Published May 01, 2008Twelve years into Joan of Arcs career, the Chicago-based collective is setting up to drop their tenth album proper, the pessimistically titled Boo Human. On May 20, Polyvinyl will release this latest addition to the groups ever-growing body of work, and the band will set out on a brief North American shortly thereafter.
And while the tour will presumably only feature the bands five core members Tim, Mike and Nate Kinsella, Bobby Burg and Sam Zurick the pop-leaning Boo Human boasts a total of 14 different collaborators, some of whom have previously worked with Wilco, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Prince Billy, Beth Orton and Prefuse 73.
The West coast-heavy tour kicks off May 28 in Omaha and wraps up June 14 in Tulsa, with only one Canadian date Vancouver in between. If you can make any of these dates, watch out for drummer Nate Kinsella. Not so long ago he dropped his drawers while performing with Joan of Arc affiliates, Make Believe, at a Christian rock venue a move that eventually found him doing some hard time.
Here are the dates:
5/28 Omaha, NE, The Waiting Room
5/29 Denver, CO, Hi Dive
5/30 Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge
5/31 Missoula, MT, The Badlander
6/1 Seattle, WA, The Vera Project*
6/2 Vancouver, BC, Media Club
6/3 Portland, OR, Holocene*
6/5 San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop*
6/6 Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory*
6/8 Los Angeles, CA, Pehrspace*
6/9 La Jolla, CA, Che Cafe Collective*
6/10 Phoenix, AZ, Modified
6/12 Austin, TX, The Mohawk
6/13 Fort Worth, TX, Lola's
6/14 Tulsa, OK, Continental
* with 31Knots