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News Roundup: Kurt Cobain, New York Dolls, X

Cobain doc About a Son to arrive on DVD, and the Dolls and X both tour.

Just in case you missed it on the silver screen, About a Son, director AJ Schnack’s innovative, moving documentary featuring previously unheard interviews with Kurt Cobain compiled by journalist and Cobain biographer Michael Azerrad, will be released to DVD Feb. 19 via Shout Factory. Oh, and just a reminder, the soundtrack kicks ass, too! [Via Punknews.org]

New York Dolls, the uncrowned kings of lipstick caked glam, which many a board walker caught live this past summer at Coney Island’s Siren Fest, will hit the road this winter/spring on a 20-date nationwide tour. Leather heels and glitter-dusted make-up optional.

New York Dolls tour dates:

2/12, Baltimore, MD (Ram’s Head Live)
2/14, Philadelphia, PA (The New Alhambra)
2/15, Asbury Park, NJ (The Stone Pony)
2/16, Boston, MA (Paradise)
2/18, Toronto, ON (The Phoenix Theater)
2/19, Buffalo, NY (The Tralf)
2/20, Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)
2/22, Detroit, MI (Majestic Theatre)
2/23, Chicago, IL (Double Door)
2/24, Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Cafe)
2/26, Englewood, CO (Gothic Theatre)
2/28, Boise, ID (Big Easy Concert House)
2/29, Portland, OR (Berbati’s Plan)
3/1, Vancouver, BC (The Plaza)
3/2, Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
3/5, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
3/7, Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
3/8, Las Vegas, NV (Jillian’s/Neonopolis)
3/9, Anaheim, CA (House of Blues)
3/10, Solana Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern)

In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the band’s birth, Exene Cervenka, flagrant Dylan lover John Doe, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake, collectively known as the SoCal-bred punk O.G.’s X, will hit the road on the 13-31 Tour, a 12-date outing kicking off at none other than SXSW. Um, guys, quick question — no east coast dates? Seriously? Check out the full itinerary at Pitchfork.

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