Tour Dates Archive 2009


(145 documented show dates)

Jan 4, 2009 – Jeffrey Lewis one-man art gallery exhibit!

7 – 10 PM, Sunday Jan 4 at StudioMiko in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

50 Dobbin St. (between Norman & Nassau), buzzer will have a sign.

(2 blocks from Nassau G and pretty close to Bedford Ave L)

Featuring Jeffrey Lewis original comic book art pages from Fuff, sound recordings from the “Stories My Dad Tells” series, and some never-before-seen work such as Jeff’s 10-page comic book biography of Tuli Kupferberg (soon to be published in The Beats – A Graphic Novel Anthology). Beers and chips will be available, feel free to bring your own too!


Sat Jan 24 – Brandeis University, MA – Jeffrey Lewis plays solo at the “Chum’s” space – with PONYTAIL – 415 South St, Waltham, MA, 9 PM, free to Brandeis students.

Tues Feb 3 – Bushwick Book Club at Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway in Brooklyn – Jeffrey & others perform new songs written about Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”.

Fri Feb 6 Brooklyn – Southpaw (5th Ave between St. John’s and Sterling, in Park Slope)- Jeffrey Lewis plays solo at benefit show for B.E.A. Rock Camp, $10, 18+, show starts at 8:30. Jeffrey plays at 10:30, also appearing are Honne Wells, The Havens, Analogue Transit, and Final Outlaw. All proceeds go to BEA Rock Camp to finance scholarships for any and all students who may not be able to afford the tuition. Donations will be accepted. Brooklyn Emerging Artists ROCK CAMP is a week-long camp dedicated to empowering youth through musical collaboration. B.E.A.R.C. will be offered during the Summer of 2009 to boys and girls ages 8-15. Camp will be held in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and kids from all over the NYC area and beyond are welcome. Campers do not need any previous musical experience. For more info see

Sun Feb 8 The Living Room (154 Ludlow Street, between Stanton and Rivington, NYC)Kidrockers! At 1 pm Jeffrey Lewis plays 4 or 5 solo songs at this kid-friendly family show, hosted by Seth Herzog and Craig Baldo. Drink Up Buttercup will perform as well. Adults must be accompanied by a kid and vice-versa! $12 advance, $15 at door (1 year subscription to TimeOut NY Kids included w/ each ticket purchase). Tickets at


TWO SPECIAL UK FULL-BAND SHOWS IN LATE FEB – plus two special lectures!

SAT FEB 21 – London UK – Union Chapel (all day event) – Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard, with HERMAN DUNE, Laura Marling, Johnny Flynn, Peggy Sue & the Pirates, and lots of others! Mechanical Bride, Planet Earth, We Aeronauts, Stars of Sunday League.

SUN FEB 22 – Brighton UK – Komedia – Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard, with Peggy Sue and other support tba

TUES FEB 24 – London Institute of Contemporary Arts – Jeffrey Lewis gives two evening lectures about the comic book Watchmen at the London ICA! The early lecture sold out immediately so a second one has been added – info and tix are here.


Then one lecture in the American Northwest…

Wed March 4 – Portland, OR – The Artistery – Jeffrey Lewis gives a lecture on the comic book Watchmen, followed by a performance, with support from Jack Lewis and the Woodgrain! Co-sponsored by Floating World. All ages!


Thurs March 19NYC – Jeffrey Lewis does his lecture on the comic book Watchmen at Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 W 33rd St, 6 pm, FREE!- PRESS RELEASE: In conjunction with the long-awaited arrival of the Watchmen feature film, Jim Hanley’s Universe welcomes back alt-folk legend, comic book maven and Rough Trade recording artist Jeffrey Lewis with a very special lecture on the virtues of Watchmen the comic book. Alan Moore’s masterpiece of 1980s paranoia and deconstructed superheros is upheld by many as the world’s greatest graphic novel and Jeff will engage these claims in his own inimitable fashion, using his own senior college thesis written in 1997 as a starting point. The lecture will feature plenty of slides, but Professor Lewis sternly insists that all attendees must have done their homework and read Watchmen at least once in their lives before showing up to class.

