The founding member and former vocalist/guitarist of The Stranglers has locked down the dates for his upcoming tour of the U.S. Starting with a run up the West Coast in October, Hugh Cornwell has plenty of shows east of the mighty Mississippi planned for December.
Cornwell is touring in support of his latest studio album, Totem and Taboo, released via Red River Entertainment through Red/Sony Distribution. Recorded in Chicago, the album was engineered and mixed by Steve Albini, the studio wiz/musician whose professional resume includes working with Robert Plant, Nirvana, Jarvis Cocker, Pixies, PJ Harvey and others.
The British singer/songwriter has some free music for you. You can snag his 2008 studio album, Hooverdam, as a free download from his website.
Oct. 5 – San Diego, Calif., Soda Bar
Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., Echo
Oct. 8 – San Francisco, Calif., Cafe Du Nord
Oct. 9 – Eugene, Ore., Luckey’s Club (solo acoustic)
Oct. 10 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Oct. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Shark Club
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, Ga., Smith's Olde Bar
Dec. 4 – Charlotte, N.C., The Casbah
Dec. 5 – Washington, D.C., Black Cat
Dec. 6 – Bordentown, N.J., The Record Collector Store
Dec. 7 – Long Branch, N.J., Brighton Bar
Dec. 8 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
Dec. 10 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Dec. 11 – Boston, Mass., Church
Dec. 12 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Tralf Music Hall
Dec. 13 – Pittsburgh, Pa., 31st Street Pub
Dec. 14 – Hamtramck, Mich., Small’s
Dec. 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Lee’s Palace
Dec. 17 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom
Dec. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Reggies Rock Club
Dec. 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., New Skyway Lounge
Some shows are already on sale. Visit Cornwell’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.