Rocky Votolato On Tour Now

Barsuk Records' latest gift to the world is the new album from singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato, a 28-year-old father of two and former frontman of the emo-stigmatized Waxwing. Called Makers, the soft-spoken, (at times) country-leaning effort was released on January 24 and is Votolato's first Barsuk album. With solid support from KEXP and a song appearing on this week's The OC, it seems Votolato is doing quite well for himself.

The songsmith is currently on the road in support of Makers and will be playing with Nada Surf tomorrow night for their sold out Mercury Lounge show in NYC (though he'll be headlining that same venue on the 16th as well). On March 3 Rocky will join forces with Minus The Bear and Crystal Skulls for a quick West Coast jaunt through March 12, after which he'll team up with Damien Jurado for some Midwest and Pacific Northwest dates. Details below.

02.04.06 - Bellingham, WA (Western Washington University)
02.07.06 - New York, NY (Mercury Lounge, w/Nada Surf)
02.10.06 - Bremerton, WA (Rushs)
02.15.06 - Seattle, WA (Neumo's w/ Bob Mould)
02.16.06 - New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
02.17.06 - Brooklyn, NY (Southpaw)
02.18.06 - Durham, NH (Memorial Union Building/Univ of NH)
02.20.06 - Allston, MA (Great Scott)
02.21.06 - Anaheim, CA (Chain Reaction)
02.22.06 - Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)
02.24.06 - Redmond, WA (Old Firehouse)
02.25.06 - Spokane, WA (Shop)

With Minus the Bear, Crystal Skulls

03.03.06 - Portland, OR (Loveland International)
03.04.06 - Eugene, OR (Wow Hall)
03.05.06 - Sacramento, CA (Library)
03.06.06 - Berkeley, CA (University of California, Berkeley)
03.07.06 - Fresno, CA (Belmont)
03.08.06 - San Luis Obispo, CA (SLO Brewing Company)
03.09.06 - Pomona, CA (Glass House)
03.10.06 - San Diego, CA (Casbah)
03.11.06 - Tempe, AZ (Clubhouse)
03.12.06 - Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)

Rocky Votolato On Tour Now