The Posies will be presenting new material, in a new format, this spring in Europe. Experiments abound…
May 1 — Gebouw-T, Bergen Op Zoom NETHERLANDS
May 2 — De Peppel, Zeist NETHERLANDS
May 3 — Manifesto, Hoorn NETHERLANDS
May 6 — Muziekodroom, Hasselt BELGIUM
May 7 — Nijdrop, Opwijk BELGIUM
May 14-16 Great Escape Festival, Brighton UK (exact date and stage tba)
On October 31st, the Posies will be headlining the Pray for Snow party, held at Mission Ridge in Wenatchee WA. Tickets are available now for $10.
Later this year, Jon & Ken will be performing a number of acoustic duo shows in the Netherlands.
Nov 13 — Posies duo, P60, Amstelveen NETHERLANDS
Nov 14 — Posies duo, De Lakei, Helmond NETHERLANDS
Dec 10 — Posies duo, Ekko, Utrecht NETHERLANDS
Dec 19 — Posies duo, Nieuwe Nor, Heelen NETHERLANDS
View all upcoming shows, including two Big Star 3rd performances, at the tour page.
Starting next week, Ken will be doing a short tour of Germany with Hanna Fearns. Here are the dates:
Oct 15 — Ken Stringfellow @ Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich GERMANY
Oct 16 — Ken Stringfellow @ private party, Ulm GERMANY
Oct 17 — Ken Stringfellow @ Klimperkasten, Konstanz GERMANY
Oct 18 — Ken Stringfellow @ Hafeneck, Mainz GERMANY
Oct 19 — Ken Stringfellow @ King Georg, Cologne GERMANY
Upcoming shows in Washington:
Aug 23 — The Posies (acoustic), The Triple Door, Seattle WA (Two shows – an early one at 8pm, and a later one at 11pm. Tickets here. VIP tickets are available for a meet & greet/wine tasting with Waters Winery.)
Aug 29 — The Posies (acoustic), house show, Bellingham WA (Contact email@example.com for info)
Aug 31 — Big Star’s 3rd, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle WA
Sept. 5 — FM Collective (KS will do some solo material), Columbia City Theatre, Seattle WA
On August 19th, Omnivore records will reissue the Posies’ first album ‘Failure.’ This new release will have the original 12 song playlist on the cassette – when released on vinyl, one song was removed. It will also feature 8 bonus tracks. Here’s the tracklist as well as a breakdown of where you may have heard some of those tracks, from the Second Disc blog:
Blind Eyes Open
The Longest Line
Like Me Too
I May Hate You Sometimes
Believe in Something (Other Than Yourself)
At Least for Now
What Little Remains
Believe in Something Other (Than Yourself) (Live)
I May Hate You Sometimes (Demo)
Paint Me (Demo)
Like Me Too (Demo)
Alison Hubbard (Instrumental)
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (Instrumental)
Blind Eyes Open (Instrumental Demo)
At Least for Now (Demo)
Tracks 1-12 released PopLLama PL-2323, 1988
Track 13 from At Least At Last box set – Not Lame Recordings NLA-006, 2000
Tracks 14-19 from 15th anniversary expanded edition – Houston Party HPR091, 2004
Track 20 previously unreleased
Omnivore has released a trailer for the reissue, which you can see below:
On August 21st, the Posies will be playing Raleigh, NC as part of Oak City 7. Admission to the show is free.
The Posies “Amazing Disgrace” lineup will be playing the Vertigo Festival in Martos (Jaen), Spain, held from August 1-2. More info (in Spanish) here.
Ken Stringfellow was interviewed by Sydney Unleashed ahead of his Australian tour next month, and had news regarding the first 4 Posies records:
For news, we will see over the next year the re-issue of the Posies first four albums with expanded content, quite a bit never before heard and that’s *after* we released a 4-CD box set of outtakes in 2000. We found even *more* stuff. Plus the albums will get remastered, pressed on vinyl, etc.
If you follow Ken’s blog, you already know that he and Jon Auer are recording new Posies songs.
Dates for Ken’s Australian tour:
April 11 – KS solo, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney AUSTRALIA
April 13 — KS solo, Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
April 16 — Coronet Blue (KS on keyboards), the Vanguard, Sydney AUSTRALIA