Published Aug 10, 2009Once a nomad, always a nomad, it seems. Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs and his backing band are hitting the road again, including two shows in British Columbia, to support his latest album, Catacombs, which was released on Domino Records earlier this summer.
The September 4 and 5 shows in Vancouver and Victoria, respectively, are part of a West coast tour that will see the acclaimed singer play with Band of Horses, the National, Papercuts and Girls.
McCombs recently scored a minor hit with Catacombs tune "Dreams-Come-True-Girl," featuring a cameo by Academy Award-nominated actress Karen Black. The song, which sounds like a throwback to a '50s summer pop gem, was recently highlighted as NPR Music's song of the day, for whatever that's worth.
The West coast dates follow a string of sold-out New York shows with his band, which include former members of White Magic and Simon Dawes. This time around, his publicist wants to remind all attendees of McCombs' shows to "wear denim." We're not exactly sure why.
Here are the tour dates:
8/29 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
9/1 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater ^
9/2 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory ^
9/4 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom ^
9/5 Victoria, BC - The Royal Theatre ^
9/6 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern ^^
9/7 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^^
9/9 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ^^#
9/10 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater #
* with the National
^ with Band of Horses
^^ with Papercuts
# with Girls