Thursday, February 23

2012 February/March UK/Europe dates updated, California in April/UK in August


Susanne Piesker, Dezember

Lovely German composer, pianist, vocalist Susanne Piesker will again open for Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins when they perform in Germany this tour, coming up in March in Essen and Frankfurt. You may remember the delicate atmospheric beauty of Susanne's starkly wrought, hauntingly noir piano contribution to the song 'Our Party Will Be On the Beach Tonight' from 2008's Because Her Beauty is Raw and Wild.

The UK/Europe 2012 Spring tour schedule has amassed to a staggering 25 (more or less???) dates in Wales, England, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, kicking off this evening in the gorgeous Wales countryside. Then it seems the wandering duo will spend some time in California (with probably more dates to come). August finds them back across the pond for a couple of great summercamp festivals (Green Man Festival in Wales and Summer Sundae in England).

Thanks to Susanne, Carsten, Bob, Alberto, Nacho, inkulto and Bob C. for help in assembling this information.

2012 UK & Europe
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Thu 23 Feb Bangor, Gwynedd UK Hendre Hall (tix)
Sat 25 Feb Queens Road, Leeds UK The Brudenell Social Club (tix)
Sun 26 Feb Liverpool UK The Kazimier (tix)
Tue 28 Feb Cardiff UK Clwb Ifor Bach (tix)
Wed 29 Feb Shepherds Bush, London UK Bush Hall (tix)
Thu 1 Mar Powis Square, London UK The Tabernacle (tix)
Fri 2 Mar Islington, London UK Union Chapel (tix)
Sun 4 Mar Essen, Germany Grend (tix) with susanne piesker
Tue 6 Mar Frankfurt, Germany Zoom (ehemaliger sinkkasten) (tix- no info) with susanne piesker
Wed 7 Mar Nuremberg, Germany K4 (tix)
Fri 9 Mar Florence, Italy Sala Vanni (tix)
Fri 10 Mar (possible- call venue to confirm) Naples, Italy Galleria 19 (tix- no info)
Sat 11 Mar (possible- call venue to confirm) Rome, Italy Coffee Pot (tix- no info)
Mon 13 Mar Marostica (Vicenza), Italy Panic Jazz Club (tix- no info)
Tue 14 Mar (possible- call venue to confirm) Trieste, Italy Etnoblog (tix- no info)
Thu 15 Mar (possible- call venue to confirm) Modena, Italy MrMuzik OFF (tix- no info)
Sat 17 Mar Madrid, Spain CasAmérica (tix)
Sun 18 Mar Murcia, Spain 12&medio (tix) with Raul Frutos
Tue 20 Mar Barcelona, Spain Cinemes Girona (tix- no info)
Wed 21 Mar Bilbao, Spain Kafe Antzokia (tix)
Thu 22 Mar (possible- call venue to confirm) Avilés, Spain Centro Niemeyer (tix- no info)
Fri 23 Mar (possible- call venue to confirm) Zarautz, Spain Lizardi Antzokia (tix- no info)
Mon 26 Mar Feyzin, France L'Epicerie Moderne (tix) with Zak Laughed
Tue 27 Mar Reims, France La Cartonnerie (tix)
Thu 29 Mar Paris, France La Flèche d'or (tix) with Warren Ellis

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2012 USA
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Wed 11 Apr San Francisco CA The Fillmore (tix) with M. Ward
Thu 12 Apr Petaluma, CA McNear's Mystic Theatre (tix)
Fri 13 Apr Oakland, CA The New Parish (tix)

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2012 UK
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Fri 17, 18, 19 Aug (exact date unknown) Glanusk Park, Wales Green Man Festival (tix)
Fri 17, 18, 19 Aug (exact date unknown) Leicester, England Summer Sundae Weekender (tix)

Confirm with venue before making travel plans

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