Earsplit sent over a reminder that Scott Kelly and friends Western U.S. acoustic tour kicks off today in Seattle, Washington.
The say that on this tour, the Neurosis/Shrinebuilder frontman will mesmerize open-minded locals and followers of his infamous, dark solo material to audiences across the western half of the country.
Kelly hand-picked the opening acts for the tour, including outlaw country rocker Bob Wayne and country/folk artist Jay Munly, the goal of the tour to promote the underground folk/country rock movement for these hard-working artists and their vision of what American music can stand for, across the grain of our society's habitually mainstream musical frame of mind.
Following the tour, Scott Kelly is also now confirmed to play a one-off show in Chicago the first week of the year, where he'll be performing alongside ambidextrous solo artist Bruce Lamont; the show free via RSVP here.
Also just announced, Scott Kelly will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time as a solo artist this February. John Baizley (Baroness) will be performing his first ever solo dates as support for Kelly on these dates as well.
Scott Kelly Western U.S. Tour w/ Jay Munly, Bob Wayne:
11/29/2011 Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
11/30/2011 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
12/01/2011 Neurolux - Boise, ID
12/02/2011 Garage on Beck Roadhouse & Grill - Salt Lake City, UT
12/03/2011 Hi Dive Club - Denver, CO
12/05/2011 Low Spirits - Albuquerque, NM
12/06/2011 Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ
12/07/2011 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
12/08/2011 Bar Pink - San Diego, CA
12/09/2011 Juke Joint - Anaheim, CA
12/10/2011 Echo - Los Angeles, CA
12/11/2011 Alex's Bar - Long Beach, CA
12/13/2011 Fulton 55 - Fresno, CA
12/14/2011 The New Parish - Oakland, CA
12/15/2011 Brick and Mortar - San Francisco, CA
12/16/2011 Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA
Scott Kelly Solo Headlining Show:
1/04/2012 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL w/ Bruce Lamont
Scott Kelly New Zealand/Australian Tour w/ John Baizely
2/02/2012 King's Arms - Auckland
2/03/2012 SF Bath House - Wellington
2/04/2011 The Civic - Perth
2/05/2012 Fowlers Live - Adelaide
2/06/2012 The National Hotel - Geelong
2/08/2012 ANU - Canberra
2/09/2012 The Zoo - Brisbane
2/10/2012 Corner Hotel - Melbourne
2/11/2012 Manning Bar - Sydney
2/12/2012 The Brisbane Hotel - Hobart