Poptone — the band featuring Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins that performs a Tones on Tail-heavy set, along with music by Bauhaus and Love and Rockets — will embark on a new run of North American dates this May, playing eight just-announced concerts up and down the West Coast.
The band, which also features Haskins’ daughter Diva Dompe on bass, opens its tour May 10 in Solana Beach, Calif., just north of San Diego, and is scheduled to play four additional dates in California (including Los Angeles and San Francisco) before hitting Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C.
Presales for the new shows begin at 10 a.m. local time today; see Poptone’s Facebook page for codes.
In conjunction with that tour, Poptone is planning to release a 13-track live radio session it recorded last year for the “Part Time Punks” club night that was broadcast on Los Angeles’ KXLU 88.9 FM. In an interview with Echosynthetic, Haskins says the live set will be released by Cleopatra Records on vinyl, CD and digital platforms, likely in May to coincide with the tour.
He describes the forthcoming release:
“I had hoped to bang out our whole set, but by the time we got our gear set up at the studio we had about two hours to play. I think we got 13 songs down. It was great working in that way again… I haven’t done that in forever. Usually nowadays you build songs up gradually, you may still play them as a band, but you’re going to add overdubs, and effects, or whatever. It reminded me of the way we used to do John Peel sessions, so it’s got a very live, very raw feel to it. We’re really happy with it!”
Read Haskins’ full interview at Echosynthetic.com, and check out the new tour dates below.
Poptone tour dates:
May 10: The Belly Up, Solana Beach, CA
May 11: The Glass House, Pomona, CA
May 13: Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA
May 15: The Regency, San Francisco, CA
May 16: The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
May 18: Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
May 19: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
May 20: Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Watch: Poptone plays Tones on Tail’s ‘Go!’ live — plus 20-minute interview with group
- Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — announce East Coast dates
- Poptone — featuring Bauhaus’ Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins — to release live album
- Poptone resurrects Tones on Tail, Love and Rockets catalog in live debut — setlist, video