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Robert Pollard Announces Solo Tour

Looks like they couldn’t keep good ol’ Bob Pollard off the road for too long. The indie shaman has announced a tour in support of his Merge Records solo debut, From a Compound Eye, which is set to hit stores January 24. On the trek, Pollard will be backed by singer/songwriter Tommy Keene on guitar and keyboards, Dave Phillips on guitar, Verbow’s Jason Narducy on bass, and Jon Wurster of Superchunk and the Scharpling and Wurster comedy duo on drums.

Motor away:

01-26 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
01-27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
01-28 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
02-09 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
02-10 Columbus, OH – Little Brother’s
02-11 Newport, KY – Southgate House
02-24 Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory
02-25 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
02-27 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02-28 Seattle, WA – Crocodile Café
03-30 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
03-31 Chicago, IL – Metro
04-01 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
04-20 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
04-21 Boston, MA – Paradise
04-22 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

Fans should prepare to expect…the expected, as Pollard recently explained to “I don’t think it will be much different than a Guided by Voices show. I don’t know how else to do it. It’s not going to be me sitting at the piano with a spotlight on me. I’ll get drunk, come out and stumble around!”

He added, “There are 26 songs on From a Compound Eye, and we’re going to do 22 or 23 of them. That’s a big chunk of the show. I’ll do a few songs from some of my EPs, two or three from the Moping Swans, and there’s a Circus Devils song I want to do. I may do eight or nine songs from old Robert Pollard albums, and maybe a GBV song or two in the regular set. Then, maybe an entire Guided by Voices encore.” (via: pfmedia)