Tom Gabel (Against Me! frontman) launches solo tour in support of “Heart Burns” ep
On October 31st, 2008 Tom Gabel, frontman of Against Me! will hit the road for his solo tour which will be in support of his new EP “Heart Burns.” Tom will be joined by Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (Avail) and Ben Nichols (Lucero). Tom Gabel and supporting acts will be collaborating each other’s material and playing solo sets of their own songs. This tour will start once Against Me’s! tour ends with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.
Tom Gabel’s upcoming solo dates on the Revival Tour:
10/31 Pomona, CA, The Glass House
11/01 Hollywood, CA, The Knitting Factory
11/02 San Diego, CA, The Casbah
11/04 Las Vegas, NV, The Beauty Bar
11/05 Tempe, AZ, The Clubhouse
11/07 Lubbock, TX, Tequila Jungle
11/08 Dallas, TX, The Door – Prophet Bar
11/09 Austin, TX, Waterloo Park
11/10 Houston, TX, Walter’s on Washington
11/13 Little Rock, AR, Juanita’s
11/14 Memphis, TN, Hi Tone Café
11/15 Birmingham, AL, Workplay Theatre
11/16 W. Columbia, SC, New Brookland Tavern
11/20 NYC, NY – The Knitting Factory
Sire Records will be releasing “Heart Burns.” on vinyl and digitally on October 28th,2008.
(The EP contains several guest appearances including Chuck Ragan and Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio).
Track-listing for Heart Burns:
“Random Hearts,””Conceptual Paths,” “Cowards Sing at Night,” “Amputations,” “Anna Is A Stool Pigeon,” “Harsh Realms,” and “100 Years of War.”
“The centerpiece of the EP is “Anna Is A Stool Pigeon,” which Gabel wrote after reading about environmental activist Eric McDavid (www.supporteric.org) who was convicted in 2007 of conspiring to use explosives to damage corporate and government property after being implicated by an undercover FBI informant who posed as an activist. McDavid’s defense has argued that he was the victim of entrapment. He currently faces a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.”
“What struck me most about the story was a sense of familiarity,” Gabel says. “I know the scene he was a part of, I used to be a part of it myself. I’ve thought the same thoughts, talked the same talk. I’ve hung out with the same people, gone to similar protests. If Eric could have become the target of an FBI sting operation, then so could I. This could have been me.”
Gabel has also announced that he will be posting a video each Wednesday for every song on “Heart Burns,” on his myspace page. The first video for “100 Years of War” is up now: You can check it out HERE.
To read more about check out Tom’s blog.