The Incredible Moses Leroy (real name: Ron Founteberry), will kick off a tour tomorrow (July 11) at Schuba's in Chicago. The trek comes in support of his cleverly concocted Ultimatum debut album, "Ele
The Incredible Moses Leroy (real name: Ron Founteberry), will kick off a tour tomorrow (July 11) at Schuba's in Chicago. The trek comes in support of his cleverly concocted Ultimatum debut album, "Electric Pocket Radio." Among the dates is a free appearance Saturday (July 14) at Chicago's Miller Blind Date Street Bash, as well as four dates supporting Tommy Boy act Joydrop.
Released in March, the set has drawn strong reviews in favor of its light-hearted pop and kitsch-laden loops that lean heavily on the artist's '80s influences. Tracks from the album, including first single "Fuzzy," have been heard on MTV's "The Real World," Fox' "Malcolm in the Middle," and NBC's "Third Watch." Some of his music will also be heard in the Miramax film "40 Days and 40 Nights" starring Josh Hartnett, which is due in U.S. theaters early next year.
As if that wasn't enough exposure, beginning in August, Founteberry will be seen worldwide on billboards advertising the Gap's fall clothing line. He joins Duran Duran's Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes, who will be sporting the retailer's clothing in television commercials.
Here are Incredible Moses Leroy tour dates:
July 11: Chicago (Schuba's)
July 12: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Intersection; w/ Joydrop)
July 13: Cincinnati (Topcats; w/ Joydrop)
July 14: Chicago (Miller Blind Date Street Bash; River North Area)
July 15: Madison, Wisc. (Madison Arts Festival)
July 17: Detroit (Shelter; w/ Joydrop)
July 19: Pittsburgh (Rosebud; w/ Joydrop)
July 20: Philadelphia (Pontiac Grille)
July 21: Coney Island, N.Y. (Puzzles Bar; Village Voice/Siren Music Festival)
July 23: New York (Mercury Lounge)
July 25: Alexandria, Va. (Ziggy's)
July 27: Athens, Ga. (40 Watt Club)
July 28: Atlanta (Smith's Olde Bar)
Aug. 4: San Diego (4th & B parking lot)