Frank Black Drafts New Band For Fall Tour

Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall.

Frank Black will take a new backing band on the road with him during his headlining tour this fall. Beginning Oct. 1 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, Ariz., Black will be flanked by guitarist Duane Jarvis, bassist Eric Drew Feldman and drummer Billy Block and has tapped Reid Paley as his opener.

The group is expected to perform material from the Pixies, the Catholics and Black's two recent studio albums for Back Porch/EMI. Jarvis and Block, alongside other guests like Steve Cropper, the Heartbreakers' Steve Ferrone and Buddy Miller -- were also present on the double-disc "Fast Man Raider Man," which was released in June.

As previously reported, Black will first play a number of solo dates that bookend his supporting stint with the Foo Fighters. As previously reported, he will also open a pair of dates for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers in late September.

Here are Frank Black's fall tour dates:

Oct. 1: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theatre)
Oct. 4: Nashville (Mercy Lounge)
Oct. 7: Memphis, Tenn. (New Daisy Theatre)
Oct. 9: Dallas (Gypsy Tea Ballroom)
Oct. 10: Austin, Texas (La Zona Rosa)
Oct. 11: Houston (Meridian)
Oct. 13: Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (House of Blues)
Oct. 14: St. Petersburg, Fla. (State Theatre)
Oct. 15: Savannah, Ga. (Savannah Smiles)
Oct. 16: Atlanta (Roxy Theatre)
Oct. 17: Asheville, N.C. (Orange Peel)
Oct. 18: Baltimore (Sonar)
Oct. 19: Philadelphia (World Cafe Live)
Oct. 20: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Warsaw)
Oct. 22: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Oct. 23: New York (Irving Plaza)
Oct. 24: Boston (Avalon Ballroom)
Oct. 25: Montreal (Le National)
Oct. 26: Toronto (Opera House)
Oct. 27: Pittsburgh (Mr. Smalls Theatre)
Oct. 28: Louisville, Ky. (Headliners)
Oct. 30: Cleveland (House of Blues)
Oct. 31: Newport, Ky. (Southgate House)
Nov. 1: Chicago (Metro)
Nov. 2: Madison, Wis. (High Noon Saloon)
Nov. 3: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Nov. 5: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Pantages Theatre)
Nov. 6: Regina, Saskatchewan (Conexus Hall)
Nov. 7: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (The Odeon)
Nov. 9: Edmonton, Alberta (Reds)
Nov. 10: Calgary (MacEwan Ballroom)
Nov. 12: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
Nov. 13: Seattle (Showbox)
Nov. 14: Portland, Ore. (Wonder Ballroom)
Nov. 15: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Nov. 17: West Hollywood, Calif. (House of Blues)
Nov. 18: San Diego (House of Blues)
Nov. 19: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)


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