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2017/09/26


Trashcan Sinatras kick off their 30th anniversary tour this week in Virginia. As previously reported, the acoustic tour All Night With The Trashcan Sinatras will see Frank Reader, Paul Livingston, and John Douglas performing two unique sets packed with beloved/well-known songs as well as covers, obscurities, songs they've never performed live, and songs they'll likely never again play live. Over the course of the tour every song they've released and recorded will be performed (the set list will vary from show to show -- they will not be playing 100 songs each night!).

Guitarist John Douglas recently revealed to The Art Of L.A. that an acoustic tour was appealing to the band because it challenges them to utilize their abilities in a different way, plus a stripped down affair is easy to navigate on the road. Douglas also discussed what fans can expect at these acoustic shows:

"We will be playing songs we have rarely or never played live before — b-sides, album tracks. These are the ones I’m most excited about playing — the shunned ones. I am finding myself being quietly impressed at our way with chords and words over the years, especially true in our quirkier moments. There are one or two tunes that time has been unkind to, but, as we Scots often say, ‘Failure is the manure of success’ and I honor the part they play in our tale."

Read the full interview with Douglas here.

Meanwhile Frank Reader was interviewed by The Washington Times - in the interview Reader discussed TCS' beginnings as a bar band, brushed off early comparisons to The Smiths, and explained how their recording modus operandi has changed over the years. He also suggested the band's longevity is in part due to the band writing and working as a team:

"Four people doing the work. I don’t think any band can sustain themselves with just one songwriter. A solo artist or songwriter can do that because he can go around and do his thing with different people. But an actual band with just one songwriter? Maybe The Who is the exception.
Nowadays everybody has help from outside forces. Like Radiohead."

Read the full interview with Reader here.

Don't miss the mighty Trashcan Sinatras when the acoustic tour rolls through the Magic Bag in Ferndale on October 8th. Tickets are available here. View the full tour itinerary below, and be sure to catch up with Trashcan Sinatras on Facebook and Twitter.





Trashcan Sinatras -- U.S. tour

Sep 27 -- Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Sep 28 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ The Sain
Sep 30 -- Highland Lakes, NJ @ Seckler Stage
Oct 01 -- New York, NY @ Joe's Pub
Oct 03 -- Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
Oct 04 -- New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
Oct 06 -- Cleveland, OH @ Winchester Music Tavern
Oct 08 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Oct 09 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Oct 11 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Oct 12 -- St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct 14 -- Kansas City, MO @ Gospel Lounge
Oct 16 -- Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Oct 17 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro
Oct 19 -- Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
Oct 20 -- Portland, OR @ Dante's
Oct 23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
Oct 29 -- Austin, TX @ 3Ten
Oct 31 -- Nashville, TN @ Blue Bar
Nov 01 -- Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
Nov 02 -- Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse

Published September 26th, 2017