Ken To Tour Australia; Reveals Posies To Re-Issue First 4 Records

Ken Stringfellow was interviewed by Sydney Unleashed ahead of his Australian tour next month, and had news regarding the first 4 Posies records:

For news, we will see over the next year the re-issue of the Posies first four albums with expanded content, quite a bit never before heard and that’s *after* we released a 4-CD box set of outtakes in 2000. We found even *more* stuff. Plus the albums will get remastered, pressed on vinyl, etc.

If you follow Ken’s blog, you already know that he and Jon Auer are recording new Posies songs.

Dates for Ken’s Australian tour:

April 11 – KS solo, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney AUSTRALIA
April 13 — KS solo, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
April 16 — Coronet Blue (KS on keyboards), the Vanguard, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Ken Stringfellow with Chris Stamey in Australia, 2014

Big Star’s Third will be performed (with its original string and wind orchestrations) by Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Mitch Easter, and Chris Stamey. They will be joined by Cat Power, Kurt Vile, and many others as part of the Sydney Festival.

Jan 23 – Big Star’s Third @ Sydney Festival, Sydney AUSTRALIA

Following that, Ken will tour Australia with Chris Stamey. Dates are below:

Jan 24 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Astor Theatre, Perth AUSTRALIA
Jan 26 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
Jan 28 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Jan 29 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Caravan Music Club, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Jan 30 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
Jan 31 – Ken & Chris Stamey @ Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba AUSTRALIA
Feb 1 – KS & Chris Stamey @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney AUSTRALIA

New Dates For Jon’s Upcoming Tour

Jon has added four shows to his tour next month:

Feb 27th & 28th: Mojo’s, North Fremantle, Perth, Australia
March 2nd: Schooner Tavern in Auckland, New Zealand
March 3rd: MVP in Wellington, New Zealand

For the full schedule, see the tour page or Jon’s Myspace.

Jon was interviewed by an Australian site – check out the interview here: Jon Auer -2007: The Year of Bitch Slapping, Ben Lee, Paris Hilton and Our Demise.

Jon’s cover of Husker Du’s “Green Eyes” is featured on the free CD (titled “Love Will Tear Us Apart”) February 2007’s issue of Mojo.

Here is an mp3 of Jon’s interview on the Phil Jupitus Breakfast Show from December 5th last year – download it now. Thanks to IdiotJed for the mp3!

Jon Auer To Tour Australia

Jon has just announced a tour of Australia in February of next year – here are the dates:

Thu 15.02.07 @ The A & I Hall – Bangalow (NSW)
Fri 16.02.07 @ The Troubadour – Brisbane (QLD)
Sat 17.02.07 @ Jive – Adelaide (SA)
Sun 18.02.07 @ Northcote Social Club – Northcote (VIC)
Wed 21.02.07 @ The Vanguard – Newtown (Sydney) (NSW)
Thu 22.02.07 @ The Vanguard – Newtown (Sydney) (NSW)
Fri 23.02.07 @ Northern Star – Newcastle (NSW)
Sat 24.02.07 @ The Clarendon Guest House – Katoomba (NSW)
Sun 25.02.07 @ The Brass Monkey – Cronulla (NSW)

All are with Laura Imbruglia.

Click here for a full-size JPG version of the flyer, or here for PDF.

The Posies Tour Australia, and more KS dates

The Posies will do a short tour of Australia and New Zealand next month – here are the dates:

March 1 | Brisbane, Australia @ Her Majesty’s
March 2 | Gold Coast, Australia @ Coolangatta Hotel
March 3 | Sydney, Australia @ Metro
March 4 | Melbourne, Australia @ Hi Fi Bar
March 5 | Sydney, Australia @ Laneway Festival (supprting Broken Social Scene)
March 7 | Auckland, New Zealand @ Studio

Tickets are on sale now for most of these shows; you can find links to purchase them on the tour page.

Also on the tour page are three more dates Ken Stringfellow is opening for Briskeby in Norway, as well as two more dates with White Flag in Italy.

Guardian of a message

His work is a continuum, claims the 36-year-old Stringfellow, who’s stayed on in Australia for a string of solo dates following the recent REM national tour.

“I’m definitely interesting in accomplishing a lot,” Stringfellow says. “I’ve been trying to find an overarching mission in my life, trying to propel communication of a certain direct emotion between people.

“I’m so into it that I put myself in situations where I do that all the time, whether it’s helping REM with their message, or doing my own thing, or doing the Posies thing.”

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What’s the frequency, Ken?

Annandale Hotel, 17 Parramatta Road, Annandale
Sunday, 8pm
Bookings 9550 1078

‘Where in the crap is Ken Stringfellow?” screams the headline on a page of the singer-songwriter’s website. The answer, last week, was playing with REM.

This week, he’s supporting his mates, Melbourne guitar-rockers Even. Stringfellow agrees the page sums up his “they seek him here, they seek there” reputation.

“Yes, I’m constantly on the move with things I’m doing,” he says. “The first half of last year was about making records; the rest of this year and the first half of next year, those records are emerging, so I’ll see where they take me.”

Stringfellow has been a permanent touring member of REM since the late-’90s Up album tour and he contributed to the album Reveal, the Man on the Moon soundtrack and last year’s Around the Sun. He co-founded the respected American guitar-poppers the Posies, whose new album is due out this year.

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