Robyn Hitchcock & Joe Boyd to Tour

 

 

Two brains, one stage – any questions?

 

Robyn
Hitchcock has announced plans to team up with legendary producer Joe Boyd for
an unprecedented series of live performances.  “Robyn Hitchcock &
Joe Boyd – Live & Direct From 1967” is a very special evening of songs
and stories, melding musical performances with Boyd’s own reminiscences of his
collaborations with such iconic artists as Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Fairport
Convention, and Jimi Hendrix.

 

The
tour begins March 9th at The Birchmere in Alexandria,
Virginia, followed by visits to New York City, Philadelphia,
Detroit, Chicago,
and North Adams, Massachusetts (full itinerary below).

 

“Robyn
Hitchcock & Joe Boyd – Live & Direct From 1967” will feature
readings from Boyd’s acclaimed 2006 memoir, “White Bicycles – Making Music
In The 1960s,” with Hitchcock adding extraordinary color via performances
of classic songs from throughout the producer’s career.  From stage-managing
Bob Dylan’s infamous 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival, to
co-founding The UFO Club (the epicenter of London’s groundbreaking psychedelic
scene and launch pad for such bands as Pink Floyd, Tomorrow, and The Move), to
his early stewardship of an array of hugely influential folk heroes – including
Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, and the Incredible String Band – Boyd has been
intimately involved in some of rock’s milestone moments.  Simply put,
Boyd’s work in the 1960s has become part of pop’s collective consciousness,
inspiring generation after generation of psychedelically inclined musicians and
songwriters.

 

“As
the momentum years of 1965 to 1970 have now crystallized into the golden age of
pop/rock, Joe and I have been drawn together by our perspective on how it
shaped our lives: his as a young man, mine in teenage limbo,” Hitchcock
explains.  “Joe had a hand in creating a world that revolutionized
mine.  If he is Dr Frankenstein,
then I’m his monster. Or one of them…”

 

Tour Dates:

MARCH
9      Alexandria, VA      
 The Birchmere
11    New York, NY        Le
Poisson Rouge
12    North Adams, MA    MASSMoCA
14    Philadelphia, PA      
 World Café Live
18    Detroit, MI        Detroit
Institute of The Arts
19    Chicago, IL        Old Town
School of Music (Early & Late Shows)

 

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