This summer I will be playing a select handful of shows entitled “Thomas Dolby: An Evening of Music and Storytelling” (Presented by Roland Corp.)
In this intimate solo show I will deconstruct half a dozen of my favorite songs, telling the story behind their creation while breaking down the beats, chords, keyboard parts, and synth sounds, looping and layering them until I’ve recreated the entire song. My simple rig is a couple of keyboards, a drum pad, and a MacBook, the output of which is projected on a screen behind me, so the audience can see ‘under the hood’ while I build and perform each piece.
Here are the dates—please check back for ticket links, etc:
Weds July 25th—Largo at the Coronet, Hollywood CA (tickets)
Mon July 30th—The Birchmere, Alexandria VA (tickets)
Tues July 31st—Ram’s Head, Annapolis MD (tickets)
Wed Aug 1st—Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA (tickets)
Fri Aug 3rd—The Cutting Room, New York NY (tickets)
Sat Aug 4th—Natick TCAN Center for the Arts, Natick MA (tickets)
Sun Aug 5th—State House, New Haven CT(tickets)
Mon Aug 6th—Dante Theater, Atlantic City NJ (tickets)
Wed Aug 8th—Center Stage, Baltimore MD (tickets)
In addition, I will be playing a short solo set with Blondie, Adam Ant, Marc Almond and Berlin at the Microsoft Theater, LA on 7.27.18 (tickets)
Congratulations to Thomas on his Roland Lifetime Achievement Award!
Roland and BOSS presented their third-annual Lifetime Achievement Awards to synthpop and electronic music pioneer and solo artist Thomas Dolby (Roland), and guitar virtuoso, artist, and producer Steve Vai (BOSS). The Roland/BOSS Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize individuals for their invaluable contributions to the music industry while using Roland and/or BOSS gear throughout their careers. The gala event was attended by artists, musicians, and leading journalists from the music industry. Read the press release!
Thomas’ book is one of Amazon.com’s picks for best books in 2016! Have you got yours?