Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan’s “Psychedelic Secession”

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Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan, the brains and brawn behind the world famous Firehouse Kustom Rockart print shop have packed up their bags and are heading out for another grand tour of Europe. Their month long adventure will begin in Italy, where they’ll kick off the tour at Mondo Bizarro starting tomorrow, June 2nd, 2010. Chuck recently told Hi-Fructose that “our Europe 2010 Tour is called “Psychedelic Secession,” and is aimed at connecting to poster movements of the Decadent Period and Belle Epoque in Europe, folding that connection into the Psychedelic Period of San Francisco in the 1960’s, and moving ahead at the forefront of the present modern global silkscreen poster movement.”

Following two fully booked weeks in Italy the duo heads to Switzerland for a few days, then travels up to the UK for a show at the Croft, a five-day live screen printing demo at the Glastonbury Music Fest, and another show at the Nottinghiill Arts Club. Chuck and Ron will wrap their trip with a final show in Paris, and make it back stateside just in time for Flatstock 25. View the full tour itinerary as well as some of the prints they’re bringing with them below.

Italy

June 2-3 – Rome – Mondo Bizzarro, via Reggio Emilia, 32 – Opening: 7pm

June 4 – La Spezia – Club Shake, via Valdilocchi, 9 – with LIARS & Malleus – Opening: 7pm

June 5 – Genoa – Taxi Driver – Opening 7 pm.

June 6 – Pisa – Keith Café

June 7-8 – Pisa -Leningrad Café, Argini e Margini di Arno – Opening: 7pm

June 9 – Milan – Magnolia, Circonvallazione Idroscalo, 41, Segrate – Independent Music Festival with Ufomammut – Opening: 7pm

June 10 – Florence – Cuculia, via dei Serragli, 3r e 1r – with Alessandro Ansani, THE LIARS & “Eighties Colours” (book release) – Opening: 6:30 pm

June 11 – Florence – Black Candy – Opening: 7pm

June 12 – Milano – Alcatraz, via Valtellina, 25 – Firehouse poster for Bad Religion & Peawees – Opening: 7pm

July 4 – August 26  – Ancona – Mole Vanvitelliana, Sala Kliss

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Switzerland

June 16 – Lausanne – Les Docks, avenue de Sévelin, 34 – with music by Disc-a-Brac – Vernissage: 6:30pm

June 17 – Geneva – Usine, place des Volontaires, 4 – Vernissage: 7pm

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UK with Jacknife

June 19 – Bristol – The Croft, 117-119 Stokes Croft – 1 pm until late

June 23-27 – Glastonbury Music Festival – all day every day

June 29  – London – Nottinghill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate – “Firewater Club” with live music: “The Invasion of…” – Opening 7 pm – 2 am

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France

July 1 – August 1 – Paris – Sesame, 51 Quai de Valmy – Vernissage: Thursday, July 1, 2010 – 7 pm

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Back home in Time for San Francisco Flatstock 25, Saturday, July 10, 2010 – 11 am

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