Published Aug 09, 2012Evidently that alleged face-kicking incident hasn't discouraged outsider songwriter Willis Earl Beal from continuing to tour and take on new projects, since he just announced a batch of live dates, plus an upcoming animated film.
The newly announced fall outing will last for close to a month from late September through most of October. In that time, he will play three Canuck dates: October 1 in Toronto, the next day in Montreal and October 24 in Vancouver. See the schedule below.
Before the North American trip begins, Beal will play a number of European summer dates. Check out the international itinerary over at his official website.
Meanwhile, Beal is also preparing to drop an animated film called Principles of a Protagonist, which will debut on his website in September. Pitchfork notes that the story originally debuted as a self-released novella that was then included as a supplement to his album Acousmatic Sorcery. The film will reportedly include an interactive element with live footage.
Beal wrote Principles of a Protagonist while unemployed in Chicago. He said [via Pigeon & Planes], "I envisioned it becoming a film. If you don't envision something as actually happening and being in action then there's no motivation to do it. Everything I do is cinematic. Everything I do I imagine what it would look like in the context of cinema -- whether writing a song, writing a story or watching a movie and imagining myself in the role of the protagonist walking down the street. The movie for me is amniotic fluid."
9/28 Cincinnati, OH - Mid Point Music Festival
9/29 Champaign, IL - Pygmalio Music Festival
10/1 Toronto, ON - The Drake
10/2 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
10/3 Cambridge, MA - TT the Bears
10/5 Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
10/6 Washington, DC - Red Palace
10/9 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/13 Austin, TX - Lamberts
10/14 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10/17 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
10/20 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/22 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/23 Seattle, WA - Barboza
10/24 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl