Robyn Hitchcock U.S. “Trains” Tour

 

 

Performing the entire
album start to finish as “director’s cut” version…

 

By
Blurt Staff

 

 

 

Robyn Hitchcock has
announced U.S.
dates for his ‘I Often Dream of Trains’ Tour! It runs Nov. 12 – 22 and is set
to be one of the most anticipated indie tours of the winter. The New York show is also to
be filmed for a subsequent broadcast via the Sundance Channel.

 

 

Here are the details,
direct from Robyn’s camp:

 

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Legendary songwriter Robyn
Hitchcock announces much anticipated U.S. dates for his ‘I Often Dream of
Trains’ Tour in support of his recent boxed set reissues I Wanna Go
Backwards
(containing the Trains album) and Luminous Groove.

 

 

Following the rousing
response of Londoners following the first ‘I Often Dream of Trains’ gig there
earlier this year, eight American cities have been tapped for this unique,
once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. Robyn along with band mates Terry
Edwards (keyboards, horns, vocals) and Tim ‘Captain’ Keegan (guitar, vocals)
will perform a ‘director’s cut’ of his classic 1983 album I Often Dream of
Trains
.

 

 

 

11/12 San Francisco, CA,
The Fillmore

11/13 West Hollywood, CA,
Coronet Theater

11/15 Chicago, IL, Old Town
School of Music

11/17 Pittsburgh, PA,
Hazlet Theater

11/18 Alexandria, VA,
The Birchmere

11/19 Philadelphia, PA,
World Café Live

11/21 Somerville, MA,
Somerville Theater

11/22 New York City, NY,
Symphony Space

 

Robyn says of Trains,
“For 1983 I wanted to see what happened if I stopped playing gigs, making
records, or having any attempt at a career whatsoever. Whatever music I made
was purely for myself, without trying to speak the language of the day. The
result was I Often Dream of Trains.”

 

 

John Edgington (director
of the recent Hitchcock documentary film Sex, Food, Death… and Insects)
will be filming the NYC Symphony Space show for the Sundance Channel for the
later release of a concert film document of this special evening.

 

 

The Trains Tour
isn’t the only thing keeping Mr. Hitchcock busy in late ‘O8. He also appears in
the Jonathan Demme film Rachel
Getting Married
starring Anne Hathaway and Tunde Adebimpe (of
TV on the Radio). The film recently competed at the Venice
and Toronto film festivals and premiered earlier
this month in New York.
In the film, which debuted earlier this month, Robyn performs ‘America’
and ‘Up to Our Nex,’ which was written by Robyn especially for the project.

 

 

If that wasn’t enough,
Robyn has just returned from a trip to the Arctic with the Cape Farewell expedition, a sea voyage meant to expose artists, musicians, writers and
scientists to the perils of climate change first hand in the hopes that they
might help draw attention to one of the most significant environmental issues
of the millennia. Other passengers on the voyage included KT Tunstall, Jarvis
Cocker, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Martha Wainwright, Vanessa Carlton and Feist.

 

 

 

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