Alt-rock musician Butch Walker will be hitting the road this spring for a run of shows with His Gang of Merry Musical Melodymakers. The band’s 20-date tour picks up on March 5 at Lee’s Place in Toronto, ON, and closes out its East Coast run on March 29 at The Social in Orlando, FL.
Along the way, Walker will stop for a March 10 gig at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a March 14 set at Webster Hall in New York, NY, a March 21 concert at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and a March 27 performance at Exit/In in Nashville, TN, among other dates. The opening night is the only Canadian show booked for the tour so far.
Walker is touring behind the November 2008 release of his fourth studio album “Sycamore Meadows.” The record hit No. 7 on the Top Heatseekers chart and even slipped onto the Billboard 200 at No. 173, earning the singer-songwriter his first major chart spot since 2004’s “Letters” broke at No. 171.
In a statement announcing the tour, Walker acknowledged that the economy could take its toll on the spring and summer touring industries, stating, “I know, I know… The economy sucks. The American dollar sucks.” However, he went on to promise that he would try to give fans the biggest bang for their buck during his own outing.
“The tickets will be affordable (not like I’m worth any less y’all), the new merch will as well, and I promise that I’m picking up the tab for the drinks (maybe),” he quipped. “So don’t be afraid to spend your weekly paycheck on a gala night of beautiful music and wonderful support acts.”
Walker got his start in the music industry during the 1980s as a member of the Los Angeles-based band South Gang before moving on to the briefly popular Marvelous 3 in the late ’90s. In addition to his own musical career and songwriting, Walker has also helped produce hit albums for dozens of popular acts, including Pink‘s latest release “Funhouse” and Katy Perry‘s major label debut “One of the Boys,” both released in 2008.
Butch Walker itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|March 5||Toronto, ON||Lee’s Palace|
|March 6||Detroit, MI||The Magic Bag|
|March 7||Grand Rapids, WI||Mixtape Cafe|
|March 9||Minneapolis, MN||Varsity Theater|
|March 10||Chicago, IL||House of Blues|
|March 11||Cleveland, OH||Grog Shop|
|March 13||Pittsburgh, PA||Mr. Small’s Theatre|
|March 14||New York, NY||Webster Hall|
|March 15||Philadelphia, PA||Theatre of the Living Arts|
|March 16||Boston, MA||Paradise Rock Club|
|March 18||Providence, RI||Club Hell|
|March 19||Hoboken, NJ||Maxwell’s|
|March 20||Asbury Park, NJ||The Stone Pony|
|March 21||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|March 23||Raleigh, NC||Lincoln Theater|
|March 24||Asheville, NC||The Orange Peel|
|March 25||Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse|
|March 27||Nashville, TN||Exit / In|
|March 28||Athens, GA||40 Watt Club|
|March 29||Orlando, FL||The Social|