Gig Spotlight – Tim Heidecker @ The Mill – 19th March

Photo Credit: Nick Weidner

Looking to do something this weekend that isnt St Patricks Day? Looking to do something alongside St Patricks Day? Well it just so happens that Acclaimed American comedian, writer and musician Tim Heidecker will be stopping over at the Mill, for an unmissable night of stand up comedy and music. Whether your in Digbeth enjoyiong one too many Guiness’s, or at home battling the sunday scaries, grab a ticket and get yourselves over to Tim’s show.

Following on from that mammoth USA summer tour that saw him perform his much-loved, multi-faceted
show across more than 30 dates, delighting audiences with his vibrant, hilarious and profound storytelling
and captivating musicianship, Heidecker is now brings this experience to the UK, with stops in
London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Brighton, Bristol and Glasgow, as
well as Dublin, Oslo and Sweden.

The upcoming UK tour and the release of the Live In Boulder album mark another chapter in a busy and
fruitful period for Heidecker, who also released the new album ‘High School’ in June 2022, also on
Spacebomb Records. Produced by Heidecker, Drew Erickson, Eric D. Johnson and Mac DeMarco, ‘High School’
sees Heidecker emerging as an increasingly playful and poignant story teller, infusing childhood tales with
new gravity.

After initial and fruitful sessions with Jonathan Rado, Heidecker started recording tunes with DeMarco and
Erickson, who had also worked on 2020’s collaboration with Weyes Blood, Fear of Death. At DeMarco’s
studio, they added drum machines and synths and sidewinding solos to Heidecker’s big strummed chords.
Johnson (Bonny Light Horseman, Fruit Bats) helped Heidecker finesse the tunes even more, making the music
as rich as the feelings. Kurt Vile contributed to one song, as well. Through all those sessions, it slowly became
clear: Heidecker was writing not only about the adventures and misadventures of life as a Pennsylvania teen
in the early ’90s, but also how it felt to lose a juvenile sense of mystery and possibility as an adult. He was
writing about high school — and, really, the way it helped shape everything else.

Heidecker’s “An Evening with Tim Heidecker” stand up special has prompted publications like Vulture to dub
him “the poet laureate of delusional assholes.” Truly, the “Tim Heidecker” of stand-up comedy is the epitome
of a “‘truth-telling’ comic with none of the Jonatalent, but all of the narcissism and aggression” (Vulture).

The second half of the show features Heidecker, the songwriter, musician and performer. This is Tim
Heidecker without the quotes around his name, a representation of a talented and prolific songwriter who
never eschews his natural inclination towards humor, but where there’s always something deeper and more
real for listeners to sink their teeth into. Heidecker (guitar, vocals) and the Very Good Band, Vic Berger (keys),
Josh Adams (drums), Eliana Athayde (bass, vocals) and Catfish Connor (lead guitar, pedal steel), will play
songs from the entire Tim Heidecker catalogue.

Tour Dates:

16th March – The Brudenell, Leeds
17th March – New Century, Manchester
19th March – The Mill, Birmingham
20th March – Riverside, Newcastle
21st March – The Leadmill, Sheffield
23rd March – Chalk, Brighton
24th March – Hackney Earth, London (sold out)
26th March – Trinity, Bristol
27th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
28th March – The Garage, Glasgow
30th March – Vicar Street, Dublin
1st April – Parkteatret, Oslo
2nd April – Debaser Strand, Stockholm
3rd April – Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen
5th April – Boom Chicago, Amsterdam

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