I was dining at the local Pita shack ("the", as in probably the only one in Atlanta), when my friend looks up, and queries, "Is That Steven Seagal?"
Hoping to see the Jewish Bruce Lee making his way down Ponce, I turn around, and see this picture:
Holy Shonen Knife! Is this for real?! Yes, yes, it is. I give you Steven Seagal and Thunderbox.
Apparently, He of The Clever 3 Word Action Movie Titles fancies himself quite the axe wielder. Reading Variety Playhouse's bio of the show yields some entertaining lines like "Watch those hands - they are capable of many surprises." And How!
If you are looking for some entertaining reading material, check out his entire Wikipedia entry. He may be one of the oddest people in Hollywood, and that's hard to do.
The thing that blows my mind is that they are actually charghing $20 for this concert, all while keeping a straight face. I am not saying I wouldn't pay money to see Steven Seagal front a band with a name that sounds like it could be the title of a Native American porno, but not $20. Maybe $10, but not if there's a service charge.
I know what you're thinking - "Eric, where can I, the reader, see this man with magic hands?"
Well, here's his tour (yes, I said a whole tour) schedule:
Sat 06/10/06 Mission, TX Pepe's On The River
Sun 06/11/06 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Wed 06/14/06 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
Thu 06/15/06 Nashville, TN Exit / In
Fri 06/16/06 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino
Sat 06/17/06 Belleville, ON Empire Theatre
Sun 06/18/06 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Tue 06/20/06 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
Wed 06/21/06 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
Thu 06/22/06 Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theatre
Fri 06/23/06 Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
Sat 06/24/06 New York, NY TBA
Sun 06/25/06 New York, NY B.B. King's Blues Club
Tue 06/27/06 Alexandria, VA The Birchmere
Get your tickets while they last!
Thanks to Pollstar for the dates. I felt so wrong typing Steven Seagal into your search box, which usually provides such bountiful and enriching information. Please, forgive me.