JAD FAIR AND HALF JAPANESE TOURDATES !
“Jad Fair is the real deal. In a world of crumbling values his artistic vision remains consistently honest, authentic and original”– John Zorn
In 1974 Jad Fair, along with his brother David, co-founded the lo-fi alternative rock group Half Japanese. Over the ensuing three decades, Half Japanese released fourteen albums (which are all due to be reissued on Fire Records throughout 2012), and in the process, attracted a solid base of fans passionate about the band’s pure, unbridled enthusiasm for rock and roll.
Jad also performs and records as a solo artist, and occasionally collaborates with musicians such as Daniel Johnston, Teenage Fanclub, Moe Tucker (of Velvet Underground), Yo La Tengo, Steve Shelley and Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth), John Zorn, Kramer, The Pastels and many more.
Having developed a talent for album cover design by creating his own solo artwork and making many of the Half Japanese sleeves, Jad embarked on a second career as a visual artist. His simple, joyous drawings and intricate, complex paper cuttings are shown in galleries around the world. Books of his artwork have been published in the U.S., UK, Germany, France and Japan.
Half Japanese will perform an exclusive show for the ATP festival curated by Jeff Mangum from Neutral Milk Hotel as well as the Radio Nova anniversary in Oslo. Jad will also be touring with various different artists for certain shows, including drummer Gilles Rieder, and Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub.
HALF JAPANESE TOURDATES
09/03/2012 UK Minehead – ATP Festival curated by Jeff Mangum / Butlins Holiday Centre
10/03/2012 NO Oslo – Radio Nova 30 years! / Gamla w/ Boyen Beng
JAD FAIR AND GILLES RIEDER
08/03/2012 UK London – Macbeth
12/03/2012 NO Oslo – Radio Nova 30 years! / Blaa w/ Billie Van
07/04/2012 FR Nantes – le lieu unique w/ Daniel Johnston
08/04/2012 FR Paris – La Gaite lyrique w/ Daniel Johnston
09/04/2012 FR Poitiers – Le Confort Moderne w/ Daniel Johnston
10/04/2012 BE Brussels – Cinema Nova
11/04/2012 FR Dijon – Kill Your Pop / Le Consortium
12/04/2012 FI Helsinki – Kuudes Linja w/ Liimanarina
13/04/2012 IT Milan – Cox 18
JAD FAIR AND NORMAN BLAKE (TEENAGE FANCLUB)
10/05/2012 SP Cadiz – Aulario La Bomba
11/05/2012 SP Granada – Planta Baja
12/05/2012 SP Ourense – Cafe Pop Torgal
13/05/2012 SP Madrid – La Casa Encendida
Europe/UK agent : marie at julietippex.com – also available with Julie Tippex :
DANIEL JOHNSTON “WELCOME TO MY WORLD” (US / EXHIBITION)
Cult artist from the alternative music scene, Daniel Johnston lives and works in Texas. Supported by Sonic Youth, Larry Clark, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain or Matt Groening, Produced by le lieu unique and Arts Factory, “Welcome to my world” is an exhibition of Daniel Johnston graphic work, with more than 100 original drawings from different periods, a focus on Daniel Johnston and his fans (wallpaintings, fanzines…), music memorabilia, documentaries, filmed performances, short movies of Daniel Johnston. The original exhibition will be held in lieu unique in Nantes, France, from April 7th to May 20th 2012 and will be available afterward for touring – Booking contact (available from June 2012 and onwards)