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/Passenger @ Gerstles – 8/5

I know it isn’t the type of place you’re used to visiting to catch a show, but on August 5th, /PASSENGER (aka Mike Rosenberg) is going to be at Gerstles and is worth checking out.  Although only hitting a total of 10 cities, /PASSENGER is starting at the Living Room in NYC, and hitting Louisville a few days later.

Theses guys have already played SXSW, have toured with Kate Nash, Seth Lakeman and The Hold Steady, and have drawn comparisons to Ben Harper, Cat Stevens, Dave Matthews, David Gray, Damien Rice, Joseph Arthur, Simon & Garfunkel and Dido with, as they say on their site “an extraordinary mixture of acoustic folk in the storytelling tradition, and an epic-yet-intimate, electronica-influenced modernity, suffused with pain, sadness and precocious wisdom, yet completely free of defeatist miserablism”, Rosenberg has caught the attention of several major labels, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see

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and

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 on a re-released full length soon.

For a video & the full tour,

Video – “Night Vision Binoculars” (live at Terminal 5)

/PASSENGER North American Tour
07.31.08 – New York, NY (Living Room)
08.01.08 – Philadelphia, PA (World’s Cafe)
08.03.08 – Annapolis, MD (Rams Head)
08.04.08 – Nashville, TN (TBD)
08.05.08 – Louisville, KY (Gerstles)
08.07.08 – Minneapolis, MN (The Hollow)
08.09.08 – Denver, CO (Meadowlark)
08.11.08 – Los Angeles, CA (Hotel Cafe)
08.12.08 – San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)
08.13.08 – San Francisco, CA (Swedish American)

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