Fests and shows and tra la la

Children of the world:
I am listening to a record by Squeeze in my bedroom in Chicago and I suddenly realized there are some things that my website should say to you. Mainly that the Boy-Friends and I are going on tour in the UK and Europe in August and September. And tickets are on sale right now, as we speak, as side 1 runs out on the record. I love Squeeze.

Oh and also there’s a show in Evanston, IL where I grew up, real soon. Which is going to be good and will almost surely feature new songs we’ve never showed anyone before. Which is exciting for us and perhaps for you too.

List of upcoming shows and links for tickets are here: http://ezrafurman.com/shows/

Love all you mutts.
-Ezra

NEW EUROPE & UK SEPTEMBER SHOWS

Hey There,

We just added some new UK and European dates to the upcoming September tour. Check out the new shows below.

August 29                 END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL (UK) // MORE INFO + TICKETS
September  3           Exeter, England, UK // Exeter Cavern // TICKETS
September  4           Cardiff, Wales, UK // Cardiff Club for Bach // TICKETS
September  5           Isle of Wight, England, UK // Bestival // TICKETS
September  7           Vlieland, NL // Into the Great Wide Open // SOLD OUT
September  9           Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso // TICKETS
September  10         Rotterdam, NL // Rotown // TICKETS
September  11         Stuttgart, Germany // Keller Klub // TICKETS
September  13         Vöcklabruck, Austria // Sonograph @ OKH
September  14         Vienna, Austria // Chelsea // TICKETS
September  16         Zurich, Switzerland // Stall 6 // TICKETS
September  17         Cologne, Germany // King Georg // DOOR ONLY
September 18          Hamburg, Germany // Reeperbahn Festival // TICKETS 
September 20          Berlin, Germany // Bassy Club // TICKETS 
September 22          Manchester, England, UK // Band on the Wall // TICKETS 
September 23          London, England, UK // Scala // TICKETS 
November 5 – 9       Reykjavik, Iceland // Iceland Airwaves // TICKETS 

NEW UK FESTIVALS

U.K. FRIENDS:

Ezra and The Boy-Friends have added a handful of festival dates to their upcoming tour of the UK. Check out the list of dates below.

April 26 // Reading, England, UK // Are You Listening Festival
April 28 // Dundee, Scotland, UK // Buskers  TICKETS
April 29 // Aberdeen, Scotland, UK // Tunnels  TICKETS
April 30 // Sheffield, England, UK // Harley  TICKETS
May 3 // Leeds, England, UK // Live at Leeds
May 4 // Glasgow, Scotland, UK // Stag and Dagger Festival
May 5 // Newcastle, England, UK // Star & Shadow Cinema  TICKETS
May 6 // Hull, England, UK // Fruit  TICKETS
May 7 // Cambridge, England, UK // Portland Arms  TICKETS
May 8 // Norwich, England, UK // Epic Studios  TICKETS
May 9 // Brighton, England, UK // The Great Escape Festival
May 11 // Preston, England, UK // 53 Degrees  TICKETS
May 12 // Leicester, England, UK // the Musician  TICKETS
May 13 // Southampton, England, UK // Joiners  TICKETS
May 14 // Oxford, England, UK // Jericho Tavern  TICKETS
May 15 // Guildford, England, UK // Boileroom  TICKETS
May 17 // Liverpool, England, UK // East Village Arts  TICKETS
May 18 // London, England, UK // 100 Club  TICKETS
May 19 // London, England, UK // 100 Club  TICKETS
May 21 // Ashford, England, UK // St. Mary’s Church  TICKETS
May 22 // Brighton, England, UK // Haunt  TICKETS
May 23 // Manchester, England, UK // Dot to Dot Festival
May 24 // Bristol, England, UK // Dot to Dot Festival
May 25 // Nottingham, England, UK // Dot to Dot Festival
August 29 // END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL // MORE INFO + TICKETS

As always, we’ll keep you updated with the latest news and happenings. Thanks for staying tuned in.
 

THE MORE U KNOW,
the EF HQ

SECOND LONDON SHOW ADDED

DEAR EVERYONE IN THE UK:

“Due to overwhelming demand”, we have added a second show in London at 100 Club for Sunday, May 18. Click here to grab tickets to this show and the one on May 19.

We also have a bunch of additional UK tour dates, including a performance at Live at Leeds. Check the list below to see if we’re coming to your town.

April 28                     Dundee, Scotland, UK // Buskers // TICKETS

April 29                     Aberdeen, Scotland, UK // Tunnels // TICKETS

April 30                     Sheffield, England, UK // Harley // TICKETS

May 3                        Leeds, England, UK // Live at Leeds

May 5                        Newcastle, England, UK // Star & Shadow Cinema // TICKETS

May 6                        Hull, England, UK // Fruit // TICKETS

May 7                        Cambridge, England, UK // Portland Arms // TICKETS

May 8                        Norwich, England, UK // Epic Studios // TICKETS

May 11                      Preston, England, UK // 53 Degrees // TICKETS

May 12                      Leicester, England, UK // the Musician // TICKETS

May 13                      Southampton, England, UK // Joiners // TICKETS

May 14                      Oxford, England, UK // Jericho Tavern // TICKETS

May 15                      Guildford, England, UK // Boileroom // TICKETS

May 17                      Liverpool, England, UK // East Village Arts // TICKETS

May 18                      London, England, UK // 100 Club // TICKETS

May 19                      London, England, UK // 100 Club // TICKETS

May 21                      Ashford, England, UK // St. Mary’s Church // TICKETS

May 22                      Brighton, England, UK // Haunt // TICKETS

August 29                 END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL (UK) // MORE INFO + TICKETS

We love each and everyone one of you.

the EF HQ

NEW US SHOWS

Hello Everybody,

Before Ezra and his band of Boy-Friends make their way across the pond for a European and United Kingdom tour, they’ve booked a couple of new shows for you guys here in the States. Dates are in Indianapolis, IN and Cincinnati, OH, as well as the 6th annual, all ages, New Year/Homecoming show at SPACE in Evanston, IL. Head over to the SHOWS section to gather more information about these performances and the EU and UK dates.

Love,

the EF HQ

HOLD YOUR WATER, EUROPE AND UK

ALL OF YOU GOOD PEOPLE:
 
We are going on tour overseas! My band the Boy-Friends and I are bringing our trademark mania to the people of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. Below are the tour dates and links to buy tickets:

EU DATES
January 29              Berlin, DE // Privateclub // TICKETS
January 30              Krems, AT // Cinezone // TICKETS
January 31              Mödling, AT // Red Box // TICKETS
February 1               Lustenau, AT // Carinisaal // TICKETS
February 2               Freiburg, DE // Swamp // TICKETS
February 3               München, DE // Atomic Café // TICKETS
February 4               Düdingen, CH // Bad Bonn // TICKETS
February 5               Baden, CH // One of a Million Festival // TICKETS
February 6               Innsbruck, AT // Weekender Club // TICKETS
February 7               Steyr, AT // Röda // TICKETS
February 8               Ebensee, AT // Kino // TICKETS
February 9               Wien, AT // Chelsea // TICKETS
 
UK DATES
February 11              Manchester, England, UK // Soup Kitchen // TICKETS
February 12              Edinburgh, Scotland, UK // Sneaky Pete’s // TICKETS
February 13              Glasgow, Scotland, UK // Broadcast // TICKETS
February 14              York, England, UK // the Duchess // TICKETS
February 15              Cardiff, Wales, UK // the Moon // TICKETS
February 16              Birmingham, England, UK // Hare & Hounds // TICKETS
February 17              Reading, England, UK // South Streets Art Centre // TICKETS
February 18              Brighton, England, UK // Green Door Store // TICKETS
February 19              London, England, UK // Sebright Arms // TICKETS

That’s all… for now. Hope to see you soon at a show, and thanks for everything. Keep listening.

Fondly & w/rock’n’roll in the bloodstream,
Ezra Furman

NEW TOUR OF THE DOG SHOWS CONFIRMED

Omaha, NE, Salem, OR, Pioneertown, CA and Phoeniz, AZ: we’re coming for you. You can find more information about the new shows (and more) below.