“The [Watchmen] movie… does not even compare to the experience I had at [Jeff’s] lecture… Warner Bros should have given [Jeff] a hundred million dollars instead. Where the movie didn’t add a single thing to my experience of Watchmen, [the lecture] blew my mind and captured my attention and imagination.” -Jason Levian, Floating World

“I thought I knew Watchmen inside out. Jeffrey… is in a different league… He had astonishingly detailed insights into the complex symbolism of the book, many of which had never occurred to me… If you get a chance to see him talk about Watchmen again, I’d urge you to go.” – Word Magazine, UK

Sat March 7 – Washington DC, Black Cat – Jeffrey Lewis (solo) opens for Kimya Dawson!

Mon March 9 – Philadelphia PA, Unitarian Church – Jeffrey Lewis (solo) opens for Kimya Dawson!


Mid-March NY-area mini tour, Jeffrey Lewis solo, with DUFUS

Wed March 11 – Sugar City – Buffalo, NY – Jeffrey Lewis and Dufus

Thu March 12 – Casa del Awesome – Rochester, NY – Jeffrey Lewis and Dufus

Fri March 13 – No Radio Records – Ithaca, NY – Jeffrey Lewis and Dufus

Sat March 14 – Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn – Jeffrey Lewis and Dufus (Dufus CD release show!)

Sun March 15 – Harrisburg, PA- CANCELLED


MARCH – APRIL… Jeffrey Lewis solo acoustic AUSTRALIA tour supporting Darren Hanlon!! Jeff will also be presenting his acclaimed lecture on the comic book Watchmen at some locations along the way, see below for details.

Tues March 24th – Canberra, ACT- Tilley’s Devine Cafe (Wattle & Briglow St)

Wed March 25th Launceton, TAS- The Hub (1 Tamar St)

Thurs March 26th Hobart, TAS –The Republic (299 Elizabeth St)

Fri March 27th – Sydney, NSW – Petersham Town Hall

Sat March 28th – Brisbane, QLD– The Old Museum (Bowane Bridge Rd)

Sunday March 29th – Day Off

Mon March 30th – Day Off

Tues March 31st – Jeffrey Lewis plays The Troubadour, Brisbane (no Darren Hanlon) with Carcrashlander

Wed April 1st – Day Off

Thurs April 2nd – Armidale – The Armidale Club (91 Beardy St)

Fri April 3rd – Newcastle – The Gallipoli Legions Club

Sat April 4th – Nowra – The Tea Club Cafe (46 Berry St)

Sun April 5th – Day Off

Mon April 6th – Katoomba – Claredon Guesthouse (68 Lurline St)

Tues April 7th – Jeffrey Lewis plays The Hopetoun, Sydney (no Darren Hanlon) (Plus Jeff does Watchmen lecture at Ariel Books, Paddington)

Wed April 8th – Day Off

Thurs April 9th – Albury – Sodens (David St)

Fri April 10th – Melbourne – The Thornbury Theatre (859 High St) (Plus Jeff does Watchmen lecture at Polyester Books, Fitzroy)

Sat April 11th – Adelaide – Jive Bar (181 Hindley St) (plus Jeff plays instore at Polyester, MEL at 11 am) (Jeff Watchmen lecture at Big Star Records, Adelaide has been cancelled – next lecture in Perth)

Sun April 12th – Freemantle – Mojos (237 Queen Victoria St)

Mon April 13th – Perth – Devilles Pad (1/3 Aberdeen St) (Plus Jeff does Watchmen lecture at Quality Comics, 5 pm)


APRIL 20, 2009 – New album to be released in the UK and Europe on Rough Trade Records!

“Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard – ‘Em Are I”

UK/Europe tour dates announced below! US release on Rough Trade/Beggars to follow in May!

The band on this UK/Europe tour will be Jeff, Jack, Dave and Fletcher… support on all UK shows from Don’t Move!

Wed April 22nd – Hull –The Adelphi

Thu April 23rd – London –The Scala (with extra special guest opener Johnny Flynn!)

Fri April 24th – Cambridge –The Soul Tree

Sat April 25th – Coventry –The Tin Angel

Sun April 26th – Cardiff –Clwb Ifor Bach

Mon April 27th – Bristol –The Thekla

Tues April 28th – Cork, Ireland –Crane Lane

Wed April 29th – Dublin, Ireland –Crawdaddy

Thu April 30th – Belfast, Ireland –Black Box

Fri May 1st – Glasgow –Hinterland Festival

Sat May 2nd – Aberdeen – The Tunnels (anybody have room for the 4 of us to sleep? please email )

Sun May 3rd – Leeds – Hyde Park Picture House

Mon May 4th – Newcastle –The Cluny

Tues May 5th – Manchester –Academy 3

Wed May 6th – Liverpool –Barfly

Thu May 7th – Birmingham –Academy 2

MAY 2009 – European tour dates, followed by Northeast US/Canada tour dates:

Fri May 8th – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard perform at ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES Festival UK! Also performing – Devo! Young Marble Giants! And more.

Sun May 10th – Paris, France – La Maroquinnerie, with support from Xiu Xiu and Casiotone For the Painfully Alone

Mon May 11 – Koln, Germany – Stereo Wonderland

Tues May 12 – Hamburg, Germany – Molotow

Wed May 13 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet

Thu May 14 – St. Gallen, Switzerland – Theater Palace, with Themselves (Anticon)

Fri May 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – El Lokal

Sat May 16 – Groningen, Holland – VERA



WED MAY 20 – Bowery Ballroom, NYC – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard album release show! With Diane Cluck & Anders Griffen!! And Pepi Ginsberg!

Thu May 21 – Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace, supporting Au Revoir Simone!

Fri May 22 – Montreal, Canada – Cabaret La Tulipe, supporting Au Revoir Simone!

Tues May 26 – The Moose, Doylestown, PA
Wed May 27- The Fire, Philadelphia, PA
Thu May 28 – T.T. The Bear’s, Cambridge, MA supporting Au Revoir Simone!

Sat May 30 – Rock N Roll Hotel, Washington, DC supporting Au Revoir Simone!
Sun May 31 – Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
Mon June 1- Birdy’s, Indianapolis, IN

Tues June 2 – Rock Island Brewing Co, 1815 2nd Ave, Rock Island, IL – Cost: $6 adv/ $8 dos – All Ages Show (w/ Morgan Orion)

Wed June 3 – Schubas, Chicago, IL

Thur June 4 – AKRON, OH (just added)- House show at Blueberry! 21 N Highland Ave, Akron, Ohio 44303

Fri June 5 – Mercury Lounge NYC, opening up for Art Brut! (sold out)


July 2009 Europe dates –

July 18 – Jeffrey plays solo at Latitude Festival UK (solo acoustic set, plus Watchmen lecture earlier in the day)
July 19 – Jeffrey & band play at Donald’s Pub, Tours, France (with Pikelet)
July 20 – Dijon, Les Halles (outdoor market in the city center) (with Pikelet)
July 21 – Bordeaux, Le St Ex (with Pikelet)
July 22 – Toulouse, Le Théâtre Garonne (with Pikelet)
July 23 – Barcelona, Heliogàbal (with Pikelet)
July 24 – Midi Festival, Hyères, France
July 25/26 – days off at Midi

July 27 – Clermont-Ferrand, France, at Le Rat Pack (with Pikelet)

July 28 – Lille, France (with Pikelet)


UK – IRELAND tourdates for AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2009

(opening act for most shows is Jack Lewis & the Fishermen Three)

Thu Aug 20, London – Jeffrey Lewis band plays an opening set for ROKY ERICKSON! Jeffrey Lewis and his band support Texan garage-psych icon and former 13th Floor Elevator Roky Erickson! The show will take place at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town, London.

Fri Aug 21 – Southampton, at Hamptons (sold out)

Sat Aug 22 – Brighton, at The Freebutt (Two shows, evening show sold out, and matinee show sold out)

Sun Aug 23 – Reading, at South Street (sold out)

Mon Aug 24 – Leicester, at The Musician

Tues Aug 25 – Preston, HED at Mad Ferret

Wed Aug 26 – York, at The Duchess

Thu Aug 27 – Hebden Bridge, at The Trades Club

Fri Aug 28 – DAY SHOW IN WAKEFIELD – Jeff Lewis Band on at 3 PM, special guests, for details email

Fri Aug 28(evening) Sheffield at THE HARLEY (moved from Raynor Lounge)

Sat Aug 29 Norwich, at the Norwich Arts Centre

Sun Aug 30 – Sunderland, at The Independent (ALSO – at 11:30 am Jeffrey does his Watchmen lecture at READING FESTIVAL)

Mon Aug 31 – Edinburgh, at Cabaret Voltaire (with Withered Hand!)

