Kinky declares victory
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
– Kinky Friedman is declaring victory, at least on his tour.
The Kinky Friedman Victory Tour will be July 31 through Aug. 15 with stops in Texas, Louisiana, Kansas City, up and down the east coast and into Canada.
The Texan, who lost a bid for agriculture commissioner, is currently working on a new novel featuring the long awaited return of the eponymous detective who has so delighted mystery readers for decades. Friedman also will launch an upcoming tour of Europe and Australia.
Tour dates are:
July 31 Dosey Doe The Woodlands, TX
Aug. 1 Red Dragon Listening Room Baton Rouge, LA
Aug. 2 The Sidebar Lafayette, LA
Aug. 3 Knuckleheads Kansas City, MO
Aug. 5 Ashland Coffee And Tea Ashland, VA
Aug. 6 Avalon Theater Easton, MD
Aug. 7 Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA
Aug. 8 Johnny D's Somerville, MA
Aug. 9 Iron Horse Northampton, MA
Aug. 10 B.B. King's New York, NY
Aug. 11 Bridge Street Live Collinsville, CT
Aug. 12 Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
Aug. 13 Sportsman's Tavern Buffalo, NY
Aug. 14 Starlight Social Club Waterloo, Ontario, CA
Aug. 15 Hugh's Room Toronto, Canada
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