Tour Dates: Mike Gordon Announces Fall Tour, New Album Called Moss

Mike Gordon just confirmed his fall tour with dates in LA, SF, Chicago, NYC and more. He played moe.down this weekend and debuted his addition to Phish’s recent set of new tunes, “Idea.” You can download that set here in anticipation of his fall tour, which kinda throws out the notion that we’ll see any Phish dates around Thanksgiving. Here’s the announcement video for the fall tour…

Mike Gordon November 2010 Tour from Mike Gordon on Vimeo.

His new album is set for October 19th release and it’s called Moss. Here’s the info from Dy Goods…

Moss, Mike’s third solo album, comes only two short years after The Green Sparrow, and about half of its songs stem from the same 50-song burst of creativity that seeded that album. Gordon’s bass lines wind through these songs like strands of DNA, determining the forms that the surrounding instruments and overall composition take. This is not an entirely far-fetched comparison, as lyrical references to double helixes, spirals and corkscrews – some of the shapes that DNA and other bits of cellular material assume – run through these songs, especially the dreamier, more otherworldly ones.

A four-song sequence, comprising “Flashback,” “The Void,” “Got Away” and “Spiral,” goes places no songs have gone before. You might suppose these soundscapes are musical evocations of particularly fanciful sights and sounds experienced while on hallucinogenic vision quests. Songs like “Spiral” and “The Void” detour into evocatively abstract, meterless areas of sound with a mysterious, textural richness. On the other hand, such numbers as “Can’t Stand Still” and “Fire From a Stick” – both joyfully devoted to muses, mentors and the ecstatic wellspring of inspiration – are infectious, danceable, upbeat and viscerally planted in the here and now. Drummers Joe Russo and Doug Belote crop up throughout the album, and other guests include organist Marco Benevento, keyboardist Page McConnell and drummer Jon Fishman.

Mike Gordon 2010 Tour Dates

11/06 – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
11/07 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA
11/08 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
11/10 – The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
11/11 – The Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
11/12 – The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
11/13 – The Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
11/14 – The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
11/16 – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
11/17 – Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
11/18 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
11/19 – Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington, IN
11/20 – Madison Theatre, Covington, KY
11/22 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
11/23 – Westcott Theatre, Syracuse, NY
11/26 – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
11/27 – Royale, Boston, MA

The tickets are now on-sale; go to http://mikegordontickets.rlc.net to request tickets.

Update: check out the incentives to pre-order the album…

Anyone who pre-orders Moss on CD or Vinyl will receive one of four Limited Edition sketch replications of the original Moss album cover concepts from Mike’s Journal – all individually signed by Mike himself. In addition, everyone is automatically entered to win a chance at the Moss Grand Prize: a bona fide 30 minute, private bass lesson with Mike. Don’t even play bass? Even better! We’ll finalize time and location with the lucky winner.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=582250287 Elliot Silver

    mike gordon at the indy – 11/7

  • http://twitter.com/concertconfess Concert Confessions

    See you fuckers at The Troubadour.

