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Ah, the past.

Someday I'll try and make a list of every show ever but for now the hive memory will only be as old as the site.


The Hold Steady winter/spring U.S. tour
(support: Swearing at Motorists 2/1-2/21
and The Plastic Constellations 2/1-2/15

WE 2/1 - Washington, DC - Black Cat     (advance tickets)
TH 2/2 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506     (advance tickets)
FR 2/3 - Athens, GA - Tasty World
SA 2/4 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl     (advance tickets)
MO 2/6 - St. Augustine, FL - Cafe Eleven     (advance tickets)
TU 2/7 - Gainesville, FL - Common Grounds     (advance tickets)
WE 2/8 - Orlando, FL - The Social     (advance tickets)
TH 2/9 - Ybor City, FL - Masquerade     (advance tickets)
FR 2/10 - Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar     (advance tickets)
SA 2/11 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon     (advance tickets)
MO 2/13 - Houston, TX - The Prolateriat     (advance tickets)
TU 2/14 - Denton, TX - Hailey's     (advance tickets)
WE 2/15 - Austin, TX - Emo's (indoors)     (advance tickets)
SA 2/18 - Phoenix, AZ - The Brickhouse Theater     (advance tickets)
SU 2/19 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah     (advance tickets)
TU 2/21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Avalon     (advance tickets -- with Les Savy Fav & Thunderbirds Are Now!)

The Hold Steady spring Australia tour
(supporting: Les Savy Fav, Thunderbirds Are Now!

SA 2/25 - Sydney, NSW - Gaelic Club     (advance tickets)
SU 2/26 - Melbourne, VIC - St Jeromes Laneway Festival     (advance tickets)
MO 2/27 - Melbourne, VIC - Corner Hotel     (advance tickets)
WE 3/1 - Perth, WA - Rosemount Hotel     (advance tickets)
TH 3/2 - Adelaide, SA - The Jive     (advance tickets)
FR 3/3 - Brisbane, QLD - The Zoo     (advance tickets)
SU 3/5 - Sydney, NSW - St Jeromes Laneway Festival     (advance tickets)


Sat. March 25
El Corazon
107 Eastlake Ave. East
With Born/Dead, A Global Threat, Subhumans. Doors/show: 7pm/8pm.

Sun. March 26
Hell's Kitchen
3829 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Durango 95, tba, SUBHUMANS. Doors/show: 5pm/5:45pm. 10$.

Mon. March 27
320 SE 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR
With Born/Dead, SUBHUMANS. Doors/show: 7pm/8pm. 10$.

Tues. March 28
509 W. Jackson St.
Medford, OR
With Born/Dead.

Wed. March 29
333 Eleventh St.
San Francisco, CA
With Born/Dead, SUBHUMANS. Doors/show: 7:30pm/8pm. 11$.

Thurs. March 30
Empire Events Center
1417 R St.
Sacramento, CA
With Born/Dead, SUBHUMANS. Doors/show: 6:30/7:30pm. 10$.

Fri. March 31
Showcase Theatre
683 South Main St.
Corona, CA
With Born/Dead, SUBHUMANS.

Sat. April 1
3350 Sports Arena Blvd.
San Diego, CA
With Born/Dead, SUBHUMANS. Doors/show: 7pm/7:30pm. 11$.

Sun. April 2
Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA
With Born/Dead, SUBHUMANS. Doors/show: 7:30pm/8pm. 10$.

Thurs. April 5
THE HOLD STEADY @ Princeton U. Terrace Club
Princeton, NJ

Fri. April 6
Brooklyn, NY
w/ POS and Miguel Mendez

Sat. April 8 - WORLD/INFERNO
Stevens Institute of Technology
Howe Center, 4th fl.
Hoboken, NJ
w/ Mischief Brew

Fri. April 14 - SUBHUMANS
Knitting Factory, NYC
Me and Jack guest appearance

Sat. April 15 - GUIGNOL
TT The Bear's
Cambridge, MA
w/ Beat Circus, HUMANWINE, Alec K. Redfearn & The Eyesores
9pm, Guignol plays first

Fri. April 21 - WORLD/INFERNO
SUNY Purchase Culture Shock Festival
"SUNY students only" [sic]
The National
Saul Williams
We are wolves
Communication Corporation
Dan Deacon
O Death
Dr. Wang

Sat. April 22 - HOLD STEADY
Georgetown U.
Copley Lawn
Washington, DC

Thurs. April 27 - HOLD STEADY
Bard College
w/ Thunderbirds Are Now!

Fri. April 28 - HOLD STEADY
TT The Bear's
Cambridge, MA

Sat. April 29 - HOLD STEADY
Tufts U. Apple Jam Fest.

MAY 2006

Middle East Downstairs
Cambridge, MA
All ages, sponsored by WZBC

Thurs. May 11 - WORLD/INFERNO
Baltimore, MD

Rocks Off Boat Cruise
23rd St & FDR, New York, NY 10001
Cost: $20 adv, $25 dos
Boarding at 5pm, sailing 6-9. $20 adv., $25 dos, extra-long Inferno set. tix available through Ticketweb or no surcharge through Rocks Off: 212.571.3304
Boat boards at Skyport Marina East 23rd Street & FDR Drive.

"the Half Moon, a 200-capacity boat docked at Skyport Marina, at 23rd Street & the East River. The Half Moon is a 2-level boat, with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. The band plays on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also a large open deck on the upper level, where smoking is permitted as you enjoy panoramic views of the city and beyond. Departing from 23rd Street and FDR Drive, the Half Moon heads south along the East River and passes underneath the 3 major bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn), then cruises through New York harbor to the Statue of Liberty, which it circles for approximately 30 minutes. It then turns around and makes the same trip again in reverse."

May 26 - GUIGNOL
66 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY
w/ Humanwine, Ambitious Orchestra, Contramano, and many more.
16+, doors at 7, Guignol around 11, $12
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

JUNE 2006

Knitting Factory, NYC
w/ Bouncing Souls

The Chance
Poughkeepsie, NY

Big Orange Bonanza
Circleville Town Park
Circleville, NY
WIFS headlines all-day outdoor fest. Free!

Tompkins Square Park, NYC
Guest appearance

Wed. June 21 - NANUCHKA
Northsix, Brooklyn
w/ Kid Casanova, Zydepunks, and many more

"The Nitrate Hymnal" CD release
Northsix, Brooklyn
w/ The Sharp Things & Corey Dargel


7/6 El Corazon
109 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA
21+, all ages

7/7 The Old Fire House
16510 NE 79th St.
Redmond, WA
All ages

7/8 The Comatorium
522 NE F St., Grant's Pass
Grant's Pass, OR
All ages. w/ Virus 9

7/9 DNA Lounge
375 Eleventh St. SF, CA
w/ Little Minsky (burlesque/variety)
9pm-2am and $10 21+

7/10 TBA Warehouse
Oakland, CA
All ages

7/11 Double Down Saloon
4640 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
w/ El Paso Hot Button, The Birthday Suits

7/12 Casbah
2501 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA
Tickets here

7/13 Mainzer Theater
659 West Main St.
Merced, CA
All ages. w/ The Bright Side of Darkness and Stereotastic

7/14 Long Beach Warehouse
1326 W. 15th St.
Long Beach, CA

7/15 Plush
340 E. 6th St.
Tucson, AZ, 85705

7/17-19 TBA TX

7/20 Emo's
603 Red River, Austin TX
w/ Dillinger Escape Plan, Dysrhythmia

7/21 Dragon's Den
435 Esplanade
New Orleans, LA
w/ Zydepunks

7/22 The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Rd
Atlanta, GA
$7. Tix here
w/ Hellblinki Sextet

7/23 Joli Rouge
130 College St.
Asheville, NC

7/24 Reservoir Bar
100A Brewer Lane
Carrboro, NC
w/ Summer Sorcerer (Dave Laney of Milemarker & Challenger)

7/25 Black Cat
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC
w/ Max Levine Ensemble

7/26 Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

Thurs. July 27 - THE HOLD STEADY
Castle Clinton
Special full acoustic set. 5pm. Free!

7/28 WORLD/INFERNO - Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St., NYC
Tickets onsale here

Sat. July 29 - THE HOLD STEADY
Albany, NY

Sun. July 30 - THE HOLD STEADY
La Sola Rosa
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mon. July 31 - THE HOLD STEADY
Lee's Palace
Toronto, Canada


Wed. August 2 - THE HOLD STEADY
Mohawk Place
Buffalo, NY

Thu. August 3 - THE HOLD STEADY
Blossom Music Festival
1145 W Steels Corner Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
w/ Flaming Lips, Sonic Youth, Death Cab for Cutie

Fri. August 4 - THE HOLD STEADY
Shank Hall
Milwaukee, WI

Sun. August 6 - THE HOLD STEADY
Grant Park
Chicago, IL

Tues. August 8 - THE HOLD STEADY
Chameleon Club
Lancaster, PA

Pointless Fest
Starlite Ballroom
460 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA
w/ R.A.M.B.O., more

August 17 - GUIGNOL
The Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
All ages. w/ Ghorar Deem Express.


Sept. 17 - WORLD/INFERNO presents "Peter Lorre's Twentieth Century" @ Spiegeltent
Fulton Fish Market @ South St. Seaport
New York, NY

New York's own World/Inferno Friendship Society returns from a national tour to premiere "Fiend in Wien: Peter Lorre's Twentieth Century", punk rock song cycle in twelve parts in which the life of the iconic character actor is traced from his birth in the Carpathian Mountains in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, through street life in Vienna, to Weimar Berlin, minor success in Hollywood, and his return to then-East Germany to work with Berthold Brecht, where he died in 1964. Originally intended, and partially completed, as a follow-up to their "True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League" musical, the Inferno have picked up and knuckled down to finish the damn thing.

The disturbingly cult-like globetrotting punk orchestra from Brooklyn is pleased to present this examination of the much-overlooked yet beloved figure, in song.

About Spiegeltent: "From their beginnings in Belgium at the turn of the last century, these iconic tents have been traveling the world as part of arts festivals and fairs. The famous and the infamous have performed in these hallowed halls. Made from finest teak and beveled mirrors, and looked after lovingly by a small band of owners, these exceptional venues have never failed to enthrall, delight, surprise and seduce. See for yourself."

September 18: WORLD/INFERNO on Bro'in Out @ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
307 W. 26th St.

Inferno will be appearing on a "live talk show" at the UCB Theatre. With Chris Parnell of SNL.

"Somewhere between "The Dick Cavett Show" and "After Dark with Hugh Hefner" lies "Bro'In Out with Leo & Tony." In this live talk/variety show, host Leo Allen and 'sidekick' Tony Camin welcome real celebrity guests for a straight up talk show with booze, swearing, sketches and music.

Hosts: Leo Allen (Slovin & Allen)
Tony Camin ("The Marijuana-logues")
Bartender: Jawnee Conroy"

Sept. 24 - WORLD/INFERNO presents "Peter Lorre's Twentieth Century" @ Spiegeltent
Fulton Fish Market @ South St. Seaport
New York, NY

American Legion Hall
Hamden, CT


Hold Steady "Boys and Girls In America" Fall Tour

Oct 1 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Oct 2 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Oct 4 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl (21+)
Oct 5 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree (18+)
Oct 6 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Oct 7 - Denton, TX @ Hailey's
Oct 8 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
Oct 9 - Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
Oct 12 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Oct 13 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (21+)
Oct 14 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar (21+)
Oct 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Oct 17 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Oct 19 - Portland, OR @ Lola's
Oct 20 - Vancouver, BC @ The Plaza Club (19+)
Oct 21 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe (21+)
Oct 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (18+)
Oct 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (All Ages)
Oct 26 - Chicago, IL @ Metro (18+)
Oct 27 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Oct 28 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern (19+)
Oct 29 - Ottowa, ON @ Zaphods Beeblebrox
Oct 30 - Boston, MA @ Middle East (18+)
The Temptress Boat, 41st St. & West Side Highway
New York, NY 10001

Nov 10 - Jimmy Kimmel Show! w/ Don Rickles, Nick and Aaron Carter
Nov 11 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
Nov 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Nov 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Nov 24 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's
Nov 25 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Nov 26 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 27 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Nov 29 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 30 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum


Dec 1 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
Dec 2 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues
Dec 4 - Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
Dec 5 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
Dec 6 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Dec 7 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador (formerly Gabe's Oasis)
Dec 8 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House
Dec 9 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
Dec 11 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ The Grog Shop
Dec 13 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace
Dec 14 - Albany, NY @ Valentines
Dec 15 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

December 28: WORLD/INFERNO @ Webster Hall
w/ Bouncing Souls, School of Rock
December 31: THE HOLD STEADY @ House of Blues
Chicago, IL

January 1: THE HOLD STEADY @ House of Blues
Chicago, IL

Thurs. Jan. 11: THE HOLD STEADY on Late Night with David Letterman!

Friday and Saturday January 12 and 13: ELIZABETH GREENE DANCE
Doors at 8 PM
216 Franklin Street at Green Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Saturday Jan. 13: ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC @ BAM Cafe
30 Lafayette St. (in the foyer and up the escalator)
NRDQ234 to Atlantic Ave. G to Fulton. C to Lafayette.
9pm. Free!

Saturday Jan. 13: GUIGNOL @ Golden Fest
620 Isham (near 207th St. and B'way)
Donation: $32, students $22, children (6-12) $10
Guignol at 12:45am. Full schedule here

Jan. 18: THE HOLD STEADY @ Northsix (RIP!)
66 N6 St.

Jan. 19: THE HOLD STEADY @ The Stone Pony
Asbury Park, NJ
Benefit for Brookdale Public Radio

Jan. 24: LUMATIC @ Tonic
CD Release Party
104 Norfolk St.
NYC. 8pm. w/ Oren Bloedow of Elysian Fields.


Feb. 1: GUIGNOL @ Union Pool
w/ Tentacled Sawfish (members of Circus Contraption)

HOLD STEADY European Tour

Feb 08 Hamburg, GR @ Molotov
Feb 10 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Feb 11 Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie
Feb 13 Manchester, UK Club Fandango
Feb 14 Glasgow - Scotland, UK @ Cathouse
Feb 15 London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Feb 16 London @ Koko Club NME
Feb 17 London - Borderline
Feb 18 London @ Borderline
Feb 20 York - Fibbers  
Feb 21 Sheffield - Leadmill
Feb 23 Birmingham - Academy 2  
Feb 24 Bristol - Academy 2  
Feb 25 Oxford - Zodiac  
Feb 26 London - Astoria (NME)
Feb 27 Dublin - Temple Bar Music Centre

MARCH 2007

THE HOLD STEADY US Tour (w/ the Thermals)

 6-Mar Baltimore, MD Otto Bar  
 9-Mar Sunrise, FL Langerado Festival
 10-Mar Orlando, FL The Social  
 12-Mar Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder (Florida State U.)
 13-Mar Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree  
 14-Mar Memphis, TN Hi Tone Café  
 15-Mar St. Louis, MO Off Broadway  
 16-Mar Indianapolis, IN Music Mill  
 17-Mar Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall  
 19-Mar Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater  
 20-Mar State College, PA Lu Lu's Night Spot
 21-Mar Syracuse, NY Syracuse University  
22-Mar Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
 23-Mar Swarthmore, PA Swarthmore College  

March 24: WORLD/INFERNO @ Brandeis University
Boston, MA

March 25: WORLD/INFERNO @ Fastlane
Asbury Park, NJ

APRIL 2007

April 4: ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC @ Tonic
107 Norfolk St., NYC
w/ Capital M

April 5: THE HOLD STEADY @ Carnegie Hall
Bruce Springsteen Tribute Concert
w/ Steve Earle, Patti Smith, Odetta, Marah, Jesse Malin w/ Ronnie Spector, M. Ward, and more

April 7: WORLD/INFERNO @ Club Europa
98-104 Meserole
Greenpoint, Brooklyn


April 13 Rotterdam NL @ Motel Mazaique Festival
April 14 Berlin DE @ Knaack
April 15 Koln DE @ Gebaude 9
April 18 Barcelona ES @ Razzmatazz 3
April 19 Madrid ES @ Moby Dick
April 26 Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, NYU, NYC w/ Thermals (students only)
April 27 Later...with Jools Holland, BBC (air date) w/ Bryan Ferry, Arctic Monkeys, CSS, Onry Salvador, and Tinaruwen
MAY 2007

May 9 - GUIGNOL @ Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
JZ train to Kosciuscko
9pm, all ages, no cover (pass the hat)

then more HOLD STEADY:

May 12 Harrisburg, PA @ Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Co (Free Show!)
May 13 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
May 14 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
May 15 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
May 16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
May 17 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar
May 18 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Stage Door
May 20 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
May 22 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
May 24 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
May 26 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 28 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
May 30 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
May 31 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
JUNE 2007
June 1 San Diego, CA - Cane's
June 2 Phoenix, AZ - Brick House
June 3 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
June 4 Tucson, AZ - Plush
June 7 Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington
June 8 Austin, TX - Emo's
June 9 Denton, TX - Hailey's
June 10 Norman, OK - Opolis Production
June 11 Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack
June 12 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
June 14 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
June 16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
June 22 Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival
June 23 Scheessel, Germany, - Hurricane Festival
June 24 WORLD/INFERNO @ T-Keller, Gottingen, Germany
June 26 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Jr.
June 27 Arendal, Norway - Hove Festival
June 29 Stockholm, Sweden - Accelerator Festival
June 30 Werchter, Belgium - Werchter Festival
JULY 2007
July 1 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
July 2 London, England - UNCUT 10th Anniversary Party, IPC Media Blue Fin Bldg.
then in the pm, London, England - Shepherds Bush Empire
July 3 WORLD/INFERNO @ Engine Rooms, Brighton, England
July 4 Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
July 5 Manchester, England - Academy 2
July 7 Dublin, Ireland - Oxygen Festival
July 8 Kinross, Scotland - T in the Park
July 10 Leeds, England - The Cockpit
July 11 Liverpool, England - Academy 2
July 12 Stoke-on-Trent, England - The Sugarmill
July 13 Guildford, England - Guilfest
July 14 Suffolk, England - Latitude Festival

July 21 - GUIGNOL @ Knitting Factory Old Office
74 Leonard St., NYC, midnight

July 22 - CHOKING VICTIM, CASA DE CHIHUAHUA @ Tompkins Square Park, NYC

July 23 - FRANZ NICOLAY (solo) @ Knitting Factory Old Office
74 Leonard St., NYC, 11pm

July 26 - CASA DE CHIHUAHUA @ Knitting Factory Tap Bar
74 Leonard St., NYC, 11pm

Short HOLD STEADY tour including:
August 4 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
August 5 Covington, KY - Madison Theater
August 6 Toronto, CAN - Opera House
August 7 Montreal, CAN - La Sala Rosa
August 9 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! @ Prospect Park Band Shell.

August 16 FRANZ NICOLAY (solo) @ Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

HOLD STEADY back in Europe:
August 18 - Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland. w/ Charlatans UK and THE ROLLING STONES!
August 19 - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland
August 21 - Vital Festival, Belfast, Ireland
August 22 - Brickyard, Carlisle, UK
August 24 - Leeds Festival, UK
August 25 - Barfly, Cardiff, Wales
August 26 - Reading Festival, UK
August 27 - Franz's birthday, somewhere in transit
August 28 - Inmusic Fest, Zagreb, Croatia
August 30 - Electric Ballroom, London, UK
August 31 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Sept. 1 - Connect Fest, Scotland. w/ The Divine Comedy!
Sept. 17 - Free Show @ 7 World Trade Center Park (Greenwich & Vesey Sts.), w/ Old 97s and Illinois

Sep 20 - Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 21 - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 22 - Otto Bar, Baltimore, MD
Sep 23 - Knitting Factory, NYC
Sep 24 - Knitting Factory, NYC
Sep 25 - Axis, Boston, MA
Sep 26 - The Club @ Water St. Music Hall, Rochester, NY
Sep 27 - The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Sep 28 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
Sep 29 - Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
Sep 30 - The Memorial Union Terrace, Madison, WI
October 8 - FRANZ NICOLAY (solo) @ Union Hall
702 Union @ 5th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn NY
$8, doors at 7:30, FN at 10pm

October 16 - FRANZ NICOLAY (solo) @ Disgraceland
Secret location (contact me), South Philly
w/ Mischief Brew, Ukebox, Ryan Stark, Mike Arthur, and a movie.
7pm, $5, all ages

10-21 Providence, RI - Lupo's (w/ Demander)
10-22 Boston, MA - Roxy (w/ Demander)
10-23 Philadelphia, PA - TLA (w/ Demander)
10-24 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater (w/ Demander)
10-25 Athens, GA - 40 Watt (w/ Demander)
10-26 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre (w/ Federale)
10-27 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall (w/ Federale)
10-29 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom (w/ Federale)
10-30 Chicago, IL - Metro (w/ Federale)
10-31 Chicago, IL - Metro (w/ Federale)
11-01 Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre (w/ Federale)
11-04 Seattle, WA - HUB Ballroom (w/ Blood Arm)
11-05 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom (w/ Blood Arm)
11-06 San Francisco, CA - The Mezzanine (w/ Blood Arm)
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box @ The Fonda (w/ Blood Arm)
11-08 San Diego, CA - Cane's (w/ Blood Arm)
11-09 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre (w/ Blood Arm)
11-11 Boulder, CO - Fox Theater (w/ TBA)
11-12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre (w/ TBA)
11-13 Lawrence, KS - Granada (w/ TBA)
11-14 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom (w/ 1990s)
11-15 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa (w/ 1990s)
11-17 Birmingham, AL - BottleTree Annex (w/ 1990s)
11-18 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse (w/ 1990s)
11-19 Richmond, VA - Toad's Place Richmond (w/ 1990s)
11-20 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (w/ 1990s)
11-21 New York, NY - Terminal 5 (w/ 1990s)

WORLD/INFERNO w/ Against Me!, Sage Francis:
11-22 Chicago, IL - Metro
11-23 Minneapolis, MN - First Ave.
11-24 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
11-25 Sauget, IL - Pop's
11-27 Grand Rapids, MI - Skelletone's
December 9 - FRANZ SOLO @ Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. (corner Ave A & Houston)
$10, 21+, sadly.
10pm Danbert Nobacon (of Chumbawamba)
9pm Franz Nicolay
8pm Mischief Brew

December 13 - ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC @ Ukranian National Home
ASM Plays The Music of Pat Muchmore
140 2nd. Ave between 8/9 St., NYC

December 21 - FRANZ DJ SET @ Cakeshop
152 Ludlow St, NYC
No cover, 10pm til whenever
w/ MC Chris (Adult Swim) & Lost Locker Combo
$2 Sparks. Yuck, but to each his own.

December 27 - WORLD/INFERNO @ Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ
w/ Bouncing Souls

December 28 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ WESPAC (Westchester Performing Arts Ctr.)
255 MLK, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY
$5, all ages. Westchester kids extravanganza:
the third estate 6-630
big red killing machine 635-705
the penny dreadfuls 710-740
whack 750 - 820
franz nicolay 825-9
emily brodsky 905-940
no-one and the somebodies 945-1015
January 11 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff Ave @ Hancock, Ridgewood/Bushwick, Brooklyn
L-Halsey or M-Myrtle/Wyckoff, ALL AGES
One of the best DIY spaces in NYC.

January 13 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Maxwell's
1039 Washington St
Hoboken, NJ
w/ Emilyn Brodsky & Whack, ALL AGES.
Buy tickets here. Doors at 7., $8

January 19 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Czar Bar
Skate Park of Tampa 15th Anniversary Party
Ybor City, FL

January 26 - GUIGNOL @ Luna Lounge
Masquerade Ball & Burlesque. Come fancy and masked.
361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY
11pm Nanuchka
10pm Guignol
9pm J-san And The Analog Sons
8pm Tzar
Feb. 1 - WORLD/INFERNO @ Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey, NYC

Feb. 2 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Mercury Lounge
217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A)
$12, 8:30 set. w/ Robbers on High Street, Grand Mal, & Famous Letters

Feb. 8 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ The Parlour
Did we used to date & I never wrote you a decent love song? Just want to make me dance like a monkey? I'll be featured along with Erin McKeown, Olabelle, and others, in a "Song Auction"; at the Cupid-On-Demand benefit party. We'll each play a few songs, then be put up for sale by a live auctioneer, sold to the highest bidder, and be given an hour to write and perform them a personalized song (for a special friend, mother, ex, whoever).

The Parlour
250 W 86th St (at Broadway)

Cupid-On-Demand is a fundraiser for New Sounds Theatre and Beth Morrison Projects. Doors open at 7pm, Auction at 8pm.

Feb. 10 - TAD KUBLER @ FRIENDS @ Living Room
154 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington)
$9 adv, $12 door. 1pm. All ages, obviously - adults must come with a kid.
feat. Doug Gillard (GBV), Craig Finn, Emilyn Brodsky, yours truly, and more.
Also: Langhorne Slim.

Feb. 15 - GUIGNOL @ Death By Audio
49 S. 2nd St. btwn Wythe & Kent, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
w/ The Can Kickers (Fistolo Records), Mimi from Hogzilla, & Whack
L to Bedford, J/M to Marcy, G to Metropolitan
8pm, all ages

49 S. 2nd St. btwn Wythe & Kent, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
First show with a band in years. Major General is Yula Be'eri (Nanuchka), Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls), and Jared Scott (Demander) We're making a record starting the 20th, so we figured we'd do a show to make sure we know the stuff. All ages! w/ The Silk Robes, Casa De Chihuahua, and the controversial & startling Ching Chong Song.

Feb. 25 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Garage
Glasgow, UK

Feb 26 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Academy 2
Manchester, UK

Feb 27 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Koko (NME Awards)
London, UK

MARCH 2008

March 1 - Club Deluxe
1511 Haight St., San Francisco, CA
Burlesque night, 21+.
March 2 - Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA (All ages)
March 3 - Collective for Arts, Freedom & Ecology Infoshop
935 F St., Fresno, CA
March 4 - Bike Church
703 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
March 5 - La Casa de la Raza, Santa Barbara, CA
March 6 - Glasshouse Records, Pomona, CA
March 7 - Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA
March 8 - 3805 House, Las Vegas, NV
March 9 - The PHIX, Phoenix, AZ
March 10 - The Rad Shack
805 University, Las Cruces, NM
March 12 - Red Blood Club, Dallas, TX; w/ Boot Hill Gang, Brutal Knights, Iron Lung, Municipal Waste
March 13 - Ms. Bea's (Todd P SXSW pre-party) @ 6pm, free
Austin, TX

March 14 - The Scoot Inn, Austin, TX SOLID PR SHOWCASE:
Man Man
Fucked Up
Paint It Black
Foxy Shazam
Holy shit. [editorial comment, not a band.]

March 18 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Rolling Stone Live
Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square, NYC
March 20 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ "Friends Sing The Sharp Things" at The Zipper Factory
The Zipper Factory, 336 West 37th Street
This is a Sharp Things show with some friends along to cover some Sharp Things favorites, including Sport Murphy, David Driver (Loser's Lounge), Dave Derby, yours truly, and more.

March 21 - WORLD/INFERNO @ @ Peoples MEDIA Center @ Al Fishawy
4132 Georgia Avenue NW(between Upshur & Taylor)
Washington, DC
w/ Max Levine Ensemble & Mischief Brew
March 22 - WORLD/INFERNO @ Court Tavern
New Brunswick, NJ
2 shows: Early show all ages, late show 21+.
March 27 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Emo's
Austin, TX

APRIL 2008
April 10 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Northrop Auditorium
U. of Minnesota, Mpls, MN
April 11 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Turner Hall
Milwaukee, WI

April 26 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 N. 6th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
w/ American Music Club, my favorite band. So that's another off the life checklist.

