Mark Eitzel will release Don't Be a Stranger on October 2 and is taking his band Mark Eitzel's Warm Gentle Rain on the road beginning November 1 in San Francisco. Mark Eitzel’s Warm Gentle Rain includes Kristin Sobditch (Little Fuzzy), Marc Capelle (American Music Club), Jon Langmead (Loquat), and Pete Straus (Dwarves).
His live set consists of a mixture of songs from his rich catalog, including selections from American Music Club as well as newer material. Mark’s touring band will consist of piano, bass, and drums in the classic lounge style, but he also plans to “bring the chaos” in the form of his electric guitar. Renowned for his self-deprecating sense of humor, Mark’s live shows are always unique and unpredictable in the best possible way. A full list of tour dates are below with more to come!
Mark prepared for this album by asking for advice on his career and new album from a few friends including comedian Neil Hamburger, character actress Grace Zabriskie, acting coach Drew Droege, and more. We are launching the series with a consultation between Mark and Billy B. who is the make-up artist for Lady Gaga. Stay tuned for more videos as the release date gets closer!
Watch Mark Eitzel consult with Lady Gaga's make-up artist, Billy B
Listen to "I Love You But You're Dead" at the Merge SoundCloud page and pre-order Don’t Be A Stranger now on CD and LP in the Merge store. The first 100 pre-orders will include a signed poster. Also, “I Love You But You’re Dead” is available for purchase at iTunes and the full album with a bonus track is available for pre-order as well.
Mark Eitzel's Warm Gentle Rain on tour:
Sep 8 Brighton, UK The Palmeira
Sep 9 Winchester, UK SXSC Festival
Nov 1 Berkeley, CA Starry Plough
Nov 2 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Nov 3 Santa Monica, CA McCabe's Guitar Shop
Nov 4 Los Angeles, CA Echo
Nov 5 Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place
Nov 7 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Nov 8 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl
Nov 9 Portland, OR The Star Theater
Jan 22 Zurich, Switzerland El Lokal
Jan 24 Frankfurt, Germany Brotfabrik
Jan 25 Hamburg, Germany Knust
Jan 29 Berlin, Germany Comet
Jan 30 Köln, Germany King Georg
Jan 31 München, Germany Feierwerk
Feb 1 Ebensee, Austria Kino