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Kinky heads west - after 20 years

Monday, April 26, 2010 – Kinky Friedman will perform on the West Coast this summer for the first time in nearly 20 years. Dates for the "Go West Young Kinky Tour of 2010" start on July 26th in Vancouver and continue into August.

Two members of Kinky's seminal band the Texas Jewboys, Little Jewford and Washington Ratso, will join him on the tour.

Mojo Nixon will join Friedman in San Diego, and Van Dyke Parks has signed up for L.A.

Tour dates are:

Monday, July 26 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret

Tuesday, July 27 Seattle Triple Door

Wednesday, July 28 Portland Ore. Roseland Theater

Friday, July 30 San Francisco Great American Music Hall

Saturday, July 31 Los Angeles McCabe's (2 shows)

Sunday, Aug. 1 San Diego Belly Up, with Mojo Nixon

Tuesday, Aug. 3 Bakersfield, Cal. Fishlips

Wedesday, Aug. 4 Santa Cruz, Cal. Moe's Alley

Thursday, Aug. 5 Sebastopol, Cal. North Bay Live at Studio E

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