Doughty Lines Up U.S. Tour

Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will embark on a U.S. club and college tour this spring, performing acoustic versions of Soul Coughing tunes as well as new solo material. The 16-date tour w

Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty will embark on a U.S. club and college tour this spring, performing acoustic versions of Soul Coughing tunes as well as new solo material. The 16-date tour will focus mostly on the East Coast and include dates with G. Love & Special Sauce, Violent Femmes, and They Might Be Giants.

Doughty has recently been working up material for a new solo album. "Skittish," a largely acoustic collection of solo songs recorded several years ago, has been available from his official Web site since last November. Doughty has also prepared his first book of original poetry, "Slanky," which will be published this fall by Soft Skull Press.

Soul Coughing disbanded last March after releasing three varied albums for Slash/Warner Bros. The New York group's final effort, 1998's "El Oso," peaked at No. 49 on The Billboard 200 and featured the single "Circles," which peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Here are Mike Doughty's tour dates:

April 13: Philadelphia (North Star Bar)
April 16: Northampton, Mass. (Iron Horse Music Hall)
April 17: College Park, Md. (Colony Ballroom)
April 19: Providence, R.I. (Meehan Auditorium / with Violent Femmes & They Might Be Giants)
April 21: Long Branch, N.J. (Hooligan's)
April 24: Somerville, Mass. (Lilli's)
April 25: Providence, R.I. (Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel)
April 26: New York (Bowery Ballroom)
April 29: Hoboken, N.J. (Maxwell's)
May 1: Philadelphia (Theatre Of Living Arts / with G. Love & Special Sauce)
May 3: Cincinnati (Bogart's / with G. Love & Special Sauce)
May 5: Nashville (Riverstages)
May 8-9: Chicago (Martyrs)
May 10: Madison, Wisc. (Stage Door)
May 12: Minneapolis (First Avenue))