Henry Rollins, the outspoken, culturally important, and politically charged spoken-word artist, musician and actor has announced a 2010 tour that includes a stop in Billings on May 19 at the Babcock Theatre.
The Los Angeles based artist gained notoriety as the frontman for the California punk rock band Black Flag. Rollins fronted the band from 1981 until its breakup in 1986. During that time, Rollins also toured as a solo and spoken word artist, and following the band’s breakup focused on his solo endeavors.
He’s recorded several albums with the Rollins Band, is an author of books, poetry, and magazine columns, acted in several movies, and appeared on radio and television programs including a stint as an MTV VJ.
The Rollins Band’s records have been described as uncompromising, intense, cathartic fusions of hard rock, funk, post-punk noise, and jazz experimentalism. Rollins lyrics are filled with biting self-examinations and accusations. On his spoken word albums, Rollins is remarkably more relaxed and comedic, his spoken word showcasing his self-deprecating sense of humor.
Tickets are $25 available at Ernie November, Rimrock Mall, 800-514-ETIX and at 1111presents.com.