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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Thomas Dolby To Tour With BT, Will Likely Wear Pants

Thomas Dolby and BT are set to embark on "An Evening With BT and Thomas Dolby" North American tour next month. The tour kicks off November 28 in San Diego's Solano Beach at Belly Up and ends December 22 at a to-be-announced location in New York City.

For Dolby, the tour coincides with the release of his live retrospective CD and DVD The Sole Inhabitant, which will be released via his own label on November 21.

BT will play music from This Binary Universe, a CD/DVD set of music and computer animation and art for which he created the soundtrack.

In addition to making "music in a garden shed" in his pajamas and planning just the right combination of "vintage oscilloscopes and signal generators" for his concerts, Dolby blogs

If you want to know why he thinks Cyndi Lauper hates him or which Depeche Mode songs he's partial to, wonder no longer.

He writes engagingly, for example taking a charming approach to writing about his discovery (at YouTube) of an old interview he did on a Japanese TV show. He uses the clip as an opportunity to discuss his love for YouTube, and writes self-deprecatingly about the interview ("I look completely spaced out"). He also posts pictures to illustrate his (understandable) displeasure with his wardrobe choices. Pointing people toward a less-than-flattering video would have been impressive enough, writing about it so amusingly is even better.

The interview:

Thomas Dolby Concerts:

Oct. 28 - San Francisco, CA - Cow Palace (Exotic Erotic Ball)
Nov. 15 - Cerritos, CA - Cerritos Center

BT "Laptop Symphony" Concert:

Nov. 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

"An Evening With BT and Thomas Dolby" Tour Dates:

Nov. 28 - San Diego (Solana Beach), CA - Belly Up
Nov. 29 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Nov. 30 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Dec. 1 - Albuquerque, NM - El Ray Theatre,
Dec. 2 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Dec. 3 - - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Dec. 6 - Austin, TX - Elysium
Dec. 7 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
Dec. 8 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Dec. 11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Dec. 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Dec. 16 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Dec. 17 - Tampa, FL - State Theatre
Dec. 19 - Norkfolk, VA - The Norva
Dec. 20 - Baltimore, MD - Recher Theatre
Dec. 21 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
Dec. 22 - New York City, NY - TBA

Thomas Dolby - One of Our Submarines (available on The Golden Age of Wireless, Retrospectacle, etc.)

Thomas Dolby - Airhead (available on Aliens Ate My Buick, etc.)


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