posted May 17th, 2012

Guess who's coming to the Puget Sound area for a free tour of record stores next month? That's right, wolf boys and girls - Bonnie Prince Billy! Ear to the radio, with an eye on the record bin as usual, the Free Bonny instore tour is back again making stops at haunts both old and new. June 9 through 13 Pacific Nor'westers will have seven chances to hear the Prince for free when he visits Rainy Day in Olympia, Rocket Records in Tacoma, The Business in Anacortes and Sonic Boom in Seattle. Plus Bonny will return to the airwaves for live in-studio sessions at KEXP in Seattle and KAOS in Olympia.

There's even a kicker for all you overcast fetish freaks: The whole thing starts off on June 9 with an open invitation to Tenino where the good people at Wolf Haven International have tours open to the public (or at least the first 30 people) every hour starting at 10am so everyone can have the chance to meet Kiawatha, a very sultry little wolf recently adopted by Bonnie Prince Billy, and catch a special (still free though) Bonny concert on the actual grounds of the Wolf Haven! We've been told that you too can adopt Kiawatha, or any other wolf for that matter, but you can't take it (the animal) home with you. It's symbolic, okay! But if you absolutely need to have a piece of the Louisville slugger, consider ordering a copy of Wolfroy Goes to Town from your friendly mail-order record company. Check out the full schedule below:

Free Puget Sound June 9-13, 2012

Live with the wolves

6-9-12 Wolf Haven International, Tenino (12pm concert)

Live in the store

6-10-12 Rainy Day, Olympia 4pm
6-11-12 Rocket Records, Tacoma 3pm
6-12-12 The Business, Anacortes 7pm
6-13-12 Sonic Boom, Seattle 7pm

Live on the radio

6-10-12 KAOS 89.3FM Olympia 2pm
6-13-12 KEXP 90.3FM Seattle 3pm

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy