Roky Erickson to play Royale

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Rocky Erickson will close out his ongoing tour next month in Boston. The veteran rocker from Texas will play Boston’s Royale on Saturday, November 13. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $23.

Erickson is touring in support of his new album, True Love Cast Out All Evil. Released earlier this year, it marks Erickson’s first new album in fourteen years. Produced by Will Sheff and featuring his band Okkervil River backing Erickson, the record is comprised largely of unreleased songs that Erickson wrote throughout his decades-long career.

“I feel truly lucky that I got to produce this record,” Sheff said in a press release. “When we started out, I was given sixty unreleased songs to choose from… Because we started with so many songs to choose from, the quality of the material we ended up with was exhilarating.  This is not a cynical comeback record, a lukewarm update on an established legacy – these are the best songs Roky has ever written, unreleased due to decades plagued by the kind of personal tragedies that would destroy someone less resilient. This record has been the most challenging and rewarding, thing I’ve ever worked on, and we in Okkervil River were deeply honored to show up decades later and help Roky carry these wonderful songs over the finish line.”

Erickson has suffered from various mental illnesses for decades and was profiled in the 2005 documentary “You’re Gonna Miss Me”.

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