The guitarist’s guitarist?
In the case of Reeves Gabrels, the epithet has more truth than most. (Hint: Cast your mind back to Robert Smith’s role in Siouxie and the Banshees).
Reeves Gabrels & his Imaginery Fr13nds UK tour, dates, deets, and ticket links below.
The band’s live sets will preview songs from their forthcoming album, also titled Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds, which is to be released digitally just as they head home, on October 13.
Highlights include the biting “Drown You Out” and the spooky “House of Usher” (titled after an Edgar Allan Poe story from an 1840 collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque). Uncommon interpretations of Bo Diddley’s early rocker “Who Do You Love” and Jimmy Reed’s blues “Bright Lights, Big City” also feature.
Fans of earlier Reeves Gabrels albums will also be well pleased at the performances, as the trio will play songs from Sacred Squall of Now (1995), Ulysses (1999) and Rockonica (2005). And of course selected co-writes—Tin Machine’s “Bus Stop” (David Bowie/Reeves Gabrels) and “Yesterday’s Gone” (Reeves Gabrels/Robert Smith) will be a treat for English audiences.
Nine dates in England are confirmed for Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Fr13nds this September/October 2014
Tue 30th Sep The Horn, St Albans (http://www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Wed 1st Oct The Live Rooms, Chester (www.seetickets.com)
Thurs 2nd Oct Fibbers, York (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Fri 3rd Oct Think Tank, Newcastle (www.seetickets.com)
Sun 5th Oct O2 Academy 2 Islington, London (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
Mon 6th Oct Boileroom, Guildford (www.seetickets.com)
Tue 7th Oct The Bowery District, Reading (http://sub89.fatsoma.com/
Thurs 9th Oct The Oobleck, Birmingham (www.seetickets.com
Sat 11th Oct The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (www.twforum.co.uk)
Tickets are priced £10 to £14 (subject to booking fee) / London £16 (subject to booking fee). Tickets are available from local box offices and above links.
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