Joseph Arthur’s Loopy Solo Tour


Tour Starts this week;
First Solo Full-Length Album Since 2006’s ‘Nuclear Daydream’ to be Released in

By Blurt Staff

“Jo is one of those rare writer-performers where you get the sense,
whatever your belief, that something greater is being channeled through his
music and voice…Like Patti Smith, Grant Lee Phillips, Thom Yorke, he trances,
and the voice, the meaning, becomes bigger than him, bigger than a few pop
chords or words strung together. It touches something very deep and universal.”
– Michael Stipe (for the LA Times)

Armed with an acoustic guitar, little electronic boxes and some magic,
songsmith and visual artist Joseph Arthur is set to premiere inspired one-man
looping orchestrations of his back catalog – everything from ‘Big City Secrets’
to ‘Temporary People’ and beyond – for his upcoming U.S. solo tour this winter.

Following the release of 2008’s acclaimed ‘Temporary People’ by the Lonely
Astronauts and his four-EP solo collection, Joseph seized 2009 with an ongoing
exhibition of his paintings at Toronto’s 360 Gallery, television placements of
new music in “House,” “Lie to Me,” “Hung” and “Friday Night Lights”, the
release of a coloring book comprised of his artwork, ‘Color Me Courageous,’ two
sold-out European tours (Arthur bootlegs himself and has made every show
available for purchase), writing for his poetry blog, a continuing residency at
NYC’s City Winery, bicycling and painting – all the while crafting his first
solo follow-up to ‘Nuclear Daydream’ in his Brooklyn studio.   

Tour Dates:

Dec 30 – Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Jan 1 – New York, NY  City Winery
Jan 12, 13 – Vancouver, BC Railway Club
Jan 15,16 – Seattle, WA Triple Door
Jan 17 – Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Jan 19,20  – San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
Jan 22,23 – Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Jan 29 – New York, NY City Winery
 Feb 5,6 – Austin, TX  Cactus Cafe




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