Downtown Boys have unveiled their plans for a European tour that will begin next month, commencing with a performance at Barcelona’s Gambeat Weekend festival in Spain. Before embarking on this journey, the band will stage a special one-off concert in Brooklyn, New York, on September 12th, where they’ll premiere a number of new tracks; these will be their first new pieces since contributing to the 2020 documentary, “Miss Marx.” The entire itinerary of the tour can be found below.
Speaking about their fresh material, the band expressed in a statement:
“These past years have been immensely challenging, and while some artists managed to keep composing, we found ourselves unable to create new music. However, returning to it now brings a sense of liberation and excitement. We hope that both the pain and pleasure we’ve experienced will be evident when we perform these songs live.”
The band’s most recent full-length album, “Cost of Living,” was released in 2017. In the intervening years, the band members have engaged in various side projects: Guitarist Joey “La Neve” DeFrancesco released “The Vital Cord” in 2019 and “History Solved EP” in 2022, while bassist Mary Regalado has performed with Gauche, contributing to “A People’s History of Gauche” in 2019.
In addition to his musical endeavors, DeFrancesco, a seasoned labor organizer, has actively collaborated with the United Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW). This organization has recently been in the news for urging SXSW to raise payments to artists, leading to a recommendation from Austin’s Parks and Recreation Board to the City Council.
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Downtown Boys’ Tour Dates:
- 09-12 Brooklyn, NY – Venue TBA
- 09-16 Barcelona, Spain – Gambeat Weekend Festival
- 09-17 Paris, France – Petit bain
- 09-18 Location TBA
- 09-19 Turin, Italy – Blah
- 09-20 Macerata, Italy – Dong
- 09-21 Napoli, Italy – Venue TBA
- 09-22 Perugia, Italy – Piattaforma
- 09-23 Bologna, Italy – Covo Club
- 09-24 Busto Arsizio, Italy – Circolo Gagarin
- 09-25 Location TBA
- 09-26 Berlin, Germany – Schokoladen
- 09-27 Bochum, Germany – Die Trompette
- 09-28 Utrecht, Netherlands – Ekko
- 09-29 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword Downtown Boys
When does Downtown Boys’ European tour start?
The European tour by Downtown Boys starts next month, with the first show kicking off at the Gambeat Weekend festival in Barcelona, Spain.
What new music will Downtown Boys be performing?
Downtown Boys will be debuting several new songs during a one-off show in Brooklyn, New York, on September 12. These are their first new pieces since their work on the 2020 documentary “Miss Marx.”
Have any members of Downtown Boys been working on other projects?
Yes, guitarist Joey “La Neve” DeFrancesco released albums in 2019 and 2022, and bassist Mary Regalado has been performing with Gauche, contributing to an album in 2019.
What advocacy work has Joey “La Neve” DeFrancesco been involved in?
Joey “La Neve” DeFrancesco, a long-time labor organizer, has worked extensively with the United Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW), including calling for increased artist payments at SXSW.
What is the name of Downtown Boys’ last LP?
Downtown Boys’ last LP was titled “Cost of Living,” and it was released in 2017.