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John Vanderslice released a pair of crowd-funded albums, playing Schubas on fall U.S. tour


Many give Kickstarter and like services a go. Few campaigns end up doing well — Amanda Palmer, Parallax Sounds, Marissa Nadler, Cafe Mustache, etc. — but we can add John Vanderslice to that crowd-funding success list. Earlier this year, he launched a campaign to fund the release of two new records: an original LP called Dagger Beach and a full cover of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs. Vanderslice asked for $18,500 and received close to $80,000! The more money he received, the more he was able to do with exclusives for backers. Some of those things included unique 4×6 photographs and songs written for backers. Both records are out now.

John Vanderslice will be embarking on a fall U.S. tour in celebration of these albums. That tour includes a performance at Schubas on October 30 with Samantha Crain. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/18) at noon CST. He’s also playing Peoria’s Apollo Theatre on Halloween.

All John Vanderslice dates and some song streams are below…

John Vanderslice – “Harlequin Press”

John Vanderslice – “A Better Whirlpool”

John Vanderslice – “Song For Clay Miller” with “Vitas at Wimbledon”

John Vanderslice — 2013 Tour Dates
Thu Sep 05, 2013 Portland, OR • Doug Fir Lounge w/ Bob Mould
Fri Oct 18, 2013 Seattle, WA • Sunset Tavern –
Sat Oct 19, 2013 Portland, OR • Bunk Bar –
Mon Oct 21, 2013 Boise, ID • Neurolux –
Tue Oct 22, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT • Urban Lounge –
Wed Oct 23, 2013 Denver, CO • Hi Dive –
Fri Oct 25, 2013 Kansas City, MO • Czar Bar –
Sat Oct 26, 2013 Omaha, NE • Slowdown –
Sun Oct 27, 2013 Minneapolis, MN • Triple Rock Social Club –
Tue Oct 29, 2013 Madison, WI • The Frequency –
Wed Oct 30, 2013 Chicago, IL • Schubas
Thu Oct 31, 2013 Peoria, IL • Apollo Theatre w/ Jared Bartman
Fri Nov 01, 2013 Columbus, OH • A&R Music Bar –
Mon Nov 04, 2013 Philadelphia, PA • Johnny Brenda’s –
Tue Nov 05, 2013 New York, NY • Mercury Lounge –
Wed Nov 06, 2013 Allston, MA • Great Scott –
Thu Nov 07, 2013 Washington, DC • DC9 –
Fri Nov 08, 2013 Chapel Hill, NC • Local 506 –
Sat Nov 09, 2013 Atlanta, GA • 529 –
Mon Nov 11, 2013 St. Augustine, FL • The Original Cafe Eleven –
Tue Nov 12, 2013 Orlando, FL • The Acre Orlando –
Wed Nov 13, 2013 Tampa, FL • Crowbar –
Fri Nov 15, 2013 Dallas, TX • Three Links –
Sat Nov 16, 2013 Austin, TX • Holy Mountain –
Mon Nov 18, 2013 Tucson, AZ • Club Congress –
Tue Nov 19, 2013 Phoenix, AZ • Rhythm Room –
Wed Nov 20, 2013 San Diego, CA • Soda Bar –
Thu Nov 21, 2013 Los Angeles, CA • Bootleg Bar –
Fri Nov 22, 2013 San Francisco, CA • Rickshaw Stop –

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