Henry Rollins Announces 2012 Spoken Word Tour

Posted by The G on November 14, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

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Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Rollins fans rejoice!  If you’ve never seen Henry Rollins speak, you need to!  Henry Rollins is extremely intelligent and he’s seen and done all kinds of cool and crazy shit!  He just announced a 2012 spoken word tour called “The Long March” in which he will talk about his experiences in North Korea, Mongolia, Bhutan, Vietnam, India, Tibet, Sudan, Uganda, Haiti and Cuba.  I saw Rollins speak about many of these experiences recently and I loved every second of it.  Check him out when he comes to your town.

Tour dates (courtesy of Brookyln Vegan) are:

1/12 Manchester, UK Bridgewater Hall
1/13 Glasgow, UK Concert Hall
1/14 Dunfermline, UK Carnegie Hall
1/15 Newcastle, UK Tyne Theatre
1/16 Sheffield, UK Memorial Hall
1/17 Bristol, UK St. George’s
1/18 Oxford, UK Academy
1/19 Wolverhampton, UK Wulfrun Hall
1/20 London, UK Royal Festival Hall
1/21 Bexhill, UK De La Warr Pavilion
1/22 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
1/24 Antwerp, Belgium Arenbergschouwburg
1/25 Leuven, Belgium Big Aula
1/26 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
1/27 Eindhoven, Netherlands Effenaar
1/29 Saarbrucken, Germany Garage
1/30 Cologne, Germany Gloria
1/31 Berlin, Germany Huxley’s
2/1 Hamburg, Germany Fabrik
2/3 Copenhagen, Denmark Bremen
2/4 Oslo, Norway John Dee
2/5 Gothenburg, Sweden Tradgarn
2/6 Malmo, Sweden Palladium
2/7 Stockholm, Sweden Rival
2/8 Helsinki, Finland Savoy
2/10 Linz, Austria Posthof Linz (Grosser Saal)
2/11 Vienna, Austria Konzerthaus (Mozartsaal)
2/12 Mannheim, Germany Muffathalle
2/13 Mannheim, Germany Alte Feuerwache
2/14 Bern, Switzerland Dachstock
2/15 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
2/16 Bologna, Italy Estragon
3/1 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
3/2 Albuquerque, NM Kimo Theater
3/3 Denton, TX PAC (University of North Texas)
3/5 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
3/6 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theater
3/7 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
3/8 Orlando, FL House of Blues
3/9 Miami, FL Revolution
3/10 Tampa, FL Capitol Theatre
3/11 Jacksonville Beach, FL Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
3/12 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
3/13 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
3/15 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
3/16 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
3/17 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Lecture Hall
3/18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
3/20 Louisville, KY Headliners
3/21 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
3/22 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
3/23 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
3/24 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
3/26 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
3/27 Aspen, CO Belly Up
3/29 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theater
3/30 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew

Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins Discuss “Occupants”

Posted by The G on October 14, 2011 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins

Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins has a new book!  It’s called “Occupants” and it’s a book of photos that Henry Rollins took on his travels all over the world.  Accompanying the amazing pictures are Rollins’ reflections on the situation.  If you anything about Henry Rollins, you know this book is great because the man has seen and done a ton of incredible things and is not afraid to discuss them with total honesty – no matter who he pisses off.  And all I can say to that is, AMEN HENRY!  Henry Rollins discussed “Occupants” with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore at McNally Jackson book store in New York on October 14, 2011.  Thurston and Henry talked for an hour and it went by so quickly because both men are absolutely fascinating.  It’s also interesting to note that I came home and heard the news that Thurston Moore has called it quits with his wife Kim Gordon (also of Sonic Youth) and there was not one word mentioned about it.

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins talked a little bit about some of the places he visited over the course the last 7 years and some of his experiences in Africa, the United States and various war zones across the world.  Rollins pointed out that some of the most dangerous places he’s seen are in the United States, where people are much less open minded than in places we’ve been led to believe are out to hurt this country.  He also talked about his controversial decision to be a part of the USO, entertaining the troops.  Rollins points out that he’s anti-war and the soldiers are not the ones who started it.  He’s merely doing his part to put some smiles on the faces of the people who are doing what they think is defending their country.  It was a really interesting way of looking at it.  Rollins put it more eloquently and if he ever does a spoken word performance or public discussion, it’s highly recommended to listen to Henry Rollins speak – he really knows what he’s talking about, according2g.

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore

After the discussion was over, Rollins and Moore hung out, signed books and spoke with fans.  Both Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore were so nice!  It was really impressive (especially since Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore who have each accomplished so many amazing things in their own right).  You can see my photos with the legendary Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins after the jump.  Thanks guys!

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