Sunday, November 1, 2015

Derrick Brown to Open for Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli on North American Solo Tour

Derrick Brown visits Sixth & I, March 12, 2016

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Poet and Comedian Derrick Brown to Open for Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli on North American Solo Tour, Dates Kicking Off March 10, 2016

Derrick Brown, poet and literary stylist will support Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs on his upcoming tour of North America beginning next March. 'An Evening With Greg Dulli’ will feature Dulli leading his stripped down band through a wide selection of songs encompassing his entire career along with debuting several new ones as well. The tour will be a limited run coming to smaller theatres, churches and a synagogue. Tickets for all shows are on sale now (Click here to purchase tickets to the March 12, 2016 show at the 6th & I Synagogue.)

Derrick Brown recently wrapped the Lazers of Sexcellence 5.0 poetry and motorcycle tour with fellow-poet and actor Amber Tamblyn. Starting the end of this month, he will tour with comedian Eugene Mirman to select cities for his I'm Sorry (You're Welcome) Tour, in celebration of Mirman's album of the same title (October 30, Sub Pop).

Brown is the winner of the Texas Book of The Year Prize, 2013. Brown has been known as one of the most touring, well-traveled living poets in America. He has based his whole writing career on changing peoples minds about poetry and he feels a quality, unforgettable live experience that blends humor, music, stories and moving poetry can achieve that.

“He has based his whole writing career on changing people's minds about poetry and he feels a quality, unforgettable live experience that blends humor, music, stories and moving poetry can achieve that.” - Culture Map Dallas on Derrick Brown

“There’s something that happens when you read Derrick Brown, a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words... when you have the fantastic fortune to watch him perform it in person, you yourself are a bit more alive.” - New York Times

“Derrick has blown honesty and humor into the darkness and has somehow made poetry cool again.” - Nylon Magazine

March 10 - Boston, MA - Sinclair

March 11 - Brooklyn, NY - Roulette - SOLD OUT

March 12  - Washington DC - 6th & I Synagogue

March 13 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

March 15 - Toronto, ON - Great Hall

March 16 - Detroit, MI - Marble Bar

March 17 - Cincinnati, OH – Woodward Theatre

March 18 - Chicago, IL  - Old Town School Of Folk (2 Shows) - SOLD OUT

March 19 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center

March 21 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door - SOLD OUT

March 22 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

March 23 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir

March 25 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

March 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Teregram Ballroom

March 29 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater

March 30 - Austin, TX - Central Presbyterian Church

April 01 - New Orleans, LA - Preservation Hall - SOLD OUT

April 02 - New Orleans, LA - Preservation Hall - SOLD OUT

About Derrick Brown:
Derrick C. Brown first discovered poetry in a foxhole when he was enlisted as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. His collection, “Strange Light” is the winner of the 2013 Texas book of the year Award.. He began touring nationally with his comedy, storytelling and poetry after his honorable discharge and has performed at over two thousand venues and universities, including national and international literary festivals such as Berlin Literature Festival, Glastonbury and AWP.

Brown toured Europe opening for the band Cold War Kids, chronicled in the documentary poetry concert film You Belong Everywhere. He has collaborated, toured and performed with comedian David Cross, Helio Sequence, Jon Glaser, Jay Buchanan, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, Liam Finn, All Tomorrow’s Parties with The Flaming Lips, Delta Spirit, Richard Swift of The Shins and The Black Keys (poetry and music) and with painter Blaine Fontana.

Brown is known for being an innovator in curating unique and creative poetry adventures like the Double Decker Poetry Bus Party and poetry shows at sea for Poetry Cruise. Brown performed his poetry on The Tonight show with Jay Leno, as well as for the Best American Contemporary Poetry Concert series, The Drums Inside Your Chest. He has curated literature festivals such as the Word x Word festival in Massachusetts.

Brown is a former weatherman and gondolier. He is currently the founder of Write Bloody Publishing, an independent book publisher in Austin, TX whose main principle is that all authors must tour and write as well on the page as they perform onstage. Write Bloody’s concept is that poets should tour and promote themselves like rock bands, and that the publisher should be the source of energy for the revitalization of live poetry in America.

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