Mick Harvey has announced a tour throughout October and November 2019 with dates split into two separate and very special performances: The Songs of Serge Gainsbourg and a double bill with close collaborator J.P. Shilo which will see Harvey perform songs from across his solo albums.
The Songs of Serge Gainsbourg dates, which start in France, will feature Mick Harvey, J.P. Shilo, Xanthe Waite, James Johnston, Toby Dammit and Yoyo R"ohm performing Harvey’s interpretations from across four album releases which saw Harvey translating the work of Gainsbourg, starting in 1995 with Intoxicated Man through to Intoxicated Women (2017).
At the end of October (with three UK shows in Newcastle, London and Glasgow) Mick Harvey will present songs from his four solo albums, One Man’s Treasure (2005), Two of Diamonds (2007), Sketches from the Book of the Dead (2011) and Four (2013).
For this section of the tour, the former Bad Seed will join forces on a double bill with his close collaborator J.P. Shilo (Hungry Ghosts / Rowland S. Howard / The Blackeyed Susans) and a band including Glenn Lewis (Cambodian Space Project) on bass and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) on drums. Shilo will be performing material from his new album Invisible You due for European release in October while Harvey will take the opportunity to include selections from the recent album The Fall and Rise of Edgar Bourchier and the Horrors of War, his collaboration with Christopher Richard Barker (Mute, 2018).
One Man’s Treasure and Two of Diamonds will be released on vinyl for the first time in November 2019.
MICK HARVEY 2019 TOUR
SONGS OF SERGE GAINSBOURG
18 October – FR, Alencon La Luciole **
21 October – FR, Rouen Le 106 **
23 October – RU, St Petersburg Morze **
24 October – RU, Moscow Dom Kino **
26 October – PL, Lodz Sound Edit Festival **
2 November – PT, Porto Casa da Musica **
3 November – PT, Lisbon Lisboa Ao Vivo **
SOLO / with J.P. SHILO
27 October – CZ, Brno Mersey Club *
28 October – DE, Frankfurt Club Nachleben *
29 October – BU, Sofia Mixtape 5 *
31 October – IT, Fiorano Modenese Teatro Astoria *
4 November – UK, Newcastle The Cluny *
6 November – UK, London 100 Club *
7 November – UK, Glasgow Broadcast *
9 November – SI, Kranj Layerjeva Hisa *
10 November – HR, Zagreb Vintage industrial Bar *
11 November – SP, Belgrade KC Grad *
12 November – GR, Athens TBA *
13 November – GR, Ioannina TBA *
15 November – FR Paris Les Trois Baudets *
16 November – NL Haarlem Patronaat *
* Mick Harvey and J.P. Shilo
** The Songs of Serge Gainsbourg
RECENT PRAISE FOR THE FALL AND RISE OF EDGAR BOURCHIER
“Undeniably esoteric but the adventurous will be rewarded” – Q magazine
“… a compelling listen” – Soundblab
“… a series of truly brilliant songs that equate with [Harvey’s] best material.”- Allmusic
Listen to the album: