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

MY ZERO // THE NEW SINGLE!

PEOPLE OF EARTH:

LEND ME YOUR EARS. A BRAND NEW SINGLE BY EZRA FURMAN (that’s me) AND HIS NEW BAND “THE BOY-FRIENDS” IS GOING TO RELEASED ON MONDAY.

THE SONG IS CALLED “MY ZERO.” IT COMES FROM A WEIRD WORLD OF FLAMES ON THE PRAIRIE, PASSING TRAINS AND STARLIT REVERIES. IT IS MY NEW SINGLE AND I DO HOPE YOU WILL LIKE IT AND SHARE IT WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
 
THE SONG WILL BE DEBUTED ON THE A.V. CLUB WEBSITE ON MONDAY. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT THERE FOR FREE, OR LISTEN TO IT STREAMING.

7″ VINYL SINGLE

STARTING ON MONDAY YOU CAN ORDER MY FIRST-EVER 7” VINYL SINGLE RIGHT ON THIS WEBSITE. IT IS “MY ZERO” B/W “CAROLINE JONES.” WE’VE MADE A SMALL QUANTITY, ONLY A FEW HUNDRED, SO YOU MIGHT SAY IT IS A ‘LIMITED EDITION’ VINYL. WE WILL ALSO SELL THEM AT SHOWS—JUST ONE MORE REASON TO COME TO OUR CRAZY LIVE SHOWS.
 
THE B-SIDE, “CAROLINE JONES,” IS NOT GOING TO BE ON THE NEW ALBUM, IT IS EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON THIS 7” RECORD. IT COMES FROM A WEIRD WORLD OF MOUNTAINS OF TRASH, BIRDS IN THE SNOW, AND CREEPY POSTCARDS. YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE IT.
 

NEW ALBUM & TOUR

AND DON’T YOU DARE FORGET: DAY OF THE DOG, MY NEW ALBUM AND ARTISTIC BREAKTHROUGH/TOUR-DE FORCE, COMES OUT OCT. 8TH. I WILL BE GOING ON TOUR ACROSS THE USA WITH MY BAND “THE BOY-FRIENDS.” THE TOUR DATES ARE STARTING TO BE ANNOUNCED; YOU CAN LOOK AT THEM HERE. MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL LIVING WELL. REMEMBER: DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON LOVE, NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IT’S PLOTTING.
 
WITH LOVE & GRAND DELUSIONS,
EZRA FURMAN
 

PS: WHILE YOU WAIT FOR THE NEW SONG OVER THE WEEKEND, HERE’S A VIDEO OF ME AT A HOTEL PERFORMING “THE QUEEN OF HEARTS,” THE CLOSING SONG FROM MY PREVIOUS ALBUM THE YEAR OF NO RETURNING: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2013/08/live-at-aloft-ezra-furman.html
 

TYONR Reissue + New Music!

Hello, Ezra Furman fans near and far!

This is to let you all know that the first drops of a great storm of activity have begun to fall. Hold out your tongue and see if you can catch one.

THE YEAR OF NO RETURNING ON CD

The Year of No Returning

Ezra has signed to beloved indie label Bar/None Records! First thing they’re doing is releasing Ezra’s solo debut, The Year of No Returning, on CD for the first time ever. This reissue contains two previously-unreleased bonus tracks (titles: “Forty Days in Kansas” and “Doomed Love Affair”), recorded during the same sessions but not used for the album. Click here to purchase the CD, Vinyl or digital version of the album.

NEW MUSIC ON THE WAY (7” single, new LP in Oct., fall tour)

That’s the main thing. But keep your ear to the ground. Ezra will be releasing a bunch of new music soon, starting in August (date TBA) with a limited 7” vinyl single: “My Zero” b/w “Caroline Jones.” “My Zero” being a track from his forthcoming new album, “Caroline Jones” a non-album B-side. It will be available for order within the next month.

Which brings us to the biggest impending news: Ezra Furman’s new album will be entitled DAY OF THE DOG and it is coming out Oct. 8th! It was recorded in Chicago with his touring band The Boy-Friends. There will be plenty to talk about, including pre-orders, touring, and (with a little luck) international superstardom.

What is clear right now is that the tour will kick off in Chicago, IL at the Subterranean on October 12th. Tickets go on sale this Friday here.

Thank you all so much for being fans.

Love,
the EF HQ