MAY 2008
May 11 - THE HOLD STEADY @ ATP vs. Pitchfork Fest
Camber Sands, UK

May 13 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Academy
Dublin, Ireland

May 14 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Spring & Airbrake
Belfast, Ireland

May 16 - THE HOLD STEADY @ The Great Escape
Brighton, UK

May 18 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Barfly
Camden, London, UK

May 30 - THE HOLD STEADY @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA
w/ Ani DiFranco, Dr. John. Live on KXPN.

JUNE 2008
June 8 - THE HOLD STEADY @ 94.9 Independence Jam
Devore Stadium Field, Southwestern College; Chula Vista, CA
w/ Flogging Molly, Cold War Kids, MGMT.

Pig 'n' Whistle
165 West 47th Street, NYC
$9.99, 8pm.

June 26 - THE HOLD STEADY @ The Paradise
Boston, MA
June 27 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Ram's Head Live, Baltimore MD
w/ Birds of Avalon
June 28 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Festival Pier w/ Devo, The Loved Ones
Philadelphia, PA
June 29 - THE HOLD STEADY @ McCarren Pool w/ The Loved Ones, J. Roddy & the Business
Brooklyn, NY
June 30 - GUIGNOL w/ Zydepunks, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Whack
Silent Barn
915 Wyckoff Ave.
Ridgewood, Queens
L to Halsey, JM to Myrtle/Wyckoff. All Ages.

JULY 2008

July 6 - O2 Wireless Festival; Hyde Park, London, UK
July 8 - Liverpool Summer Pops; Echo Arena, Liverpool, UK
July 10 - The Irish Centre; Leeds UK
July 11 - Carling Academy 2; Newcastle, UK
July 12 - T in The Park; Kinkross, Scotland
July 13 - Oxegen Festival; Kildare, Ireland
July 16 - Late Night w/ David Letterman

w/ The Loved Ones (except festivals):
July 17 - Beachland Ballroom; Cleveland OH
July 18 - Crofoot Ballroom; Pontiac MI
July 19 - Pitchfork Festival; Union Park, Chicago IL
July 21 - Majestic Theater; Madison WI
July 22 - First Ave.; Mpls MN
July 23 - Fargo Theatre; Fargo ND
July 24 - The Railyard; Billings MT
July 26 - Capitol Hill Block Party; Seattle WA
July 27 - Crystal Ballroom; Portland OR
July 29 - Mezzanine; SF CA
July 30 - Avalon; LA CA
July 31 - Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson (12:30am, CBS)

August 1 - Casbah; San Diego, CA
August 2 - Rialto Theater; Tucson AZ
August 5 - The Loft, Dallas, TX
August 6 - The Parish, Austin, TX
August 7 - Chelsea's; Baton Rouge, LA
August 8 - Proud Larry's; Oxford MS
August 9 - 40 Watt; Athens GA
August 10 - The Pourhouse; Charleston SC
August 12 - Cat's Cradle; Carrboro NC
August 13 - Norva; Norfolk VA
August 14 - 9:30 Club; Washington, DC
August 16 - Chelmsford, England - Hylands Park (V Festival)
August 17 - Staffordshire, England - Weston Park (V Festival)

August 21 - GUIGNOL
Club Europa
98-104 Meserole Ave.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC
All Ages, w/ Defiance, Ohio; Ukebox; State Lottery.
Doors at 6pm, Guignol around 8. $8

August 22 - GUIGNOL (Two shows!)
The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
All Ages! $7. Tickets and info
Early Show: Guignol 5pm; Defiance, Ohio 6pm
Late Show: Guignol 7:30pm; Defiance, Ohio 8:15

August 25 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien

334 South St.
Philadelphia, PA
w/ Sonic Youth. Doors at 8, THS at 9. Tix $10, here.

The Quarry House Tavern
8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD

Knitting Factory Main Space
74 Leonard St., NYC
w/ The Loved Ones, Pink Spiders. Doors at 6, MG at 7.

9/17 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Seton Hall
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, New Jersey

9/18 THE HOLD STEADY @ The Artist's Den

Baltimore, MD
w/ The Pretenders

Potsdam, NY
w/ Emilyn Brodsky & Emily Hope Price. Free for students, $3 for non-students. 7:30.

Tompkins Square Park, NYC
Free record release show

10-4 FRANZ NICOLAY @ 2nd Annual Punk-y Camping Trip & Acoustic Show
Floyd Bennett Field, Goldenrod Campground
Brooklyn, New York
Description: Tunes @ 9, camping whenever. Music from: Neil Sutherland (UK), Erik Petersen (Mischief Brew), Franz Nicolay, Polka Madre (Mexico), Emilyn Brodsky, PJ and Gaby (UK), Dos Tornadoes, The 241ers, and much more.
Bring: Food to share, tent and sleeping bags, drinking water bug repellent (unless it's cold enough to keep 'em away), friends, $5 to kick in for the camping permit and British musicians. Booze is allowed but no glass bottles. We gotta bring our trash with us. Please no people intent on hurting the trees or molesting the raccoons. Firewood and cooking water are already there. Floyd Bennett Field is on south Flatbush Ave. just before the bridge to Far Rockaway, and the entrance is open 24 hours. If you get stopped by park police coming in just tell them youÕre going to the campground. There is a map here, and the campground is denoted by two little tent signs (marked "permit") above the central "X" of the runways, above Ryan Visitor Center.
Public Transit: Take the 2 train to Flatbush Ave/Brooklyn College. Catch a Q35 bus south on Flatbush (towards Rockaway Park), and get off across from Ryan Visitor Center and Floyd Bennett Field, opposite the marina, after you start to see sports fields and hangars on your left. Enter Floyd Bennett in front of the Ryan Visitor Center, a weird squat little building that used to have the airport's observation tower on it. If the main gate is closed there is a cut in the wrought iron fence about 100 feet to the left. Proceed past the visitor's center going directly away from Flatbush. After the visitor center parking lot cross the main road and keep going straight on a runway that's a little to the right of where you came in. It should say towards Hangar B or something like that. After about 10 or 15 minutes of walking there'll be some trees on your left, and a garbage can, and probably some cars. We're in there.

10/16 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Dzyga
Virmenskya 35
Lviv, Ukraine
w/ Tsarina Maria

125 Rechnaya vul.
Bakhchisaray, Crimea
English Club & Music Night. w/ Tsarina Maria

10-24 STAR FUCKING HIPSTERS @ Supreme Trading
213 N. 8th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Midnight.

ALSO 10-25 FRANZ NICOLAY @ "Free Music for Free People"
Muste Building
339 Lafayette St., NYC
Sponsored by Socialist Party of New York City. w/ Brownbird Rudy Relic, The Last International, Aron Blue. No cover, cheap food & drink.

10-26 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Zombieville Anti-CMJ Fest
70 Greenpoint Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
All day, starts at noon. FN @ 4pm. w/ Skeleton Breath, The Woes, Jason Trachtenburg, and many, many more.

Seton Hall Pirate Radio
89.5 FM in New Jersey, streaming


October 30 Louisville, KY - Coyote's at City Block
October 31 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

November 1 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
November 2 Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
November 3 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
November 5 State College, PA - The State Theatre
November 6 New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 7 New York, NY - Terminal 5
November 8 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
November 9 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
November 11 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Theatre
November 12 Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
November 13 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird
November 13 Chicago, IL - Riviera
November 15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
November 16 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
November 19 Boise, ID - The Big Easy
November 20 Seattle, WA - Showbox
November 21 Seattle, WA - Showbox
November 22 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
November 23 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
November 24 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
November 25 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern


12-3 The Labour Club, Northampton, UK
12-4 Klinker, Kings Cross, UK
12-5 Windmill Brixton, London, UK


12-7 Leadmill Sheffield, UK
12-8 Academy Oxford, UK
12-9 Rock City Nottingham, UK
12-10 Academy Manchester, UK
12-12 Anson Rooms Bristol, UK
12-14 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, UK
12-15 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton, UK
12-17 Roundhouse London, UK


Jan. 6 - Boylan Heights Restaurant
102 14th Street
Charlotteville, VA 21218. 21+
Buy Tickets

Jan. 7 - Otto Bar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
All Ages. w/ Mischief Brew.
Buy Tickets

Jan. 8 - Black Cat Downstairs
1811 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20056
w/ Poor but Sexy, Spoonboy
All Ages.
Buy Tickets

Jan. 9 - First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
w/ Spoonboy . All Ages.
Buy Tickets

Jan. 11 - Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
w/ Sxip Shirey, Nathaniel Rateliff
Buy Tickets

Jan. 12 - Mohawk Place
47 East Mohawk
Buffalo, NY 14203
Buy Tickets

Jan. 13 - EARLY: Live on New Hampshire Public Radio
Streaming at, noon to 1pm

LATER: Grog Shop
2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
All Ages.
Buy Tickets

Jan. 14 - Mac's Bar
2700 East Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
Buy Tickets

Jan. 15 - THE HOLD STEADY @ House of Blues
Chicago, IL

Jan. 16 - Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
w/ The God Damn Doo Wop Band. All Ages.
Buy Tickets

Jan. 17 - The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL
Buy Tickets

Jan. 18 - The House Cafe
Dekalb, IL
Buy Tickets

Jan. 19 - JUST ADDED! - Guilty Pleasures House
201 E 2nd St.
Bloomington IN 47401
w/ Eric Ayotte and Good Luck

Jan. 21 - JUST ADDED! - Vanishing Point Studio
240 Meserole
Brooklyn, NY
w/ Yoni Gordon, Emilyn Brodsky. L to Montrose. It's a big DIY loft space.


