Artificial Heart Tour

March 26th, 2012

I know, this album has already been out for around 15 years, but there’s no new one yet. So this is the official Artificial Heart tour, I just decided it.

Listen, as much fun as it was traveling with and opening for They Might Be Giants, the 30 minute set created a lot of rockus interruptus for me and the band. We’re really looking forward to getting back out there with luxurious amounts of time on stage so we can play all the songs we know. And then I will also play some songs solo that only I know, perhaps on the acoustic guitar. IT WILL BE A REAL SHOW AND WE WILL DO A GREAT JOB. You should come. (There will be some sort of opening act too, details soon I hope.)

Hey, look at all these dates! Tickets on sale now!

The Paradise – Boston, MA
Friday June 1, 8 PM

Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Saturday June 2, 8 PM

German House Theater – Rochester, NY
Tuesday June 5, 8 PM

The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Wednesday June 6, 8 PM

Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Thursday June 7, 8 PM

The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
Friday June 8, 7:30 PM

World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
Saturday June 9, 8 PM

The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
Friday June 15, 8 PM

Double Door – Chicago, IL
Saturday June 16, 9 PM

Guthrie Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Monday June 18, 7:30 PM

Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Wednesday June 20, 8 PM

The Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
Thursday June 21, 8 PM

Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
Friday June 22, 8 PM

Venue – Vancouver, BC
Saturday June 23, 7:30 PM

144 responses to “Artificial Heart Tour”

  1. kris L says:

    People need to stop complaining that he doesnt come to their major city. He hasnt been to Arkansas in years

  2. Harmony says:

    Just in case it helps I would love for you to come back to Pittsburgh and will definitely go.

  3. Mark says:

    Any chance of some Artificial European Heart? Would love to see you again in London.

  4. Neil says:

    Come to Australia! We love you!

  5. Antijen says:

    Hooray! Looking forward to seeing you in VA!

  6. Alex says:

    Dallas needs you most! I have a couch if you need to crash. Elizabeth loved the signed LP you did for her 14th birthday. Thanks!

  7. See you in Ann Arbor! Any plans for an opening act? (Paul & Storm perhaps?)

  8. Jamie says:

    Raleigh, NC would love to have you back again. And you’re right, seeing you at the TMBG show was not sufficient. Looking forward to seeing you at PAXEast though.

  9. Ray Rehberg says:

    If you’re having trouble making Chicago happen, I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER (which, as a college theatre student, is vast, I assure you) TO HELP. But seriously, I go to Northwestern University and we have concerts quite often – which means we have student groups with the resources to make them happen. If you can’t nail down Chicago, give NU a shot!

  10. Chris says:

    Another voice joining the throng calling you to Kansas City, Missouri, or at least reasonably close (Lawrence, Kansas is an option too, as is Kansas City, KS.) Please?

  11. Mark says:

    No W00tstock or San Diego visit this time?

  12. Clyde says:

    What about Los Angeles? What about Largo? What about The Bold And The Beautiful?

  13. Liam says:

    If I could, I would drive all the way to California to see you perform..

    Not enough time or money though. Sorry.

  14. Andrew says:

    I see you’re going to each end of Canada, how about the middle? Come to Winnipeg! :) Either that or postpone Toronto until August 4 or 5 when I’ll be there. 😛

  15. Jesse says:

    He’s going to be in Portland on the day my cousin is getting married… I wonder if I can swing both…

  16. Justin says:

    I love your music – and have seen you twice. . and have the money – But, I feel sort of like I’m being duped when I’m charged 50% of the ticket price in venue fees to buy online. I know this isn’t your fault. . I know it has nothing to do with you, but, I feel like buying a ticket would be like declaring how stupid I am :-/.

  17. Roz Warren says:

    We’ve got our tickets to see you in New York City and in Philadelphia. New York City will be my 30th JoCo show, which would be more impressive if I hadn’t just read in Time Magazine that there’s a guy who has seen Van Halen 400 times.

  18. Michael Weiss says:

    So excited you’re coming to Ann Arbor. So bummed it’s on a Friday night (can’t attend for religious reasons). Can my family and I invite you to join us for Shabbat lunch?

  19. Zack O'Neill says:

    Why is the Seattle show 21+? How can you expect me to buy a ticket if it’s 21+? I want to be able to hi-five your music in the face, but I can’t because of the age requirement!

  20. robgonzo says:

    Dallas Texas, Granada theater. Just sayin…

  21. Brett Glass says:

    Laramie is on I-80, the road between Minneapolis and San Francisco. (So are Salt Lake City and Lincoln, NE, by the way.) Want to play the University of Wyoming or the Wyo Theater?