Tues Sep 1 – Glasgow, at Oran Mor

Wed Sep 2 – Nottingham (Early show) at the Bodega Social Club

Thu Sep 3 – Oxford, at The Cellar

Fri Sep 4 – Electric Picnic Festival at Stradbally, IRELAND (featuring Brian Wilson, Amadou & Mariam, Dinosaur Jr., Fleet Foxes, Diplo, Billy Bragg, Echo & the Bunnymen, Bat For Lashes, and many more!)

 Thu , Sept 10 –   Talking Head, Baltimore, MD
 Fri , Sept 11 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
 Mon, Sept 14 –   Jason’s Upstairs, Hudson, NY (with Slaraffenland)
 Tue, Sept 15 – Site: B, Williamsport, PA (with Slaraffenland)
 Wed, Sept 16 –    Castaways, Ithaca, NY (with Slaraffenland)
 Thu,  Sept 17 –    Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY (with Slaraffenland)

Fri, Sept 18 – Cafe Bourbon St, Columbus, OH (2216 N High St), Jeffrey Lewis and support from Electric Grandmother, NO Akron/Family and NO Slaraffenland), $5, 9pm door, 18+

Sat, Sept 19 –  Magic Stick, Detroit, MI (with Slaraffenland)
Sun, Sept 20 –  21C Museum Atrium Gallery, Louisville, KY (with Slaraffenland)


USA September/October tour 2009!

Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard tour the northwest first, as headliner with support from Shilpa Ray! Then the tour continues with Jeff, Jack and Dave opening up for Dr. Dog! As usual, if anyone has places for us to sleep on any of the below dates please email us at – Thanks!

Mon Sept 28 -Vancouver, BC (Canada), The Rickshaw Theater (no Shilpa Ray here…), support from Certain Breeds, and Ora Cogan!

Tues Sept 29 – Seattle, WA, Tractor Tavern, support from Shilpa Ray and Robert Sarazin Blake!

Wed Sept 30 – Olympia, WA, all-ages show at Kimya Dawson’s house, with Shilpa Ray, Liv Carrow and Margy Pepper!

Thu Oct 1 –Bellingham, WA, house show, 7pm, at 1118 Franklin St. $10 suggested donation (but no pressure!),
for more info email With Shilpa Ray and Robert Sarazin Blake!

Fri Oct 2 – Portland, OR, Backspace, with Shilpa Ray and more! Book your tix here!

Sat Oct 3 Arcata, CA, house show at 1295 Buttermilk Ln, 8 PM, Jeffrey Lewis with Shilpa Ray and John Ludington! (Sunny Brae Exit onto Samoa Blvd., at the 2nd roundabout go left on Buttermilk Ln. 1295 is on the right at the speed bump and before the school). ALL-AGES, 5$ suggested donation

Sun Oct 4 – San Francisco, CA, The Mission Rock, with Shilpa Ray!

THEN- USA TOUR DATES continue, with Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard opening up for DR. DOG!

Mon Oct 5 – Santa Cruz, CA, The Brookdale Lodge

Tues Oct 6 – LA, Henry Fonda Theater (6126 Hollywood Blvd)

Wed Oct 7 – Tucson, AZ, Club Congress (311 E Congress)

Thu Oct 8 – Can anybody help the Jeff Lewis Band find a show? Please email

Fri Oct 9 – Salt Lake City, UT, Urban Lounge (241 S. 500 East) – Jeffrey Lewis Band, JOLIE HOLLAND, and Dr. Dog!