1/31 Brisbane, AUS - Laneway Festival
2/1 Melbourne, AUS - Laneway Festival
2/2 Melbourne, AUS - The Corner Hotel
2/4 Sydney, AUS - Metro Theatre
2/6 Perth, AUS - Laneway Festival
2/7 Adelaide, AUS - Laneway Festival
2/8 Sydney, AUS - Laneway Festival

Kryvorivnia, Ukraine

2/24 EMILY HOPE PRICE @ Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St., NYC, 7:30-8pm

National Public Radio's World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on nearly 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station by scrolling to the bottom & choosing their state under "Find a Program Broadcast Time" at the following link. Worldwide, they can listen online to the WXPN/Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm Eastern Standard Time by going here. Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the NPR website

2/26 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Small Beast Salon
I'll be guest-hosting & curating.
THIS WEEK: Guignol, Gutbucket
The Delancey
168 Delancey, NYC

2/27 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Valentine's
17 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
w/ Jennifer O'Connor
MARCH 2009
3/3 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Bushwick Book Club
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
7:30pm, no cover. BBC is a monthly event wherein songwriters write tunes based on the week's book assignment - past episodes have included "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" & "Breakfast of Champions". This week it's Edwin Abbott's speculative, geometric classic "Flatland." I got my song ready...

3/5 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Small Beast Salon
Guest-hosting & curating.
THIS WEEK: Yoni Gordon, Serena Jost, Jennifer O'Connor
The Delancey
168 Delancey, NYC

3/12 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Small Beast Salon
Guest-hosting & curating.
THIS WEEK: Spoonboy, Emilyn Brodsky, Best of Bushwick Book Club
The Delancey
168 Delancey, NYC

w/ The Pogues
239 W 52nd St., NYC. Doors at 7, FN @ 8

3/14 FRANZ NICOLAY - reading at Vol. 1
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
Readings by local writers & performers; more info here.

3/16 THE HOLD STEADY @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR


3/18 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Creekside Lounge, 606 E 7th St, Austin. FN @ 5:15
3/19 THE HOLD STEADY @ Red 7 (Found Magazine Party)
3/20 THE HOLD STEADY @ Club Deville (Insound Party)
THE HOLD STEADY @ Mohawk (River Rock Showcase)
3/21 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Club 1808, 1pm
THE HOLD STEADY @ Maggie May's (Rachael Ray Party)

Mar 26 - THE DEBUTANTE HOUR @ Sidewalk Cafe, NYC

THE HOLD STEADY w/ War on Drugs

Mar 29 - Baltimore, MD @ Reecher Theatre
Mar 30 - NYC @ Irving Plaza
Mar 31 - Albany, NY @ Valentine's
APRIL 2009
Apr 1 - Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf Music Hall
Apr 2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College Fine Arts Center
Apr 3 - Urbana, IL @ Illini Courtyard Cafe
Apr 4 - Bloomington, IN @ Jake's Nightclub
Apr 6 - St. Louis, MO @ The Gargoyle
Apr 7 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
Apr 8 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Apr 10 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
Apr 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Apr 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Apr 14 - Stateline, NV @ Harrah's Tahoe South Shore Room
Apr 15 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's Night Club
Apr 17 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival

all shows w/ Moneybrother
Apr 21 - Bottom Of The Hill, SF, CA
Apr 22 - Redding Downtown Eatery, Redding, CA
Apr 23 - Ike Box, Salem, OR
Apr 24 - Sunset Tavern (late show), Seattle, WA
Apr 25 - East End, Portland, OR
Apr 27 - The Press Club, Sacramento, CA
Apr 28 - The Cellar Door, Visalia, CA
Apr 29 - Spaceland, LA CA

MAY 2009
3-May Koln, DE Luxor
4-May Rotterdam, NL Ahoy (w/ Counting Crows)
5-May Groningen, NL Liberation Festival
7-May Belfast, UK Odyssey Arena (w/ Counting Crows)
8-May Dublin, IE O2 Arena (w/ Counting Crows)
10-May Glasgow, UK SECC (w/ Counting Crows)
11-May Manchester, UK Manchester Evening News Arena (w/ Counting Crows)
13-May Birmingham, UK NIA (w/ Counting Crows)
14-May London, UK Wembley Arena (w/ Counting Crows)
16-May Cardiff, UK Cardiff Arena (w/ Counting Crows)
18-May Mojo (acoustic), Leeds, UK
19-May Cockpit, Leeds, UK
20-May Junction, Cambridge UK
22-May Pavillion, Falmouth UK
23-May Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol UK
24-May Centre, Brighton UK

30-May THE HOLD STEADY @ Mountain Jam Festival
Hunter Mountain, NY

JUNE 2009
6/1 DEMANDER @ Mercury Lounge
w/ Art Brut

6/2 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Bushwick Book Club
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY

June 7 - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
June 8 - Bowery Ballroom, NYC
June 9 - Bowery Ballroo, NYC
June 10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY

167 Orchard St., NYC
Members of the great Bushwick Book Club play a reading by debut novelists Therese Rebeck, Matthew Aaron Goodman, and Sung J. Woo. Each novel is about adolescent protagonists, so we're writing songs about famous books with adolescent protagonists from "Catcher In The Rye" to Judy Blume. Sponsored by 7-9pm.

June 11 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY THE HOLD STEADY w/ Dave Matthews Band
6/12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
6/13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
6/14 Castaways, Ithaca, NY (no DMB)
6/15 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH (no DMB)
6/16 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH Series 2-2009
6/17 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO
6/19 Post-Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
6/20 Post-Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, PA

6/21 THE HOLD STEADY @ Taste of Randolph St. Festival, Chicago IL

JULY 2009
7/2 The Ritz, Tampa FL
7/3 Rothbury Music Festival, Rothbury MI
7/7 El Rey Theatre, LA (w/ EL BRONX)
7/10 Majestic Theatre, Madison WI
7/11 Basilica Block Party, Minneapolis MN

7/14 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Bushwick Book Club
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn
Songs about Miranda July's "No One Belongs Here More Than You". w/ Corn Mo, Emilyn Brodsky, and more.

7/17 DEMANDER @ Maxwell's, NJ (w/Grand Duchy feat. Frank Black)

7/24 THE HOLD STEADY @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville NJ
7/25 THE HOLD STEADY @ XPNonential Music Festival, Wiggins Park, Camden NJ
Aug 4 - Social, Orlando FL
Aug 5 - Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine, FL
Aug 6 - Village Tavern, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Aug 7 - The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
Aug 8 - Night Light, Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 9 - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville, VA
Aug 10 - Guest DJ on WNRN (streaming 11am at
Aug 10 - Black Cat (downstairs), Washington, DC
Aug 11 - Abbey Bar, Harrisburg, PA
Aug 12 - First Unitarian Church Chapel, Philadelphia, PA
Aug 13 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ (w/ Ida Maria)
Aug 14 - Union Pool, NYC w/ Doug Gillard (ex-Guided By Voices) & PEARL & THE BEARD

Aug 21 - THE DEBUTANTE HOUR @ Galapagos, Brooklyn NY

Aug 29 - THE HOLD STEADY @ 9:30 Club, Washington D.C.
Aug 30 - THE HOLD STEADY @ V Fest, Meriwether Post Pavilion, Cambridge, MD
Sep 1 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Bushwick Book Club
Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY

Sep 2 - FRANZ NICOLAY reading at InDigest 1207 Reading Series
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St., NYC; 7pm
Readings by 2-3 writers that "read something of their own and then bring in another piece of work to read that inspired them in some way, positively or negatively." I'll be joined by Canadian short-story writer Neil Smith ("Bang Crunch"). Doors at 6:30, reading at 7; in the LPR bar/gallery.

ALSO! 9/2 FRANZ NICOLAY reading at Friends With Benefits; 9:45pm
Bruar Falls, 245 Grand St., Brooklyn NY
Also reading: Mike Edison, former Editor-in-Chief of Screw & High Times.

