Pere Ubu US Tour Kicks Off This Week!

The almighty Pere Ubu kick off their US Co-Ed Jail tour this week, beginning in Toronto, Canada and travelling through 15 states before winding up in their hometown of Cleveland! Full list of dates and venues below.

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Tour Dates
16 Jun: Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Canada
17 Jun: Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
18 Jun: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
19 Jun: Zanzabar, Louisville, KY
20 Jun: Exit/In, Nashville, TN
21 Jun: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
22 Jun: Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN
23 Jun: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
24 Jun: Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
25 Jun: Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
27 Jun: The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
28 Jun: Fete Lounge, Providence, RI
29 Jun: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
30 Jun: The Haunt, Ithaca, NY
01 Jul: Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
02 Jul: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
03 Jul: Ace Of Cups, Columbus, OH

Having completed their European tour, Pere Ubu return to the USA and Canada for ‘Coed Jail! v.1.1,’ performing songs from the two recent box set releases, ‘Architecture Of Language 1979-1982’ and ‘Elitism For The People 1975-1978’ (Fire Records),

Tracks from the inaugural ‘Modern Dance,’ through to what was described as “the scariest album ever recorded,” ‘New Picnic Time,’ will be performed in a fast moving set lasting 1½ hours.

Pere Ubu are David Thomas, Steven Mehlman (Drums), Michele Temple (Bass), Robert Wheeler (Synth and Theremin), and they will be joined by Gary Siperko (Rocket From The Tombs, Whiskey Daredevils, Mofos) on lead guitar.

This isn’t a reunion. It isn’t a greatest hits tour.

“We don’t promote chaos, we preserve it,” Thomas explained. “Now more than ever – just like Nixon said – you need the sort of utterly gratuitous mess that only men of conviction can provide.”

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