You probably already know of Son Volt’s Jay Farrar and Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard album for the Jack Kerouac documentary One Fast Move or Im Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. And you probably also already know that the two will tour in support of the effort. But you say you don’t know when and where this tour will be taking place? We’re not ones to brag, but it is nice to announce something new about this project of literary proportions. Well, today, we’re again here to educate.
For now, the tour will be just four short dates and will kick off on October 23rd, two days after the 40th anniversary of Kerouac’s death. The band, which seem to be touring under the Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard name, will also include Farrar’s and Gibbard’s bandmates Mark Spencer and Nick Harmer, respectively, and Superchunk’s Jon Wurster. Tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, September 16th via Ticketmaster.com.
Farrar and Gibbard spoke with Spinner.com recently. Farrar said the two men came together over the effort due to a love of the lifestyle and culture facilitated and perpetuated by Kerouac.
“Kerouac gave great rules to follow: You shouldn’t have many rules. You should just go with your first thought … Just [get] your thoughts down without a whole lot of preconception or revision,” says Farrar. “I’ve tried to adopt that method over the years. I don’t always write with that method, but I’ve found that it is the best method to write.”
Both the album and the film are due for release on October 20th via F-Stop/Atlantic.
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard Tour Dates:
10/23 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10/24 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 Club
10/26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/28 New York, NY @ Webster Hall