I'm not sure how I missed this, but Henry Rollins is taking it on the road in support of Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs To Benefit The West Memphis Three (link is to my BlogCritics Review). In Henry's own words:
You remember the Rise Above: 24 Black Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three album that we did last year. We did some shows at the end of last year with that material. Thanks to the generosity of the audiences, we were able to send the West Memphis Three Defense Fund ten thousand dollars.
We had a great time playing those songs live and the audience was into it too so we have decided to take it worldwide. We will be doing several dates starting on June 01. There's a solid month in America for sure and the dates are being booked as I write this. From there we go to Europe and as it looks now, Australia will be included.
For the US shows, none other than the man himself, Mr. Keith Morris, the original singer in Black Flag the leader of the Circle Jerks will be joining us.
I need you to show up at the show. I need you to tell a friend. That's what I need. I need these shows packed out and the house rockin'. From our
side of things, I want to make this absolutely clear: We are not going to be casually shuffling through these songs like it?s some oldies show and you'll be kind of into it because everyone?s hearts were in the right place. We are a trained assault unit. We are going to fuck you up with this music. This is not a Black Flag reunion. Greg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski wrote some of the best songs ever and we are hell bent on rendering them as best we can. If we didn't know for sure that the set was bomb proof, we wouldn't be out all summer wasting everyone's time. This is a one time, one time only tour. We're not looking to cross over to some new audience by playing someone else's music or cash in on some dubious claim to fame. We didn't write any of these songs. On this tour, we are a cover band. I should add that when I say cover, I mean you better take cover when we hit stage because we're not fucking around. I think I have made myself clear on this point.