In celebration of the February 22nd release of their third album, Dead Reckoning, The Builders and the Butchers will play a one-day busking tour of their hometown of Portland, OR, on February 25th. The band – who first got their start busking on the city streets in 2005 – will perform that day at venues both indoor and out (weather permitting) throughout the city on the hour, every hour from 12pm through 6pm. The Builders’ will then close out the day with a 7:30pm in-store performance at Music Millennium. The full schedule is as follows:
The Builders and the Butchers’ February 25th Portland Busking Tour:
12pm – Trade Up Music (1834 NE Alberta St.)
1pm – Rebuilding Center (3265 N. Mississippi Ave.)
2pm – Food Carts on Skidmore St. (weather permitting)
3pm – Jackpot Records (3574 SE Hawthorne Blvd.)
4pm – Powell’s Books Downtown (1005 W. Burnside)
5pm – VooDoo Doughnuts Downtown (22 SW 3rd St.)
6pm – Doug Fir Patio
7:30pm – Music Millennium In-store (3158 East Burnside)
The February 25th busking tour will come on the heels of a month-long tour in support of Murder By Death. The Builders began that tour last Tuesday, February 1st at Cosmic Charlie’s in Lexington, KY, and will continue on through the February 20th date at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE. The tour also includes a hometown CD release show on February 15th at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland. See the dates below.
The album was recorded predominantly live over eight days in Portland with the help of Adam Selzer (The Decemberists, M. Ward, She & Him) and engineer Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek, Starfucker, Thao Nguyen), in effort to finally capture the unbridled energy of The Builders’ renowned live show.
Earlier this month, The Builders’ premiered the first MP3 off Dead Reckoning, “Lullaby,” on My Old Kentucky Blog. Listen to the song below. A pre-order of the album is also now available via Badman’s website (pre-orders will ship February 1st).
The Builders and the Butchers tour dates (all in support of Murder By Death):
FEB. 7 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LOW SPIRITS BAR & STAGE
FEB. 8 TUSCON, AZ PLUSH
FEB. 9 SAN DIEGO, CA THE CASBAH
FEB. 10 COSTA MESA, CA DETROIT BAR
FEB. 11 LOS ANGELES, CA ECHOPLEX
FEB. 12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA BOTTOM OF THE HILL
FEB. 13 SACRAMENTO, CA HARLOW’S NIGHT CLUB
FEB. 15 PORTLAND, OR WONDER BALLROOM
FEB. 16 SEATTLE, WA TRACTOR TAVERN
FEB. 17 GARDEN CITY, ID VISUAL COLLECTIVE ARTS
FEB. 18 SALT LAKE CITY, UT BAR DELUXE
FEB. 19 DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD THEATER
FEB. 20 OMAHA, NE THE WAITING ROOM
For more information on The Builders and the Butchers check out their official website, MySpace, and Facebook pages. Get their album Dead Reckoning now on iTunes!