You know what Keith Richards says when he’s all strung out on hemp seeds and journalists ask him how he’s been touring non-stop for the better part of 50 years? He says (in my head at least, with that loose Cockney accent of his): “You know, love, it’s a young man’s game…”
This is odd, since Keith is older than the hills now and is closing in on the tail end of the British male life expectancy faster than a Joe Satriani guitar solo. But it is true; touring is a young man’s game, and Philadelphia’s Alex Giannascoli — a.k.a (Sandy) Alex G — probably knows this as well as anyone at this stage in his career.
After finishing up virtually all of the past twelve months on the road (with the likes of Fleet Foxes and Dr. Dog), Alex has just announced a string of headlining North American tour dates, which will be commencing November 1 at Toronto’s Mod Club and concluding December 14 at Warsaw in Brooklyn.
Instead of playing second fiddle to his Philly compatriots Dr. Dog, though, this time around Alex will be le plat principal — sharing the spotlight with no one other than his trusty (Sandy) bandmates.
Tickets for the tour will go on sale Wednesday, August 15, and you can snatch them up here via any form of major online payment. And in case you need a little pumping up up for a live, in-the-flesh Alex G (FADER has audaciously cited him as “America’s greatest living songwriter”), here’s his fiddle-laden hit single “Bobby” from the wickedly successful 2017 LP Rocket:
(Sandy) Alex G tour dates and locations:
11.01.18 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club*
11.02.18 – Akron, OH – Musica*
11.03.18 – Detroit, MI – El Club*
11.04.18 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
11.05.18 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo*
11.06.18 – St. Louis, MO – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill*
11.08.18 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co*
11.09.18 – Austin, TX – Barracuda*
11.11.18 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar*
11.12.18 – Orlando, FL – The Social*
11.13.18 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell*
11.14.18 – Durham, NC – Motorco*
11.15.18 – Washington, DC – Black Cat*
11.16.18 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church*
11.18.18 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
12.14.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw ^
* Half Waif
^ Duster, Harmony Tividad