I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because if I start writing a bunch I’m sure to start quoting This Is Spinal Tap, and nobody wants that.
Spinal Tap, or rather the actors that play the characters in the film, will be hitting the road this year without their Tap costumes. The group is gong to to be heading out for 30 dates playing songs from both Spinal Tap and the highly underrated A Mighty Wind.
There, that’s all the info you need. If it seems like I’m lagging on gratuitous amounts of effort today, it’s because today is Spencer’s birthday and we ate way too much Indian food. Twas’ way worth the pain.
Spinal Tap announced at a press conference yesterday that they will be going on tour later this spring â€“- but not as Spinal Tap. Confused? Let me explain. The core Tap trio of actor-comedians, Christopher Guest (aka “Nigel Tufnell”), Michael McKean (“David St. Hubbins”), and Harry Shearer (“Derek Smalls”), are hitting the road for a 30-date “Unwigged & Unplugged” tour, which starts on April 17 in Vancouver, B.C., and ends in Milwaukee on May 31. And they will be playing songs from both 1984′s This Is Spinal Tap and 2003′s A Mighty Wind, in which the three played aging folkies The Folksmen. BUT they will be leaving their Tap outfits â€“- and, in Shearer’s case, the foil-wrapped vegetables -behind and perform as themselves. The Tap are also set to release a new CD on May 25. I can’t confirm at the moment as to whether they will try to â€œmilk it for a few more years in Europe.â€
“I mean how much more black can it be?” “Well the answer is… none. None more black.”