An enthusiastic and delightful circus of outlaw engineers and charming maniacs are going on a nation-wide tour traveling from the Pacific Northwest across the country, down the East Coast and ending up at the 6th annual CrimethInc. Convergence—and they need your help to make it happen (see below). A dissected and rewired bus, resurrected by Winona Minnesota’s faction of the CrimethInc. Madass Scientists Guild will be converted into running on vegetable oil. Literally living off the fat of the land, this unstoppable veggie-oil guzzlin’ task force could be headed your way.
The purpose of this tour is to stimulate the magic and intimacy already present in the communities we plan on visiting.
Froseph, the newest addition to the CrimethInc. music library, will play a set of songs, including many off “Deep Breath,” his forthcoming album. This project was painstakingly recorded and mixed in a hidden Salem dungeon by Froseph himself, harmonizing obscure vocal stylings with a hearty assortment of instrumental tactics. Having a reputation of screechy politically charged novelty songs, Froseph takes a different, more serious approach with the songs on “Deep Breath,” dealing mostly with sexual abuse, lonliness, civilization, and the denial of those repressions.
Aside from a Froseph set, and in an effort to eliminate the predictable and all too comfortable performer/audience dynamic, this tour will try to encourage participation on many levels: exciting and intimate community-building exercises and games exchanging awkwardness for empowerment and a variety of workshops—including a workshop on transforming vehicles into running on vegetable oil—to be hosted by our troupe of craftsfolk and any locals brave enough to come out of the woodwork to share skills they have. The usual CrimethInc. literature will be available accompanied by harder-to-find arts-and-crafts projects, cds, shirts, patches and zines.
Although a tour name has not been decided on, a tentative itinerary has been pulled together and it looks like we’ll be in these areas around these dates:
- June 1st-Salem, OR
- June 2nd & 3rd-Astoria, OR
- June 4th & 5th-Olympia, WA
- June 6th & 7th-Butte, MT
- June 8th & 9th-Fargo, ND
- June 10th-Bemidji, MN
- June 11th-Brainard, MN
- June 12th, 13th, & 14th-Winona, MN
- June 15th & 16th-Decorah, IA
- June 17th & 18th-Buffalo, NY
- June 19th & 20th-Boston, MA area
- June 21st & 22nd-New York, NY area
- June 23rd & 24th-Easton, PA
- June 25th & 26th-Philadelphia, PA area
- June 27th & 28th-Washington DC area
- June 29th & 30th-Virginia tba
- July 1st & 2nd-Carrboro, NC
- July 3rd & 4th-Greensboro, NC
- July 5th-25th-Between Greensboro and Athens tba (a.k.a. help!)
- July 25th-29th-Athens OH
Nothing is confirmed, as of this post. If you or anyone in your community is interested in helping throw this event in your town, please email me [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] and we’ll work out the details. We’re pretty portable and low maintenance. We need a venue (lodge/park/infoshop/basement/etc) and promotional help. Also, if you live around these areas and would like us to come to your town, let us know.
To see what Froseph is all about, visit www.myspace.com/twinklepig
We really hope you’re as excited about this as we are. Together we can work magic.
the CrimethInc. Board of Insurrectors