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July 12, 2007
Lucky you: Henry Rollins tix on sale

Henry-Rollins.jpgOK all you Henry Rollins fans - this Friday the 13th is gonna be a lucky one for you. That's cos that is when - at 10 a.m. specifically - tickets for the iconic artist's Nov. 4 date at the Crest Theatre will go on sale.

Rollins, of course, used to be in the legendary punk band Black Flag and also has fronted his own Rollins Band. He's a prolific writer and poet and hosts "The Henry Rollins Show," a smart, funny and provocative mix of talk and guests that covers everything from politics and current events to movies and music. You can find that at 8 p.m. Friday nights on the Independent Film Channel.

His Crest show, btw, is part of Rollins' upcoming "Provoked Spoken Word Tour."

I've interviewed Rollins a couple of times and I have to admit that the first time, I felt plenty intimidated - I mean, come on - he was in Black Flag! He's also super-political and outspoken. You just don't want to trip up and say something stupid when you're talking to him, right?

Actually, wrong. Rollins, as it turns out, is a super-nice and polite guy. Which is not to say you don't want to be up on your current events and all when you talk to him - but, either way, his mama apparently brought him up right.

For example, Rollins once called in for an interview on his cell phone - he was on tour and phoning from the middle of nowhere. The connection was bad but he was game - which is more than I can say for a lot of celebs who get frustrated with bad cell connections and act like I'm in evil cahoots with their wireless carrier. (Hello, Lily Allen!). After we eventually got cut off for good, Rollins actually sent me a follow-up e-mail, apologizing for the technical difficulties and with the offer to answer any more questions via e-mail.

Like I said, nice guy that Rollins.

Anyway, the 411 on tickets: Like I said, they officially go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through the Crest box office (at 1013 K St.; call (916) 442-7378 for more info.). Or, get them via

But, if you are a super-savvy fan, you might just want to head on over to that Web site, uh, now. Because maybe we've heard something about an Internet-only presale that's going on at this very second.

Which means that maybe today is actually your lucky day.

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