Friday, September 18, 2009
In a pairing that has been a long time coming, and which you got a little taste of at SXSW 2009, Thrift Store Cowboys and Amanda Shires are teaming up to tour the western U.S. It's been almost a year and a half since TSC has toured the west coast. Shires, meanwhile, has been on a never-ending tour of the South, the East Coast, and Europe with her touring partner and collaborator Rod Picott. In short, both were overdue to head west.
Shires will be touring in support of her fantastic sophomore release West Cross Timbers, and will perform most shows with members of TSC as her backing band. Thrift Store Cowboys, meanwhile, are touring in support of their recent 7" split with One Wolf, out earlier this year on Mt. Inadale Records.
And here are the dates. I've got my eyes on at least one, maybe two, CO dates:
Sept. 19 - The Percolator - El Paso, TX w/ The Lusitania and The Royalty
Sept. 20 - Plush - Tucson, AZ
Sept. 21 - Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 22 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 23 - Redwood Bar - Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 24 - Pappy and Harriet's - Pioneertown, CA
Sept. 25 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA w/ The Radiators
Sept. 26 - Diablo's Downtown - Eugene, OR
Sept. 27 - Comet Tavern - Seattle, WA w/ Ryan Purcell and Honeybear
Sept. 29 - The Grind - Cedar City, UT
Sept. 30 - Steve's Guitar's - Carbondale, CO
Oct. 1 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO w/ Rosewood Thieves and Dead Trees
Oct. 2 - Triple Nickel Tavern - Colorado Springs, CO
Always check with venues before traveling.