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Robyn Hitchcock & Joe Boyd Collaborate for Unique Music/Spoken Word Tour

ROBYN HITCHCOCK & JOE BOYD COLLABORATE FOR
UNIQUE MUSIC/SPOKEN WORD TOUR;

“LIVE & DIRECT FROM 1967” FEATURES SONGS AND STORIES
FROM BOYD’S LEGENDARY CAREER,
INCLUDING SUCH ARTISTS AS PINK FLOYD, NICK DRAKE,
BOB DYLAN, JIMI HENDRIX, AND FAIRPORT CONVENTION;

DATES BEGIN MARCH 9TH IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Psychedelic troubadour Robyn Hitchcock has announced plans to team up with legendary producer Joe Boyd for an unprecedented series of live performances. “Robyn Hitchcock & Joe Boyd – Live & Direct From 1967” is a very special evening of songs and stories, melding musical performances with Boyd’s own reminiscences of his collaborations with such iconic artists as Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, and Jimi Hendrix.

The tour begins March 9th at The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by visits to New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and North Adams, Massachusetts (full itinerary below).

“Robyn Hitchcock & Joe Boyd – Live & Direct From 1967” will feature readings from Boyd’s acclaimed 2006 memoir, “White Bicycles – Making Music In The 1960s,” with Hitchcock adding extraordinary color via performances of classic songs from throughout the producer’s career. From stage-managing Bob Dylan’s infamous 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival, to co-founding The UFO Club (the epicenter of London’s groundbreaking psychedelic scene and launch pad for such bands as Pink Floyd, Tomorrow, and The Move), to his early stewardship of an array of hugely influential folk heroes – including Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, and the Incredible String Band – Boyd has been intimately involved in some of rock’s milestone moments. Simply put, Boyd’s work in the 1960s has become part of pop’s collective consciousness, inspiring generation after generation of psychedelically inclined musicians and songwriters.

“As the momentum years of 1965 to 1970 have now crystallized into the golden age of pop/rock, Joe and I have been drawn together by our perspective on how it shaped our lives: his as a young man, mine in teenage limbo,” Hitchcock explains. “Joe had a hand in creating a world that revolutionized mine. If he is Dr Frankenstein, then I’m his monster. Or one of them…”

(TOUR DATES BELOW)

“ROBYN HITCHCOCK & JOE BOYD –
LIVE & DIRECT FROM 1967”
US TOUR 2011

MARCH
9 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
11 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
12 North Adams, MA MASSMoCA
14 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
18 Detroit, MI Detroit Institute of The Arts
19 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Music (Early & Late Shows)

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