  • http://twitter.com/siferdiaz Obiwan Kenobi

    This past weekend in Jersey Had its Highs and Lows with me first nite was awsome first i bought a ticket for 10 bucks then i seen everyone was tryn to get whatever they could for em so i i ended up with 2 more and found some sweet gals that obviously wernt tryn to hard to get tickets so i gave them both one.I wanted to hang with them bad but i had to get in quick thank god they started late.It took a while for the sound guys to get the right mix alot of echo in that place and when it was full of people i9m sure it wasnt the same sound as sound check.But Buy Ocelot it sounded awsome.I rember watching Trey after Moma dance I knew something was about to break off and sure enuf right into Cities!!! That was the Highlite for me Great Sand too the light show was so tight on that one all in all great nite perfect in every way.We slept in the Truck Me my Gal and my good friend willard we slep in back he slep up front cold as hell we laughfed looking up at the Trump Tower think about how nice foks are living heheh laughfed ourselfs to sleep.Next Morning we had a freash start cuz the nite before we drove from Cleveland to the show and got there buy 7 PM so we just made it.But we where still short one ticket for Sat so off we went had breakfest smoked some realy nice blueberry i found and then by 12 noon we got a case of beer and me a pint of rum YO HO MATE!!.We sat right infront of the boardwalk watched a kid bust his ass on a skate board for a while sold a few beers didnt realy wana but what the hell justa buck.Then i start over hearing rumours of what the tickets are starting to go for i heard a 150.00,175.00,200,00. By now i got a lill beer buz and starting to get pissed at these scalpers well it was about 3 hours before show time i decided to give me ticket to Willard so he could go in With my Gal Laura i was gona try and work something and i work better alone.So we said our goodbies after the beer was gone and i walked twoards the casino went in started playn craps i cashed a 20 then watched the 1st roll then said fuck it 20 bucks on the field well i kept playn the field every other roll and by god in about a hour i was up a 140.00 bucks i got the jutters and quit lol.Went down stairs had a glass of good brandy to celibrate my good fourtune then walked back out into the masses i started down that halll way where the lil shack was that was coverd in thick plastic for the wind blockage and what do i see floating down the hall the wind carryn it in every direction was a ticket i ran as fast as i could stoped on it with my siz 14″ and 3 kids saw me chasing this ticket the all got ontop of me tryn to make me move hehe well im 210 lbs 41 year old good ole boy from cleveland and they where all but 300,00 lbs between the 3 of em soke and wet i let out a pirates yell and they ran like hell yelling back at me but none of em had it in em if you dig what im sayn?So i call my old lady tell her what just happen got in the show only missed one song and what realy made me sick other than i almost had to fight to get the ticket i found ima very kind person hell i cant even fight im just sorta big and yell alot lol.There where still folks tryn to get upwards of 200,00 bucks for a show that has already started Ive been to hundreds and hundreds of shows seen the Dead over 600 times Hell i used to see Phish when there was only 3000 people there Ive been going for years ive seen em at least 300 times Im 41 ive been around for a min.And i never in all my life witnessed such greedy people and for Holloween they where getting 400,00 bucks for the show???Good God Man I wouldnt pay 400,00 bucks to see Jesus play the banjo.Just last year at festival 8 they only charged us 200,00 for the whole weekend 3 shows and the first ever all acoustic set that i now have on dvd.Trey,Guys Please dont ever take us to such a place like that again for Holloween Even New Years In Miami was tame as to that.I met some folks out side the second nite that pick up cans apolice the area after the shows they where having a meeting hell i didnt know what was going on but there was a camera on me and i was on some rant from my hart until i relized these kids where having a serious meeting so sorry bout that and i did in fact fill one bag for you all after the show like i promised but i couldnt find anyone where we was suposed to meet i thought you all where great.Now to the Last Nite Oct 31 all 3 of us sat outside and just had the best time we could considering the times.We all ate well played some slots Laura won 80 bucks the buffet was some great food i didnt drink that nite i chosh to be driver so those 2 could enjoy a glass or 2 saw alot of folks getting arrested that nite boy that place is Babylon.Felt good to get back to Masdison Ohio Im just east of Indiana and kentucky and then your coming to my house Cleveland we met in Philly you signed my CD You guys do Sugar Shack Better than Phish but dont tell trey that hehe.Thanks for coming to Cleveland Mike Gona take my daughter this time she is 23 maybe it will knock the metal and punk outa here lol

