Jay Reatard Announces North American Tour, Returns to Toronto

Jay Reatard Announces North American Tour, Returns to Toronto
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more Jay Reatard news, there is. Once again, the Memphis garage rockin’ punk and his Boston Chinks have announced a ton of new tour dates, many of which find them kicking out the jams — and likely a bit of controversy — on Canadian soil.

Along with Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax, Jay Reatard will be making a surprise return to Toronto. The show will mark the first time Reatard and company will play the Big Smoke since their infamous Silver Dollar walk-out earlier this year. And considering the band left to a barrage of boos and chants of "pussies!” and "we want our money back,” it’s pretty damn brave of the guys to return.

On October 7, Jay Reatard will be releasing Matador Singles '08, which the group will likely have for sale at the merch booth. Well, unless a riot tears the sucker apart. Here are the tour dates:

9/13 New London, CT - Historic Waterfront Park (I Am Festival)
9/25 Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater *
10/11 Columbia, MO - Mojo's
10/12 Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre (Riot Fest)
10/12 Chicago, IL - Double Door (Riot Fest afterparty)
10/15 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/16 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's
10/17 Ottawa, ON - Babylon
10/18 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Music Hall
10/19 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
10/21 Halifax, NS - Halifax Pop Explosion
10/22 Cambridge, MA - Middle East (Upstairs)
10/27 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10/28 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/30 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10/31 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse #
11/01 Atlanta, GA - Lenny's
11/05 Orlando, FL - Back Booth
11/06 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
11/07 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
11/16 Dublin, Ireland - Green Synergy Festival
11/18 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowlands 2
11/19 Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
11/20 Leeds, England - The Faversham
11/21 Liverpool, England - Korova
11/22 Nottingham, England - Bodega
11/23 Bristol, England - The Cooler
11/24 London, England - Old Blue Last
11/25 London, England - Press
11/26 London, England - The Belvedere
11/27 London, England - Banquet Records (in-store)
11/28 Brighton, England - Engine Rooms

* with the Black Keys
# with Deerhunter, Times New Viking

Jay Reatard punching a kid at the Silver Dollar