Sep 6 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Stewart Park, Ithaca, NY (w/ Felice Brothers, Deer Tick, Rural Alberta Advantage)
Sep 10 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Islington Academy, London
Sep 12 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Cois Fharraige Festival, Ireland
Sep 13 - THE HOLD STEADY @ End of the Road Festival, UK
Sep 13 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ End of the Road Festival, North Dorset, UK

Sep 17 - Anchorage, AK @ Beartooth Theatre
Sep 19 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Sep 21 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Sep 22 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse Nightclub
Sep 23 - Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon
Sep 24 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Sep 26 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Sep 27 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace

Sep 29 - Winchester, UK @ The Railway (w/ Chuck Prophet)
Sep 30 - Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers (w/ Chuck Prophet)
Oct 1 - London, UK @ The Garage (w/ Chuck Prophet)
Oct 2 - Bedford, UK @ The Civic (w/ Chuck Prophet)
Oct 4 - Exeter, UK @ Phoenix (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 5 - London, UK @ Windmill Brixton
Oct 6 - Winchester, UK @ Tower Arts (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 7 - London, UK @ St. Giles Church (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 8 - Brighton, UK @ The Basement (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 9 - Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 10 - FIZ Festival, Zaragoza, Spain (w/ Mark Eitzel, Rufus Wainwright)
Oct 11 - Matadero, Huesca, Spain (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 12 - Heliogabal, Barcelona, Spain (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 14 - Joy Eslava Festival, Madrid, Spain

Oct. 17 - St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
Oct 18 - Fargo Theater, Fargo ND
Oct 19 - Railyard Ale House, Billings MT
Oct 20 - Filling Station, Bozeman MT
Oct 21 - The Big Dipper, Spokane WA
Oct 22 - Crocodile Cafe, Seattle WA

Oct 24 - Music In Mind Festival, Brugge, Belgium
Oct 25 - CANCELLED, SORRY - Sentier des Halles, Paris, France (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 27 - Music Star, Norderstedt, Germany (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 28 - Cafe Zapata, Berlin, Germany (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 30 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Music Cafeen (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Oct 31 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Music Cafeen (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 1 - Ekko, Utrecht, The Netherlands (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 3 - St. Bonaventures, Bristol, UK (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 4 - Birmingham, UK @ Glee Club (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 5 - Manchester, UK @ St. Margaret's Church (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 7 - Edinburgh, UK @ Cabaret Voltaire (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 8 - Newcastle, UK @ Cluny 2 (w/ Mark Eitzel)
Nov 9 - Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club (w/ Mark Eitzel)

Nov 11 - Julius Singer Press Benefit Show (the publisher of my upcoming book) @ Public Assembly
70 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
w/ Girls In Trouble (Alicia from Golem, Aaron from Old Time Relijun) and more.
I'll be reading and playing.

Nov 14 - Hartzveytik! A Heartbreak Survival Society Social (sponsored by BUST Magazine)
Southpaw, 125 5th Ave., Brooklyn NY
W/ Soft Power (Mary Timony), The Shondes, a craft fair, vegan treats, "celebrity heartbreak mixtapes," and a lot more from the look of it.
I'll be playing a short (20 min) set.

Nov. 16 - Mercury Lounge, NYC
w/ Demander, Hoots & Hellmouth

Nov 21 - THE HOLD STEADY @ Butterball, Graves Hotel, Mpls

Nov. 27 - CHUCK PROPHET @ 92Y Tribeca (guest appearance)
FRANZ NICOLAY (all shows supporting Moneybrother)
Dec 1 - Dresden, Germany; Beatpol
Dec 2 - Essen, Germany; Zeche Carl
Dec 3 - Bielefeld, Germany; Kamp
Dec 5 - Berlin, Germany; Postbahnhof
Dec 6 - Hamburg, Germany; Grunspan
Dec 7 - Koln, Germany; Stollwerck
Dec 8 - Munchen, Germany; Backstagehall
Dec 10 - Karlsruhe, Germany; Substage
Dec 11 - Innsbruck, Austria; Weekender
Dec 12 - Ebensee, Austria; Kino
Dec 13 - Wien, Austria; Wuk

Guignol & Mischief Brew, playing songs from the new album as a 5-piece:

Dec. 16 - AS220
115 Empire St.
Providence, RI

Dec. 17 - Shea Stadium, Bushwick, Brooklyn
20 Meadow Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn (bet. Bogart & Waterbury, L to Grand)

Dec. 18 - Ottobar
2549 N Howard St.
Baltimore, MD

Dec. 19 - Strange Matter
929 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA

Dec. 20 - The Barbary
951 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
(w/ Mirror and Wires)

Jan. 5 - BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB @ Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
Songs about Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle"
Feb. 2 - BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB @ Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
Songs about Nicole Krauss' "History of Love"

Feb. 6 - GUIGNOL @ Freddy's
485 Dean St., Brooklyn NY. 10pm.

Feb. 11 - FRANZ NICOLAY reading @ Bar Matchless
The Greatest Three-Minute Rock 'n' Roll Story Ever:
Writers, rockers and raconteurs telling three-minute stories about rock.
557 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn NY. No cover, 7PM
     Stories from:
     Franz Nicolay
     Jami Attenberg (Author, The Melting Season)
     Justin Taylor (Author, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever)
     Zachary German (Author, Eat When You Feel Sad)
     Adam Wilson (Managing Editor, The Faster Times)
     Nick Gazin (Artist, Vice Magazine)
     Jens Carstensen (The Giraffes)
     James Yeh (Gigantic)
     Mike Conklin (L Magazine)
     Derek Evers (Impose Magazine)
     Chelsea Hodson (poet)
     Samuel Carter (Overflow Magazine)
     Maura Johnston
     Michelangelo Matos (A.V. Club/The Stranger)
     Plus a very special set by The Wailing Wall; and classic rock songs for accordion.

Feb. 14 - Curses! Adventures in Profanity @ Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
Goodbye Blue Monday's non-celebratory celebration of that f-ing holiday that we don't give a sh** about anyway. 7:30pm we will begin readings of the finest, virtuosic, meaty, inspired profanity and general filth. Authors will read submissions of original smut and international streams of obscenities or excerpts from our extensive library of smut here at Goodbye Blue Monday.

Feb. 19 -Alfred University, Knight Club; Alfred, NY
Feb. 20 - DC9, Washington DC (w/ Roman Kuebler of Oranges Band)
Feb. 21 - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar, Charlottesville VA
Feb. 22 - Guest DJ, WNRN In The Morning
Feb. 22 - The Camel, Richmond VA
Feb. 23 - Guest DJ, WTJU afternoon
Feb. 24 - Otto Bar, Baltimore MD (w/ Roman Kuebler of Oranges Band)
Feb. 25 - Khyber, Philadelphia PA (w/ Ha Ha Tonka, Peasant)
Feb. 26 - Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY (w/ Tim Fite)
MARCH 2010
March 4 - PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville MA
March 5 - Bennington College, Bennington, VT
March 6 - Bat Barn
     275 State Rd., Great Barrington, MA
March 8 - Live on WUML
     One University Ave., Lowell, MA
     Live from the Fallout Shelter on WUML 91.5FM, 8-11pm
     Live set from Guignol at 9:30
     Listen online at or come hang out.

March 12 - Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands
March 14 - Mezz, Breda, Netherlands
March 16 - Windmill Brixton, UK
March 17 - Maze, Nottingham UK
March 18 - Cafe Tarifa, Oxford UK
March 19 - Gassienda, Keighley UK
March 20 - Adelphi, Hull, UK
March 21 - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, UK
March 22 - Labour Club, Northampton, UK
March 23 - 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff, UK
March 24 - Big Blue Coffee Co. (Derby DIY Collective), Derby UK

APRIL 2010
April 8 - HOUSE READING @ the home of Famous Author Mykle Hansen, 5536 NE 27th Ave. Portland OR. 6pm
April 10 - Music Millenium (INSTORE), Portland OR. 3pm
April 10 - Cherry City Music Festival, Mission Hill Museum; Salem OR
(w/ Black Prairie (mem. of Decemberists))
April 11 - Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
April 12 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
April 14 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA (w/ Frank Turner)
April 15 - The Cellar Door, Visalia CA
April 16 - Bootleg, Los Angeles CA (w/ Autolux)
April 17 - Home, Silverlake CA

April 23 - Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ

MAY 2010
May 11 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park NJ
w/ Bomb The Music Industry!

May 13 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ WORD Bookstore
With Rob Sheffield, at the release party for Kate Rockland's debut novel "Falling Is Like This."
126 Franklin, Greenpoint Brooklyn; 7:30.

May 24 - 59 to 1; Munich Germany
May 25 - Luxor; Koln Germany
May 26 - Logo; Hamburg Germany
May 27 - Festsaal Kreusberg; Berlin Germany
May 29 - Slam Dunk Festival at U. of Hertfords; Hatfield UK
May 30 - Slam Dunk Festival at U. of Leeds; Leeds UK
May 31 - Slam Dunk Festival; Glasgow UK

JUNE 2010
June 1 - Garage; London UK
June 2 - Academy 3; Manchester UK
June 3 - Academy 2; Birmingham UK
June 5 - KROQ Weenie Roast @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater; Irvine CA
June 6 - Live 105 BFD @ Shoreline Ampitheatre; Mountain View CA
June 11 - The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno
June 13 - Bonnaroo; Manchester TN
June 15 - Hard Rock Live; Orlando FL
June 16 - Sunset Cove Ampitheater; Boca Raton FL
June 18 - The Ritz Ybor; Tampa FL
June 19 - The Tabernacle; Atlanta GA
June 20 - Disco Rodeo, Raleigh NC
June 21 - The National, Richmond, VA
June 23 - DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC
June 24 - Wellmont Theatre, Montclair NJ
June 25 - Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn NY
June 27 - WFNX Clambake @ Landsdowne St.; Boston MA
June 28 - Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Philly PA
June 29 - Sound Academy, Toronto CANADA

JULY 2010
June 1 - The Loft, Lansing MI
July 2 - The Fillmore, Detroit MI
July 3 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago IL
July 4 - Summerfest, Milwaukee WI
July 11 - Forecastle Festival @ Waterfront Park; Louisville KY
July 12 - Blue Note, Columbia MO
July 13 - The Marquee, Tulsa OK
July 15 - Orpheum Theatre, Flagstaff AZ
July 16 - The Joint; Las Vegas, NV
July 17 - Marquee Theatre; Tempe, AZ
July 19 - Stubb's Waller Creek; Austin, TX
July 20 - Warehouse Live; Houston, TX
July 21 - Palladium Ballroom; Dallas, TX
July 23 - City Market, Kansas City MO
July 24 - Fair Saint Louis/Live on the St. Louis Riverfront; St. Louis, MO
July 26 - The Fillmore Auditorium; Denver, CO
July 27 - The Rail; Salt Lake City, UT
July 29 - Crystal Ballroom; Portland, OR
July 30 - Knitting Factory; Spokane, WA
July 31 - The Paramount Theatre; Seattle, WA

August 2 - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino; Reno NV
August 3 - Fox Theatre, Oakland CA
August 4 - Downtown Brewing Company, San Luis Obispo, CA
August 6 - Greek Theatre, LA CA
August 7 - Lollapalooza, Chicago IL

August 28 @ Backyard Brunch Concerts (info here)
274 Devoe St., Brooklyn NY. Around 1pm.

