Robyn Hitchcock announces tour dates

October 21, 2008  |  9:45am
After receiving a favorable response to his I Often Dream of Trains performance in London earlier this year, Robyn Hitchcock has expanded the idea into a eight-date U.S. tour.

Hitchcock will play the "director's cut" of his 1983 album I Often Dream of Trains, alongside bandmates Terry Edwards and Tim "Captain" Keegan. "For 1983 I wanted to see what would happen if I stopped playing gigs, making records, or having any attempt at a career whatsoever. Whatever music I made was purely for myself, without trying to speak the language of the day. The result was I Often Dream of Trains." The album was recently reissued in one of Hitchcock's box set projects, I Wanna Go Backwards.

Director John Edginton (who recently made Sex, Food, Death...and Insects, a documentary on Hitchcock) will film the NYC concert for the Sundance channel, a special as yet without a release date. In the meantime, you can check out what else Hitchcock has been up to this year, namely some of the music for Rachel Getting Married. Check out our review, and watch the trailer, here.

November
12 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
13 - West Hollywood, Calif. @ Coronet Theater
15 - Chicago, Ill. @ Old Town School of Music
17 - Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Hazlet Theater
18 - Alexandria, Va. @ The Birchmere
19 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ World Cafe Live
21 - Somerville, Mass. @ Somerville Theater
22 - New York City, N.Y. @ Symphony Space

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