  22. Karen says:

    Please, please come to Winnipeg!!

  23. Amanda says:

    Please come back to Nashville! We saw you with TMBG back in the fall and we wished you’d had more stage time too. 😀

  24. Code Monkey says:

    No Ohio vists :(

  25. Casidi says:

    Awwwwww. You always come to Madison, WI! But I don’t see it on the list this year. :[

  26. Debbie says:

    So sad you are skipping Utah. I saw you with TMBG and loved you even more than them (shhh, don’t tell them that–we don’t want to hurt their feelings) We’d love for you to come back here.

  27. Emily says:

    Awesome!! It was super cool to see you with TMBG because… I follow them, and hitherto they have been the only band I’ve gone to concerts for, so I probably wouldn’t have seen you on stage otherwise. But yeah, the short set just wasn’t enough!!! I was actually pretty sad when TMBG came on stage and you left! XD

    Only problem: Where are your VT shows? Sheesh! Or, you know, Canada is cool, but like… Montreal would be waaay closer >__>

    Hint hint, wink wink, nudge nudge….. Higher Ground would be an awesome venue. 😀

    PS. Thanks for signing my jacket and tolerating my outrageous level of fandom like a champ ^_^

  28. Chris II says:

    You should make a T-shirt that has a picture of a mechanical heart and that says “I’ve Got A New Artificial Heart” and on the back it says “It’s Not A Real Heart (x3) It Is A Real Artificial Heart!” ………….just saying!

  29. Chase says:

    Any chance of ordering somewhere that doesn’t charge $12 on top of a $28 ticket? If all $40 was going to you I would order no problem, but if there’s an alternate option, I’d prefer not supporting a company that charges $12 to deliver a *digital* ticket.

  30. Zac says:

    It’s a little depressing knowing you’ll probably never come to Australia.

  31. Dave says:

    Something in Germany would be awesome 😛 but probably won’t happen.
    Maybe next time I’m in Canada I’ll be lucky.

  32. Lily says:

    Seconding the person who said you’re neglecting the lovely Largo! Los Angeles craves your presence, oh noble overlord.

  33. sindex says:

    Aww… come back to Atlanta. Or Asheville! Or some other Southern city within acceptable driving distance of South Carolina. I’d love to experience the JoCo Big Damn Rock Show. Which should totally be the name of the next tour. Creative Commons permission. :)

  34. PropWash says:

    You should come to the variety playhouse 😀

  35. Billy says:

    Please make sure to come to or near Chicago!

  36. Michael says:

    Instead of Chicago, you should go to Bloomington, IL. You’d have an opportunity for an audience from a far wider variety of cities (it’s midway between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis).

  37. Rosa says:

    Please, please, please come to Texas. Anywhere in texas, hell even Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, louisiana somewhere around Texas. You’re the only reason I actually know who they might be giants are.

  38. Eric says:

    If the Chicago date doesn’t work out, you should change it to Tulsa! I saw you when you opened for the Giants at Cain’s back in February, and let me tell you that was an awesome opener.

    You could even come to George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Arkansas. That would be even better!

  39. Luis says:

    Come back to Florida! I will totally come to your show 😀 And if you say anything remember I am right here JoCo and I will hear EVERYTHING you say!

  40. Gabe Stover says:

    2nd-ing San Diego & 3rd-ing LA! Need to see some more JoCo! Missed the shows opening for They Might Be Giants, and would love to see another headline show. Anthology in SD again? Please?!

  41. Evan says:

    I would love to see you come back to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I was there last year when you played Want You Gone for the first time ever! I was the one who yelled “Spaaaaace!” before you played. Anyway, love the new album! Please come back to Ottawa.

  42. Marisa says:

    So you’re doing your FIRST show in Boston…I’m clearly one of the lucky ones here.As such,might I humbly request,if my luck isn’t used up,that Paul and Storm join you?Seriously,love those guys.Didn’t care who they were when I went to see your first show,saw them open,literally hurt myself laughing,and have been a P&S evangelist since.Saw the same thing happen at PAX East,this guy went to see VGO and you,and was quickly converted to Paulandstormism by the end of the night.Seeing the three of you perform together is great,they’re like the peanut butter to your chocolate.

  43. Julia says:

    I hope Pittsburgh worksout….. I’ll be there if it does!!!!

  44. vikkitikkitavi says:

    Just in case the squeaky wheel gets any grease up in this mug: LOS ANGELES! LOS ANGELES! LOS ANGELES! LOS ANGELES! LOS ANGELES!