By Jay Smith
Posted October 21, 2016
Bobby Long’s calendar is filling up. The British singer/songwriter’s second collection of poetry arrives in December and he’s lined up a May-June tour of Europe that also includes Sam Bradley on the ticket.
Long’s PledgeMusic campaign funding his fourth album passed the 50 percent mark within the first three weeks of the project. Patrons will find several donating tiers, including options to receive the album in physical or digital form. Fans can also snag exclusive apparel, hand-written lyric and poem sheets, special recordings guitar lessons, songwriting help and even private house concerts.
The troubadour’s most recent LP was 2015’s Ode To Thinking. This year saw the vinyl release of Ode, which included six songs from Ode To Thinking and three previously unreleased tracks.
Long’s new collection of poetry, “Losing My Misery,” arrives in early December. Preordering during the PledgeMusic campaign gives you a laminated two-sided bookmark plus an MP3 recording of Long reading selections from the book and talking about specific writings.
Long is scheduled to play Los Angeles’ Hotel Café Dec. 2. The “Renegade” tour through Europe begins in mid-May. Here’s the routing:
May 16 – Stuttgart, Germany, 1210
May 17 – Frankfurt, Germany, Ponyhof
May 18 – Bielefeld, Germany, Bunker Ulmenwall
May 19 – Essen, Germany, Grend
May 20 – Cologne, Germany, Wohngemeinschaft Theatre
May 21 – Slagharen, Netherlands, De Bonte Wever
May 23 – Muenster, Germany, Hot Jazz Club
May 25 – Kiel, Germany, Max Music Hall
May 26 – Hamburg, Germany, Mojo Club
May 27 – Mettmann, Germany, Rio’s
May 28 – Wiesbaden, Germany, La Brasserie Luisenplatz
May 29 – Munich, Germany, Sunny Red
May 30 – Graz, Austria, Die Scherbe
June 1 – Vienna, Austria, B72
June 3 – Leipzig, Germany, Horns Erben
June 2 – Prague, Czech Republic, TBA
June 4 – Berlin, Germany, Baumhaus Bar
Long has spoken with Pollstar a couple of times during recent years. Click here for his 2013 Q&A and follow this link for his 2010 interview.Source