Throughout his own career Arlo Guthrie has honored his father in song as well as in life. With Woody’s 100th birthday approaching on 14 July, Arlo will embark on a new solo tour, Here Comes The Kid, which will begin in Ireland on 31 August 2012 and run through 2013 continuing the celebration of Woody Guthrie’s immeasurable contributions to the landscape of American folk music.
Since childhood, Arlo was amazed by the creative genius of his father and his friends that would drop by: Leadbelly, Brownee McGee, and Cisco Houston to name a few. Not surprising, Arlo drew from those experiences and he in turn became a delineative figure for a new generation. Arlo has long paid homage to his dad with his own renditions of Woody’s songs, but of equal importance – Woody’s legacy is well defined in Arlo’s own works: in his humor, his political and social activism, and his undeniable gift for storytelling.
Join Arlo Guthrie in honoring the enduring commitment of Woody Guthrie with an unforgettable night of music and stories confirming that the folk tradition of Woody is alive and well. Arlo’s exceptional solo shows are a unique and inspiring experience providing an intimacy with the audience that is unparalleled. Here Comes the Kid will run nationwide through 2013 in select venues, and will celebrate the legacy of Guthrie’s father in a manner to make any parent proud: to take what his dad started, and make it his own.
Arlo Guthrie “Here Comes The Kid”- 2012 Irish Tour Dates:
Friday 31 Aug – Roscrea, Damer Court Hotel
Saturday 01 Sept- Wexford, Carrig-on-Bannow, Colfers
Sunday 02 Sept – Galway, Town Hall Theatre
Wednesday 05 Sept – Cork, Kilworth, Kilworth Arts Centre
Thursday 06 Sept – Cork city, The Pavilion
Friday 07 Sept – Limerick, Dolan’s Warehouse
Saturday 08 Sept – Kerry, Dingle, St. James Church
Monday 10 Sept – Clare, Miltown Malbay, The Market House
Thursday 13 Sept – Belfast, Black Box
Friday 14 Sept – Meath, Ratoath, The Venue Theatre
Saturday 15 Sept – Donegal, Culdaff, McGrory’s
Sunday 16 Sept – Sligo, Hawks Well Theatre
Wednesday 19 Sept – Dublin, The Button Factory