Rollin Countdown Tour

October 02, 2008

Henry is awesome. He was and continues to be an inspiration and influence for me I was honored to do this poster for his spoken word tour. He also recently wrote an essay for my Museum show at the ICA in Boston. The guy is on point.

Print will be on sale Friday, 10/03.  Edition of 1650, only 200 available on OBEY, $45.
To purchase click here!

As the Bush era winds down, HENRY ROLLINS is gearing up to hit the road with an eye to the future and a disapproving nod to the past. HENRY’s latest talking tour, dubbed RECOUNTDOWN, kicks off September 19 in Berkeley, CA and continues past Election Day. Tickets for the tour go on sale July 17 and July 18, with pre-sales starting on Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Fans who purchase tickets early will automatically be entered to win an autographed HENRY ROLLINS prize package.

“Hoping that the bad times are almost over, I am taking advantage of the current situation to spend the last few nights of the catastrophic Bush administration onstage,” HENRY says of the RECOUNTDOWN tour. “Things will be so different after he’s gone. For me, the new century will have finally arrived. Since I was last in the cities that I will be visiting on this tour, I have been fairly far and wide and have a lot of new stories to tell. I look forward to spending autumn in my favorite country.”

While the tour’s title boasts multiple layers of meaning, the primary target of HENRY’s wrath and wit is both singular and clear. Sometimes grave, sometimes comical, HENRY’s talking shows – a free-flowing fusion of travelogue, pop-culture, and political commentary – “have become,” says syndicated columnist Alan Sculley, “a lengthy but exhilarating forum.”

“These days, Rollins, a muscled and tattooed icon of the hardcore punk movement, is more valued for his brain than brawn,” says the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Scott Mervis. Agrees Steve Wildsmith of the Daily Times, “His encyclopedic knowledge of politics, of world events, of just about anything makes his brain and his tongue far more powerful weapons than his fists ever were.”

Before the RECOUNTDOWN begins, HENRY’s extensive travels continue with trips to Thailand and Burma, followed by a string of European tour dates in August. Meanwhile, IFC recently filmed HENRY’s performances in Cape Town (South Africa), Belfast (Northern Ireland), and at Tipitina’s in New Orleans for TV specials to air later this year.

For more on HENRY and RECOUNTDOWN pre-sales, be sure to check out and Current RECOUNTDOWN tour dates and ticket information are as follows:

Fri., Oct. 3    Stafford, TX        Stafford Centre
Sat., Oct. 4    Dallas, TX        Lakewood Theatre
Sun., Oct. 5    Austin, TX        La Zona Rosa
Tue., Oct. 7    Albuquerque, NM        Kimo Theater
Wed., Oct. 8    Tempe, AZ        Marquee Theater
Thu., Oct. 9    Las Vegas, NV        House of Blues
Fri., Oct. 10    San Diego, CA        4th & B
Sat., Oct. 11    Santa Barbara, CA        SoHo Restaurant & Music Club
Mon., Oct. 13    Portland, OR        Newmark Theatre
Wed., Oct. 15    Missoula, MT        Wilma Theatre
Thu., Oct. 16    Spokane, WA        Knitting Factory
Sat., Oct. 18    Bend, OR        Midtown Ballroom
Sun., Oct. 19    Vancouver, BC        Centre for Performing Arts
Mon., Oct. 20    Calgary, AB        Jack Singer Concert Hall
Tue., Oct. 21    Edmonton, AB        Winspear Centre
Thu., Oct. 23    Duluth, MN        Sacred Heart Music Center
Fri., Oct. 24    Minneapolis, MN        Pantages Theatre
Sat., Oct. 25    Chicago, IL        Vic Theatre
Sun., Oct. 26    Detroit, MI        The Fillmore Detroit
Mon., Oct. 27    Toronto, ON        Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue., Oct. 28    London, ON        Centennial Hall
Wed. Oct. 29    Buffalo, NY        Town Ballroom
Thu., Oct. 30    New York, NY        Town Hall
Fri., Oct. 31    Albany, NY        The Egg
Sat., Nov. 1    Boston, MA        Orpheum Theatre
Sun., Nov. 2    Philadelphia, PA        First Unitarian Church
Mon, Nov. 3    Alexandria, VA        Birchmere
Wed., Nov. 5    Louisville, KY        Headliner’s
Thu., Nov. 6    St. Louis, MO        The Pageant
Sat., Nov. 8    Boulder, CO        Boulder Theater
Sun., Nov. 9    Aspen, CO        Belly Up Tavern
Mon., Nov. 10    Salt Lake City, UT        Murray Theater