Soul Coughing's Mike Doughty To Launch Book of Drugs Tour
"The Book of Drugs" is described as his 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.
"If heroin still made me feel like I did the first time, and kept making me that way forever -- kept WORKING -- I might've quite happily accepted a desolate, marginal life and death," writes Doughty in the introduction to "The Book of Drugs." It's a funny, haunted, unusual tale, in which no one -- bandmates, producers, fans, A&R reps, fellow musicians such as Jeff Buckley and Redman, and least of all Doughty himself -- is spared. The book is arranged without chapters; it's a stream-of-consciousness series of vignettes spanning his army-brat childhood, the music world in the 90s, and his current decade-plus clean.
Mike Doughty released his fifth solo studio album, "Yes and Also Yes," on his own Snack Bar label via Megaforce/RED in August. The first single, "Na Na Nothing," reached #7 on the AAA indicator chart and has spent three months on the CMJ college radio chart. That particular song was co-written with Nikki Sixx, Dan Wilson and Matt Gerrard. The follow up single, the Christmas-themed Rosanne Cash duet "Holiday (What Do You Want?)," was #1 most added at AAA radio in its first week at radio in late November. This year, Doughty also released the debut album from his electronica side project, Dubious Luxury, via iTunes.
Doughty's next music release will be "The Question Jar Show," a two-disc live album culled from recordings of his 2009 tour of the same name. On the album, Doughty and sideman Andrew "Scrap" Livingston play songs and answer questions that audience members had written and placed in a jar on the stage before the start of each show. "The Question Jar Show" is out Jan. 31 via Snack Bar/Megaforce/RED.
MIKE DOUGHTY 2012 SOLO TOUR DATES
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