with his three previous albums, including the 2002 debut “Secret Diary,” Gillis composed the album’s tracks by mashing samples from dozens of illegally borrowed songs.

For example, the track “What’s It All About” samples 35 songs by mainstream artists in just more than four minutes. Understandably, a New York Times reviewer mused in a July article, “Girl Talk’s music is a lawsuit waiting to happen.”


But that hasn’t stopped Girl Talk’s growing popularity. In just a matter of days over the summer, Gillis staged his energetic act at both Lollapalooza (August 3) and All Points West (August 8). Girl Talk is currently on break until the fall tour kicks off in a few weeks.

Girl Talk itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 9Philadelphia, PAStarlight Ballroom
October 10Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 11Baltimore, MDSonar
October 13Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle
October 14Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel
October 15Knoxville, TNThe Valarium
October 16Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
October 17New Orleans, LAHouse Of Blues
October 18Houston, TXWarehouse Live
October 20Austin, TXEmo’s
October 21Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
October 23Tucson, AZRialto Theatre
October 24 – 25Los Angeles, CAThe Music Box
October 27 – 28San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
October 30Salt Lake City, UTIn The Venue
October 31Denver, COOgden Theatre
November 1Lawrence, KSGranada Theatre
November 3Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
November 4Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroom
November 5Urbana, ILCanopy Club
November 6Nashville, TNCannery Ballroom
November 7Louisville, KYHeadliners Music Hall
November 8Chicago, ILCongress Theatre
November 9Cincinnati, OHBogart’s
November 10Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom and Tavern
November 11Pontiac, MIEagle Theatre
November 12Toronto, ONThe Guvernment – Kool Haus
November 13Montreal, QCClub Soda
November 14Foxboro, MAShowcase Live!
November 15 – 16, 18New York, NYTerminal 5

Last Updated on September 16, 2008 by By Allison Reitz