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Cat Power (solo) Dates On Sale Now

(photograph by Tony Proudfoot)

You won't catch me talking shit about secondary markets.  Not when there's tertiary markets to sneer at!  The important thing we all need to focus on this glorious Friday morning is that in additional to a previously announced headlining set at Burger A-Go-Go 2 (also featuring Kim Gordon's Glitterbust), Chan Marshall will be making the following solo appearances on the West Coast with tickets on sale today at noon eastern :

Tuesday, September, 1 - Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno NV
Wednesday, September, 2 - Gundlach - Bundschu Winery - Sonoma CA
Friday, September, 4 - Rio Theatre - Santa Cruz CA
Saturday, September, 5 - Burger-A-Go-Go 2, Santa Ana CA
Sunday, September, 6 - Belly Up - Solana Beach CA

Upcoming Lee Ranaldo Tour Dates

This message comes in the form of a GIANT neon "FYI" sign:

August 5, Lincoln Center, NYC – Lee joins forces with Brooklyn’s electric guitar quartet Dither for a newly arranged performance of his “Hurricane Transcriptions”, a piece originally written for string orchestra based on wind sounds recorded during the height of the Hurricane Sandy storm in 2012. Lincoln Center Out of Doors Series. FREE.

August 8 North Adams, MA – Lee joins Oneida at Mass MoCA to perform live amidst an enveloping 12-screen video installation of twisting color and light by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtyard D into a twisting world of color and light, part of Ross’ multi-part exhibition, Landscape Seen & Imagined.

August 9 – Storm King Art Center, NY Lee performs as part of Storm King’s Outdoor Summer Series. solo acoustic show.

September 19 – Montreal Pop Festival, Montreal, Canada Lee acoustic show w Raul Refree on second guitar. support: Eleni Mandell. 6pm.

November 6 – San Francisco Lee solo acoustic show at Swedish American Hall.

November 7 – Getty Center, Los Angeles Lee performs solo electric guitar. more info to come!

November 8 – The Echo, Los Angeles Lee acoustic show.

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Behold these glamorous photos of the upcoming release 'The Secret History Volume 1'. This 2xLP is available now for pre-order: (out officially August 11th).