Blaine L. Reininger, co-founder of the legendary post punk band, Tuxedomoon, is back on tour to promote his latest album “Ghost Festival”, a set of 14 new songs released this spring and “Wounds and Blessings”, a set of 28 new songs released last year.

These shows find Reininger in fine form, moving from keyboards to guitar for the bulk of his classic numbers, including many from his seminal 1985 album “Night Air” and a selection from his large solo discography 1984-2023, including several Tuxedomoon standbys. (Yes, he plays “No Tears”). As ever, his virtuoso violin playing is featured, on such songs as “Volo Vivace”, tracks from “Wounds and Blessings” and a collection of new extracts from his catalogue of music for film, dance, and theatre. Reininger’s voice is as it ever was, and he has achieved a maturity of expression and phrasing that has served him well.

He is joined for this tour by old friend Georgio Valentino on guitar. Georgio is  known as a solo artist and for his recent work with Crime and the City Solution.


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