Hugh Cornwell Comes To America

The founding member and former vocalist/guitarist of The Stranglers has locked down the dates for his upcoming tour of the U.S. Starting with a run up the West Coast in October, Hugh Cornwell has plenty of shows east of the mighty Mississippi planned for December.

Photo: Kevin Nixon

Cornwell is touring in support of his latest studio album, Totem and Taboo, released via Red River Entertainment through Red/Sony Distribution.  Recorded in Chicago, the album was engineered and mixed by Steve Albini, the studio wiz/musician whose professional resume includes working with Robert Plant, Nirvana, Jarvis Cocker, Pixies, PJ Harvey and others.

The British singer/songwriter has some free music for you.  You can snag his 2008 studio album, Hooverdam, as a free download from his website.

Here’s the schedule:

Oct. 5 – San Diego, Calif., Soda Bar
Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, Calif., Echo
Oct. 8 – San Francisco, Calif., Cafe Du Nord
Oct. 9 – Eugene, Ore., Luckey’s Club (solo acoustic)
Oct. 10 – Seattle, Wash., El Corazon
Oct. 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Shark Club
Dec. 3 – Atlanta, Ga., Smith’s Olde Bar
Dec. 4 – Charlotte, N.C., The Casbah
Dec. 5 – Washington, D.C., Black Cat
Dec. 6 – Bordentown, N.J., The Record Collector Store
Dec. 7 – Long Branch, N.J., Brighton Bar
Dec. 8 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
Dec. 10 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Dec. 11 – Boston, Mass., Church
Dec. 12 – Buffalo, N.Y., The Tralf Music Hall
Dec. 13 – Pittsburgh, Pa., 31st Street Pub
Dec. 14 – Hamtramck, Mich., Small’s
Dec. 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Lee’s Palace
Dec. 17 – Cleveland, Ohio, Beachland Ballroom
Dec. 18 – Chicago, Ill., Reggies Rock Club
Dec. 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., New Skyway Lounge

Some shows are already on sale. Visit Cornwell’s website, Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information.