While we Chicago heads try and fail to tame March's wild lion, David Grubbs is one full step ahead of the calendar with The Plain Where The Palace Stood set to drop on the 16th of April. Cultured man that he be, Professor Grubbs love a jaunt through Europe every opportunity he gets - and what better opportunity than those presented by the release of such a rockingly erudite LP of songs and meditations, a track of which is available for free listenin' here on the DC site! Things don't kick off in earnest til the blossoming month of June, but Parisian residents get a special treat within the next week - David performs "The Wired Solution" with Angela Bulloch, Andrea Belfi, and Stefano Pilia (Onrushing Cloud!) at the Centre Pompidou, Paris' premiere digs for modern arts of all shapes, sizes and sounds, Saturday, March 23rd.
Ten days later, the Ecole Nationale Superiore host a Grubbs performance alongside the performance of like-minded no-wave and post-punkins including Lydia Lunch and Ut, plus some related film screenings, before a guitar jam with Noël Akchoté's ensemble featuring David hits Espace 1789 in the burbs of Saint-Ouen. Our fearless former Louisville-ite returns to Brooklyn for his record release show in May, after-which he'll wing on over the Atlantic once more to tackle the meat of the tour for The Plain Where The Palace Stood (including a true TPWTPS show in Paris at Point Ephémère!). It's all fun, but none of it's a game - that's our hero; if there's one hunky, meat chomping guitar-wielder up for such a challenge, it's David Grubbs, cleaver hidden in Plain sight. All dates below, ready thyself to grab ticket!
3/23/13 Centre Pompidou Paris France Grande Salle - Angela Bulloch & David Grubbs "The Wired Salutation" (w/Andrea Belfi & Stefano Pilia)
4/2/13 Ecole Nationale Superiore- Val de Seine Paris France Free Concert and Documentary Screening 7PM w/ Lydia Lunch and Weasel Walter, Rhys Chatham, and Ut- Screening Blank City and Parallax Sounds
4/5/13 Espace 1789 Saint-Ouen France w/ Noël Akchoté's ensemble of five guitarists performing Carlo Gesualdo's Fifth Book of Madrigals
5/24/13 Issue Project Room Brooklyn NY Record release show! (Solo performance)
6/4/13 Blaa Oslo Norway w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
6/5/13 Landmark Bergen Norway w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
6/6/13 Haus Ungarn (Collegium Hungaricum Berlin) Berlin Germany w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
6/7/13 Club Schocken Stuttgart Germany w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
6/8/13 Sonic Lyon France w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
6/9/13 Point Ephémère Paris France w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
6/10/13 Cafe OTO London United Kingdom w/ Andrea Belfi and Stefano Pilia
9/6/13 Hopscotch Festival Raleigh NC (solo performance)