Henry Rollins Hits All 50 State Capitals in Upcoming Capitalism Tour
Never known to be one to keep his political opinions to himself, Henry Rollins has announced a spoken word tour that will visit all 50 state capitals this fall, with dates scheduled all the way up through the day before this year’s presidential election is held.
Dubbed the “Capitalism Tour,” the jaunt will kick off in at Hawaiian Brian’s in Honolulu on September 6, and will visit the Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on September 8 before heading to the lower 48. The tour will then run through November 5 with a show in Washington, D.C. capping the tour of every state capital.
Rollins issued a tour poster of him dressed as Uncle Sam, and says in a press release he is very excited about the upcoming U.S. dates.
“We will be going all the way up to election eve,” he said in the statement. “It’s always a great time to be in America, but this will be the high point of this year’s tour. Shepard Fairey did a great poster for the tour to make it extra noteworthy. I can’t wait to start this one.”
Before heading to America for the “Capitalism” tour, Rollins will make a quick sweep around Europe beginning in late July and running through the middle of August.
Rollins writes a weekly colum for L.A. Weekly, and in the post yesterday discussed how he had recently been on tour in Canada, and then relates how he feels about his home country, which may give you a good idea of how the new your came about.
“Canada – in my experience of it, anyway – is a good place,” he wrote. “The people at my show are extremely friendly and polite, and even the drunks calm down when asked during a show. America is a very crazy place. I don’t think I could live anywhere else.”