JESSE MALIN is to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of his debut solo album with a European tour.
A new expanded 2xCD edition of the 2003 album The Fine Art Of Self Destruction will also be released early next year to coincide with the dates.
Malin made is name fronting NYC glam-punks D Generation until they split in 1999. In 2001 he hooked up with Americana star Ryan Adams, who produced his debut album, recorded with various members of Psychedelic Furs among others and initially released through Artemis Records in October 2002.
“It wasn’t named for drug or alcohol abuse,” Malin explains. “It was more about personal wreckage when I looked back on my life, from my parents' divorce to failed relationships, broken up bands, dropping out of school, crashing cars, breaking things. It was more of a spiritual journey in some sense.
“I was still learning how to sing and tell stories," he continues. "I had started out stripped down, just me and a piano player, but when Ryan Adams came in to produce, he added some instrumentation that really lent itself to a more open, wider feel. These songs were written in a little apartment downtown, without a record deal, a manager, or any expectation of anything coming of it - just a need to write them.”
The album's bonus tracks include a new version of the song 'Brooklyn' retitled ‘Brooklyn (Walt Whitman in the Trash)’, which has been set to a new video directed by Catherine Popper and Vivian Wang. “Cat and Vivian have a great sense of beauty, art and decay,” says Malin. “‘Brooklyn’ is about beginnings, those early days of innocence and big dreams that often collide with irreversible mistakes and regret. We try to find ways to accept the mistakes and look back with laughter, forgiveness and love.”
Malin will be undertaking a string of European shows during February and March, with special guest former Replacement Tommy Stinson in support. Full Dates are...
15.02.23 GLASGOW Stereo tickets
16.02.23 MANCHESTER YES (The Pink Room) tickets
17.02.23 LONDON The Garage tickets
18.02.23 PARIS (FR) La Boule Noire tickets
19.02.23 UTRECHT (NL) dB's tickets
23.02.23 BERGAMO (IT) Druso tickets
24.02.23 RAVENNA (IT) Bronson tickets
25.02.23 MARENO DI PIAVE, TV (IT) Corner Live ticket info to follow
27.02.23 HAMBURG (DE) Nochtspeicher tickets
28.02.23 COPENHAGEN (DK) Hotel Cecil tickets
01.03.23 LUND (SE) Mejeriet tickets
02.03.23 STOCKHOLM (SE) Bar Brooklyn tickets
03.03.23 OSLO (NO) John Dee tickets
Pic by Vivian Wang