Rollins: No Mileage = Bullshit


Yes, those capital
letters are intentional… would you expect anything less of the man? Tour starts
in January.


By Blurt Staff


HENRY ROLLINS trades in his airline miles for a tour bus
with the launch of his Frequent Flyer
in early 2010. ROLLINS’s latest talking tour kicks off January 12 in Dublin, with the 45-date first North American leg
departing from San Diego
on February 17. Following stops in Australia
and South Africa,
ROLLINS returns for a second North American leg in mid-May.


As he did for last year’s Recountdown tour, Shepard Fairey designed the promotional posters
for the Frequent Flyer Tour.



“Since I was last on tour, I have been working in
television and radio, traveling all over the world,” says ROLLINS. “And like
everyone else, dealing with the changes America – and the world – is going
through. I thought America
would become a more peaceful place in 2009. I had no idea the country had so
many lunatics. There’s a lot to remark upon, of course. There always is.”


When ROLLINS talks about traveling the world, he’s not
referring to plush resorts and genteel European cities. ROLLINS’s current and
most recent travels include stops in Saudi Arabia,
Indonesia, Brunei, Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh, India, Nepal,
China, and Senegal. These global experiences –
like past excursions to such vacation hotspots as Pakistan,
Myanmar, and Siberia – not only supply humorous anecdotes for ROLLINS’s
talking shows, but they inform his worldview. As Fairey’s tour poster bills it,
“Knowledge without mileage equals bullshit.”


Tickets for the Frequent
Flyer Tour
go on sale December 4; a presale is already underway.


Now comes word that ROLLINS will return to South Africa where in 2008 he filmed his highly
acclaimed special “Uncut from South
Africa” for IFC. The following dates will be
available soon through the local Computicket office: May 6 in Pretoria,
May 7th at the Bassline in Newtown-Johannesburg and May 8th in Cape Town at Baxter Hall.


Amidst his extensive globetrotting, ROLLINS the actor,
author, and radio host remains as busy as ever. ROLLINS recently concluded an
extended guest run as rival thug A.J. Weston on the FX biker drama Sons of
Anarchy. He continues to do his weekly radio show on L.A.’s revered NPR affiliate KCRW.


ROLLINS’s latest book, A Mad Dash, is now available at,
through his own 2.13.61 imprint. Picking up where 2007’s A Preferred Blur left
off, A Mad Dash is a frenetic travelogue spanning over one hundred live
performances and the filming of five documentaries on five continents. ROLLINS
has also been tracking his travels – and sharing his thoughts on politics and
the state of the world – on his “Straight Talk Espresso” blog at


For more on  ROLLINS
and the Frequent Flyer Tour, go to


Dates for the first North American leg of the Frequent Flyer Tour are as follows:


DATE                                     CITY                                      VENUE                 

Wed., Feb. 17                       Solana Beach, CA               Belly Up Tavern

Thu., Feb. 18                        Phoenix, AZ                          Marquee

Fri., Feb. 19                           Albuquerque, NM                Kimo Theater

Sat., Feb. 20                          El Paso, TX                           TBC

Sun., Feb. 21                         Oklahoma City, OK            Diamond Ballroom

Tue., Feb. 23                         Houston, TX                         House of Blues

Wed., Feb. 24                       Dallas, TX                             Lakewood Theater

Thu., Feb. 25                        Little Rock, AR                    Juanita’s

Fri., Feb. 26                           New Orleans, LA  House of Blues

Sat., Feb. 27                          Birmingham, AL                  Workplay Theater

Sun., Feb. 28                         Atlanta, GA                          Variety Playhouse

Tue., Mar. 2                          Clearwater, FL                     Capitol

Wed., Mar. 3                         Fort Lauderdale, FL            Revolution

Thu., Mar. 4                          Orlando, FL                          House of Blues

Fri., Mar. 5                            Charleston, SC                     Music Farm

Sat., Mar. 6                           Asheville,
NC                        Orange Peel

Sun., Mar. 7                          Richmond, VA                     The National

Tue., Mar. 9                          Washington, DC  Birchmere

Wed., Mar. 10                      Washington, DC  Birchmere

Thu., Mar. 11                       Philadelphia,
PA  First Unitarian

Fri., Mar. 12                          New
York, NY                      Irving

Sat., Mar. 13                         New
York, NY                      Irving

Tue., Mar. 16                        Bayshore,
NY                       Boulton Center

Wed., Mar. 17                      Somerville, MA                    Somerville Theater

Thu., Mar. 18                       Portland, ME                        Space 538

Fri. Mar. 19                           Halifax, NS                           Rebecca Cohn

Sat., Mar. 20                         Moncton, NB                       Capitol Theatre

Mon., Mar. 22                      Montreal, QC                       Le National

Tue., Mar. 23                        Ottawa, ON                           Bronson

Wed., Mar. 24                      Kingston,
ON                        Sydenham
St. United Church

Thu., Mar. 25                       Kitchener, ON                      Conrad

Fri., Mar. 26                          Toronto,
ON                         Queen Elizabeth

Sat., Mar. 27                         Syracuse, NY                        Westcott Theater

Sun., Mar. 28                        Ithaca, NY                            Castaways

Tue., Mar. 30                        State College, PA State Theater

Wed. Mar. 31                       Pittsburgh, PA                       Hazlett Theater

Thu., Apr. 1                           Kent, OH                               Kent Stage

Fri., Apr. 2                             Columbus, OH                     LC Pavilion

Sat., Apr. 3                            Newport,
KY                        Historic
Southgate House

Sun., Apr. 4                           Lexington, KY                     Buster’s

Mon., Apr. 5                         Bloomington, IN                  Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Wed., Apr. 7                          Chicago,
IL                           Vic Theater

Thu., Apr. 8                           Milwaukee, WI                    Turner Hall Ballroom

Fri., Apr. 9                             Madison, WI                        Barrymore Theater






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