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Look forward to: Jeffrey Lewis Irish tour

Jeffrey Lewis returns to Ireland for a solo acoustic tour this May

THE multi-talented Jeffrey Lewis returns to Ireland in May for a seven date solo acoustic tour.

The NYC-based singer/songwriter and comicbook artist has been a regular visitor to these shores over the past 15 years, but on recent tours he's usually been found performing as part of a full band set-up (Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard etc).

Thus, the upcoming solo acoustic tour offers a rare-ish opportunity to see just Jeff and his guitar in action for an 'unplugged' performance, no doubt featuring a few of his patented 'comic book videos' by way of visual accompaniment.

The tour begins in Letterkenny on Saturday May 5 at the Regional Cultural Centre before hitting Belfast's The Black Box on May 6 for an afternoon show (doors 1pm) and moving on to Bru House in Newbridge (May 7), The Salty Dog in Drogheda (May 8), Galway Monroe's (May 9), The Greyhound in Kilkee (May 10) and finishing up at Levi's Corner House in Ballydehob on Friday May 11.

Jeff is also prepping some new music for us: Works by Tuli Kupferberg (1923-2010), Interpreted by Jeffrey Lewis & The Deposit Returners will be out on Don Giovanni Records on April 13, while a brand new Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts album has recently been recorded in Nashville by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo).

Belfast tickets on sale now priced £10 via CQAF.ticketsolve.com. Check out Thejeffreylewissite.com for full ticket and tour details.

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