Bazan + Band 2010 Fall Tour

David Bazan: guitar, vocals. Blake Wescott: guitar, backing vocals, Andy Fitts: bass, backing vocals. Alex Westcoat: drums.

Sept 5 : Seattle WA – Bumbershoot Fest
Sept 9 : Portland OR – Doug Fir
Sept 10 : Boise ID – Neurolux
Sept 11 : Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Sept 12 : Denver CO – Larimer Lounge
Sept 14 : Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
Sept 15 : Columbia MO – Mojo’s
Sept 16 : Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
Sept 17 : Detroit MI – Magic Stick
Sept 18 : Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
Sept 19 : Montreal QC – Il Motore
Sept 20 : Ottawa ON – Mavericks
Sept 21 : Burlington VT – Club Metronome
Sept 22 : Cambridge MA – TT The Bear’s Place
Sept 24 : Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Sept 25 : Washington DC – Black Cat
Sept 26 : Charlottesville VA – The Southern
Sept 27 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sept 28 : Atlanta GA – The Earl
Sept 29 : Nashville TN – Exit/In
Oct 01 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits
Oct 02 : Orlando FL – The Social
Oct 03 : Tallahassee FL – The Engine Room
Oct 05 : Birmingham AL – The Bottletree
Oct 06 : New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks
Oct 08 : San Antonio TX – The Korova
Oct 09 : Austin TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 11 : Lubbock TX – Jake’s
Oct 12 : Albuquerque NM – Launchpad
Oct 13 : Tucson AZ – Club Congress
Oct 15 : Los Angeles CA – Spaceland
Oct 16 : San Diego CA – Casbah
Oct 17 : San Luis Obispo CA – Downtown Brewing Co.
Oct 18 : San Francisco CA – The Independent

Rocky Votolato will be opening 9/9
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band will be opening 9/10 – 9/15
The Mynabirds will be opening 9/16 – 10/6.
Wye Oak will be opening 10/08 – 10/18 (Except ACL fest)

New Shows added in Columbia, Nashville, San Antonio!

David Bazan: guitar, vocals. Blake Wescott: guitar, backing vocals, Andy Fitts: bass, backing vocals. Alex Westcoat: drums.

Sept 5 : Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot Fest
Sept 9 : Portland OR – Doug Fir
Sept 10 : Boise ID – Neurolux
Sept 11 : Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Sept 12 : Denver CO – Larimer Lounge
Sept 14 : Omaha NE – The Waiting Room
Sept 15 : Columbia MO – Mojo’s
Sept 16 : Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
Sept 17 : Detroit MI – Magic Stick
Sept 18 : Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace
Sept 19 : Montreal QC – Il Motore
Sept 21 : Burlington VT – Club Metronome
Sept 22 : Cambridge MA – TT The Bear’s Place
Sept 24 : Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn Bowl
Sept 25 : Washington DC – Black Cat
Sept 26 : Charlottesville VA – The Southern
Sept 27 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sept 28 : Atlanta GA – The Earl
Sept 29: Nashville TN – Exit/In
Oct 01 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits
Oct 02 : Orlando FL – The Social
Oct 03 : Tallahassee FL – The Engine Room
Oct 05 : Birmingham AL – The Bottletree
Oct 06 : New Orleans LA – One Eyed Jacks
Oct 08 : San Antonio TX – The Korova
Oct 09 : Austin TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 11 : Lubbock TX – The Foundation
Oct 12 : Albuquerque NM – Launchpad
Oct 13 : Tucson AZ – Club Congress
Oct 15 : Los Angeles CA – Spaceland
Oct 16 : San Diego CA – Casbah
Oct 17 : San Luis Obispo CA – Downtown Brewing Co.
Oct 18 : San Francisco CA – The Independent

Rocky Votolato will be opening 9/9
Mt St Helens Vietnam Band will be opening 9/10 – 9/15
The Mynabirds will be opening 9/16 – 10/6.
Wye Oak will be opening 10/08 – 10/18 (Except ACL fest)

Bazan + Band @ Green Music Fest, Bumbershoot, Musicfest NW and ACL Fest!

