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Garage rock gets a makeover in Asaf Avidan's 'Jail That Sets You Free'

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Asaf Avidan may not be a household name in the U.S., but in Europe and his native Israel he’s a full-blown rock star. In fact, the first album by his old band, Asaf Avidan & the Mojos, is the top-selling independently released album in Israeli history.

Maybe America will get on his wave after he releases his sophomore solo album, Gold Shadow, on Feb. 3. Its latest single, “The Jail That Sets You Free,” boasts a clever combination of bluesy garage rock, poppy New Wave synths, and a chorus that’s infectious enough to cause an epidemic. Avidan launches his American tour Feb. 1.

Tour Dates

Feb. 1 in Washington, DC at the 930 Club

Feb.  2 in Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer

Feb. 4 in New York, NY at Irving Plaza

Feb. 5 in Boston, MA at the Paradise Rock Club

Feb. 7 in Montreal, Canada at Metropolis

Feb. 9 in Toronto, Canada at The Opera House

Feb. 11 in Chicago, IL at Thalia Hall

Feb. 13 in Seattle, WA at The Crocodile

Feb. 15 in Vancouver, Canada at 15th The Imperial

Feb. 18 in San Francisco, CA at Bimbo’s 365 Club

Feb. 19 in San Francisco, CA at Bimbo’s 365 Club

Feb. 22 in Los Angeles, CA at the Mayan Theatre