Cass McCombs to release Big Wheel and Others, tour (2013)

Cass McCombs will release his most encompassing work of his decade-long career, Big Wheel and Others, on October 15 on Domino Records. Comprised of 22 songs, Big Wheel and Others is a bundle, a bindle, a hay bale, and an oil barrel of songs. Some of the genres that are to be found on this album are: road songs, rock songs, folk songs, blues songs, country songs, rhythm and blues songs, skronk non-songs, cinema songs, cult songs, poem songs, jams, and ballads – to use however you wish. It’s brimming with McCombs’ gift for evocative storytelling, discerning introspection, and heartrending melody delivered through a haze of mystery and romance.
Cass (guitar, vocals) and his band — Dan Iead (guitar), Jon Shaw (bass), Dan Allaire (drums on the West Coast), and Joe Russo (drums on the East Coast) — will go on an extensive tour of North America in support of this new album throughout November and December. All dates are below.
Thu. Nov. 7 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Fri. Nov. 8 — Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
Sat. Nov. 9 — Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Tue. Nov. 12 — Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Thu. Nov. 14 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Fri. Nov. 15 — San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Sat. Nov. 16 — Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote’s
Mon. Nov. 18 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tue. Nov. 19 — Denver, CO @ Walnut Room
Fri. Nov. 22 — Austin, TX @ The Belmont
Mon. Dec. 2 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Tue. Dec. 3 — Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Wed. Dec. 4 — Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
Fri. Dec. 6 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sat. Dec. 7 — Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sun. Dec. 8 — Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Mon. Dec. 9 — Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Thu. Dec. 12 — New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. Dec. 13 — Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. Dec. 14 — Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Mon. Jan. 13 — London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall