Tav Falco's Panther Burns Announce UK, Spanish & Scandinavian Dates for '40th Anniversary Howl'
AN ENDURING PROVOCATEUR ON THE UNDERGROUND ROCK SCENE, FALCO AND HIS CRACK TEAM OF ITALIAN SIDEMEN ARE ON THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF THE CELEBRATED CABARET OF DAGGERS ALBUM
Cabaret of Daggers is a high point in Falco's vast discography with MOJO Magazine declaring "Four decades in to a career which began alongside kindred spirits Alex Chilton and The Cramps, Tav Falco's new album conjures up a potent blend of blues, jazz and tango rhythms in which 1920s Vienna café culture seamlessly rubs shoulders with Beale Street juke joints"
* TOUR DATES *
19: Ramsgate, UK — Ramsgate Music Hall / INFO 20: Milton Keynes, UK — Esquires / INFO 21: Halifax, UK — The Lantern / INFO 22: Edinburgh, UK — Voodoo Rooms / INFO 23: Glasgow, UK — Broadcast / INFO 24: Newcastle, UK — The Cluny / INFO 26: London, UK — Oslo / INFO 27: Norwich, UK — Norwich Arts Centre / INFO 28: Madrid, SPAIN - Junco Jazz Club / INFO 30: Cox, SPAIN — TNT Blues / INFO
In celebration of 40 years as a recording and touring artist, Tav Falco today announces UK, Spanish, and Scandinavian concert dates for his “40th Anniversary Howl” tour. Additional European dates are currently being booked.
Released in November 2018, Falco’s Cabaret of Daggers is the most provocative and best-reviewed album of his career, featuring newly-penned originals which question the sanity of our troubled times, alongside carefully-curated selections from the Great American Songbook. The album is available now on vinyl and download from ORG Music. In June, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns completed an acclaimed coast-to-coast tour of the U.S.A. Falco is the only constant member of his fervent and fabled band, Panther Burns. The group played its first show in a cotton loft in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 10, 1979. The lineup for that show comprised Falco (vocals, guitar), former Box Tops and Big Star frontman Alex Chilton (lead guitar, vocals), Ross Johnson (drums) and Eric Hill (synthesizer). Early years featured a revolving door of underground rock luminaries entering and exiting the band, including noted producer/session musician Jim Dickinson and Lydia Lunch and Nick Cave multi-instrumentalist Jim Sclavunos. Panther Burns thrived on the early 1980s music circuit and were a popular draw at such storied New York City clubs as The Peppermint Lounge and Danceteria. Despite Chilton’s exit from the live lineup in 1984, the band has carried on and released numerous albums, EPs, singles, and compilations. Raised in rural Arkansas and coming to musical prominence in Memphis, Falco eventually took up residence in Europe in the 1990s. After a transition in 2004 from Paris to Vienna, where the splendor of the old Imperial City on the Danube has infused the mood and spirit of Cabaret of Daggers. The album was recorded in Rome and two of its musicians will accompany Falco on the European tour dates: producer/arranger/guitarist Mario Monterosso and bassist Giuseppe Sangirardi. The drummer on the tour will be Walter Brunetti, also from Rome. When asked what fans can expect from the tour, Falco replied “WATCH OUT for your happy home. The 40th PANTHER HOWL Art-Action Happening is coming to your town! The Panther Burn Beat goes on and on! Bringing you songs of dissent, reckoning, and uptight America’s decline into global destruction. Dance the last naked Tango and behold a striptease of the senses that will leave your naked brain crying for more.”
PRAISE FOR TAV FALCO AND CABARET OF DAGGERS
“Tav has long been a hero/inspiration to Primal Scream. A true master of rock and roll and a cultural ditch digger on the same level as The Cramps. Thanks for all the great music, Tav. Stay Free!” — Bobby Gillespie, PRIMAL SCREAM
“I have been listening to Tav Falco’s Panther Burns since his first LP, Behind the Magnolia Curtain (1981), when Tav, along with The Cramps, turned a whole new generation onto the twisted pleasure of rock ‘n’ roll. He’s got everything... rock ‘n’ roll, blues, tango, style in abundance, and most important, but never overrated, SOUL.” – Jason Pierce, SPIRITUALIZED
“I don’t think folks give Tav Falco and the Panther Burns enough credit... Tav Falco is hip!” – Jon Spencer, BLUES EXPLOSION
“Not only is Tav Falco one of the most enigmatic and authentic musicians out there, it’s hard to think of a bigger champion of underground music, art and literature in the modern age. What’s he like? Imagine if Harry Dean Stanton was cast in a biopic about Gene Vincent and the film was directed by David Lynch.” – STEREO EMBERS PODCAST
"Throughout the past four decades, Falco has continued going strong at the front of the stage, slowly evolving from a rough-and-ready primitivist into a polished bluesman and rock n’ roller who today mingles rockabilly flavor, Tex-Mex vibes, and a deep Memphis soul influence into a powerful live show that’s always guaranteed to charm and impress." — RVA MAGAZINE
"Four decades into his musical journey, Memphis maestro Tav Falco's rock/blues/jazz odyssey continues its intriguing path." 8 out of 10 stars — VIVE LE ROCK
"His latest LP is drenched in an Old World cabaret vibe... uneasy listening of the finest kind." — UNCUT
"Falco's flair retains its relevance through a consistently expanding sphere of interests." — THE VINYL DISTRICT
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