Last Thursday we got a note from Andy Siara, he of the Henry Clay People, to inform us of an upcoming HCP show at the Echo and Echoplex that has the potential to be a great event: A Mustache Circus, slated for Friday, August 14. Says Siara:

We're callin it the “Rock n Roll Mustache Circus”— Us, Fol Chen, and Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. Kinda want to make a whole “event” out of the thing, not just a normal show. Currently working on getting a cotton candy machine, balloon animal makers, games (a friend just put on a mini carnival with skeeball, among other games, and said we can use them all), magicians, etc. We have other ideas, but those are the ones that will most likely be happening.

Also, being a “mustache circus” (not really sure what that means…), people who come wearing a mustache, or in circus attire, get a free CD with a new song by each of the bands playing. Those who come early get free pizza.

Between bands, scattered throughout the echoplex, we're going to have “side show” performers–our friends bands playing all acoustic sets. We have Le Switch, Marvelous Toy, and the Damselles so far…working on a couple more.

BASICALLY we just want to make it the show to be at, and tons of stuff going on throughout the night–not just 3 bands and a DJ.

Men: Consider this fair notice. You've got more than a month to start sculpting a mustache. Women: you've got more than a month to help the men retain their dignity given the fact that they'll be wearing 'staches.

This will occur just after the Henry Clay People's kinda-sorta debut on the national stage on August 7, when they perform Lollapalooza in Chicago. The band then hits the road again with the Airborne Toxic Event. See full list of dates below:

Aug 7 Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois

Sep 17 The Fox Theater Pomona, California

Sep 24 Boulder Theater Boulder, Colorado

Sep 25 Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska

Sep 26 Peoples Court Des Moines, Iowa

Sep 28 Granada Theater Lawrence, Kansas

Sep 29 Cain's Ballroom 2nd Stage Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sep 30 House of Blues – Dallas Dallas, Texas

Oct 1 House of Blues – Houston Houston, Texas

Oct 2 Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, Texas

Oct 6 State Theatre St. Petersburg, Florida

Oct 7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia

Oct 8 Headliners Live Columbia, South Carolina

Oct 9 The NorVa Norfolk, Virginia

Oct 10 The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oct 12 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC

Oct 13 House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts

Oct 15 Webster Hall New York, New York

Oct 17 Northern Lights Clifton Park, New Jersey

Oct 18 LaTulipe Montreal, Quebec

Oct 19 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Ontario

Oct 21 Newport Music Hall Newport, Ohio

Oct 22 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan

Oct 24 Fine Line Music Cafe – Warehouse District Minneapolis, Minnesota

Oct 28 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia

Oct 29 The Showbox @ the Market Seattle, Washington

Oct 30 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, Idaho

Oct 31 Roseland Theatre c/o Double Tree Promotions Portland, Oregon

Nov 2 The Fillmore San Francisco, California

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