DISPATCH 06-27-12 LOS ANGELES

06-27-12

1529 hrs. Presently, I am sitting in the office. I have been back here for a few days.


Since I have returned from Canada, I have been working steadily on the next book of travel stories and journals and preparing radio shows. This weekend’s set is going to be a great one.


Tonight, I will be at the Hollywood Bowl. The Miles Davis family is unveiling the Miles Davis postage stamp. They invited me and asked me to say a few words. I am looking forward to it, of course but I am also getting wound up about it. I always get this way when I have to speak at an event. There will be press there and all that, so it’s a calorie burning experience. The stamp looks really cool though, not surprising, it’s Miles Davis, after all.


The Canadian dates were great and if you were at any of those shows, thank you very much for making it to the show and being such an energized and switched on group, night after night. There have been a few letters over the last few weeks, asking why Toronto was not included in the June dates. Here is your answer: I will be there in November for multiple shows. When all that firms up, I will let you know. Thank you for your interest.


I will be in Los Angeles for a few weeks as there are no shows to do and I have a lot of things on here. I will be taking off again in late July into early August for festival and regular dates in England, Holland, Germany, Poland and Scotland.


Which leads me to this. In September, we will embark upon a tour that has been in the works for well over a year. It’s called Capitalism and I will be in the capital city of all fifty states.


The dates are posted here: http://henryrollins.com/tour


Here is basically what it looks like rolled out:


September
6 - Honolulu, Hawaii @ Hawaiian Brian’s
8 - Juneau, Alaska @ Arts & Culture Center
10 - Olympia, Wash. @ The Capitol Theater
11 - Salem, Ore. @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
13 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Crest Theatre
14 - Carson City, Nev. @ Brewery Arts Center
15 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom
16 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State Room
18 - Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
19 - Helena, Mont. @ Myrna Loy Center
20 - Cheyenne, Wyo. @ Cheyenne Depot Museum
21 - Denver, Colo. @ Paramount Theatre
22 - Santa Fe, N.M. @ Sol Santa Fe
23 - Austin, Texas @ Scottish Rite Theater
24 - Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
26 - Pierre, S.D. @ TF Riggs High School (“South Dakota Book Festival”)
27 - St. Paul, Minn. @ Fitzgerald Theater
28 - Bismarck, N.D. @ Dakota Stage Playhouse
30 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Rococo Theatre


October
1 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s
2 - Topeka, Kan. @ Hills Festival Hall @ Topeka PAC
3 - Little Rock, Ark. @ Juanita’s
4 - Jefferson City, Mo. @ Etta & Joseph Miller PAC
5 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
6 - Columbus, Ohio @ LC Pavilion
8 - Lansing, Mich. @ Cooley Temple @ Thomas M. Cooley Law School
9 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
10 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Belcourt Theater
11 - Springfield, Ill. @ Hoogland Center For The Arts
12 - Frankfort, Ky. @ Grand Theatre
14 - Jackson, Miss. @ Duling Hall
15 - Baton Rouge, La. @ Manship Theatre
16 - Montgomery, Ala. @ Capri Theatre
17 - Tallahassee, Fla. @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall at FSU
18 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
19 - Columbia, S.C. @ Columbia Museum Of Art
20 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Lincoln Theatre
21 - Richmond, Va. @ The National
23 - Charleston, W.Va. @ Culture Center Theater
24 - Harrisburg, Penn. @ Whitaker Center
25 - Albany, N.Y. @ The Egg
26 - Montpelier, Vt. @ Alumni Hall @ Vermont College Of Fine Arts
27 - Concord, N.H. @ Capitol Center for the Arts
28 - Augusta, Maine @ Cony High School Auditorium
30 - Boston, Mass. @ Berklee Performing Arts Center
31 - Dover, Del. @ Schwartz Center For The Arts


November
1 - Providence, R.I. @ Lupo’s
2 - Hartford, Conn. @ Webster Theater
3 - Trenton, N.J. @ New Jersey State Museum Auditorium
4 - Annapolis, Md. @ Rams Head On Stage
5 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

 


We have again teamed up with Shepard Fairey, generously took time out of his insane schedule to make a great poster for this tour. It will be limited, signed and on the road with us. I have never done a talking show in Hawaii, I am looking forward to that.


The tour ends in Washington DC on the eve of the election. DC should be a very interesting place to be on that date.


We all wait for what SCOTUS will decide on the ACA. I have no crystal ball and honestly, a lot of the numbers on this kind of thing get by me very quickly. I always look at these matters from a human on the street point of view as that is something I understand. The idea of for profit insurance has always said the same thing to me. It says that there’s no profit in doing what you say you’re going to do. Seeing that all people eventually need some kind of healthcare, you would think the issue wouldn’t be so devisive. I guess it all comes down on how to pay for it. The unavoidable fact that most if not all people eventually need some kind of looking after doesn’t seem to get very far into the discussion before people start calling other people names and accusing them of whatever. Meanwhile, you’re still going to break down now and then.


Whatever the decision, we will go on!


Thanks for reading this.


Henry

 

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