Sept. 2 @ Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th St., NYC
w/ Yula Be'eri

Sept. 12 @ Noguchi Museum
3338 10th Street
Queens, NY
Curated by Bang on a Can, the Noguchi Museum presents the premiere of Tristan Perich's "Elevation Maps" for five accordions and five-channel 1-bit electronics. The extended new work will be performed at 3pm for their final "Second Sundays" event this year. Performed by Jim Altieri, Matt van Brink, Benjamin Ickies, Franz Nicolay, Kamala Sankaram.

FRANZ NICOLAY @ Puppet Playlist #8
Sept. 15 (7:30 & 9:30 shows) and 16 (7:30 show) @ The Tank
354 W. 45th St., NYC
"Puppet Playlist is a bi-monthly evening of puppetry and music by some of New York's most interesting puppeteers and singer-songwriters. The puppeteers create original pieces based on songs by our theme pick, and in between the acts, alternating with live covers of the music. This episode: The music of Talking Heads." More info at

Sept. 25 @ New Music Bake Sale
Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY
Also performing: Todd Reynolds, Newspeak, Wet Ink, Kathleen Supove, Dither Quartet, and many more. ASM will also have a table and will be auctioning off some sweet ASM prizes.

Sept. 26 @ Vivo In Vino
In Vino Wine Bar
215 E. 4th St., NYC
4 glasses of wine free with entry! More info at

Oct. 7 - GUIGNOL @ Elf Parlor
303 Ashland St., North Adams MA
w/ Gutbucket

Oct. 8 - GUIGNOL @ Dartmouth College
FUEL Rocket Club
6181 Collis Center
Hanover, NH
w/ Gutbucket. 9:30pm.

Oct. 23 - ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC @ Ukrainian National Home
140 2nd Ave.
New York, NY. 8pm, $9.99.
With Black Sea Hotel and Yula & The Extended Family.

Oct. 19 - CMJ: Piano's
158 Ludlow, NYC
w/ Das Racist, Fenech-Soler. 10:30pm

Oct. 21 - CMJ: InDigest Showcase @ Coco 66
66 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn NY.
w/ Dark Dark Dark. 10:45 pm

Oct. 22 - CMJ Panel: "Rough to Refined: Exploring Recording from Demo to the Finished Product"
NYU Kimmel Center, NYC. 3-4:45pm.

Oct. 24 - WORLD/INFERNO @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA

Oct. 25 - The 529
529 Flat Shoals Ave, Atlanta, GA
w/ O Pioneers & Junior Battles

Oct. 26 - The Milestone, Charlotte NC

Oct. 27 - Transitions Art Gallery
4215 East Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL
w/ Fake Problems, Gay Blades, more. Doors 6pm.

Oct. 28 - Wayward Council
807 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL
w/ Iron Chic, The Transgressions, more. Doors 7pm.

Oct. 29 - Next To Last Festival
New Earth Music Hall, Athens GA
w/ Edan, Van Dyke Parks, more. 7pm.

Oct. 31 The Fest
Boca Fiesta
232 SE 1st St.
Gainesville, FL
w/ Paul Baribeau, Bobbie Joe Ebola, more. FN @ 5:30.

Nov. 2 - Ear X-tacy (instore), Louisville KY. 7pm

Nov. 3 - Firehouse, Normal, IL (w/ Two Cow Garage)
Nov. 4 - Frequency, Madison WI (w/ Two Cow Garage)
Nov. 5 - Triple Rock, Mpls MN (w/ Two Cow Garage)

Nov. 6 - Gabe's, Iowa City IA
Nov. 8 - Mickey Finns, Toledo OH
Nov. 9 - Blind Pig, Ann Arbor MI
Nov. 10 - MOTR Pub, Cincinnati OH
Nov. 11 - Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 12 - Castaways, Ithaca NY
Nov. 13 - Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA

Nov. 14 - House Show, Buffalo NY
7341 Nelson Dr., Hamburg, NY 14075
Suggested donation $5 -10. Potluck dinner at 5pm. Music starts at 6 or 7.
Contact for more info.

Nov. 26 - Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN (w/ Stornoway)
Nov. 27 - Turner Hall, Milwaukee WI (w/ Stornoway)
Nov. 28 - Schuba's, Chicago IL (w/ Stornoway)
Nov. 29 - Horn Gallery at Kenyon College, Gambier OH (w/ Stornoway)
Nov. 30 - El Mocambo, Toronto ON (w/ Stornoway)

Dec. 2 - Bowery Ballroom, NYC (w/ Stornoway)
Dec. 3 - TT the Bear's, Boston MA (w/ Stornoway)
Dec. 4 - Johnny Brendas, Philadelphia PA (w/ Stornoway)
Dec. 5 - IN-STORE: 1 pm, Younglove's, 5011 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia PA
THEN: Black Cat Backstage, Washington DC (w/ Stornoway)

Dec. 8 - ANTI-SOCIAL MUSIC @ Union Pool
484 Union Ave., Brooklyn NY
w/ Æ and Gato Loco

Dec. 14 - FRANZ NICOLAY & MAJOR GENERAL @ Knitting Factory
w/ Bomb The Music Industry, Laura Stevenson & The Cans

Dec. 15 - GUIGNOL @ Diaspora Series
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dec. 18 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Postcrypt Coffehouse
Columbia University (Located in the basement of St. Paul's Chapel)
116th & Broadway, NYC
No cover, doors at 8pm. w/ Anthony Da Costa.

Jan. 2 - WORLD/INFERNO @ Death By Audio, Brooklyn NY

Jan 7 - The Gaff, London
Jan 9 - Adelphi, Hull
Jan 10 - Vault, Derby
Jan 11 - The Croft, Bristol
Jan 12 - The Sink, Liverpool
Jan 13 - Tiger Lounge, Manchester
Jan 14 - The City Cafe, Edinburgh
Jan 15 - Packhorse, Leeds
Jan 16 - Windmill Brixton, London
Jan 17 - Prince Albert, Brighton
Jan 18 - Hamptons Bar, Southampton



Feb 25 - Union Pool, Brooklyn NY (w/ Poor But Sexy)
Feb 26 - Main Street Music 20th Anniversary IN-STORE (w/ Dave Hause)
THEN: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
ALSO: Opera On Tap: New Brew is including my "Note On A Subway Wall" in their program also including music by Daniel Felsenfeld, Stefan Weisman, Taylor Ho Bynum, Eve Beglarian, Lisa Bielawa, Andrea La Rose, Nick Brooke, Kirke Mechem, Steven Sondheim, David Mallamud, and Foreigner. It's at Barbes (9th st. and 6th Ave, Brooklyn) 7 pm- free!
Feb 27 - Black Cat (backstage), Washington DC
Feb 28 - The Southern, Charlottesville VA
MARCH 2011


Mar 1 - Local 506, Chapel Hill NC
Mar 2 - The Milestone, Charlotte NC
Mar 3 - New Brookland Tavern, Columbia SC
Mar 4 - Caledonia, Athens GA
Mar 5 - The Earl, Atlanta GA
Mar 6 - The Rookery, Macon GA
Mar 7 - Will's Pub, Orlando FL
Mar 8 - New World Brewery, Ybor City FL
Mar 9 - Sluggo's, Pensacola FL
Mar 10 - Bottle Tree, Birmingham AL
Mar 11 - Ole Tavern, Jackson MS
Mar 12 - VENUE CHANGE: Fairfield Studios, Shreveport LA
Mar 13 - Dan's Silverleaf (35 Conferette Festival), Denton TX
Mar 16 - INSTORE: Cactus Records (5:30), Houston TX
THEN: The Mink, Houston TX
Mar 17 - SXSW: Annie's West, 4:30pm, Austin TX
THEN: House party, midnight, 801 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Austin TX
Mar 18 - SXSW: Steven F's Bar (1am ie early Sat am), Austin TX
Mar 20 - Club Congress, Tucson AZ
Mar 21 - Sail Inn, Tempe AZ
Mar 22 - Tin Can Alehouse, San Diego CA (w/ O'Death)
Mar 23 - Echo, Los Angeles CA (w/ O'Death)
Mar 24 - Muddy Waters, Santa Barbara CA
Mar 25 - Black Box Theater, Merced CA
Mar 26 - Beatnik Studios, Sacramento CA
Mar 27 - Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Mar 30 - Sam Bond's, Eugene OR
Mar 31 - Mississippi Studios, Portland OR
APRIL 2011


Apr 1 - Red Room, Kennewick WA
Apr 2 - O'Malley's, Tacoma WA
Apr 3 - Sunset Tavern, Seattle WA
Apr 5 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT
Apr 6 - Illegal Pete's IN-STORE EAT & GREET (5pm), Denver CO
THEN: Hi-Dive, Denver CO
Apr 7 - Slowdown, Omaha NE
Apr 8 - Firehouse, Normal IL
Apr 9 - The Firebird, St. Louis MO
Apr 10 - Schuba's, Chicago IL
Apr 11 - The Treehouse, Columbus OH
Apr 12 - Bug Jar, Rochester NY
Apr 13 - The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh PA
Apr 14 - Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA (w/ Hamell on Trial)
Apr 15 - Cakeshop, NYC

Apr 16 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Radio Happy Hour
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., NYC. 1pm.
"Radio Happy Hour is a live-mystery-meets-late-night-talk-show, that engages guest stars in wildly right-angled conversations that careen between interviews, performances, and an audience quiz show. At the center of the show is an old-time radio murder mystery/comedy, where the guest star is written into the storyline as him or herself. The show regularly stars host/creator Sam Osterhout, actors Robin Reed and Matt Skibiak, as well as music by Rich Bologna."

