That Illinois boy Ezra Furman is really on a roll. After a year filled with loads of touring, a sure-to-land-on-year-end-lists album (Perpetual Motion People), and Iggy Pop praising him to the heavens on his radio show, the ever-evolving glam punk just posted a new tune and tour dates. Plus, he’ll be penning the 33 & 1/3 entry for Lou Reed’s 1972 album, Transformer.

While purists might think that there’s got to be a more seasoned, entitled expert around to go off on that proto-punk classic, Furman’s musical trajectory would imply he knows from Reed’s Weimar-plunging era. Just take a listen to the premiere of Furman’s new B-side, “The Prisoner” right here. Not to mention that Furman’s been a lifelong Lou fan, overall he seems like a good nab to write that 33 & 1/3.

That book will be out sometime in 2018, but you can see him live starting today in San Diego, with U.S. dates through April, and hear his new tune today too.


Tour Dates for Ezra Furman:
12/08 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah *
12/09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
02/08 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
02/09 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
02/10 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/20 – Dallas, TX – Spillover
03/21 – Springfield, MO – Outland Downstairs ^
03/22 – Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin^
03/24 – Milwaukee, WI – Company Brewing^
03/26 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^
03/27 – Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House ^
03/28 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar ^
03/29 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz ^
03/30 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^
03/31 – Allston, MA – Great Scott ^
04/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy ^
04/03 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern ^
04/04 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook ^
04/05 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
04/06 – Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox ^
04/07 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo ^

* – w/ Guy Blakeslee
^ – w/ Sleepy Kitty