Gruff Rhys to “seek the lost tomb of Don Juan Evans”
Super Furry solo star to "search for the grave of his extremely great uncle Don Juan Evans"
Gruff Rhys has announced his intentions to embark on a quest to find the tomb of his "extremely great" uncle Don Juan Evans.
It will be the second time the Super Furry Animals singer, solo star and Artrocker Award awardee has gone on a quest for an ancient relative, his first quest - a search for his "long lost guitar playing, poncho wearing uncle, Rene Griffiths" through South America.- was documented in the film Seperado!.
This second quest will also follow tour dates and be filmed for posterity. According to legend Don Juan Evans "left Wales and his life as a farm hand in 1792 to search for a mythical tribe of abandoned Welsh speaking Native Americans."
He was consequently a fighter of river monsters in the Mississippi and discoverer of volcanos.
The quest / tour dates are:
Royal Festival Hall with Cate Le Bon and Y Niwl **performing Hotel Shampoo in full**
Join the Investigative Concert Tour!
New Haven, CT Yale University Beineke Library
Baltimore, MD Golden West Café
Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
Cincinnati, OH CAC Black Box Theatre at Contemporary Arts Center
St. Louis, MO Contemporary Art Museum
Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr.
Columbia, MO Les Bourgeois Vineyards
Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
New Orleans, LA One-Eyed Jacks