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Mike Krol announces “Ball & Chain” Tour

Thomas Bellflower

This fall, Mike Krol takes justice into his own hands with the Ball & Chain Tour! These dates will be the first from Krol and his squad in many parts of North America and Europe, as well as the first since the August 28 release of his Merge debut, Turkey.

Krol had this to say about the players he’s assembled:

Since this project is not really a “band” per se, I have compiled a collective of talented musicians and artists from across America to bring these songs on the road. The rhythm section for all dates will consist of Phil Mahlstadt (Chicago, IL) on bass guitar and Michael Sienkowski (Minneapolis, MN) on drums. On guitar for the US dates, we will have Kyle Sobczak (Minneapolis, MN) and Sean Lango (Jersey City, NJ). And in Europe, guitar duties will be handled by Elliott Kozel (Minneapolis, MN) and Shaun Owens-Agase (Chicago, IL). Bands that these guys have been involved with together or separately over the years are Sleeping in the Aviary, Rupert Angeleyes, Tickle Torture, and They Live Exclamation Point.

A full list of dates is below, including west coast shows with Mac McCaughan + The Non-Believers. Prep yourself by pressing play on “This Is the News” via SoundCloud, or the album trailer via YouTube. Pre-order Turkey on LP/CD in the Merge store (grab that Mike Krol-designed slipmat too!), or digitally at iTunes.

Mike Krol Ball & Chain Tour:
Sep 09 Milwaukee, WI – The Cactus Club
Sep 10 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
Sep 13 Spokane, WA – Big Dipper
Sep 14 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
Sep 15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
Sep 17 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
Sep 18 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
Sep 19 San Diego, CA – Seven Grand
Sep 20 Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
Sep 22 Austin, TX – The Mohawk (Indoor)
Sep 24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 25 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Sep 26 Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
Sep 27 Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
Sep 28 New York, NY – Cake Shop
Sep 29 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Oct 02 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
Oct 03 Ottawa, ON – House of TARG
Oct 04 Toronto, ON – The Drake
Oct 05 Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe
Oct 07 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
* w/ Mac McCaughan + The Non-Believers

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