Apparently concerts, albums, documentaries, writing songs with Mick Jagger, VMA honors and writing books aren’t enough to keep the indefatigable Dave Grohl busy: Now he’s doing a book tour.
Later this month and next, Grohl will undertake an extremely limited run of intimate evenings that’ll see (and hear) him bring his first book to life: “The Storyteller –Tales of Life and Music,” which is described as “a collection of memories of a life lived loud,” is out October 5 via Dey Street Books and Simon & Schuster.
Tickets for the tour on sale now.
The book ranges from his formative years on the DC punk rock scene through the decades of music that followed — all of which Grohl will discuss, along with “some special surprises,” according to the announcement — in four select cities.
Doors for all shows will open at 6:30pm. Grohl will be on stage at 8:00pm.
Tickets for the events are limited to 2 per transaction. Each ticket purchased includes a copy of “The Storyteller – Tales of Life and Music.” Partners in each city include: Waterstones, The Strand, Politics & Prose, Book Soup, and Barnes & Noble.
“There is a common thread that runs throughout everything that I do: storytelling,” Grohl said. “Whether in song, documentary film or on the page, I have always felt compelled to share moments from my life. This inclination is a huge part of what excites me creatively but also as a human being.”
In May, Grohl penned a heartfelt essay for the Atlantic titled “The Day the Live Concert Returns,” which served as a love letter to live music. At the same time, Grohl ended his longstanding social media dormancy and created the Instagram account, @davestruestories. The page features bite-sized stories written by Grohl, ranging from the time David Bowie told him to “fuck off” to the time he jammed with Prince.
September 27 – London – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/London
October 5 – New York City – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/NYC
October 7 – Washington, DC – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/WDC
October 12 – Los Angeles – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/LA12
October 13 – Los Angeles – https://DaveGrohl.lnk.to/LA13