and Benjamin Gibbard have lately been devoting their artistry to converting Jack Kerouac's spirited prose into song and verse, a collaboration album known as One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. To support their project, which is slated for an Oct. 20 debut, they'll be hosting a special series of four concerts around the U.S. where they'll perform songs from the record along with other surprise material.
As hinted in its title, Farrar and Gibbard composed One Fast Move as a collection of 12 songs based on Kerouac's 1962 novel, The Big Sur. The record will be released with a documentary about Kerouac, which features Farrar and Gibbard among other famous writers, poets, actors and musicians.
The duo will also be accompanied by Death Cab for Cutie's Nick Harmer, Mark Spencer of Son Volt and Jon Wurster of Superchunk. The concert will highlight Kerouac's 40-year legacy following his death on Oct. 21, 1969.
23 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre
24 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Bimbo's 365 Club
26 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
28 - New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
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