Being a 17" vinyl box set by Georgio 'the Dove' Valentino.
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Since his solo debut in Detroit in 2007, independent American singer Georgio 'the Dove' Valentino has produced six DIY records and dozens of pamphlets of essays and free verse. He has performed hundreds of live shows across four continents and has collaborated with post-punk pioneers Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon), Mick Harvey (the Birthday Party/PJ Harvey), David McClymont (Orange Juice) and Vic Godard (Subway Sect).
Now based in Luxembourg after a lengthy sojourn in Brussels, Dove draws a line under the decade-long project with the release of a final, semi-autobiographical 17" vinyl box set and one last trans-Atlantic tour. The Future Lasts a Long Time sings the joys and dangers of a life lived in Pop—a theme encapsulated in this couplet from Dove's loose translation of P. Ciampi's "Sobborghi"
Everything I know I learned from records
Indeed, the album is built on an intertextual scaffolding of citations and samples drawn from the worlds of music, literature and cinema. They’re all framed by new readings of Dove's very first composition "The Stranger" and his very last "Satyros Ironykos." True to form, the tracks were recorded around the world—in Melbourne, in Athens, in Luxembourg and in Los Angeles—with an army of international collaborators.
Thurs 16 November | La Cave à Rock | Toulouse FR
Fri 17 November | Château H | Saint-Julia FR
Sat 18 November | Le Chaînon Manquant | Aignan FR
Thurs 23 November | The Old Hairdresser's | Glasgow GB
Sat 25 November | Betsey Trotwood | London GB
Sun 26 November | De Audio Plant | Antwerp BE
Thurs 30 November | Kinky Star | Ghent BE
Fri 1 December | Caf&diskaire | Lille FR
Sat 2 December | Teddy Boy | Athens GR
Wed 6 December | Santa Pauli | Hamburg DE
Fri 8 December | A38 | Budapest HU
Thurs 14 December | Nighthawks | Jacksonville FL
Sat 16 December | The Falcon | Orlando FL