(conqueroo) Kinky Friedman is going bipolar, as in Kinky Friedman's BiPolar Tour, which starts in New England on June 6 and continues through to July 1.
As he has done on his recent "sojourns through America," Kinky will be performing solo, dispensing the wisdom of the Jewish troubadour, and signing books.
The Kinkster, whose solo performance has recently been described as "Mark Twain meets Groucho Marx . . . at the corner of Johnny Cash and Lenny Bruce," will be hitting the road fresh on the heels of the release of his brand new book, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, co-authored by and about the life and times of Billy Bob Thornton. With a foreword from Angelina Jolie, The Billy Bob Tapes promises "colorful tales of [Billy Bob's] modest Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias, his life, his loves . . . and, of course, his movie career." And, as Kinky has often said, "the Kinkster will sign anything but bad legislation."
Kinky Friedman rose to stardom in the '70s, with his seminal band the Texas Jewboys. An equal-opportunity offender, Kinky, with his outrageous lyrics and crazed stage persona, may have offended some, but drew people like Don Imus, Robin Williams, Bob Dylan and John Belushi into his spiritual fan club. He toured with Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue and appeared on the inaugural season of Saturday Night Live. His infamous appearance on Austin City Limits, the only performance ever filmed by ACL and never broadcast because of content, has finally been released on DVD, to the delight of fans everywhere.
Wed., June 6 Northampton, Ma The Iron Horse
Thurs., June 7 Fall River, Ma The Narrows Center For The Arts
Fri., June 8 Somerville, MA Johnny D's
Sat., June 9 New York, Ny Highline Ballroom
Sun., June 10 Ringwood, Nj Live At Drew's (House Concert)
Mon., June 11 Alexandria, Va The Birchmere
Tues., June 12 Annapolis, Md The Ram's Head Tavern
Wed., June 13 Ashland, Va Ashland Coffee And Tea
Thurs., June 14 Sellersville, Pa Sellersville Theater
Fri., June 15 Philadelphia, Pa World Live Cafe
Sat., June 16 Amagansett, Ny Stephen's Talkhouse
Sun., June 17 Piermont, Ny The Turning Point
Mon., June 18 Albany, Ny The Linda - Wamc's Performing Arts Studio
Tues., June 19 New Haven, Ct Cafe Nine
Wed., June 20 Collinsville, Ct Live@Bridge Street Live
Thurs., June 21 Asbury Park, Nj The Saint
Fri., June 22 Stanhope, Nj The Stanhope House
Sat., June 23 Woodstock, Ny Bearsville Theater
Tues., June 26 Rochester, Ny Water Street Music Hall
Wed., June 27 Buffalo, Ny Sportsman's Tavern
Thurs., June 28 Toronto, On Hughes Room
Fri., June 29 Waterloo, On Starlight Lounge
Sat., June 30 Montreal, Qe Petit Campus
Sun., July 1 Chicago/Evanston, Il Space