Mike Doughty To Play Soul Coughing Songs On Fall Tour

Soon after Mike Doughty broke up Soul Coughing in 2000, he made the decision to leave the highly regarded band’s songs in the past, despite fans’ pleas. After writing his memoir, 2012’s The Book Of Drugs, Doughty finally reversed course and re-examined the songs he wrote as a twenty-something. The singer-songwriter launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund the release of Circles Super Bon Bon… -an album containing 13 re-worked Soul Coughing classics. In October, Doughty will embark on a tour in support of the LP.

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For his October/November jaunt, Doughty has enlisted bassist Catherine Popper and drummer Pete Wilhoit to serve as his band. The tour, which will feature sets consisting only of Soul Coughing songs, brings the era of “No Soul Coughing Songs!” at Mike’s shows to an end. “I found myself wanting to figure out who I was, where I was, and what I meant when I wrote the Soul Coughing songs. I want to find what I love in them,” said Doughty in a statement announcing the tour. The tour kicks off on October 16 in Teaneck, NJ and runs through a November 23 performance in New York City.

Here’s the full list of Mike Doughty tour dates:


16 –Teaneck, NJ –Mexicali Live
17 –Philadelphia, PA –Union Transfer
18 –Burlington, VT –Higher Ground
19 –Boston, MA –Paradise Rock Club
20 –Portland, ME –Port City Music Hall
22 –Cleveland, OH –Beachland Ballroom
23 –Detroit, MI –St. Andrew’s Hall
24 –Chicago, IL –Park West
25 –Minneapolis, MN –First Avenue
26 –St. Louis, MO –Off Broadway
27 –Milwaukee, WI –Turner Hall
29 –Boulder, CO –Boulder Theater
30 –Salt Lake City, UT –Urban Lounge


1 –Vancouver, BC –The Biltmore
2 –Seattle, WA –Neptune Theatre
3 –Portland, OR –Wonder Ballroom
5 –Santa Cruz, CA –Rio Theater
6 –San Francisco, CA –The Fillmore
8 –Los Angeles, CA –The Fonda Theatre
9 –Santa Ana, CA –The Observatory
10 –Phoenix, AZ –Crescent Ballroom
12 –Dallas, TX –Trees
13 –Austin, TX –The Belmont
14 –Houston, TX –Fitzgerald’s
15 –New Orleans, LA –Tipitina’s
16 –Tampa, FL –Crowbar
17 –Orlando, FL –The Social
19 –Nashville, TN –Mercy Lounge
20 –Atlanta, GA –Terminal West
21 –Raleigh, NC –Cat’s Cradle
22 –Washington, DC –9:30 Club
23 –New York, NY –Webster Hall