October 29      Ferndale, MI // The Loving Touch // MORE INFO
October 31      Cincinnati, OH // MOTR Pub // MORE INFO
November 1    Indianapolis, IN // Do317 Lounge // MORE INFO
November 2    St. Louis, MO // Foam Coffee & Beer // MORE INFO
November 6    Madison, WI // Dragonfly Lounge // MORE INFO
November 7    St. Paul, MN // Kagin Ballroom @ Macalester College
November 8    Des Moines, IA // Vaudeville Mews // MORE INFO
November 9    Kansas City, MO // Record Bar // MORE INFO
November 11  Omaha, NE // The Slowdown // MORE INFO ✶✶✶
November 12  Denver, CO // Hi-Dive // TICKETS ✶✶✶
November 13  Salt Lake City, UT // Kilby Court // MORE INFO ✶✶✶
November 14  Boise, ID // Neurolux // MORE INFO ✶✶✶
November 15  Seattle, WA // El Corazon // TICKETS ✶✶✶
November 16  Salem, OR // Christo’s Pizzeria // MORE INFO ✶✶✶
November 19  San Francisco, CA // Cafe du Nord // MORE INFO ✶✶✶
November 20  Davis, CA // Third Space // MORE INFO ✶✶✶
November 21  Pioneertown, CA // Pappy + Harriet’s // FREE SHOW ✶✶✶
November 22  Los Angeles, CA // The Satellite // TICKETS ✶✶✶
November 24  Phoenix, AZ // Crescent Ballroom // TICKETS ✶✶✶

✶✶✶ w/ Tristen.    

DAY OF THE DOG out TODAY

Hello fans and well-wishers:
 
Today’s the day my new record DAY OF THE DOG is officially released to the world (click here to purchase the CD, 12″ vinyl or digital album). I can’t protect it anymore; it’s yours to love or tear apart, yours to share with people, listen to alone, play loudly in your car or use as a paperweight. I hope it serves you well, because it was created entirely for your benefit.
 
At the bottom of it, it’s a record about longing more than anything. A wild demand that the world cannot remain in its previous state, because it is UNSATISFYING in a deep way.
 
I want the release to go well, and I am currently going mad trying to make everything work out perfectly, but what I want the most is not my own personal advancement, but for you and others to get something positive out of the music. That’s the reason I’ve worked so hard. So please spread it around to other people if you like it. Give it to them, don’t tell them to buy it; they’ll buy it if they want to. I depend on you to get these tracks into new ears, ears of people who might be in need of these songs, like so many of us have needed songs to sustain us in the past.
 
We (me and the full lineup of the Boy-Friends, the band that plays on the record) are going on tour starting on Thursday. I am determined to make these the best and most joyful and wild shows we have ever played, and I hope you can come see what we have been working on so diligently.
 
Click here to see the tour dates.  Thank you so much for everything.
 
Love,
Ezra

New Tour Dates

We have some newly confirmed shows for you folks that have been added to the U.S. Fall Tour, with performances in Michigan, Ohio, New York and California. Take a gander at the list below to see if we’re heading to a town near you.

October 10      Springfield, IL // Donnie’s Homespun // TICKETS AT DOOR
October 11      Champaign, IL // Mike ‘N Molly’s // MORE INFO
October 12      Chicago, IL // Subterranean (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) // TICKETS
October 16      Columbus, OH // Ace of Cups // MORE INFO
October 17      Pittsburgh, PA // Club Cafe // MORE INFO
October 19      New York City, NY // Living Room (CMJ Showcase) // MORE INFO
October 22      Cambridge, MA // Middle East Upstairs // MORE INFO
October 23      Brooklyn, NY // Shea Stadium // MORE INFO
October 24      New Hope, PA // Triumph Brewing Company // FREE SHOW
October 25      Philadelphia, PA // North Star Bar // MORE INFO
October 26      Marietta, OH // Adelphia Music Hall // MORE INFO
October 27      Yellow Springs, OH // Antioch College
October 29      Ferndale, MI // The Loving Touch // MORE INFO
October 30      University Center, MI // Saginaw Valley State University
October 31      Cincinnati, OH // MOTR Pub // MORE INFO
November 1    Indianapolis, IN // Do317 Lounge // MORE INFO
November 8    Des Moines, IA // Vaudeville Mews // MORE INFO
November 9    Kansas City, MO // Record Bar // MORE INFO
November 12  Denver, CO // Hi-Dive // TICKETS
November 13  Salt Lake City, UT // Kilby Court // MORE INFO
November 14  Boise, ID // Neurolux // MORE INFO
November 15  Seattle, WA // El Corazon // TICKETS
November 22  Los Angeles, CA // The Satellite // TICKETS

P.S. Ezra and his band The Boy-Friends will be hosting a listening party for their forthcoming album Day of the Dog on Saturday, September 28 in Chicago. Click here for more information and to RSVP to the event.

Bonne nuit,
the EF HQ