Johnny Dowd and Melle de Boer: Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Tour22-10-2017
If two people mine the same territory long enough, they’ll eventually meet. Johnny Dowd and Melle de Boer have been digging deep into the human soul for a long time. Like Orpheus, they go to the underworld and make beautiful songs about their journeys. Now their journeys are coming together in a collaborative performance.
They will tour the Benelux and the UK as a double bill in January and February 2018. They’ll play their songs, old songs, new songs. It won’t be a sleepy singer-songwriter night. It will be electric, chaotic, hard and ugly, soft and beautiful. They’ll combine their individual stories to provide a new, unforgettable, and unique performance.
They’ll each do a set of their own songs, then together they will perform a set of traditional songs interpreted in an unconventional way. Johnny Dowd will be joined by Mike Edmondson (vocals, guitar), and Melle de Boer will be joined by Suzanna Ypma (vocals, drums, synthesizer).
They are both releasing new albums. Melle comes to terms with his parents’ separation, and Johnny does his unique take on old American songs. Both albums are traditional, but not corny. Full of electricity and necessity.
25 JAN: Eindhoven (NL) @ Altstadt
26 JAN: Venlo (NL) @ Grenswerk
27 JAN: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
28 JAN: Nottingham (UK) @ Running Horse
29 JAN: London (UK) @ St Pancras Church
31 JAN: Sheffield (UK) @ Greystones
01 FEB: Leeds (UK) @ Far From Any Road Festival
02 FEB: Low Mill (UK) @ The Band Room
03 FEB: Tilburg (NL) @ Paradox
07 FEB: Haarlem (NL) @ Patronaat
08 FEB: Den Haag (NL) @ Paard
09 FEB: Rotterdam (NL) @ Worm
10 FEB: Utrecht (NL) @ TivoliVredenburg Club 9
11 FEB: Middelburg (NL) @ Kloveniersdoelen