I couldn't have come back from a four-day, computer-free weekend to better news: the Pogues are coming to the Midland by AMC on October 25.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 26, at 10 a.m. But a pre-sale is available today beginning at 3 p.m. to anyone who signs up for the Pogues' online community.
In recent years, it seems like the storied Irish trad-rock-punk band has only played in New York (and maybe one or two other select cities) when they've bothered to come to the U.S. Evidently, KC's got some good Irish karma because the band will be coming to here (and nowhere else in the midwest!) with its complete original lineup, including, of course, gnarly-toothed poet and philosopher Shane McGowan
Video & more info after the jump.
Here's a YT I just discovered of MacGowan singing a duet with Nick Cave. The song: "What A Wonderful World." Of course.
The other dates booked so far:
October 10: Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
October 11: Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
October 13: San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
October 14: San Francisco, CA Regency Center @ The Grand
October 17: Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia LA
October 19: San Diego, CA House of Blues
October 21: Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
October 23: Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
October 25: Kansas City, MO The Midland Theatre
October 28: Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre
October 29: Houston, TX House of Blues
October 30: Dallas, TX House of Blues