For their first US tour since 2010, The Posies are doing a series of pop up shows in secret locations across the country. None of these shows will be in clubs or bars, instead each will be in a unique alternative venue in the city listed. The actual address of the shows will be released only to ticket holders not more than 24 hours in advance of the show. Additionally, none of these venues hold more than 75 people (except Seattle), and some only 10, so be prepared for a very intimate experience with the band and note that ticket quantities are extremely limited for these shows!
This is a full band show with new drummer Frankie Siragusa. The new album will ONLY be available at the shows, with a bonus download. This is the only place to hear it! No streaming or downloads will be available until after the tour.
The 27 date tour launches on April 28th at a Secret Location in Van Nuys, CA for just ten lucky guests, and winds through the US for the rest of May, stopping in Austin, Memphis, NY, Nashville, Chicago, and Seattle among others, wrapping up in Oakland on May 29th.
THE POSIES “SOLID STATES” SECRET SHOWS
Venues revealed only to ticketholders.
April 28 — Rehearsal in Van Nuys CA [tickets]
April 29 — Los Angeles, CA [tickets]
April 30 — Los Angeles CA [tickets]
May 1 — Phoenix AZ [tickets]
May 4 — Austin TX [tickets]
May 5 — Denton TX [tickets]
May 6 — Memphis TN [tickets]
May 7 — Lawrenceville GA — [tickets must be reserved via Facebook]
May 8 — Chapel Hill NC [tickets]
May 10 — Washington DC [tickets]
May 11 — Philadelphia PA / South Jersey [tickets]
May 12 — New York NY [tickets]
May 13 — Boston / Somerville MA [tickets]
May 14 — New Canaan CT [tickets]
May 15 — Pittsburgh PA [tickets]
May 17– Charleston WV [tickets]
May 18 — Nashville TN [tickets]
May 19 — Chicago IL [tickets]
May 20 — Indianapolis IN [tickets]
May 21 — Minneapolis MN [tickets]
May 22 — Rapid City SD [tickets]
May 24 — Boise ID [tickets]
May 25 — Walla Walla WA [tickets]
May 26 — Seattle WA [tickets]
May 27 — Bellingham WA [tickets]
May 28 – Portland OR [tickets]
May 29 — Oakland CA [tickets]
The Posies have announced tour dates for spring 2016 in support of their forthcoming album Solid States. Tickets for several dates are on sale now – see the links below.
29 March – Leuven, Belgium @ Het Depot [tickets]
30 March – Joure, The Netherlands @ Cafe de Stam
31 March – The Hague, The Netherlands @ Paard [tickets]
1 April – Apeldoorn, The Netherlands @ Gigant
2 April – Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso (small hall) [tickets]
3 April – Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ De Effenaar (small hall) [tickets]
4 April – Cologne, GERMANY @ Live Music Hall, supporting Nada Surf [tickets]
6 April – London, UK @ 100 Club [tickets]
8 April – Paris, France @ Point FMR
10 April – Berlin, Germany @ Monarch [tickets]
12 April – Stockholm, Sweden @ Kagelbanan
13 April – Oslo, Norway @ John Dee [tickets]
14 April – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Nefertiti
15 April – Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet
16 April – Hamburg, GERMANY @ Monkeys [tickets]
17 April – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia [tickets]
19 April – Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzoki (small room) [tickets]
20 April – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena [tickets]
21 April – Bacelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz 2 [tickets]
22 April – Valencia, Spain @ Loco Club [tickets]
23 April – Cartagena, Spain @ Sala Budokan [tickets]
24 April – Sevilla, Spain @ Sala Malandra [tickets]
Jon performs in Stockholm at Southside Cavern on Sunday, December 6, his first solo show there since 2007.
An in-depth Swedish blog (Obladoo) interview with Jon previewing the show and many topics can be found here (in Swedish – English speakers, hint: Google Translate!)
More info and tickets here.
On October 1st, Big Star’s Third will be performed at Slim’s in San Francisco.
The band includes Jody Stephens (Big Star), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ken Stringfellow (Big Star/Posies), Chris Stamey (The dB’s), Pat Sansone (Wilco) Audley Freed (Black Crowes), Brett Harris, Ralph Carney & Skylar Gudasz, with a Chamber Orchestra featuring Kronos Quartet and conducted by Van Dyke Parks
Tickets are available here.
