Bobby Conn Announces Eu/uk  European Tour In The Summer Of 2013

Bobby Conn Announces Eu/uk European Tour In The Summer Of 2013

Musician, misfit and culture warrior : Robert "Bobby" Conn announces extensive European tour in the summer of 2013.

Bobby has equally delighted and annoyed hipsters since first appearing on the Chicago music scene in the mid '90s.  Blending aggressive showmanship with an omnivorous love of musical genres, from Suicide to Streisand or from The Sweet to Stravinsky, Bobby has often irritated and provoked audiences, but never bored them.  From experimental performance art and noise music to superficially "straight" rock Bobby is always subversive.  And he subverts himself  happily.

Bobby Conn's last album Macaroni came out on Fire Records last year and offered up a delicious bowl of cheesy noodles served up for a world of war, riots, greed and revolution.  Recorded with Bobby's crackerjack band The Burglars and mixed by Bobby himself, Macaroni is a chronicle of our times, cheerfully spraying glitter on the chaos that surrounds us.  It's a record for the Occupy generation, or at least for those of us who check in on the protests via Facebook.  As always, Bobby bravely battles despair with acid wit and showmanship.

He continues to collaborate with his wife and musical partner, Monica Boubou.  Fully his equal as an entertainer herself (and more than his equal in stature), her electrified violin defines the epic melodic reach of their music.  The members of his band, The Burglars, were stolen from the best groups in the Chicago underground today.  Drummer Josh Johannpeter has played with Bobby since recording the "King For A Day" album in 2006 and is currently active in the excellent electro boogie bands Lazer Crystal and Mahjongg.  Keyboardist Jon Steinmeier and master bassist Jim "Dallas" Cooper also played on "King For A Day" and are members of new wave misfits The Detholz! as well working with Mucca Pazza, Daniel Knox, Lovely Little Girls, Baby Dee, and Van Dyke Parks. The Burglars will accompany Bobby and Monica on this European outing.

03.05.2013    Ie      Cork                 Crane Lane Theatre (Southern Gothic Weekender)
04.05.2913    N.Ie   Belfast          Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
20.06.2013    Uk    Cardiff          Clwb Ifor Bach  
22.06.2013    Uk    Liverpool    Krunk Fiesta
23.06.2013    Uk    London          The Lexington 
26.06.2013    Ger    Cologne    King Georg
27.06.2013    Ger    Larz             Fusion Festival
28.06.2013    Swe    Malmo        Moriskan
29.06.2013    Swe    Goteborg   Truckstop Alaska
01.07.2013    Nor    Oslo             Revolver
03.07.2013    Ger    Hamburg    Golden Pudel
04.07.2013    Ger    Berlin          Privatclub
05.07.2013    Ger    Leipzig          Zoro
06.07.2013    Ger    Weinheim    Cafe Central
10.07.2013    At    Vienna             Chelsea  
12.07.2013    At    Innsbruck     Pmk Summerfest
13.07.2013    Cz    Kutna Hora    Creepy Teepee
14.07.2013    Sui    Lausanne       Festival La Cite    
18.07.2013    Fr    Freiburg          Slowclub
19.07.2013    Ger    Karlsruhe    Halle14
20.07.2013    Bel    Antwerpen    Scheldapen