Mike to Perform Irresistible Bliss in its Entirety July 7 & 8

For the first time in the history of ever, Mike will be playing Irresistible Bliss in its entirety–July 7 and 8 at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, joined by the American musical treasure Andrew “Scrap” Livingston.

It’ll be four shows over two nights. Mike has never in his career–including during the existence of Soul Coughing–played any album, SC or Doughty or otherwise, in full.

(He’ll throw in a few songs not on IB as well)

Tickets on sale now:
July 7 Early Show – http://bit.ly/2qSxhmy
July 7 Late Show – http://bit.ly/2qS3o5U
July 8 Early Show – http://bit.ly/2qShzIn
July 8 Late Show – http://bit.ly/2qSoEbXunnamed

“Wait! You’ll Find a Better Way” Music Video Premiers on Salon

Yesterday, Salon premiered Mike’s new music video for “Wait! You’ll Find a Better Way” along with an in-depth look at the making of the video.

Directed by Max Skaff, the black and white video offers a sympathetic alternative to the similarly titled slogan from Paul Ryan. When it came time to make the video, Mike turned to Max Skaff, who had previously worked with him on the video for “I Can’t Believe I Found You in That Town,” with only two instructions: keep the ending ambiguous, and take a documentary-type approach to detailing a first date.

Soon after that, Speaker Paul Ryan launched a political website called “A Better Way.” Upon seeing the latter site, Doughty felt compelled to reclaim the titular phrase. “The song is about being mired in anxiety and seeking a way out,” he said. “Then somebody showed me the Ryan thing, and I thought, I really, really need not to be associated with that. The endemic transphobia of the Republicans being a big part of my anger.”

The article is available at http://bit.ly/2lIhsgg, and watch the video on YouTube at http://bit.ly/2lIB8R0.

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UK Tour with Wheatus

Mike will be heading back to the UK to support Wheatus on a lengthy run of shows this Spring. Tickets for all shows available at http://www.mikedoughty.com/shows.

April 27 – Cork, IE – Cyprus Avenue
April 28 – Navan, IE – Palace Venue
April 29 – Tullamore, IE – Palace Venue
April 30 – Newry, IE – Bourbon Street
May 1 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
May 2 – Belfast, UK – Limelight
May 3 – Chester, UK – Live Rooms
May 4 – Buckley, UK – Tivoli
May 5 – Preston, UK – Guild Hall
May 6 – Inverness, UK – Ironworks
May 7 – Aberdeen, UK – Tunnels
May 8 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC 2
May 9 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
May 10 – Swindon, UK – The Victoria
May 11 – Northampton, UK – The Picturedrome
May 12 – Perranporth, UK – Watering Hole
May 13 – Torquay, UK – Foundry
May 14 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
May 15 – Cardiff, UK – Globe
May 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
May 18 – Egham, UK – Royal Holloway
May 21 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
May 22 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
May 24 – Reading, UK – Sub 89
May 25 – High Wycombe, UK – Bucks Student Union
May 27 – Sudbury, UK – Lee Stock
May 28 – Edinburgh, UK – Bearded Theory Festival
May 29 – Cambridge, UK – Junction
May 30 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
May 31 – Southend, UK – Chinnery’s
June 1 – Winchester, UK – Guildhall
June 2 – London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
June 3 – Plymouth, UK – University
June 4 – Exeter, UK – University