Billy Brown Tour and Solo Album

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Billy Brown (Ashers, Deadly Sins, Crash and Burn) Announces Forthcoming Solo Album “Best Of Tragedies” and 2011 Tour

BOSTON, Mass. April 13, 2011 – Massachusetts singer/songwriter and musician, Billy Brown, announced today that he will kick off his first solo tour hitting the east coast with some dates in the south with a show at The Middle East in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday, April 13th. Available on on this tour will be a limited number of EP’s as a preview of Billy’s first solo album. The album, “Best Of Tragedies,” is set for release in September of this year, The self-titled EP will feature four songs from the upcoming album and will only be available on this tour. Brown will be touring with War of Words as a solo acoustic act. War of Words just released their LP, “Dimworld Act 3,” which Brown produced.\


Billy’s first solo record “Best Of Tragedies” was co-produced by Shawn Harris (The Matches, Maniac) and features lots of people in more successful bands playing various instruments. This is not a punk record, but more of a melancholy, acoustically driven record. The songs cover such lighthearted topics as death, addiction, self-destruction, and self-loathing. It’s great music to wallow in self-pity with, in the dark, by yourself.

The illustrations for both the EP and the upcoming LP were created by award-winning illustrator Emily Flake, best known for her comic strip “Lulu Eightball,” as well as her illustrations for The New Yorker and other major publications.

Billy Brown has been a staple of the Boston punk rock scene for years. Some of the bands Billy has played in are Crash and Burn, Deadly Sins, Ashers, and Shoot The Hostages. He has also filled in on guitar for The Unseen and The Pinkerton Thugs. Over the years he has toured extensively in North America and Europe with a lot of well-known bands that are probably in your record collection, providing that you have good records.

As 2011 unfolds, Billy Brown will be announcing more shows and events in support of the upcoming release of “Best Of Tragedies.”

See Tour Dates Below

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Billy Brown Spring 2011 Tour Dates


April 13 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA
w/Capital Radio, Heartbreak Blvd.

April 14 The Box w/Jenn Kitten, Buffalo Gals Providence, RI

April 15 Legion Bar w/Oscar Albis Rodriguez Brooklyn, NY

April 17 Sewercide Mansion Charlotte, NC
w/Andy the Doorbum and TBA

April 18 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
w/Mixtapes, and local headliner

April 19 The Get Down Asheville, NC

April 20 529 club Atlanta, GA

April 21 1982 Gainesville, FL

April 22 Shantytown Pub Jacksonville, FL

April 23 T.W. Boons w/The Weathers Greenwood, SC

April 26 Reggie’s 42nd Street Tavern Wilmington, NC

April 27 The Black Cat Lounge Fayetteville, NC

April 28 Empire Richmond, VA
w/Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire)

May 1 Home Sweet Home Manhattan, NY

More dates to come