New York based Jesse Malin is marking twenty years as a solo artist with a UK and European tour to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his acclaimed 2003 debut album ‘The Fine Art Of Self Destruction’. Malin and his band will perform the album in its entirety, as well as songs from his current album ‘Sad and Beautiful World’ (2021) among others. Special guest Tommy Stinson of The Replacements will provide support. The tour follows Malin’s 2022 performance at Glastonbury, a run of shows with Brian Fallon and sold-out headlining dates. Tickets are on sale now – see the dates below. ‘The Fine Art Of Self Destruction’ will be reissued in early 2023 with a bonus disc of the entire album re-recorded and reimagined.
After spending his teenage years in the pioneering hardcore band Heart Attack and his 20s fronting the wild and beloved D Generation, Malin took a cue from his songwriting heroes and was ready for a chance to stand alone. ‘The Fine Art Of Self Destruction’ was recorded live over six days in New York City. “It wasn’t named for drug or alcohol abuse,” explains Malin. “It was more about personal wreckage when I looked back on my life, from my parents’ divorce to failed relationships, broken up bands, dropping out of school, crashing cars, breaking things. It was more of a spiritual journey in some sense.”
He continues: “I was still learning how to sing and tell stories. I had started out stripped down, just me and a piano player, but when Ryan Adams came in to produce, he added some instrumentation that really lent itself to a more open, wider feel. These songs were written in a little apartment downtown, without a record deal, a manager, or any expectation of anything coming of it – just a need to write them.”
JESSE MALIN UK / EUROPEAN TOUR 2023:
15.02.23 GLASGOW Stereo tickets
16.02.23 MANCHESTER YES (The Pink Room) tickets
17.02.23 LONDON The Garage tickets
18.02.23 PARIS (FR) La Boule Noire tickets
19.02.23 UTRECHT (NL) dB’s tickets
23.02.23 BERGAMO (IT) Druso tickets
24.02.23 RAVENNA (IT) Bronson tickets
25.02.23 MARENO DI PIAVE, TV (IT) Corner Live ticket info to follow
27.02.23 HAMBURG (DE) Nochtspeicher tickets
28.02.23 COPENHAGEN (DK) Hotel Cecil tickets
01.03.23 LUND (SE) Mejeriet tickets
02.03.23 STOCKHOLM (SE) Bar Brooklyn tickets
03.03.23 OSLO (NO) John Dee tickets
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