Posted by: Necci – Oct 16, 2012
Henry Rollins has been a true rock n' roll renaissance man for over three decades now. Making his name starting in 1981 with a five-year stint singing for hardcore pioneers Black Flag, he went on to lead legendary alternative rockers Rollins Band for over two decades. By the late 80s, he was expanding his creative efforts into many other areas--writing, acting, and most importantly, spoken word. Rollins has been doing spoken word tours since the early 80s, taking stages in venues that mainly present loud rock music armed with nothing more than a microphone and his own passionate speech. At first, he only did this when his bands were taking a break, but today it's his main focus, in which Rollins travels the world and shares his opinions with attentive audiences, often for upwards of three hours per night.
Now, with the United States presidential election right around the corner, Rollins has hit the road with his Capitalism tour. Unlike many of his previous tours, this one has an overtly political theme, as Rollins attempts to get his audiences thinking about aspects of the political process that they may not usually consider, but nonetheless have direct bearing on their lives. The final stop of the tour will take place on the eve of Election Day in Washington DC, but Henry's making a lot of stops around the US on his way to our nation's capital, and he'll be bringing his fiery words to the stage at RVA's own The National on Sunday, October 21.
WHAT: Henry Rollins' Capitalism Tour In RVA!
WHERE: The National, 708 E. Broad St.
WHEN: Sunday October 21, Doors open at 7 PM
ADMISSION: $25 Reserved Orchestra 1/$22.50 Reserved Orchestra 2/$20 Reserved Balcony. Advance tickets available HERE.
Best of all, you just might have the opportunity to see this show for free! We're giving away two tickets to see Henry Rollins bring his Capitalism tour to The National on Sunday, and you can enter using the handy-dandy widget below. You've got until this Friday at 5 PM to enter, but don't wait--do it now!
Rollins put together an introductory video for his Capitalism tour which not only explains the true meaning of the tour's title, but also gives you a brief preview of his worldview and the type of issues he's going to be talking about from the stage. Check it out below, and we'll see you at the National on Sunday.
By Andrew Necci