Fresh from a wildly successful European debut, the West’s sexiest, surliest performance troupe hits the road this may for their Cabaret Blitz! tour. Then, catch them in Manchester, Tennessee this June for their Bonnaroo debut!
Consider Yard Dogs Road Show’s “Cabaret Blitz!” a polite challenge to all that is prevailing in American culture. There is poetry everywhere and it must be acknowledged!
Collaborating for these shows with regional and local artists, the groups billed along this very special run represent a menagerie of west coast cabaret and circus arts. Many of them have never shared the same stage. They come with open hearts to engage a decorated and poetic civilization. Dress code: a formal outward expression of one’s inner carnival.
Born from the saloon vaudeville that toured the Wild West in the late 1800's and slammed into the underworld of modern American road culture, Yard Dogs Road Show create a timeless and surreal union of ancient theatrical alchemy and modern pop culture. It’s a true story on stage: sword swallowers, dancing dolls, fire eaters and hobo sunset poetry – all animated by the live sounds of the Yard Dogs cartoon band. Yard Dogs Road Show is pure visual and sonic voodoo. The times have demanded it and here it is: “The new emergence of road show nobility.”
Cabaret Blitz! Show dates include:
May 4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox (w/ Circus Contraption)
May 5 – Bellingham, WA @ Nightlight (w/ Dream Science Circus)
May 6 – Vancouver, BC @ the Commodore (w/ Tarran the Tailor and the Ancient Rugged Revival)
May 7 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater (w/ Femme De Fabrique)
May 8 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom (w/ March Fourth Marching Band)
May 9 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater (w/ Vagabond Opera)
May 10 – Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory (w/ Vagabond Opera)
May 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore Auditorium (w/ Rosin Coven and others TBA)
June 14-17 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Additional Yard Dogs Road Show spring dates to be announced. Check www.yarddogsroadshow.com for more details