WORDS & MUSIC
Playing Live, Some readings from his new novel “Don’t Skip Out On Me” and in conversation with Roisin Dwyer (Hot Press)
ON STAGE 8:30pm
_ Main Venue _
Richmond Fontaine and Willy Vlautin new vinyl LP soundtrack releases Feb 2nd 2017 on décor plus tour
Richmond Fontaine – Don’t Skip Out On Me – DECOR45LP
Willy Vlautin – Northline DECOR46LP
Willy Vlautin’s fifth novel, ‘Don’t Skip Out On Me’ is scheduled for release on Feb 1 2018 on Faber and Faber. Like his previous novel ‘Northline’ it will have an accompanying soundtrack included with the book on cd but this time it is Richmond Fontaine playing on all the instrumental tracks. While the cd will be coming free with the book. Décor will be releasing the album on vinyl as well as a vinyl release of the previous Willy Vlautin soundtrack to Northline. Both soundtrack albums will be strictly limited with Don’t Skip Out on Me to 1000 lps and Northline with 500 both on 180gram vinyl. Don’t Skip Out will be with a gatefold with photography from Willy Vlautin. Willy will tour the UK and Ireland in support of these soundtracks and book with pedal stell player David Murphy.
The new novel follows Horace Hopper, a half-white and half-Paiute Indian farm hand in Nevada, who dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to re-invent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo… but at what cost, and what of those he’s left behind?
‘Don’t Skip Out on Me is magnificent. Willy Vlautin is now one of America’s great writers.’ Roddy Doyle
Don’t Skip Out on Me was recorded early 2017 just after the band called it quits on their final European tour. It was laid down at Flora and Playback studios in Portland, Oregon with John Morgan Askew whom also produced their previous album. The songs feature Paul Brainard deft pedal steel and the mariachi horns of Paul with Cory Gray; both upbeat, sparse and recurring themes find place on the varied album following the trails of Hector’s career. Northline is a much more paired down subtle album that follows the book of the same name for beautiful soundscapes and again featuring Paul Brainard on pedal steel.
In addition to the new vinyl and book, Willy Vlautin’s third novel LEAN ON PETE has been adapted for the screen by acclaimed British director Andrew Haigh (45 Years and Weekend) and will be released March 2018 via Curzon cinemas, staring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer, who won the Best Young Actor award at the Venice International Film Festival. ‘Luminously shot and acted’ FT ‘A rivetingly beautiful film’ Daily Telegraph
The European tour dates will feature spoken word, Q &A plus Richmond Fontaine, Delines and some instrumental tracks
Jan 25th – Cork, IE – Coughlans Jan 31 – Glasgow – Celtic Connections
Jan 27 – Glasgow – Celtic Connections Feb 2 – London, UK – Cecil Sharp House
Jan 28th – Belfast, UK – Crescent Arts centre Feb 3 – Bristol, UK – venue tbc
Jan 29th – Dublin, IE – Whelans Feb 4 – Leeds – Metropolitan Festival
Jan 30th – Newcastle, UK – Gosforth Civic
TICKETS – SOLD OUT
€15.50 Available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F) – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.