Mike Watt’s Il Sogno Del Marinaio Tour

The trio made up of musicians from Italy along with former Minuteman Mike Watt has lined up an extensive tour beginning on the West Coast in September.

Guitarist Stefano Pilia, drummer Andrea Belfi and bassist Watt – aka Il Sogno Del Marinaio – are supporting Canto Secondo, due out Aug. 26 on Watt’s Clenchedwrench imprint.

As the title denotes, the album is the second long player from Il Sogno Del Marinaio, a band name that translates as “The Sailor’s Dream.”  In selecting that particular moniker, Watt said having an Italian name was important because the band represented the first time he had collaborated with musicians from that country.  Add to that the fact that his father was a sailor and you have Il Sogno Del Marinaio.

“My first time playing in Italy was in 1983 and I’ve done lots of gigs since but never like this, collaborating with her native sons,” Watt said.  “I am intrigued by the works of both Stefano and Andrea and am quite interested in sailing their seas of music and how they merge with mine.”

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to sail those same seas when Il Sogno Del Marinaio comes to your town.  Here are the dates:

Sept. 10 – San Diego, Calif., The Casbah
Sept. 11 – Los Angeles, Calif., Echo
Sept. 12 – San Francisco, Calif., Bottom Of The Hill
Sept. 13 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Atrium
Sept. 15 – Fresno, Calif., Strummer’s
Sept. 16 – Sacramento, Calif., Blue Lamp
Sept. 17 – Eugene, Ore., WOW Hall
Sept. 18 – Portland, Ore., Doug Fir Lounge
Sept. 19 – Olympia, Wash., Capitol Theater
Sept. 20 – Seattle, Wash., Tractor Tavern
Sept. 21 – Spokane, Wash., The Hop
Sept. 22 – Boise, Idaho, Neurolux
Sept. 23 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Urban Lounge
Sept. 24 – Denver, Colo., Larimer Lounge
Sept. 25 – Omaha, Neb., Slowdown
Sept. 26 – Lawrence, Kan., The Bottleneck
Sept. 27 – Iowa City, Iowa, Gabe’s
Sept. 28 – Saint Paul, Minn., Turf Club
Sept. 29 – Madison, Wis., High Noon Saloon
Sept. 30 – Chicago, Ill., Schubas Tavern
Oct. 1 – St. Louis, Mo., Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
Oct. 2 – Memphis, Tenn., Hi-Tone Café
Oct. 3 – Louisville, Ky., Zanzabar
Oct. 4 – Columbus, Ohio, The Basement
Oct. 5 – Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick
Oct. 6 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop
Oct. 7 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Brillobox
Oct. 8 – Buffalo, N.Y., Sportsmens Tavern
Oct. 9 – Albany, N.Y., The Low Beat
Oct. 10 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Showcase Lounge
Oct. 11 – Portland, Maine, Port City Music Hall
Oct. 12 – Allston, Mass., Great Scott
Oct. 13 – Hamden, Conn., The Ballroom at The Outer Space
Oct. 14 – Providence, R.I., Fete Lounge
Oct. 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y., The Bell House
Oct. 16 – New York, N.Y., Mercury Lounge
Oct. 17 – Philadelphia, Pa., Johnny Brenda’s
Oct. 18 – Richmond, Va., The Camel
Oct. 19 – Washington, D.C., Black Cat
Oct. 20 – Charlotte, N.C., The Casbah
Oct. 21 – Charleston, S.C., The Royal American
Oct. 22 – Atlanta, Ga., The EARL
Oct. 23 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Rabbits
Oct. 24 – Gainesville, Fla., High Dive
Oct. 25 – Mobile, Ala., Alchemy Tavern
Oct. 26 – New Orleans, La., One Eyed Jacks
Oct. 27 – Houston, Texas, Fitzgerald’s – Downstairs
Oct. 28 – Austin, Texas, Red 7
Oct. 29 – Dallas, Texas, Dada Dallas
Oct. 30 – Oklahoma City, Okla., VZD’s
Oct. 31 – Albuquerque, N.M., Low Spirits Bar and Stage
Nov. 1 – Phoenix, Ariz., The Crescent Ballroom

Presales for several dates begin May 21 with general onsales launching May 23.  Click here for more information.