Beginning late August, Wreckless Eric and wife Amy Rigby will tour the U.S. in promotion of their new album on Stiff Records.
Wreckless Eric is done traveling the whole wide world to find his girl and this time she's traveling with him.
Eric Goulden first met Amy Rigby, an equally prolific songwriter, while she was touring Britain. One night she covered Eric's smash single, only to have him come on stage and join her. Dare I say biopic in the making? She's Not In Tahiti, She's From Pittsburgh: The Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby Story.
The collaborative record will end a 28 year beef between Mr. Wreckless and Stiff Records.
Wreckless Eric on re-uniting with Stiff Records:
I got tired of people asking if I was bitter about how things went. It's a long time ago now — in the words of an old Stiff slogan: He's Not The Same, We're Not The Same.
A married rock star who squashes a grudge? I think it's time for a name change for Eric Goulden… perhaps “Well-Adjusted” Eric?
Luckily the music has not changed much. “Here Comes My Ship” retains that signature Stiff sound.
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby will be out “late summer” on Stiff Records.
The Whole Wide Tour
28 East End Portland, Oregon
30 Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington
04 Multicultural Arts Center Merced, California
05 Thee Parkside San Francisco, California
09 Knuckleheads Kansas City, Missouri
10 Off Broadway St. Louis, Missouri
11 Hi Tone Memphis, Tennessee
12 Allgood Cafe Dallas, Texas
13 Emo’s Austin, Texas
15 Saturn Bar New Orleans, Louisiana
16 The Nick Birmingham, Alabama
17 Star Bar Atlanta, Georgia
18 Grimey’s Music Nashville, Tennessee
19 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
23 Thunderbird Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
25 Jammin Java Vienna, Virginia
26 North Star Bar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
27 Southpaw Brooklyn, New York
30 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, Ohio
07 University of Western Ontario London, Ontario
09 Cafe Nine New Haven, Connecticut
12 TT the Bears Cambridge, Massachusetts