"A Virtual Butthole Surfers Orchestra"

 

 

Finale of Surfers
Reunion Tour Set for Webster Hall, July 29,
w/Paul Green School students.

By Fred Mills

 

Back in February Butthole
Surfers/Gibby Haynes and his Problem
frontman Gibby Haynes joined the talented teens of the Paul Green School of
Rock All-Stars for a six-city tour, performing some of the Butts’ classics such
as “Graveyard,” “I saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas” and “The
Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey’s Grave
.
The tour was part of
the Paul Green School of Rock Guest Professor
Series
, which gives some of the school’s most promising young musicians the
chance to study the fine art of rock performance with music world icons. (Previous
guest professors included Peter
Frampton, Eddie Vedder, John Wetton, Alice Cooper, Ike Willis, Jeff
“Skunk” Baxter, Adrian Belew, Perry
Farrell,
and Jon Anderson.)

 

Now, after a nearly decade-long hiatus, Haynes and the Butthole Surfers have reunited for a world tour and they are bringing along — you guessed
it — 25 students from the Green School, effectively forming, as we are advised,
“a virtual Butthole Surfers orchestra.” The tour is set to return to the U.S. after its European leg for two special
final performances: one at the Stone Church in Newmarket, NH on July 28, followed by one in New York City at Webster Hall on July 29.

 

The tour marks the first time since 1989 that the Surfers
have joined together for a world tour. Frontman Gibby Haynes, guitarist Paul
Leary, and drummer King Coffey are coming together with bassist Jeff Pinkus and
percussionist Teresa Taylor, effectively recreating the band’s classic mid ‘80s
lineup.

 

 

 

Butthole Surfers Tour
Dates:

 

Jul 15 2008      8:00P

            Melkweg         Amsterdam

Jul 17 2008      8:00P

            Minnemeers     Gent

Jul 18 2008      7:00P

            Carling Academy
       Bristol, Southwest

Jul 19 2008      8:00P

            Academy 2      Manchester,
Northwest

Jul 20 2008      9:00P

            ABC    Glasgow,
Scotland

Jul 22 2008      9:00P

            Wulfrun
Hall   Wolverhampton, Midlands

Jul 23 2008      8:00P

            Rock City        Nottingham, Midlands

Jul 24 2008      8:00P

            Vicar
Street     Dublin

Jul 26 2008      7:00P

            Kentish Town
Forum London,
London and
South East

Jul 28 2008      8:00P

            The Stone Church
      Newmarket, New Hampshire

Jul 29 2008      9:00P

            Webster
Hall   New York City,
New York

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