The Mekons announce US tour dates

Music News | By on May 6th, 2015

The Mekons

The Mekons announced they will tour select U.S. cities in July as a full band, which I guess is a rare thing. The group will make stops in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, New York (July 21st – Bowery Ballroom), Brooklyn (sold out already), Boston, and more during the two-plus-weeks stretch.

The genre-defying collective Mekons emerged from the 1977 British punk scene, and progressed from socialist art students with no musical skills to prolific, raucous progeny of Hank Williams. Theirs is an improbable history: a surprising and influential embrace of folk and country music, with occasional forays into the art world. The current lineup has remained intact since the mid ‘80s marked by defining releases The Mekons Rock ‘n’ Roll, Fear and Whiskey, I Love Mekons, and their most recent Ancient & Modern in 2011.

Tour Dates

7/11
The Hideout (SOLD OUT)
Chicago
IL

7/13
The Poetry Foundation
Chicago
IL

7/14
Mineral Point Opera House
Mineral Point
WI

7/16
Music Box Supper Club
Cleveland
OH

7/17
Herr Street Stage
Harrisburg
PA

7/18
Dogfish Head Brewing
Rehoboth Beach
DE

7/20
Boot & Saddle
Philadelphia
PA

7/21
Bowery Ballroom
New York
NY

7/23
Jalopy (SOLD OUT)
Brooklyn
NY

7/24
3S Artspace
Portsmouth
NH

7/25
Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge
MA

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