Apr 20 - WXPN Presents: FRANZ NICOLAY & MAJOR GENERAL (full band) @ Kimmel Center, Philly PA

Playing TRISTAN PERICH's "Elevation Maps":
Apr 18 - Contagious Sounds, The Gershwin, 7 E. 27th St. NYC
Apr 19 - 186 Carpenter, Providence RI
Apr 26 - Crane Arts, 1400 N. American St., Philadelphia PA
Apr 27 - Normals Books, 425 E. 31st St., Baltimore MD

Apr 28 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY
w/ Frank Turner

217 E. 42nd St., NYC

MAY 2011
May 1 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Communion NYC
Public Assembly, 70 N. 6th St., Williamsburg Brooklyn
Advance Tickets

May 5 - BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB @ Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
Songs about "Like Water For Chocolate"


May 9 - Arc, Stockton
May 10 - Doghouse, Dundee
May 11 - PJ Molloy's, Dunfermline
May 13 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
May 14 - Library, Lancaster
May 15 - Telfords Warehouse, Chester
May 16 - Brudenell, Leeds
May 17 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Packhorse, Leeds
May 18 - Night & Day, Manchester
May 19 - Cathedral Crypt, Sound City Liverpool
May 20 - Sugarmill, Stoke
May 22 - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
May 23 - Guildhall, Gloucester
May 24 - St. George's, Bristol
May 25 - Komedia, Bath
May 26 - New Slang, Kingston
May 27 - St. Paul's Church, Cambridge
May 28 - Playfest, Norwich
May 29 - Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth
May 30 - Railway Inn, Winchester

JUNE 2011
June 1 FRANZ NICOLAY @ Windmill Brixton, London UK

JULY 2011
July 2 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ VENUE CHANGE: Bochka Pivnaya, Kiev, UKRAINE w/ Jeff Rowe

July 7 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Music Hall Of WIlliamsburg
Brooklyn, NY. w/ Pearl And The Beard, Brian Bonz. Tickets

July 9 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Seedstock (Benefit for Growing Chefs)
212 West St., Greenpoint, NYC; 11pm

July 16 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ The Lost Circus
"a dark cabaret/circus party [in] a stunning 19th century church space," w/ Sxip Shirey, Yula & the Extended Family, DJ Joro Boro, aerialists, the Anywhere Organ, and much more. Presented by Gemini And Scorpio, full details here.
Irondale Center, 85 S Oxford St, Fort Greene, BK NY

July 23 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Irregulars Mini-Fest, Littlefield, NYC
(Benefit for ARTSTART)

July 28 - "An Evening With Franz Nicolay," @ Railroad Playhouse
Newburgh, NY

July 31 - FRANZ NICOLAY @ Spotty Dog, Hudson NY (w/ The Debutante Hour, Liv Carrow)

August 12 - RADIO HAPPY HOUR @ Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
w/ Twin Sister, Mike Doughty, Franz Nicolay, Matt Pond PA, Arthur Phillips, Molly Knefel, Murray Hill, William Ocean and more TBA. Tickets

August 16 - Death By Audio
49 S. 2nd St., Brooklyn NY
(w/ Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players, Scary Mansion, Preston Spurlock)

August 19 - Union Hall
702 Union St., Brooklyn NY
w/ Fishtank Ensemble

August 21 - The Black & White & Red All Over Ball:
A Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser for Coilhouse Magazine
Red Lotus Room, 893 Bergen St, Brooklyn NY
w/ Brian Viglione, Kim Boekbinder, Theremina, and more. Details

August 24 - Live on air "Writers In The Round" on WSCA 106.1 FM
Portsmouth NH; streaming at 7-8pm

August 25 - FRANZ NICOLAY & MARIA SONEVYTSKY @ Library Arts Center
58 N. Main St.
Newport, NH

Sept. 8-9 - Puppet Playlist
Thursday, September 8: 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Friday, September 9: 7:30 pm
The TADA! Youth Theater
15 West 28th StreetÊ(between Broadway & 5th Avenue), 3rd Floor
Songs of Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon

Sept. 12 - Hot Tub w/ Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal
Littlefield, 622 Degraw, Brooklyn NY
w/ Todd Barry, Jiwon Lee, and more!

Sept. 15 - BUSHWICK BOOK CLUB @ Goodbye Blue Monday
1087 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
Songs about Keith Richards' "Life"

Sept. 21 - The Smiling Moose (w/ Dave Hause)
Pittsburgh, PA

Sept. 22 - Majestic Cafe (w/ Dave Hause)
Detroit, MI

Sept. 23 - Firehouse Pizza & Pub (w/ Dave Hause)
Normal, IL

Sept. 25 - Carabar, Columbus OH

Sept. 26 - Lizard Lounge at the Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA

Sept. 27 - The Watermark, Asbury Park NJ (w/ Thomas Wesley Stern, Accidental Seabirds)

Sept. 29 - Tommy's Tavern, Brooklyn NY
(w/ Stza Crack, Mikey Erg, Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children McNuggets, Devastation Wagon, Tornado Rider.)

Oct. 7 - Cafe Gegendruck, Heidelberg DE
Oct. 8 - Irreal, Aulendorf DE
Oct. 9 - Hafenkneipe, Zurich CH (3pm MATINEE!)
Oct. 10 - Cafe Inspection, Wien AUS
Oct. 11 - Schwarzer Hahn, Landshut DE
Oct. 12 - Erbse, Dillenberg DE
Oct. 13 - Cafe Vinyl, Wetzlar DE
Oct. 14 - Exhaus, Trier DE
Oct. 16 - Het Kasteel, Alphen Aan Den Rijn NL
Oct. 17 - Fundburo, Hamburg DE (w/ Digger Barnes)
Oct. 18 - Subrosa, Kiel DE
Oct. 19 - Ramones Museum, Berlin DE
Oct. 20 - Cafe Kabale, Gottingen DE
Oct. 21 - Tower Musikclub, Bremen DE
Oct. 22 - Wiesla Rock Club, Hof DE

Oct. 25 - Tell Your Friends @ Lolita Bar
266 Broome St., NYC
"Tell Your Friends" is a weekly comedy night hosted by Liam McEneaney, and subject of an upcoming documentary. I'll be the musical guest...

Oct. 30 The Fest 10 @ Double Down Live
Gainesville FL. 4:30pm.

Nov. 6 - Currier Museum of Art, Manchester NH (performance and lecture)
As part of the Currier's exhibit "Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography," Franz and photographer Konstantin Sergeyev will talk "about capturing and crafting an image in the music business from both sides of the camera lens. The conversation will be moderated by photographer, art educator, and father of the multi-instrumentalist, Franz Nicolay Sr." Franz will also perform.

Nov. 11 - Glasslands, 285 Kent, Brooklyn NY
w/ ARMS & Hospitality

UK TOUR (w/ Chris T-T)
19th Nov - Crunch Festival, Hay-on-Wye Tickets
20th Nov - The Olde Young Tea House, Middlesborough Tickets
21st Nov - The Actress And Bishop, Birmingham
22nd Nov - Harry's Bar, Stoke On Trent Tickets
24th Nov - Slak, Cheltenham
26th Nov - The Cavern, Exeter Tickets
27th Nov - The Promised Land, Cardiff
28th Nov - Private show
29th Nov - Basement 20, Liverpool
30th Nov - The Adelphi, Hull

1st Dec - City Screen Basement, York Tickets
2nd Dec - Old Hairdressers, Glasgow Tickets
4th Dec - Book Yer Ane Fest V; Dexter's Bar, Dundee Tickets
5th Dec - Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh Tickets
6th Dec - PJ Molloys, Dunfirmline
7th Dec - The Well, Leeds (Tickets available at Rhino Records)
8th Dec - Victoria Inn, Derby Tickets
9th Dec - Bargate Castle, Southampton Tickets
10th Dec - Fighting Cocks, Kingston (w/ Leatherface)
11th Dec - Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading (w/ Ben Marwood) Tickets
12th Dec - The Old Blue Last, London UK (Free show!)
13th Dec - The Wheatsheaf, Oxford Tickets
14th Dec - The Maze, Nottingham Tickets
15th Dec - The Croft, Bristol Tickets
17th Dec - Jack Chams, Plymouth (only Franz)
18th Dec - Olive Anns, Norwich

22nd Dec - Soundtrack Series @ Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St., NYC
The Soundtrack Series is a monthly storytelling series where writers tell the stories they associate with songs from their past.

31st Dec. - New Year's Eve w/ Against Me, Fake Problems, Ninja Gun, The Wild, Franz Nicolay
The Masquerade, Atlanta GA Tickets"