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Rollins Announces "Capitalism" Tour, Will Hit Each State Capital

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Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 3:30 AM

click to enlarge HEIDI MAY
  • Heidi May
[Look for your weekly fix from the one and only Henry Rollins right here on West Coast Sound every Thursday.]

Henry Rollins doesn't keep his political opinions quiet; in a column last fall about the Occupy protesters he recounted how Sen. Rand Paul "made a fool of himself trying to compare them to a 'French mob'" and spoke of a "cross-eyed" Glenn Beck and his "paranoid method-acting rants."

You can likely expect more such irreverent insight on his just-announced Capitalism tour this fall, which will hit the capitals of all 50 states, kicking off in Honolulu, Hawaii, and finishing up in Washington, D.C., the night before the election.

The dates are below, as are more crazy pics of Rollins as Uncle Sam. Oh, and the Shepard Fairey-designed tour poster!

click to enlarge SHEPARD FAIREY
  • Shepard Fairey
"We will be going all the way up to election eve," Rollins says in the press release. "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."

In addition to the political barbs and riffs, expect Rollins to also speak on his never-ending tour across the world, which has taken him from Australia to South Africa to Canada, and that's only the past few months.

Tickets go on sale this Friday; more info on Rollins' site. Dates are below, and, on the next page, more pictures of Rollins in the Uncle Sam get-up!

9/6 Honolulu, HI Hawaiian Brian's

9/8 Juneau, AK Arts & Culture Center

9/10 Olympia, WA The Capitol Theater

9/11 Salem, OR Historic Elsinore Theatre

9/13 Sacramento, CA Crest Theatre

9/14 Carson City, NV Brewery Arts Center

9/15 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom

9/16 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room

9/18 Boise, ID Knitting Factory

9/19 Helena, MT Myrna Loy Center

9/20 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Depot Museum

9/21 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre

9/22 Santa Fe, NM Sol Santa Fe

9/23 Austin, TX Scottish Rite Theater

9/24 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

9/26 Pierre, SD TF Riggs High School ("SD BookFestival")

9/27 St. Paul, MN Fitzgerald Theater

9/28 Bismarck, ND Dakota Stage Playhouse

9/30 Lincoln, NE Rococo Theatre

10/1 Des Moines, IA Wooly's

10/2 Topeka, KS Hills Festival Hall @ Topeka PAC

10/3 Little Rock, AR Juanita's

10/4 Jefferson City, MO Etta & Joseph Miller PAC

10/5 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre

10/6 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion

10/8 Lansing, MI Cooley Temple @ Thomas M. Cooley Law School

10/9 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre

10/10 Nashville, TN Belcourt Theater

10/11 Springfield, IL Hoogland Center For The Arts

10/12 Frankfort, KY Grand Theatre

10/14 Jackson, MS Duling Hall

10/15 Baton Rouge, LA Manship Theatre

10/16 Montgomery, AL Capri Theatre

10/17 Tallahassee, FL Ruby Diamond Concert Hall @ FSU

10/18 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

10/19 Columbia, SC Columbia Museum Of Art

10/20 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

10/21 Richmond, VA The National

10/23 Charleston, WV Culture Center Theater

10/24 Harrisburg, PA Whitaker Center

10/25 Albany, NY The Egg

10/26 Montpelier, VT Alumni Hall @ Vermont College Of Fine Arts

10/27 Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts

10/28 Augusta, ME Cony High School Auditorium

10/30 Boston, MA Berklee Performing Arts Center

10/31 Dover, DE Schwartz Center For The Arts

11/1 Providence, RI Lupo's

11/2 Hartford, CT Webster Theater

11/3 Trenton, NJ New Jersey State Museum Auditorium

11/4 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage

11/5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

More pics of Rollins as Uncle Sam below

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