Ken Stringfellow & Holly have announced tour dates for The Record, the country concept album recorded earlier this year in France. All shows are on sale now!
October 4th – Boulder, Colorado — living room show [Tickets]
October 5th – Denver, Colorado — living room show [Tickets]
October 6th – Jackson, Wyoming — living room show [Tickets]
October 7th – Badlands, South Dakota — living room show [Tickets]
October 8th – Bismarck, North Dakota — Laughing Sun Brewing Co. [Tickets]
October 9th – Minneapolis, Minneapolis — living room show, early supper club show [Tickets]
October 9th – Minneapolis, Minneapolis — later pop-up concert at the Yoga Garden [Tickets]
October 10th – Chicago, Illinois — living room show hosted by Pig & Weasel House Concerts [Tickets]
October 11th – Nashville, Tennessee — living room show [Tickets]
October 13th – Charleston, West Virginia — Fireside Bar & Lounge [Tickets]
October 14th – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Liveburgh Studio [Tickets]
October 15th – New York City, New York — Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory [Tickets]
October 16th – Greenwich, Connecticut — living room show [Tickets]
October 17th – New Canaan, Connecticut — living room show [Tickets]
October 18th – Washington, District of Columbia — living room show [Tickets]
October 19th – Durham, North Carolina — living room show [Tickets]
October 21st – Lexington, Kentucky — living room show [Tickets]
October 22nd – Memphis, Tennessee — living room show [Tickets]
October 23rd – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas — living room show [Tickets]
October 24th – Houston, Texas — living room show [Tickets]
October 26th – El Paso, Texas — Hope & Anchor [Tickets]
October 28th – Los Angeles, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 29th – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 30th – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
October 31st – San Francisco, California — living room show [Tickets]
November 4th – Portland, Oregon — living room show [Tickets]
November 5th – Portland, Oregon — living room show [Tickets]
November 6th – Seattle, Washington — living room show [Tickets]
November 7th – Seattle, Washington — living room show [Tickets]
Big Star’s Third will be performed next month at First Avenue in Minneapolis, featuring Ken Stringfellow, Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Chris Stamey, and more. Tickets are available here.
The Posies will be presenting new material, in a new format, this spring in Europe. Experiments abound…
May 1 — Gebouw-T, Bergen Op Zoom NETHERLANDS
May 2 — De Peppel, Zeist NETHERLANDS
May 3 — Manifesto, Hoorn NETHERLANDS
May 6 — Muziekodroom, Hasselt BELGIUM
May 7 — Nijdrop, Opwijk BELGIUM
May 14-16 Great Escape Festival, Brighton UK (exact date and stage tba)
On October 31st, the Posies will be headlining the Pray for Snow party, held at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee WA. Tickets are available now for $10.
Later this year, Jon & Ken will be performing a number of acoustic duo shows in the Netherlands.
Nov 13 — Posies duo, P60, Amstelveen NETHERLANDS
Nov 14 — Posies duo, De Lakei, Helmond NETHERLANDS
Dec 10 — Posies duo, Ekko, Utrecht NETHERLANDS
Dec 19 — Posies duo, Nieuwe Nor, Heelen NETHERLANDS
View all upcoming shows, including two Big Star 3rd performances, at the tour page.
Starting next week, Ken will be doing a short tour of Germany with Hanna Fearns. Here are the dates:
Oct 15 — Ken Stringfellow @ Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich GERMANY
Oct 16 — Ken Stringfellow @ private party, Ulm GERMANY
Oct 17 — Ken Stringfellow @ Klimperkasten, Konstanz GERMANY
Oct 18 — Ken Stringfellow @ Hafeneck, Mainz GERMANY
Oct 19 — Ken Stringfellow @ King Georg, Cologne GERMANY
For more info, visit the Facebook event for the tour. Ken will also be playing a solo show on October 24th in Switzerland at Gewerbehalle.
Upcoming shows in Washington:
Aug 23 — The Posies (acoustic), The Triple Door, Seattle WA (Two shows – an early one at 8pm, and a later one at 11pm. Tickets here. VIP tickets are available for a meet & greet/wine tasting with Waters Winery.)
Aug 29 — The Posies (acoustic), house show, Bellingham WA (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info)
Aug 31 — Big Star’s 3rd, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA
Sept. 5 — FM Collective (KS will do some solo material), Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA