Mike Watt Announces North American Release Date and Canada/U.S. Tour for Hyphenated-Man

Mike Watt Announces North American Release Date and Canada/U.S. Tour for <i>Hyphenated-Man</i>
Last summer, we reported that former Minutemen member and blue-collar D.I.Y. guy Mike Watt would be releasing his third punk opera. Called Hyphenated-Man, the album saw Watt re-team with backing band the Missingmen (Tom Watson and Raul Morales) and was described as "one big song with 30 parts."

Hyphenated-Man was released in Japan on October 6, but on his official website , Watt has announced that the album will be available in North America on March 1, though he didn't specify a label.

To celebrate its release, Watt and the Missingmen have unveiled an impressively vast North American tour. The run of shows kicks off in Santa Barbara on March 10, concluding in Sacramento on April 30. In between those two dates, Watt will see much of the continent, including Canadian shows in Montreal on April 7, Brighton, ON on April 9 and Vancouver on April 26.

All dates are available below, as is some recent live footage of Watt with the Missingmen.

UPDATE: According to an update on Mike Watt's website, his touring schedule has slightly shifted. The new Canadian dates are in bold below, including shows in Toronto and Ottawa. Sorry, Brighton, looks like you are out of luck.

  Tour dates:

3/10 Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones
3/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
3/12 San Diego, CA - Casbah
3/13 Tucson, AZ - Plush
3/14 Albuquerque, NM - The Launchpad
3/15 Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory
3/16 Dallas, TX - The Loft
3/17 Dallas, TX - Gingerman
3/18 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
3/19 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon
3/20 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
3/21 Pensacola, FL - Handlebar
3/22 Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds
3/23 Orlando, FL - The Social
3/24 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
3/25 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
3/26 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
3/27 Charleston, SC - The Pour House
3/28 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
3/29 Richmond, VA - Canal Club
3/30 Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St.
3/31 Washington, DC - Black Cat
4/1 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
4/2 Philadelphia, PA - North Star
4/3 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
4/4 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
4/5 Milford, CT - Daniel Street
4/6 Cambridge, MA - T.T. the Bear's Place
4/7 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
4/8 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
4/9 Brighton, ON - Tosh's Tavern
4/9 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
4/10 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
4/11 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
4/12 Ferndale, MI - Magic Bag
4/13 Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
4/14 St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill (The Duck Room)
4/15 Chicago, IL - Schubas
4/16 Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
4/17 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
4/18 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
4/19 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
4/20 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
4/22 Denver, CO - The Larimer Lounge
4/23 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
4/25 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
4/26 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
4/27 Seattle, WA - The Triple Door
4/28 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
4/29 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
4/30 Sacramento, CA - Blue Lamp