Commemorating Joe Hill: David Rovics’ Upcoming Tour


The great socialist troubadour Joe Hill, a Swedish immigrant to the United States who was shot dead by a firing squad exactly 100 years ago for a murder which everyone knew he hadn’t committed, will be commemorated in various ways this year. The contemporary radical left singer David Rovics will be touring Europe playing a large number of gigs, including several in Joe Hill’s native country, where the man whose last telegram to his comrades read ‘Don’t mourn – Organize!’ is still revered by progressives of every stamp. David’s tour also takes in Denmark, Germany and Britain. See his website for full details . If you don’t know David Rovics’ work, you can also download albums from the site for whatever you can afford (but remember David has to eat too).