Gruff Rhys Announces 2011 Tour Dates

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys is breaking out on his own. With his solo album ‘Hotel Shampoo’ already out in Europe, the Welsh songsmith will tour Europe throughout February and March, pop over to Japan for a couple of dates in April, and then tour the States in May and June. The album will be released in the US on May 3 via Wichita Recordings.

Rhys has already released a video for his new single, “Sensations in the Dark.” Check it out:

Gruff also recently co-directed and starred in an absurdist faux road-trip documentary called Separado!, which will screen at SXSW this year. Check out the trailer:

Tour Dates:

02/25 – Bridport (UK) – Palace Theatre
02/26 – Brighton (UK) – St. George’s Church
02/27 – Birmingham (UK) – Glee Club
02/28 – Bristol (UK) – St. Georges Hall
03/04 – Paris (FR) – Le Cafe de La Danse
03/05 – Vevey (FR) – Rocking Chair
03/06 – Vienna (AT) – Flex
03/08 – Frankfurt (DE) – Brotfabrik
03/09 – Schorndorf (DE) – Manufaktur
03/10 – Brussels (BE) – Rotonde Botanique
03/11 – Amsterdam (NL) – Paradiso
03/12 – Rotterdam (NL) – De Unie
03/14 – Cologne (DE) – Gebaude 9
03/15 – Hamburg (DE) – Imperial Theater Hamburg
03/17 – Copenhagen (DK) – Loppen
03/18 – Stockholm (SE) – Strand Club
03/19 – Malmo (SE) – Debaser Malmo
04/26 – Tokyo (JP) – Club Quattro
04/27 – Osaka (JP) – Club Quattro
05/18 – Brooklyn, NY (US) – Knitting Factory
05/19 – Philadelphia, PA (US) – Johnny Brenda’s
05/20 – Washington, DC (US) – Red Palace
05/21 – Carrboro, NC (US) – Local 506
05/22 – Atlanta, GA (US) – The Earl
05/24 – Nashville, TN (US) – Mercy Lounge
05/25 – Birmingham, AL (US) – Bottletree
05/27 – Austin, TX (US) – Mohawk
05/28 – Dallas, TX (US) – Club Dada
05/31 – San Diego, CA (US) – Casbah
06/01 – Los Angeles, CA (US) – The Echo
06/02 – San Francisco, CA (US) – Rickshaw Stop
06/03 – Portland, OR (US) – Mississippi Studios
06/04 – Vancouver, BC (CA) – Biltmore
06/05 – Seattle, WA (US) – Tractor Tavern
06/08 – Minneapolis, MN (US) – Triple Rock
06/09 – Chicago, IL (US) – Schubas
06/10 – Pontiac, MI (US) – Pike Room
06/11 – Toronto, ON (CA) – Horseshoe Tavern
06/14 – Boston, MA (US) – Brighton Music Hall
06/15 – New York, NY (US) – Mercury Lounge