One of the coolest moments of the Flamin’ Groovies tour occurred when our new friend Keiichi Kodama flew all the way from Japan to San Francisco to see The Flamin’ Groovies play a show at Elbo Room back in May. He missed the opportunity to see them when they played Japan, so he took a big chance and travelled thousands of miles to attend a sold-out show that he didn’t have a ticket for.
Needless to say, Keiichi Kodama found a way to attend this show with this wonderful story that touched all of us that met him, and then wrote about the experience for Web Rock Magazine BEEAST aka beeast69.com.
The Flamin’ Groovies’ June 30th show with Springsteen, etc… was just made official today:
Here’s the updated tour iteneary:
Fly to UK:
Sunday, June 30th at Hard Rock Live Festival at Olympic Stadium, London, UK (Bruce Springsteen, Black Crowes, Paul Weller, etc),
Tuesday, July 2nd – headlining the Scala Theatre, London
(From 1865-82, the theatre was known as the Prince of Wales’s Theatre. In 1964, the theatre was used by The Beatles for the concert sequences in the film A Hard Day’s Night.)
Return to USA:
Saturday, July 6 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sunday July 7th – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey
Wednesday, July 10th – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
…. because some of you missed ’em the last time around….
Having just completed a successful tour of Japan and Australia, the FLAMIN’ GROOVIES have returned in full force.
The Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander line-up that rocked the UK, Europe and the US from 1971 – 1980 are BACK IN ACTION. With the addition of Victor Penalosa on drums, they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock n roll with such cult classics as “Slow Death,” “Shake Some Action,” and “You Tore Me Down.”
Wednesday July 10
9:00 PM • All Ages
$22 adv / $25 door
The Flamin’ Groovies will keep doing these spurts of energy shows/tours going gangbusters!
Everyone was so nice to us this time out – we were treated so well by everyone on this tour! The hotel suites had washers and dryers, the fans were beautiful, the staff and crew made us feel right at home!
Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the recent Elbo Room show. I couldn’t really hear the sound clearly so it meant a lot to hear from so many of you who said it sounded alright! We were very tired from the long flight home after the whirlwind tour – the best tour we ever did!
Our new drummer Victor was great, we couldn’t have done it without him!
– Cyril Jordan
(with thanks to Ken K. & E.P. for keeping this website alive)