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2008 Recountdown Tour

July 16, 2008

What better way to learn about all these issues than to hear it from the man himself?  Henry’s 2008 fall tour launches very soon and is sure to pass by a town near you.  Don’t miss out on Henry’s musings and ruminations, rants and raves, and oh yeah, did we mention the special limited edition tour poster by street artist Shepherd Fairey and the release of Fanatic, Vol 3?

And to top it all off, there’s a contest where you can win free stuff, signed by the man.  Click on the image above to got to the contest info page. 

Here’s the press release, as we received it:

THE ‘RECOUNTDOWN’ BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19:
HENRY ROLLINS HITS THE ROAD
FOR A TWO-MONTH ELECTION-SEASON TALKING TOUR

 

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 17-18;
PRE-SALES BEGIN MONDAY, JULY 14 AT
10AM

 

 

As the Bush era winds down, HENRY ROLLINS is gearing up to hit the road with an eye to the future and a disapproving nod to the past. HENRY’s latest talking tour, dubbed RECOUNTDOWN, kicks off September 19 in Berkeley, CA and continues past Election Day. Tickets for the tour go on sale July 17 and July 18, with pre-sales starting on Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Fans who purchase tickets early will automatically be entered to win an autographed HENRY ROLLINS prize package.

 

“Hoping that the bad times are almost over, I am taking advantage of the current situation to spend the last few nights of the catastrophic Bush administration onstage,” HENRY says of the RECOUNTDOWN tour. “Things will be so different after he’s gone. For me, the new century will have finally arrived. Since I was last in the cities that I will be visiting on this tour, I have been fairly far and wide and have a lot of new stories to tell. I look forward to spending autumn in my favorite country.”

 

While the tour’s title boasts multiple layers of meaning, the primary target of HENRY’s wrath and wit is both singular and clear. Sometimes grave, sometimes comical, HENRY’s talking shows – a free-flowing fusion of travelogue, pop-culture, and political commentary – “have become,” says syndicated columnist Alan Sculley, “a lengthy but exhilarating forum.”

 

“These days, Rollins, a muscled and tattooed icon of the hardcore punk movement, is more valued for his brain than brawn,” says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Scott Mervis. Agrees Steve Wildsmith of the Daily Times, “His encyclopedic knowledge of politics, of world events, of just about anything makes his brain and his tongue far more powerful weapons than his fists ever were.”

 

Before the RECOUNTDOWN begins, HENRY’s extensive travels continue with trips to Thailand and Burma, followed by a string of European tour dates in August. Meanwhile, IFC recently filmed HENRY’s performances in Cape Town (South Africa), Belfast (Northern Ireland), and at Tipitina’s in New Orleans for TV specials to air later this year.

 

For more on HENRY and RECOUNTDOWN pre-sales, be sure to check out www.henryrollins.com and www.21361.com. Current RECOUNTDOWN tour dates and ticket information are as follows:

 

 

DATE                       CITY                             VENUE            

Thurs, Sept. 18        Ames, IA                      Stephens Auditorium

Fri., Sept. 19       Berkeley, CA                        Zellerbach Auditorium (Univ. of California/Berkeley)         

Wed., Sept. 24         Naville, TN                      Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Thu., Sept. 25          Atlanta, GA                     Variety Playhouse

Fri., Sept. 26            Lake Buena Vista, FL       House of Blues

Sat., Sept. 27           Fort Lauderdale, FL          Revolution

Sun., Sept. 28          Fort Lauderdale, FL          Revolution

Mon., Sept. 29         Tampa, FL                       Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Fri., Oct. 3                Stafford, TX                    Stafford Centre

Sat., Oct. 4               Dallas, TX                       Lakewood Theatre

Sun., Oct. 5              Austin, TX                      La Zona Rosa

Tue., Oct. 7              Albuquerque, NM                    Kimo Theater

Wed., Oct. 8             Tempe, AZ                              Marquee Theater

Thu., Oct. 9              Las Vegas, NV                        House of Blues

Fri., Oct. 10              San Diego, CA                        4th & B

Sat., Oct. 11             Santa Barbara, CA                  SoHo Restaurant & Music Club

Mon., Oct. 13           Portland, OR                            Newmark Theatre

Wed., Oct. 15           Missoula, MT                           Wilma Theatre

Thu., Oct. 16            Spokane, WA                           Knitting Factory

Sat., Oct. 18             Bend, OR                                Midtown Ballroom

Sun., Oct. 19            Vancouver, BC                        Centre for Performing Arts

Mon., Oct. 20           Calgary, AB                             Jack Singer Concert Hall

Tue., Oct. 21            Edmonton, AB                          Winspear Centre

Thu., Oct. 23            Duluth, MN                              Sacred Heart Music Center

Fri., Oct. 24              Minneapolis, MN                      Pantages Theatre

Sat., Oct. 25             Chicago, IL                              Vic Theatre

Sun., Oct. 26            Detroit, MI                                The Fillmore Detroit

Mon., Oct. 27           Toronto, ON                            Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Tue., Oct. 28            London, ON                             Centennial Hall

Wed. Oct. 29            Buffalo, NY                               Town Ballroom

Thu., Oct. 30            New York, NY                         Town Hall

Fri., Oct. 31              Albany, NY                              The Egg

Sat., Nov. 1             Boston, MA                              Orpheum Theatre

Sun., Nov. 2            Philadelphia, PA                      First Unitarian Church

Mon, Nov. 3            Alexandria, VA                        Birchmere

Wed., Nov. 5           Louisville, KY                           Headliner’s

Thu., Nov. 6            St. Louis, MO                           The Pageant

Sat., Nov. 8             Boulder, CO                            Boulder Theater

Sun., Nov. 9            Aspen, CO                               Belly Up Tavern

Mon., Nov. 10         Salt Lake City, UT                    Murray Theater

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