Legendary psychedelic rock pioneer Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson announced some sideshows in March, while he is out here for the Golden Plains Sixxx 2012 and Adelaide Festival line-ups.
Starting out as singer, songwriter and guitar player for the legendary band The 13th Floor Elevators, they were one of the first rock n roll bands to describe their music as ‘psychedelic’ and made an impact on the San Francisco scene when they moved there in 1966.
With a list of admirers that include Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, The Butthole Surfers, Pere Ubu and The White Stripes, his songs have appeared on countless soundtracks (Drugstore Cowboy, Boys Don’t Cry, Hamlet).
April 2010 saw the release of his first album of new material in 14 years: True Love Cast Out All Evil.
Roky Erickson Australian Tour March 2012
Tickets on sale Monday 31st October 2011
Tuesday 13th March 2011
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets from http://www.cornerhotel.com
Wednesday 14th March 2011
The Factory, Sydney NSW
Tickets from http://www.factorytheatre.com.au
Roky Erickson Also playing Golden Plains Sixxx 2012 line up