  • http://twitter.com/siferdiaz Obiwan Kenobi

    This past weekend in Jersey Had its Highs and Lows with me first nite was awsome first i bought a ticket for 10 bucks then i seen everyone was tryn to get whatever they could for em so i i ended up with 2 more and found some sweet gals that obviously wernt tryn to hard to get tickets so i gave them both one.I wanted to hang with them bad but i had to get in quick thank god they started late.It took a while for the sound guys to get the right mix alot of echo in that place and when it was full of people i9m sure it wasnt the same sound as sound check.But Buy Ocelot it sounded awsome.I rember watching Trey after Moma dance I knew something was about to break off and sure enuf right into Cities!!! That was the Highlite for me Great Sand too the light show was so tight on that one all in all great nite perfect in every way.We slept in the Truck Me my Gal and my good friend willard we slep in back he slep up front cold as hell we laughfed looking up at the Trump Tower think about how nice foks are living heheh laughfed ourselfs to sleep.Next Morning we had a freash start cuz the nite before we drove from Cleveland to the show and got there buy 7 PM so we just made it.But we where still short one ticket for Sat so off we went had breakfest smoked some realy nice blueberry i found and then by 12 noon we got a case of beer and me a pint of rum YO HO MATE!!.We sat right infront of the boardwalk watched a kid bust his ass on a skate board for a while sold a few beers didnt realy wana but what the hell justa buck.Then i start over hearing rumours of what the tickets are starting to go for i heard a 150.00,175.00,200,00. By now i got a lill beer buz and starting to get pissed at these scalpers well it was about 3 hours before show time i decided to give me ticket to Willard so he could go in With my Gal Laura i was gona try and work something and i work better alone.So we said our goodbies after the beer was gone and i walked twoards the casino went in started playn craps i cashed a 20 then watched the 1st roll then said fuck it 20 bucks on the field well i kept playn the field every other roll and by god in about a hour i was up a 140.00 bucks i got the jutters and quit lol.Went down stairs had a glass of good brandy to celibrate my good fourtune then walked back out into the masses i started down that halll way where the lil shack was that was coverd in thick plastic for the wind blockage and what do i see floating down the hall the wind carryn it in every direction was a ticket i ran as fast as i could stoped on it with my siz 14″ and 3 kids saw me chasing this ticket the all got ontop of me tryn to make me move hehe well im 210 lbs 41 year old good ole boy from cleveland and they where all but 300,00 lbs between the 3 of em soke and wet i let out a pirates yell and they ran like hell yelling back at me but none of em had it in em if you dig what im sayn?So i call my old lady tell her what just happen got in the show only missed one song and what realy made me sick other than i almost had to fight to get the ticket i found ima very kind person hell i cant even fight im just sorta big and yell alot lol.There where still folks tryn to get upwards of 200,00 bucks for a show that has already started Ive been to hundreds and hundreds of shows seen the Dead over 600 times Hell i used to see Phish when there was only 3000 people there Ive been going for years ive seen em at least 300 times Im 41 ive been around for a min.And i never in all my life witnessed such greedy people and for Holloween they where getting 400,00 bucks for the show???Good God Man I wouldnt pay 400,00 bucks to see Jesus play the banjo.Just last year at festival 8 they only charged us 200,00 for the whole weekend 3 shows and the first ever all acoustic set that i now have on dvd.Trey,Guys Please dont ever take us to such a place like that again for Holloween Even New Years In Miami was tame as to that.I met some folks out side the second nite that pick up cans apolice the area after the shows they where having a meeting hell i didnt know what was going on but there was a camera on me and i was on some rant from my hart until i relized these kids where having a serious meeting so sorry bout that and i did in fact fill one bag for you all after the show like i promised but i couldnt find anyone where we was suposed to meet i thought you all where great.Now to the Last Nite Oct 31 all 3 of us sat outside and just had the best time we could considering the times.We all ate well played some slots Laura won 80 bucks the buffet was some great food i didnt drink that nite i chosh to be driver so those 2 could enjoy a glass or 2 saw alot of folks getting arrested that nite boy that place is Babylon.Felt good to get back to Masdison Ohio Im just east of Indiana and kentucky and then your coming to my house Cleveland we met in Philly you signed my CD You guys do Sugar Shack Better than Phish but dont tell trey that hehe.Thanks for coming to Cleveland Mike Gona take my daughter this time she is 23 maybe it will knock the metal and punk outa here lol