We are very pleased to announce that Cass McCombs will be touring the UK in March 2012. The four date tour will see him performing in Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool as well as a Union Chapel show in London on March 9th. This is the first set of dates since the release of Humor Risk, his second album of 2011.
Full dates with ticket links are as follows:
5th March: Manchester: Band On The Wall
6th March: Glasgow: Stereo
7th March: Liverpool: Leaf
9th March: London: Union Chapel
Humor Risk was recorded in various homes and studios in California, New York, New Jersey and Chicago, and was produced by Cass McCombs and Ariel Rechtshaid, with whom he created WIT'S END, and before that, CATACOMBS. Humor Risk is an attempt at laughter instead of confusion, chaos instead of morality. Musically it is more rhythm-based, tempos swifter to nearly rocking, than the sparse Wit's End. Infectious melodies are outlined by a wry lyricism that expresses the stories of characters from McCombs' native land. Rather than fulfilling the stereotype of the confessional singer-songwriter, he describes the lifestyles and feelings of those that surround him, with more love than judgment: drugs, Scientology, Western America, and so on, in allegorical form. Humor Risk portrays yet another face of this versatile and much underrated artist.