David and his band will be playing a few festivals this summer and fall.  Please come out and say hello.

Sunday, June 27 – Green Music Fest – Chicago, IL
(Bazan plays at 7pm)
Tickets on sale now

Sunday, September 5 – Bumbershoot Festival – Seattle, WA
(Bazan show time TBA)
Tickets on sale now

Thursday, September 9 – Musicfest NW – Portland, OR
(Bazan show time TBA)
Tickets on sale now

Saturday, October 9 – ACL Music Fest – Austin, TX
(Bazan show time TBA)
ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

On tour with mewithoutYou in June

David will be playing solo, opening for mewithoutYou in June. Please come out and say hello.

6/8 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
6/11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
6/13 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
6/17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
6/18 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
6/19 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
6/20 – Birmingham, AL @ M-Lounge
6/21 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café
6/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
6/24 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
6/25 – Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room
6/26 – Covington, KY @ The Madhatter
6/29 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt

David Bazan Solo Shows in May!

5/07 – New York, NY – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
5/08 – New York, NY – Radio Happy Hour Variety Show
5/08 – Brooklyn, NY – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/09 – Philadelphia PA – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/10 – Washington DC – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/12 – Hamden CT – The Space SOLD OUT
05/13 – Northampton MA – The Iron Horse SOLD OUT
05/14 – Beverly, MA – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/15 – Philadelphia PA – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/16 – Baltimore MD – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/18 – Charlotte NC – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/19 – Atlanta GA – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/20 – Birmingham AL – Living Room Show BUY TICKETS
05/21 – Birmingham AL – Living Room Show BUY TICKETS
05/22 – Nashville TN @ 5pm – Living Room Show BUY TICKETS
05/22 – Nashville TN @ 8pm – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/23 – Nashville TN – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/25 – Chicago IL – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/26 – Chicago IL – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/27 – Kalamazoo MI – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/28 – Toledo OH – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/29 – Pittsburgh PA – Living Room Show SOLD OUT
05/30 – Washington DC – Living Room Show SOLD OUT

“I got the chicken parmesan, with a side of pizza”

Hello friends,

I apologize for the lack of updates. My added responsibilities on this tour have proved quite time-consuming. I hope we can still be friends.

I write to you from Columbia, South Carolina – a surprisingly cool town in a weird state. Lots and lots of people are here, being cool and buying merch. We’ve been so many places since we last talked, please allow me to recall them individually for you.

Springfield MO – Randy Bacon Gallery : The meth capitol of the world I was told by a local. I didn’t meet too many meth-heads, but I did meet a lot of twelve year olds. All ages shows are fun. I also got to see my friend Phil from the fantastic Springfield band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Randy Bacon gallery is a nice place with a very luxurious green room. They also gave us cheese cubes. Huzzah!

St. Louis MO – Old Rock House : The Old Rock House is one of the nicest clubs in the nation. The performance area looks like an old theater (it’s a very old, very large building), the bar is isolated well from the stage area (always a plus), and the green room has a television and air conditioning, amenities we’re not fully accustomed to.

Newport KY – Southgate House : This being the second venue in a row we played with the name “house” in it that is not a house at all, I felt a little betrayed, but the people of Newport/Cincinnati were very kind and welcomed us with horrible bar food across the street from the venue, tales of a haunted upstairs, and warnings of an alley notorious for van break-in’s. Luckily, our van remain unscathed, as did Big T’s Tavern. Big T’s Tavern is what the Headlights van is called. It’s where we drink when we play no alcohol/no liquor venues.

Day off in Nashville, TN – I live in Nashville. Being home with my special lady friend and getting to see my friends and family almost smack dab in the middle of a tour seemed way too good to be true. I ate fried things, slept well, and generally enjoyed myself.