Sat Oct 10 – Aspen, CO, Belly Up, Aspen (450 S Galena St)

Sun Oct 11 – Boulder, CO, Fox Theater (1135 13th St)

Mon Oct 12 – Lawrence, Kansas, The Bottleneck (737 New Hamshire)

Tues Oct 13 – St. Louis, MO, The Gargoyle Club (Washington University)

Wed Oct 14Urbana, IL, The Red Herring (1209 W Oregon St), NO Dr. Dog, but with: Morgan Orion and the Constellations, Bunny Zewt Suit, and Peninsula – $7 Cover, Doors at 8 pm

Thu Oct 15 – Covington, Kentucky, The Mad Hatter (620 Scott St)

Fri Oct 16 Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom

Oct 17 – 18 – 19 – days off

Tues Oct 20 – Charlottesville, VA, Gravity Lounge

Wed Oct 21 – Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle (300 E Main St)

Thu Oct 22 Baltimore, MD, Otto Bar (2549 N Howard St) (Jack’s birthday!)

Fri Oct 23Philadelphia, PA, Theatre of the Living Arts (334 South St)

Wed Oct 28 – Brooklyn! At Glasslands! Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard return to Brooklyn after more than a year!! With Shila Ray (solo) and David Heatley (and his band)!! (ACTUALLY SHILPA CANCELLED LAST-MINUTE, REPLACED BY JACK LEWIS & FISHERMEN 3)
Jeffrey, Jack and Dave are playing a full band show, with the great Shilpa Ray herself (whom they just toured with out west), and comic book artist/indie-rocker David Heatley. David Heatley is the creator of many great comic books including the highly recommended collection “My Brain is Hanging Upside Down” and he’s also a songwriter/performer, formerly in the Shimmy-Disc band Velvet Cactus Society (whom Jeff used to listen to in college).
Glasslands is not far from the Bedford Avenue L train, at 289 Kent Ave between South 1st and South 2nd Street, right near the river.
Doors at 8:45



Mon Nov 9 2009 – Cakeshop NYC, Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel, followed by Schwervon (tour kick-off show), Jason Anderson and The Wowz.

Sun Nov 15, 2009 – Bowery Ballroom NYC, Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel open for Art Brut! Also playing (first) is Murder Mystery.


DECEMBER 2009 – Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard tour SPAIN and ITALY! Also, two art gallery shows in Holland and France…

Wed Dec 2 – Masstricht, Holland – Art show and concert! First, at WILD WEST Gallery: The Art of Jeffrey & Jack Lewis! An exhibit of original art by both Jeffrey and Jack, and on opening night there will also be a performance of the full Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard band right next door at the Take 5 club!

Thu Dec 3 – Genova, Italy – Teatro Della Tosse (Piazze Negri, 6)

Fri Dec 4 – Brescia, Italy – Lio Bar (Via Corfu, 79/A)

Sat Dec 5 – Rome, Italy – Circolo Degli Artisti (Via Casilina Vecchia, 42)

Sun Dec 6 – Firenze, Italy – Sala Vanni (Piazza del Carmine, nn.14 e 19)

Mon Dec 7 – Faenza, Italy – Clandestino (Viale Alfredo Baccarini, 21)

Tues Dec 8 – Marseille, France – L’Embobineuse (11 bd Boues)

Wed Dec 9 – Toulouse, France – Jeffrey Lewis band music performance AND Jeffrey Lewis art show opening, at Lieu-Commun Contemporary Art Center ! Art show will be on display from Dec 9 – Jan 16.
Espace d’Art Contemporain Indépendant / Contemporary Art Space (23/25 Rue d’Armagnac), 00 33 + (0) 561 238 057

Thu Dec 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival, at Sala Monasterio (Passeig Isabel II, 4), doors at 8 pm, Jeff Lewis Band on at 8:30 pm, 20 Euros, all-ages)

Fri Dec 11 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival, at LA (2) De Apolo (c/ Nou de la Rambla 111), doors at 8, Jeff Lewis Band at 11:30 pm, 20 Euros, all-ages)

Sat Dec 12 – Madrid, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival, at Sala Nasti (Calle de San Vicente Ferrer 33), doors at 8, Jeff Lewis Band at 10:30 pm, 20 Euros, all-ages)

Sun Dec 13 – Madrid, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival, at Sala Caracol (C/ Sebastian Elcano 18), doors at 7:30, Jeff Lewis Band at 9:30 pm, 20 Euros, all-ages)



Dec 28 – Albuquerque, New Mexico! – Jeffrey Lewis plays solo acoustic at “Heaven and Hell” (a house-show space), 400 Wellesley Dr. SE (1-505-920-5402 or 1-505-231-2102 for more info)