Watt Prepares To Light Up North America

Musical Jack-of-all-trades Ben Watt is packing up his guitar and hitting the road for a North American tour, bringing along music from his second solo album in 3 years. Joining Watt will be former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler and the Spacebomb Records Rhythm Section.

The tour will move from coast to coast throughout June and will include venues such as the  in San Francisco and  in New York. Prior to the tour Watt is performing at  in Barcelona, Spain June 3.

Watt is releasing his new album Fever Dream April 8, although it is currently available for stream via Pitchfork. Watt’s previous solo album, 2014’s Hendra, was his first solo album since 1982, and moved away from his electronic music and was largely centered on his guitar, showcasing his jazz, rock and folk influences.

Having recorded and performed rock, jazz, folk, and electronic music as a guitarist, DJ and vocalist, Watt has also written books, including “Patient: The True Story of a Rare Illness” to document his experience battling Churg-Strauss Syndrome.

Watt rose to prominence in the ‘80s and ‘90s as a member of , a musical group consisting of Watt and his now wife, Tracey Thorn. The group stopped performing publicly in 2000 and prior to Hendra Watt ran Buzzin’ Fly Records and focused his musical energies on DJ work.

Here are the tour dates:
June 15 – Washington, D.C., Rock And Roll Hotel
June 16 – Philadelphia, Pa., World Cafe Live   
June 17 – New York, N.Y., The Mercury Lounge
June 18 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
June 20 – Toronto, Canada, Drake Hotel / Underground
June 21 – Chicago, Ill., Lincoln Hall
June 22 – Minneapolis, Minn., Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
June 23 – San Francisco, Calif., Great American Music Hall
June 24 – Seattle, Wash., Columbia City Theatre
June 25 – Los Angeles, Calif., Bootleg Theater
June 26 – Denver, Colo., Daniels Hall
June 29 – Indianapolis, Ind., Lunamusic

More information is available at BenWatt.com.