In celebration of 40 years as a recording and touring artist, Tav Falco announces UK, Spanish, and Scandinavian concert dates for his 40th Anniversary Howl tour. Additional European dates are currently being booked.
Released in November 2018, Falco’s Cabaret of Daggers is the most provocative and best-reviewed album of his career, featuring newly-penned originals which question the sanity of our troubled times, alongside carefully-curated selections from the Great American Songbook. The album is available now on vinyl and download from ORG Music.
In June, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns completed an acclaimed coast-to-coast tour of the U.S.A.
Falco is the only constant member of his fervent and fabled band, Panther Burns. The group played its first show in a cotton loft in Memphis, Tennessee, on February 10, 1979. The lineup for that show comprised Falco (vocals, guitar), former Box Tops and Big Star frontman Alex Chilton (lead guitar, vocals), Ross Johnson (drums) and Eric Hill (synthesizer). Early years featured a revolving door of underground rock luminaries entering and exiting the band, including noted producer/session musician Jim Dickinson and Lydia Lunch and Nick Cave multi-instrumentalist Jim Sclavunos. Panther Burns thrived on the early 1980s music circuit and were a popular draw at such storied New York City clubs as The Peppermint Lounge and Danceteria. Despite Chilton’s exit from the live lineup in 1984, the band has carried on and released numerous albums, EPs, singles, and compilations.
Raised in rural Arkansas and coming to musical prominence in Memphis, Falco eventually took up residence in Europe in the 1990s. After a transition in 2004 from Paris to Vienna, where the splendour of the old Imperial City on the Danube has infused the mood and spirit of Cabaret Of Daggers. The album was recorded in Rome and two of its musicians will accompany Falco on the European tour dates: producer/arranger/guitarist Mario Monterosso and bassist Giuseppe Sangirardi. The drummer on the tour will be Walter Brunetti, also from Rome.
When asked what fans can expect from the tour, Falco replied “WATCH OUT for your happy home. The 40th PANTHER HOWL Art-Action Happening is coming to your town! The Panther Burn Beat goes on and on! Bringing you songs of dissent, reckoning, and uptight America’s decline into global destruction. Dance the last naked Tango and behold a striptease of the senses that will leave your naked brain crying for more.”
19: Ramsgate, UK — Ramsgate Music Hall
20: Milton Keynes, UK — Esquires
21: Halifax, UK — The Lantern
22: Edinburgh, UK — Voodoo Rooms
23: Glasgow, UK — Broadcast
24: Newcastle, UK — The Cluny
26: London, UK — Oslo
27: Norwich, UK — Norwich Arts Centre
28: Madrid, SPAIN – Junco Jazz Club
30: Cox, SPAIN — TNT Blues
02: Sevilla, SPAIN – Sala X
04: Helsinki, FINLAND – Kuudes Linja
06: Malmo, SWEDEN – Folk & Rock
07: Stockholm, SWEDEN – Snotty Seaside