Nashville TN – Exit / In : Exit/In is a great rock club, and we had a great show, with the highest attendance of the tour. My good friend Jeff Baker filled in behind the soundboard as our regular dude. the legendary Chris Colbert, had left us for two days to do sound at SXSW for his regular gig, The Walkmen. It was a great night, except my hometown showed no love for Headlights, which made me sad and embarrassed. Nick compensated by beating up his bass at the end of their set in a fit of Punk-ness.

Asheville NC – Grey Eagle : Asheville is a wonderful and weird town where hippies go to retire and young folks go to become hippies. The staff treated us well and cooked us delicious Cajun food. We ate at a place called the 51 grill in a gas station. It was delicious. Then we ate breakfast at cracker barrel. All we do is eat.

California

Hello friends,

Much has happened since we last spoke. We played a show in Visalia, California : a weird town that sneaks up on you. After driving through empty fields for an hour there was a Target and a Guitar Center and a sign that said welcome to Visalia. We played a rock show at a wine bar called the Cellar Door. The security guards there wear earpieces – because it’s serious.

The people of Visalia were great, as was the Cellar Door, but our hotel (The Lamp Liter Inn) while nice felt like the set of a 1970’s zombie movie. Not a reccomendation.

Next we drove to Santa Barbara, a town full of people with lots and lots of money, and home to Jeff Bridges, who finally won his first Academy Award for best actor while we were in town. We celebrated by quoting the Big Lebowski all night  – that is to say, it was a night like any other. SOhO is a nice venue, and the crowd (though they seemed a little Sunday) was big and appreciative.

I write to you now from Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, California. Home to NWA, pretty good Mexican food, and the ghetto. Alex’s Bar was apparently the bar where a bunch of scenes from the television show True Blood was shot. I wouldn’t know, because Vampires are for the birds. Lots of people here, they’re buying lots of merch, cheering really loud, and generally being cool. Tomorrow we drive to Las Vegas, where it will be my birthday after load-out It’s going to be a good day.

Photos : Blake’s inconveniently huge bag, Please Baby Please harmony practice in Long Beach, The Presidio Motel in Santa Barbara, Bazan w/ his painted look-alike.

Tour Has Commenced

Mar 3, 2010 : Salem OR – Ike Box

Hello again,

Caleb here, Merch seller & Tour Manager. We hope you’ve been good since we saw you last way back in late 2009. Tour has begun, and there’s some photographic proof up there.

I flew into Seattle two nights ago, Bazan picked me up and we headed to Casey Foubert’s house for some last-minute amp repair. Yesterday consisted of tour prep and the final band rehersal – my fingers are sore from folding t-shirts and Bazan’s are sore from building pedal boards. Also, yesterday we went to Paseo, undoubtedly the best sandwiches available for consumption anywhere in North America.

After a shockingly-on-time start this morning, we arrived at the first show on time, something that Bazan claims has never happened on a tour he’s been involved in.

We picked the dudes up, got some coffee, and headed for the interstate, waving goodbye to the majestic mountain-and-sea landscape of Washington and saying hello to the majestic mountain-and-sea landscape of Oregon. After a stop for lunch in Portland at Elephant’s (OMG) we pulled into Salem with time to spare.

The fine folks at the Ike Box treated us well, and aided us in putting on a great show. They have an icee machine there. We ate at a mexican restaurant in a weird, Epcot Center-esque open-air market type place in Downtown Salem.

Make sure to check the dates for this tour to see if we’re stopping by your ‘hood. The band is a 4-piece this time, and everyone agrees that such a setup makes for a way more exciting rock-and-roll show. Lots of Pedro the Lion jams are being played, and also most of C your B’s. See you soon.

Bazan + Band USA Tour Dates with Headlights

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David and his band will be headed out on tour in the USA in March and April with the Headlights.

03/03/10 Wed – Salem OR – Ike Box
03/04/10  Thu – Eugene OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
03/05/10  Fri – Sacramento CA – Blue Lamp
03/06/10  Sat – Visalia CA  – Cellar Door
03/07/10  Sun – Santa Barbara CA – Soho
03/08/10  Mon – Long Beach CA – Alex’s Bar
03/09/10  Tue – Las Vegas NV – Beauty Bar
03/10/10  Wed – Phoenix AZ – Sail Inn
03/12/10  Fri – Norman OK – The Opolis
03/13/10  Sat – Springfield MO – Gallery Sounds
03/14/10  Sun – St Louis MO – Old Rock House
03/15/10  Mon – Newport KY – Southgate House
03/17/10  Wed – Nashville TN – Exit/In
03/18/10  Thu – Asheville NC – Grey Eagle
03/19/10  Fri – Columbia SC – New Brookland Tavern
03/20/10  Sat – Richmond VA – Alley Katz
03/21/10  Sun – Baltimore MD – The Ottobar
03/22/10  Mon – Philadelphia PA – First Unitarian Church
03/23/10  Tue – Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03/27/10  Sat – Grantham PA – Messiah College
03/28/10  Sun – Columbus OH – The Basement
03/29/10  Mon – Bloomington IN – The Bishop
03/30/10  Tue – Grand Rapids MI – Calvin College
04/01/10 Thu – Iowa City IA – The Mill
04/02/10 Fri – Urbana IL – Canopy Club
04/03/10  Sat – DeKalb IL – House Cafe
04/04/10  Sun – Milwaukee WI – Pabst
04/05/10  Mon – St. Paul MN – Turf Club
04/06/10  Tue – Fargo ND – The Aquarium
04/08/10  Thu – Missoula MT – The Palace
04/09/10  Fri – Spokane WA – Empyrean
04/10/10  Sat – Bellingham WA – Western Washington University

* Headlights will be opening March 3 – April 5.

Living Room Shows in Portland & Seattle

David will be playing a few living room shows in the Portland and Seattle areas.  Blake Wescott will be joining David on guitar and backing vocals on these shows.

Tickets are on sale now at undertowtickets.com

02/19 – Portland, OR – 8pm
02/20 – Portland, OR – 8pm
02/21 – Portland, OR – 5pm
02/21 – Portland, OR – 8pm
02/25 Thu – Renton WA – 8pm
02/26  Fri – Seattle WA – 8pm
02/27  Sat – Edmonds WA – 8pm
02/28  Sun – Seattle WA – 8pm

Only 40 tickets will be available for each show.

Here are some fan videos from a recent house show in San Diego.

Bazan Living Room Shows: Can You Host a Show?

Hello Friends!

We are setting up more living room shows in 2010. The first batch of shows will be in the Northwest.

FEBRUARY
Thu Feb 25 – Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, etc EVENING show (8pm)
Fri Feb 26 – Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, etc EVENING show (8pm)
Sat Feb 27 – Bainbridge, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Townsend, etc  AFTERNOON show (5pm)
Sat Feb 27 – Bainbridge, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Townsend, etc  EVENING show (8pm)
Sun Feb 28 – Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, etc AFTERNOON show (5pm)
Sun Feb 28 – Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, etc EVENING show (8pm)

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house or loft space that can comfortably and safely host 40-45 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement would be ideal. There would need to be enough parking nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You should probably not do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord.

2. The shows will not be open to the public and no tickets will be sold at the door. We will pre-sell a set number of tickets for each show on David’s website before the show. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-45 people is what the average living room can hold. Ticket price will be $25.

3. We will provide you with a detailed list of everyone who will be coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive.

4. The host can have up to 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends who want to come to the show you can direct them to the link to buy tickets on-line.

5. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All you need is a chair for David to sit on.

6. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to those people who purchase tickets.

7. The shows will not be promoted or advertised anywhere except David’s websites.

If you are interested, please follow these steps:

1. READ THIS

2. email trey@billions.com with all of these things:
– a. your address
– b. a few photos of your living room
– c. which dates and times work for you

3. sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can work your home into our schedule

After we have the dates and locations sorted out we will announce the dates and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.

Stay tuned.