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Graham's solo tour 2018

Post by dougharrison » 12 Jul 2018, 19:44

Surprised this hasn't been picked up on here yet, but on Monday a new Graham Coxon gig was announced, Martin, he of Blur Fan Club fame, was instrumental (no pun intended) in putting this together. Given there are no planned releases or other gigs that I am aware of this could be a really interesting set, potentially the recent soundtrack, plus there was the whole other album which wasn't released and has been referred to again recently from around the time of A&E.

http://www.newvictheatre.org.uk/product ... ham-coxon/


Update: All tour dates:

Sep 17 - New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
Sep 19 - Mod Club, Toronto, Canada
Sep 20 - El Club, Detroit, USA
Sep 21 - A live session for Reverb in Chicago, USA
Sep 21 - Park West, Chicago, USA
Sep 23 - Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC, USA
Sep 24 - Bowery Ballroom, New York City, USA
Sep 25 - Elsewhere, New York City, USA
Sep 26 - Middle East, Cambridge, near Boston, USA
Sep 27 - A live session for World Cafe (WXPN / NPR) in Philadelphia, USA
Sep 27 - Foundry, Philadelphia, USA
Sep 30 - August Hall, San Francisco, USA
Oct 1 - Lodge Room, Los Angeles, USA

- Veikko

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Re: Graham gig

Post by vitekm » 20 Jul 2018, 19:10

Graham is apparently going to play some dates in US as well. See this event from his official Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/284645148776820/

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Re: Graham gig

Post by lumaka » 23 Jul 2018, 16:20

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Re: Graham gig

Post by rich » 23 Jul 2018, 16:42

beat me to it Lumaka!

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Re: Graham gig

Post by dougharrison » 24 Jul 2018, 17:45

Got to admit i'm surprised it's his only UK gig of the year, glad i got my ticket before it sold out

https://www.nme.com/news/music/graham-c ... te-2358307

Think i've seen him solo at least 6 times - Don't know that I've ever seen him play as a one man show before though - just adds to the intrigue about what he will play. Anybody else ever seen him on his own? Didn't he do some small pub gigs years ago? Would that have been him on his own?

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Re: Graham gig

Post by rich » 24 Jul 2018, 17:55

does solo = one man show though :)
the UK gig seems to be one man, but not sure about the others?
I saw his last solo show at the Roundhouse - but he had a band...

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Re: Graham gig

Post by dougharrison » 24 Jul 2018, 19:24

rich wrote:does solo = one man show though :)
the UK gig seems to be one man, but not sure about the others?
I saw his last solo show at the Roundhouse - but he had a band...
To be utterly honest i was being entirely self-centred and not really considering the NA shows.

I saw the Spinning Top and several shows around HIM LTAIS and I think A&E, similar band for the last 3 and a very folky one for TST.

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Re: Graham gig

Post by lumaka » 24 Jul 2018, 19:56

"completely solo"

Graham Coxon has confirmed his first ever series of one-man shows in North America. This September, performing completely solo, Graham will play material spanning his eight solo records and songs from The End of the F***ing World.

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Re: Graham gig

Post by rich » 24 Jul 2018, 20:06

lumaka wrote:"completely solo"
Graham Coxon has confirmed his first ever series of one-man shows in North America. This September, performing completely solo, Graham will play material spanning his eight solo records and songs from The End of the F***ing World.
OK - that's pretty clear - sorry to confuse :)

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Re: Graham gig

Post by aldamasta » 27 Jul 2018, 16:01

Just got my tickets to see Graham in Chicago. I've always wanted to see Graham perform his solo material live... so glad it's finally happening! Any other US folk here get tickets?

Also, that's interesting that Graham is completely solo. Seeing Graham in any capacity will surely be amazing. I wonder if he'll be sticking mainly to acoustic songs? He has plenty to choose from from all 8 albums. If it is a more acoustic show, I do hope I can someday see him with a full band as well. I've always wanted to have my eardrums ripped in half during That's All I Wanna Do, I Wish, etc. But I am more than content having my eardrums soothed with his sweet melodies and acoustic picking :D

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Re: Graham gig

Post by blurop4 » 27 Jul 2018, 22:09

I just picked up tix for DC, Philly, and the 2 NYC shows. Should be a solid series of train trips and the first time seeing Graham w/o Blur since he toured the States in 2005 for HIM. Can't wait!

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Re: Graham gig

Post by Pavlich » 30 Jul 2018, 03:12

I think he could pull of a one-man band type thing, even without loops or drum machines. Stuff like That's What I Wanna Do, Bittersweet Bundle, and if he goes into the stuff like You're So Great you can do a nice mix of songs while changing guitars to give a dynamic to it. Stuff like Coffee & TV, Pyongyang is easy with loop stations too.

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Re: Graham gig

Post by idreamofpikas » 30 Jul 2018, 07:14

interesting that both Graham and Damon are in the US at around the same time. Given that Damon seems to spend a lot of his free time on tours writing new material does anyone think that the two of them may be collaborating again?

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Re: Graham gig

Post by lumaka » 30 Jul 2018, 07:34

I don't think so, North America is huge and it isn't really the same time, Grahams tours in September, Gorillaz in October.

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Re: Graham gig

Post by idreamofpikas » 30 Jul 2018, 09:36

lumaka wrote:I don't think so, North America is huge and it isn't really the same time, Grahams tours in September, Gorillaz in October.
the dates could mean that Graham will be part of those October gigs

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