Sunday, January 01, 2012

Mike Doughty Returns to The Ark...

On Feb. 1, Da Capo Press releases The Book of Drugs, Mike Doughty's enthralling memoir of his life, career, addiction, and the doomed-from-the-start, eight-year roller coaster ride of his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty will tour the eastern U.S. in February, performing music solo, reading from the book, and answering audience questions each night.

Tour Dates
2/3 Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
2/4 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie's Attic
2/7 Orlando, FL @ The Social
2/8 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
2/10 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
2/11 New Orleans, LA @ Parish
2/14 Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe
2/15 Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room
2/17 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
2/18 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's
2/19 Cincinnati, OH @ The Redmoor
2/21 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
2/22 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

2/23 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
2/24 Rochester, NY @ The German House
2/25 Albany, NY @ The Linda Theatre

Book Store Events
2/2 New York, NY @ Barnes & Noble Tribeca
2/6 Savannah, GA @ The Book Lady Bookstore
2/8 Tampa, FL @ Inkwood Books
2/22 Cleveland, OH @ Mac's Backs
2/24 Buffalo, NY @ Talking Leaves

In 1992 Mike Doughty was working as a doorman at New York's legendary Knitting Factory club. With musicians he met there he formed Soul Coughing, a great 1990s band whose unclassifiable mix of rock, beat poetry, hip-hop, and electronica gained in passionate admiration what it lost in mainstream success. The reasons for Soul Coughing's 2000 breakup included Doughty's own drug addiction. His reinvention of himself as a solo singer-songwriter has brought new creativity, warmth, and, dare we say it, a bit of lightening up as he has sung, written, and blogged about a huge range of topics from the personal to the political to the whimsical. Mike comes to Michigan with a new release, "Yes and Also Yes," that includes one song in German and other accompanied by a Chinese zither.

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