Mike Doughty’s All-Soul-Coughing-Songs Tour

Mike Doughty has confirmed a five-week, 32-city tour this fall, which will feature him and a new backing band performing exclusively songs by his former band, Soul Coughing. Doughty will perform songs from his new album of re-invented Soul Coughing tunes, as well as more songs that aren’t on the album. See below for a complete list of dates.

The new album will be released on September 17 by Snack Bar (Doughty’s own imprint) and Megaforce Records. Doughty decided to go back to his old songs to recapture his original intent, as a 22-year-old immersed in the house, hip-hop and anti-folk music of early ’90s Manhattan. Doughty recorded with hip-hop/dance producer Good Goose (Menya, Ninjasonik, Mac Lethal, Homeboy Sandman) and upright bass player Catherine Popper (Jack White, Willie Nelson). The album’s full title is a list of the songs included: “Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless How Many Cans?

This tour will mark the end of a years-long period where Doughty refused to play Soul Coughing songs onstage, in favor of songs from his seven solo albums. “My memoir was a big fat ball of darkness,” Doughty says, referring to his 2012 memoir, “The Book of Drugs.” “I found myself wanting to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I meant when I wrote the Soul Coughing songs. I want to find what I love in them.”

Doughty will be accompanied on the tour by Popper and drummer Pete Wilhoit.

Tour Dates


16 — Teaneck, NJ — Mexicali Live

17 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer

18 — Burlington, VT — Higher Ground

19 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club

20 — Portland, ME — Port City Music Hall

22 — Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom

23 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall

24 — Chicago, IL — Park West

25 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue

26 — St. Louis, MO — Off Broadway

27 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall

29 — Boulder, CO — Boulder Theater

30 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge


1 — Vancouver, BC — The Biltmore

2 — Seattle, WA — Neptune Theatre

3 — Portland, OR — Wonder Ballroom

5 — Santa Cruz, CA — Rio Theater

6 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore

8 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre

9 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory

10 — Phoenix, AZ — Crescent Ballroom

12 — Dallas, TX — Trees

13 — Austin, TX — The Belmont

14 — Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s

15 — New Orleans, LA — Tipitina’s

16 — Tampa, FL — Crowbar

17 — Orlando, FL — The Social

19 — Nashville, TN — Mercy Lounge

20 — Atlanta, GA — Terminal West

21 — Raleigh, NC — Cat’s Cradle

22 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club

23 — New York, NY — Webster Hall

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