Mike Doughty readies for Soul Coughing-centric fall outing
Mike Doughty, founder and former frontman of Soul Coughing, will spend the fall trekking across the U.S., exclusively performing the Soul Coughing songs he's refused to play in years past.
The Kentucky native will hit 32 cities over the course of five weeks, beginning Oct. 16 in Teaneck, NJ, and finishing up Nov. 23 in New York City. Doughty will be accompanied by upright bassist Catherine Popper and drummer Pete Wilhoit on the run.
Doughty will unveil a new studio effort Sept. 17 via his own Snack Bar label. The collection, the long-winded "Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans? True Dreams of Wichita Monster Man Mr. Bitterness Maybe I'll Come Down St. Louise Is Listening I Miss the Girl Unmarked Helicopters The Idiot Kings So Far I Have Not Found the Science," is named for the track listing, all of which are reworked Soul Coughing tunes.
For years, Doughty has refused to perform any Soul Coughing songs during his treks supporting his seven solo efforts.
Early last year, Doughty published a memoir entitled "The Book of Drugs," chronicling his struggles with drug addiction, as well as his musical career.
"My memoir was a big fat ball of darkness," Doughty said in a press release. "I found myself wanting to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I meant when I wrote the Soul Coughing songs. I want to find what I love in them."
16 - Teaneck, NJ - Mexicali Live
17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
18 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
19 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
20 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
22 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
23 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew\'s Hall
24 - Chicago, IL - Park West
25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
26 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
27 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
29 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
1 - Vancouver, British Columbia - The Biltmore
2 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
3 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
5 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Observatory
6 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
9 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
12 - Dallas, TX - Trees
13 - Austin, TX - The Belmont
14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald\'s
15 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina\'s
16 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
17 - Orlando, FL - The Social
19 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
20 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
21 - Raleigh, NC - Cat\'s Cradle
22 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
23 - New York, NY - Webster Hall