Jay Reatard puts together new band and confirms tour

Memphis musician recruits new rhythm section and announces more dates

Jay Reatard has announced that he will continue his upcoming European and US tour after replacing his band’s rhythm section.

Reatard, who earlier this month had his bassist and drummer quit his touring band, has replaced them.

Joining him on the road are Anders Thode on bass and Jacob Elving on drums, who are both from the Danish punk band Cola Freaks.


Besides his own tour, the new band will also support Pixies in Chicago, New York, Boston and Washington DC.

Jay Reatard will play the following dates:

Paris Maroquinerie (October 28)
Munich 59 To 1 (30)
Berlin Lido (31)
Copenhagen Loppen (November 1)
Oslo Parkteatret (2)
Malmo Mejeriet (3)
Prague Matrix (5)
Vienna B72 (6)
Bologna Covo (7)
Clermont Ferrand Coop De Mai (8)
Brussels Botanique Rotonde (9)
Birmingham O2 Bar Academy (10)
Glasgow King Tut’s (11)
Manchester Roadhouse (12)
London Underworld (13)
Bristol Croft (14)
Liverpool Masque (15)
Dublin Whelans (16)
Chicago, IL, Aragon (with Pixies) (21)
Columbus, OH, The Summit (22)
Pittsburgh, KS, Brillobox (23)
New York, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom (with Pixies) (24)
Northampton, MA, Iron Horse (25)
Boston, MA, Wang Center (with Pixies) (27)
Philadelphia, PA, Johnny Brenda’s (28)
Washington, DC, Constitution Hall (with Pixies) (30)
Chapel Hill, NC, Local 506 (December 1)
Athens, GA, 40 Watt Club (2)
Atlanta, GA , The Earl (3)
Orlando, FL, Backbooth (4)
Tampa, FL, Crowbar (5)
New Orleans, LA, One Eyed Jacks (7)
Houston, TX, Walter’s On Washington (8)
Austin, TX, Emo’s (9)
Dallas, TX, Granada Theater (10)
Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theatre (with Spoon) (31)