Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Michael Nesmith Spring 2013 US Tour (incl Mpls!)

1/29/13 5:37PM

So it turns out it is at The Fitzgerald Theater, MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO'Fitzgerald Theater in fact.

I.e., it is a venue OWNED by the same people who OWN 89.3. So, logic would say, 89.3 should PROMOTE this show of Mike's. But will they????


But I'd love to be wrong and be surprised and we'll hear songs like "Wax Minute" and "Rio" on their airwaves between now and April 5th.

Here are the The Spring Tour dates and venues

Tickets on sale Feb 8th

Thu-Mar-21 The Franklin Theater, Franklin - (Nashville, TN) 
Sun-Mar-24 Canyon Club - Agoura Hills CA -(Los Angeles CA)
Tue-Mar-26 Rio Theater - Santa Cruz CA 
Wed-Mar-27 Palace of Fine Arts -San Francisco CA
Fri-Mar-29 Aladdin Theater- Portland OR 
Sat-Mar-30 Neptune Theater - Seattle WA 
Wed-Apr-03 Boulder Theater - Boulder CO
Fri-Apr-05 Fitzgerald Theater - Minneapolis MN
Sat-Apr-06 Chicago IL
Sun-Apr-07 Magic Bag (seated) - Detroit MI
Tue-Apr-09 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead - Munhall, PA
Thu-Apr-11 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
Fri-Apr-12 Union County PAC - Rahway, NJ
Sat-Apr-13 Somerville Theater - Boston, MA
Mon-Apr-15 World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Tue-Apr-16 Town Hall - New York, NY
Wed-Apr-17 Birchmere - Alexandria VA

The Fitzgerald Theater Ticket Info link
Tickets for all Fitzgerald Theater events are available to the general public in person at The Fitzgerald Theater box office. 
Fitzgerald Theater Box Office
10 East Exchange Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Box office hours:
Tuesday–Friday: Noon–5 pm
Minnesota Public Radio members may also purchase tickets for selected events by calling during our regular business hours.

Phone: (651) 290-1200
e-mail: fitzgerald@mpr.org
Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster by phone at 1-800-982-2787 or in person at any Ticketmaster outlet.
For information on tickets for upcoming Prairie Home Companion shows, please visit theirSchedule/Tickets page

I do find it rather LAME how the only way to purchase tickets directly ON THE TELEPHONE from MPR at Fitzgerald Theater events are if YOU ARE ACTUALLY AN MPR MEMBER. L-A-M-E, but whatevah.

1/28/13 9:48AM

As the man himself just posted a bit ago on Facebook, Minneapolis got a date! 

The venue and ticket sale date hopefully coming later today. I'm pretty sure it won't be at either The State Theatre nor Orpheum as both of those venues already are booked, but the Pantages perhaps. Varsity Theater or another appropriate venue (The Fitzgerald Theater in St.Paul?), it should be good to find out soon.

The only down side to this is, it is the same evening that Jamie Lidell is playing The Fine Line. But as my gf says "Mike takes priority."

And her and I may venture down to Chicago for the show the next night, depending on logistics. 

Christian Nesmith? it doesn't appear will be on this tour unfortunately. O well, raincheck in hoping to meet and chat some prog and Kevin Gilbert with him.

Here is the The Spring Tour

Me, Joe Chemay on Bass, Paul Leim on Drums, Boh Cooper on Keys

I'll post the venues and ticket outlets later today or tomorrow.

This is the tour to break in the show, see if you like it, earn the promoters confidence, and see if anybody comes.

If it goes well we will keep going later in the summer/fall and hit the states we missed on this half-lap of the US.

If it goes poorly we will stare blankly into the future and post pictures of cute animals and food.

Thu-Mar-21 Nashville, TN
Sun-Mar-24 Los Angeles CA
Tue-Mar-26 Santa Cruz CA
Wed-Mar-27 San Francisco CA
Fri-Mar-29 Portland OR
Sat-Mar-30 Seattle WA
Wed-Apr-03 Boulder CO
Fri-Apr-05 Minneapolis MN
Sat-Apr-06 Chicago IL
Sun-Apr-07 Detroit MI
Tue-Apr-09 Munhall, PA
Thu-Apr-11 Northampton, MA
Fri-Apr-12 Rahway, NJ
Sat-Apr-13 Boston, MA
Mon-Apr-15 Philadelphia, PA
Tue-Apr-16 New York, NY
Wed-Apr-17 Alexandria VA