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Gary to Play Royal Festival Hall Solo—Again/Gary's Fall Blitz

Following up on his cameo appearances there during Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project show for Nick Cave's Meltdown Festival in July 1999, Gary returns to the plush environs of 2000-seater Royal Festival Hall in London for a full-on solo set on Friday Oct. 12th, opening for legendary German psychedelic rockers Faust (one of Gary's favorites—he used to spin their early Virgin records on his WYBC-FM radio show during his Yale days in the early 70's).

This is just one highlight in an incredibly busy fall touring season for Mr.Lucas—others being a solo appearance on Sept. 9th in Diepenheim Holland at the 2 week long Captain Beefheart Festival, where he will be joined onstage by old friend and collaborator Kevin Coyne for an impromptu improvisation; the European debut on Oct. 21st of his new Captain Beefheart tribute band "Fast 'n Bulbous", a 7-piece horn-driven lineup featuring Gary on guitar with arrangements by the Microscopic Septet's Phillip Johnston, at the Di Nova Musica Festival in Reggio Emilia, Italy; the European debut in Weimar Germany on Nov. 5th of his new "Edge of Heaven" Chinese project featuring Gary on acoustic w/Austrian chanteuse Gisburg, to coincide with the upcoming October release of Gary's new album for French progressive jazz/world music label Label Bleu entitled "The Edge of Heaven—Gary Lucas plays Mid-Century Chinese Pop"; and—dates to be confirmed—the European debut of The Du-Tels live (Gary and Peter Stampfel), whose new album "No Knowledge of Music Required" just scored a rave review and a photo of the guys in the new issue of Rolling Stone (the one with Britney Spears on the cover).

Keep watching the tour section for more dates to be confirmed.