Next week Giant Sand embark on what will be their final farewell tour; stopping off in London, Amsterdam and Paris plus a show at the Stewart Lee curated ATP festival next weekend.
Howe Gelb suggests that these last 2 years of touring felt like the best runs ever. Regardless if his memory has misspoken, he maintains the band is not breaking up cause there’s nothing broken. It’s just being put to bed, maybe one day to be awoken.
Good night little giant. .. good night.
Mr. Sand Man .. bring me a dream. ..
As a parting farewell gift, Fire Records will release a dreamy three volume box set of vinyl entitled; “The Sun Set”.
The complete A-Z of Giant Sand will be released alphabetically rather than chronologically, highlighting the careening career and wandering muse of Howe Gelb and his assembled sun blasted slingers.
The perfect Giant Sand show runs two hours and drags you around the room filling you with booze and asking you to dance before pulling at your heartstrings, tying them in knots and then leading you into a barroom brawl that only stops to hear the piano player bare his soul before raining down the bottles and starting all over again. These collections allow you to get that feeling in your own home. Be sure to catch them at one of the below dates.
Giant Sand & Jason Lytle Co-headline Tour
09 Apr: Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
10 Apr: Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 Apr: Village Underground, London, UK
12 Apr: Sage, Gateshead, UK
13 Apr: Whelans, Dublin, Ireland
14 Apr: Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
15 Apr: Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
16 Apr: All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0 Festival, Prestatyn, UK (Giant Sand only)
17 Apr: All Saints Church, Brighton, UK
18 Apr: The Lantern, Bristol, UK
19 Apr: Le Trabendo, Paris, France
Listen to ‘The Sun Set’ sampler below