Mike Watt + The Missingmen “2nd heepin’ helpin’ of 3rd Opera US Tour 2012”
Back on May 2nd in New York City, Mike Wattcame through with J Mascis and Murph from Dinosaur Jr, Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley from Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten and other guests graced the stage at Le Poisson Rouge with their presence and played Stooges songs all night in support of the Mike Watt book ‘On And Off Bass“. A great night of music was capped off with Mr. Watt himself tweeting me the names of other people that came on stage and helped me get my set list in order. How awesome is that?
He also sat down for an interview and discussed a number of things about the book, his future and what not. He mentioned “The Hyphenated Man”, which he dubbed his third “Punk Opera”, and how he would be coming back around our area. Well he wasn’t wrong, in a statement he explains:
” people, I wanna bring my third opera“hyphenated-man” around the u.s. again cuz there’s some towns I missed last time. fuck, we’re a big land and of course I’m gonna still miss some towns but that don’t mean me, my bass and my missingmen (tom watson on guitar and raul morales on drums) ain’t gonna try to do what we can”
Below the Dates, you can watch the FULL Mike Watt interview from May 2nd at the aforementioned Le Poisson Rouge in NYC filmed by yours truly. Now with the dates there are links to the venues websites and all that but there is also a link for you to print out a flyer for the show coming to your town so you can, according to Watt “so you can put these where you think folks interested might be able to see it and be aware when we’re coming and where to we’re gonna work this piece this fall” but later adds “no pressure on anyone but if you’re so kind to do so”
To read “Uncle Ray’s Tour Preview, which is at this link Mike Watt tweeted, you can click here.
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