Sage Francis 2016 Events (TWENTY Scotland shows added – Fringe Festival)

I’m only accepting select shows in 2016 as my main focus is on the record label, my cats, and recording new material. My shows tend to pop up sporadically, so please sign up for the newsletter on the homepage of StrangeFamous.com so you don’t miss any future announcements. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

May 21 – San Antonio, TX @ 502 BAR – tickets

June 27 – Grenoble, France @ La Bobine – BILLETS

July 2nd – Germany @ Fusion Festival (SOLD OUT)

August in Edinburgh, Scotland for FRINGE FESTIVAL (w/ B. Dolan):
Aug 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27.
TICKET LINKS
Facebook Event Page (with description)

Aug 29th – Manchester @ Deaf Institute (Spoken Word)
Aug 30th – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club, the Games Room (Spoken Word)
Sept 1st – London @ The Forge (Spoken Word)
Sept 2nd – London Live Show @ Bush Hall (MUSIC PERFORMANCE)
Sept 3rd – Brighton @ Together the People Festival– Soapbox Stage (Spoken Word)

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The newest album is 2014’s Copper Gone album, but we’re still celebrating the 10 year anniversary of A HEALTHY DISTRUST. I’m currently working on a couple secret projects, but you can catch up on all things Uncle Sage at this link in the meantime.
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New Year, New Gear!

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We (Strange Famous Records) have a slew of new items fresh for 2016, including the first-ever SCARF! This scarf is by far the fanciest item in my wardrobe. Besides my sweater vest of course. They go quite well together. I’m not going to sell the sweater vest. It’s mine. I wore it during the holidays and my nephew asked me if I was rich. “Yes,” I said. #SweaterVestRich Besides the scarves, we have new hoodies, winter hats, FlexFit caps, patches, and…heck: Check out the whole selection here. “SxGE / A HEALTHY DISTRUST” ZIP HOODIE with PATCH “MAKE ‘EM PURR” WINTER HATS …

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“Reflections from Hell” prt 1

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I just returned home my Going Through Hell Tour, which followed last year’s Copper Gone Tour (163 shows in all.) When I decided to tour again after “retiring” from tour, it was balls to the wall or none at all. But now it’s done. And I’m back to my cave with the ghost of hibernation past breathing its sexy winter breath on the nape of my stiff neck. Ugh…you vixen winter temptress. Nevermind that. The tour shirts are officially discontinued, but the remaining bunch are available in men  & women sizes HERE. Wanna know what I did for my birthday to …

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Fancy Fran and the South African Fam (2015)

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As I embark upon the last leg of what has turned into an eighteen month tour, I realize I’ve only shared scraps of what I’ve experienced this past year. During the big moments I feel inspired to share each story in total detail, but by the time I settle down I’m either too exhausted or busy to type it all out. I suppose that’s why I’m a songwriter instead of a blogger. My songs are not linear play-by-play accounts of what I experience on any given day. Often they’re composite sketches of experiences I’ve had some time to reflect upon …

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Copper Gone 1 Year Anniversary + NEW VIDEO!

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“ID Thieves” is the newest video off of my Copper Gone album. SFR’s Aupheus took close to a year animating this bad boy, and it shows: https://youtu.be/ixu5vmfoDRs Today is the one year anniversary of Copper Gone! To help us celebrate, Strange Famous Records is offering 30% off all CG-related items. Use the code “CG1YR” at checkout: https://sfrstore.myshopify.com/collections/copper-gone If you’ve already supported by purchasing the album, some gear, or a show ticket, I’d like to force an ice cream scooper through my chest and offer each of you a heart dollop. The fact that Copper Gone hit Billboard’s Top 200 the …

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Crumby Art

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This portrait was made entirely with bread crumbs. The person who made it calls herself Pedalstrike. Her work is amazing. You can read her explanation in regard to this Uncle Sage portrait here. Part of that writeup reminded me of a poem I included in my Personal Journals booklet by Bill MacMillan called “The World’s Worst Rapper.” I’ll leave this here and wish Pedalstrike the very best in all future endeavors: the world’s worst rapper is a devotee of the old school understands the importance of knowing your roots is the neighborhood historian hip hop he has memorized the soundtracks …

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Are You Adult Enough to Use a Flag as a Cape?

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Apparently, capes were too soon for Madonna. I’ve been rocking this SFR flag as a cape for over 10 years though. LIKE A CAPE PRO. No accidents, no injuries, no diseases, nothing. It just provides the super human strength needed to keep my indie grind going. Oh, and they’re finally available to the public HERE: www.tinyurl.com/SFRflagcape My SFR flag is probably the most requested item at shows. Some people offer to pay for it, but usually they’re just like, “Gimme that cape, man. PLEEEEEAAAASE!” Well, I couldn’t sell it or give it away as only one was made. And it’s for me. However, after …

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East Coast Tour: Sage Francis x Ceschi x Metermaids THIS MARCH

Although I’m kicking off 2015 with a west coast tour, it was important bring it all back home for a few dates with the east coast homies, Ceschi and Metermaids this MARCH: 3/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (All Ages) TICKETS 3/13 Providence, RI @ The Met (All Ages) TICKETS 3/14 Boston, MA @ Great Scott (21+) TICKETS 3/15 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place (All Ages) TICKETS Get tickets ASAP because these shows are poised to sell out. This is not only my homecoming from the Copper Gone World Tour, but the Metermaids have just dropped a new album, …

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“The Place She Feared Most” LYRIC VIDEO

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Thanks to the wonderful work of morgans brother, here is the new lyric video for The Place She Feared Most from my Copper Gone album: www.tinyurl.com/PlaceSheFearedMost By this point I hoped to post a full account of everything that happened in the past 6 months during the Copper Gone World Tour, but that’s going to have to wait for another time. For now I just want to thank to everyone who joined me on my road to recover. The agents, promoters, journalist, tour mates, and the fans who came out to help make this one of the most successful tours …

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RIP Ikey Owens

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The world lost an incredible talent and a genuinely good person today. Point blank. He was also the most badass keyboardist I’ve ever seen perform live. To see Ikey Owens do his thing as part of my own set for 30+ shows on the Li(f)e Tour was a true privilege. Powerful, inspiring, electric…awesome. It was on that tour when I lost my dad actually, and the whole band was not only understanding of my situation but very comforting. As a shit-twist of coincidence would have it, we are very close to the 4 year anniversary of Eyedea’s sudden passing. It’s …

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