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NEWS

Greetings from Cybertopia!

Folks,

All you True Believers. And all you Haters too. Greetings from Cybertopia! Deep in the heart of the heart of Start-up City, USA.

Couple things to announce. We're headed "over there" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYV044H5muI] for some dates. One is a "Strings In The Temple" show with the Newcastle Gateshead Symphony. Plus, a few rare duo dates – The Chuck and Stephie Show. Oh boy! We've learned to limit the duo shows for health reasons.

Confirmed dates include The UK, Spain, Italy, and Montenegro. Yes, Montenegro, people! Where a prediction of Nostradamus has come to pass: CP (yours truly) and Dan "Big Daddy" Stuart, on the same bill, playing separately, in Eastern Europa. Who saw that coming?

Granted, that's a hell of a commute for our friends in Pittsburgh. And anyway, I'm sure half of you are saving your lunch money to see the Replacements now that they're back together [again]. That's cool, cause even though it's not Soul Asylum, it justifably qualifies as a pretty big deal.

But wait, we've also got Mission Express full band dates in the Great Northwest and Colorado. As always, the dates are guaranteed fresh and available at CP Inc. where you can always find up to the minute details. You've probably noticed by now we don't put a bunch of distracting links into the newsletter. Oh no. We do this for a couple reasons: 1) because we know you're so smart you can find the details on your own and 2) well, we're kind of lazy. And we don't really understand HTML. Even the most basic stuff (so cherish that link to Yankee Doodle Dandy above).

Anyway, if you can make it, it'd be cool to see you. Come visit us at the merch table. Buy something. And be sure to ask us for free advice. Like how to get into law school. Stuff like that. Talk to Stephanie. She'll tell you. Remember, we're here for you. Like, as we travel the world, people always ask, "Say, Chuck, what are the rents like in SF? I hear it's pretty grim out there." And I'm like, "Yep." Oh, yeah, there's a lot more where that came from.

That's about it. Gotta run. Gotta get busy. Gonna start working out. Stop eating so much butter. Lay off the $13.00 San Francisco sandwiches. Get fit. Maybe even wear a tank top. On stage!

Oh, and one more more thing: new record coming soon. I can tell you this, there are a lot of little stories on this record. And they add up to one big chronicle. And though I had originally considered it as leaning toward the dystopian, now I'm thinking maybe that's not the angle; the future might just save us. But we have to get there first. This new record is a bit of a departure. It delivers a level of the grandiosity absent last time around; Temple was a stripped down affair, as you well recall. Now we've got strings and horns and prog guitars that border on straight up arena rock. Hang in there folks. As John Murry declared after a first listen, "It brings a tear to the eye and blood to the johnson."

Look out Cleveland!

Always,

-CP

OVER THERE:

July 18th - Summertyne Americana Festival with the Summertyne Strings at the Sage Gateshead - (European string exclusive show)

July 20th - Portsmouth - duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch

July 24tt - San Sebastian - Jazzaldia Festival http://www.heinekenjazzaldia.com/en/ duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch

July 26th - Kotor, Montenegro - Searock Festival

US DATES:

August 1st - Louisville CO Louisville Street Faire

August 2nd - Denver CO Soiled Dove Temple Beautiful with Strings

August 3rd - Salt Lake City UT Garrick's Concerts

August 6th -Seattle WA Two Union Square

August 6th -Bellingham WA Green Frog Cafe Acoustic Tavern

August 7th -Portland OR White Eagle

August 8th - Bainbridge WA The Treehouse Cafe

August 9th - Seattle WA Slim's Last Chance

August 31st - Nicasio CA Rancho Nicasio BBQ with Tender Mercies

October 3rd - San Francisco CA Make Out Room

October 4th - San Francisco CA Make Out Room

Deep in thought in Spain

New shows "OVER THERE"

OVER THERE:

July 18th - Summertyne Americana Festival with the Summertyne Strings at the Sage Gateshead - (European string exclusive show)

July 20th - Portsmouth - (acoustic duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch)

July 24 - San Sebastian - Jazzaldia Festivalhttp://www.heinekenjazzaldia.com/en/ (acoustic duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch)

July 26 - Kotor, Montenegro - Searock Festival

TOO LONG

Attention guys (and the gals who love their significant others enough to come along),

We've got some shows to announce. A few Mission Ex band shows (Twangfest!). And more strings shows too. Yes, people! Stephanie "12 years a slave to the highway" Finch is back in the orchestra pit on Celeste and she couldn't be happier about it.

