With his amazing Matador debut, Watch Me Fall, set to drop on August 18, Memphis garage punk tycoon Jay Reatard has got the promotional ball a-rollin'. As such, Matador has just announced a series of in-store performances along the West coast.
Kicking off in L.A. on August 18, Reatard will make his way up the coast for a stretch of shows, the tour concluding with a Canadian stop at Vancouver's famed Zulu Records. But be warned: Reatard will not be playing club shows on this tour, so expect to line up all afternoon if you want to catch the performances.
Along with the tour, August 2 will see the release of Waiting for Something, a short documentary about Jay Reatard. The film will be available on MySpace, and a trailer is viewable below.
Once the promotional blitz is over, hopefully Jay can get working on the oodles of projects he told us about.
Jay Reatard in-store performances:
8/18 Los Angeles, CA - Amoeba Music Hollywood 6pm
8/19 Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints 7pm
8/20 San Diego, CA - M-Theory 7pm
8/21 Santa Cruz, CA - Streetlight Records 7pm
8/22 San Francisco, CA - Amoeba Music 6pm
8/23 Berkeley, CA - Amoeba Music 6pm
8/25 Portland, OR - Jackpot Records 6pm
8/26 Seattle, WA - Easy Street Records 7pm
8/27 Seattle, WA - Sonic Boom Records 7pm
8/28 Vancouver, BC - Zulu Records 8pm
TRAILER: "Waiting For Something", a Jay Reatard documentary