18 thoughts on “‘Free’ trade with Colombian trade unionist-killing regime

  1. Rovics is doing a Europe tour starting in April 2013 and looking for folks to organise gigs (if you didn’t know already). He wrote:
    I’m getting started now with organizing my spring 2013 tour of Europe! I’m looking forward to it already… With the help of those of you receiving this email who might be willing to organize a show in your area, the tour will be a success! As most of you probably know by now, my whole method of tour-organizing revolves around depending entirely on friends, fans and comrades to organize all of my shows. It’s the only way I’ve found that really works, plus I like it that way – if there ever aren’t enough people out there who want to take the time to organize a show then that will be the sign that I should start looking for another job…
    The tour plan is flexible depending on any events that might be happening that I should try to be at (such as big protests that might be happening which I’d like to sing at and otherwise attend), but my basic plan is to do a 2-month tour starting in continental Europe from April 20th through May 20th, and then to tour in Great Britain from May 21st until June 14th or so, and then to spend the last week or so in Ireland, where the G8 summit will be happening on June 18th and 19th.
    I’ll start with organizing the tour around protests that are happening (such as those that will undoubtedly be going on outside the G8 summit) and paying gigs – those most cherished “anchor gigs” that pay a guarantee of $500 or something along those lines in euros, pounds, kroner, etc. Hopefully after a month or two I’ll have a basic tour plan worked out, based on gigs like that, and then I’ll start filling the tour in with gigs that don’t involve a guarantee.
    I’d love to hear from anyone with any ideas, especially people who might be willing to organize a show, or folks involved with organizing G8 or other protest events of one kind or another. If the tour is coming together especially well I will probably be joined on stage by a very talented Venezuelan singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who will back me up and do opening sets for me…!
    OK, hope to hear from folks and hope to see you on the road and in the streets in 2013!


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