We've also been in the studio lately. Just recorded a bunch of songs that can best be described as go-to-the-head-of-the-class kind of stuff. So, there's that.

But I for one am looking forward to getting back in the van. It's been a long time.

Too long. In fact I've been resisting the urge to walk up to random bands after their show and ask 'em if I could coil their cables. [Which reminds me, someone was nice enough to pass along this instructional video produced by the London School of Sound on how to coil cables. WARNING: You may be unhappy to learn you've been doing it wrong all this time http://www.wimp.com/coilcables/ ]

Speaking of doing things wrong, while you're waiting for that video to buffer, why not pause a moment and think about how much I've done for you and how little you've done for me. Got it? Hold that thought. Now I know some of you have been meaning to head over to the merch store to pick up a Panic in the Temple replacement Tshirt for the one you've worn out and maybe satisfy your vinyl fetish by picking up that El Depravo 7 Inch you've been hearing about. Of course, once there, who knows what else will catch your fancy. We've even got some cassettes on BURGER RECORDS (150 copies ONLY). That's right, I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS NOW BECAUSE BURGER RECORDS WAS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Check it: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/arts/music/burger-records-develops-bands-and-more.html?_r=0%20...

We just ask that you be respectful of your fellow shoppers; no cutting in line or jostling others. There's enough for everyone.

CP merch store: http://www.theconnextion.com/chuckprophet/chuckprophet_index.cfm?ArtistID=174

I know I went on and on about this before but stay tuned. It's true, the Temple Beautiful e-book is coming down the pike. In fact, it's all coming down the pike, baby. It might take 200 years, but it's coming. Wake me up when it gets here!

It honestly is. But this e-book world is unchartered territory for us and the Yep Roc folks. There's code and authoring software and 'assets' and things like that. The kind of things that can't even be printed in the "CP-no HTML-having" newsletter. But, soon thanks to modern advancements in medicine you'll be able to digitally dig into the anatomy of the Temple Beautiful LP. It's like a digital sock drawer of lyric scribbles, marginalia, ephemera, unused verses, alternate song's, placeholder titles, digressions, production notes, players' home addresses and SS #'s, silly OCD scribbles and all the general nonsensical musings you could ever want. It'll be worth the wait.

Okay, that's enough,

-CP

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GIGSVILLE: "6 billion people in the world and you want to be among

those who will never seen The Mission Express live?"

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Show details: http://chuckprophet.com/gigs/

June 6 - Davey's Uptown Kansas city (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 7 – St Louis – Twangfest – Off Broadway (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 8 – Chicago– City Winery (TB with Strings)

June 9 – Ann Arbor – The Ark (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 11 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater (TB with Strings)

June 12 – NYC – Bowery Ballroom (TB with Strings)

June 13 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Club (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe (Rock and roll show with the Mission Express)

June 27 – Santa Monica – McCabe's (TB with Strings)

June 28 – Santa Barbara – Lobero Theatre (TB with Strings)

June 29 - The Palms in Winters CA (TB with Strings)

OVER THERE:

July 18th - Summertyne Americana Festival with the Summertyne Strings at the Sage Gateshead - (European string exclusive show)

July 20th - Portsmouth - (acoustic duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch)

July 24 - San Sebastian - Jazzaldia Festival http://www.heinekenjazzaldia.com/en/ (acoustic duo show sharing songs and stories with Stephie Finch)

July 26 - Kotor, Montenegro - Searock Festival

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Sat Jul 26 Searock Festival
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Mon Jul 28 Strade Blu Festival
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