For about three or four years in the early ’70s, Lavender Country performed as many as 15 or so shows a year. “We played at Seattle Gay Pride a couple of times, San Francisco Gay Pride in 1974, and Portland, Tacoma, Evergreen College, Olympia and various community colleges and professional associations and gay events,” singer/songwriter Patrick Haggerty told Wondering Sound contributor Barry Walters in an interview this year. “We weren’t making any money.”
Here’s hoping that could soon change. Haggerty, whose recently reissued 1973 Lavender Country has been called the first country album by an openly gay artist, is heading back on the road. According to Pitchfork, this brief run of U.S. tour dates represents represents Lavender Country’s first tour in 40 years, and more dates are on the way.
Lavender Country tour dates:
11/21 St. Louis, MO – Billiken Club
11/22 Grinnell, IA – Grinnell College
11/23 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/24 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
11/28 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern