In the next 2 weeks I will be touring talking about my forthcoming book Being in Time – A Post Political Manifesto. I will also play concerts in between,
Our first date is a NYC a panel discussion at Theatre 80 this Sunday, April 30. Seemingly some unsavory characters aren’t happy about the intellectual gathering that includes Stanley Cohen, Prof Norton Mezvinsky, Michael Lesher and myself. Jewish ethnic campaigner Bill Weinberg together with ultra Zionist Times Of Israel’s writer Simon Hardy Butler have been harassing and intimidating the Theatre for two weeks. Weinberg has now promised to bring the Antifa to the streets of NY. Considering the Antifa’s reputation we may be heading towards a street battle on Sunday, certainly not my intention when setting an open panel discussion.
30-Apr Sun NYC5PM @Theater 80, 80 St. Marks PlaceNew York, NY 10003 https://theatre80.wordpress.com/
2-May Tue Madison, Gilad Atzmon debate challenge! 6.30pmMemorial Union 800 Langdon St, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 RSVP https://www.facebook.com/events/407225126320097/
3-May Wed Chicago, IL , 7pm, Gilad Atzmon talk and book-signing ,Al-Nahda center http://www.gilad.co.uk/live-dates/
4-May Thu Ann Arbor, MI 6.30 pm, Gilad Atzmon talk and book-signing @ AADL, Downtown Branch Conference Room “A”, Fourth Floor, 343 S. Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 http://www.gilad.co.uk/live-dates/
5-May Fri Denver, CO Event TBA
6-May Sat Irvine, private event… contact Gilad for details in case you want to attend.
7-May Sun LA, private event
8-May Mon LA, 7pm, Gilad Atzmon talk and book-signing The Hungarian Cultural Alliance , 1827 S Hope St, 90015 Los Angeles, California http://www.gilad.co.uk/live-dates/
9-May Tue LA, CA private event
10-May Wed Portland, OR Lucky Lab Brewpub (Hawthorne St. location, Portland) Gilad Atzmon talk and book-signing 6:30-ish pm to 10 pm.
11-May Thu Saratoga, CA Talk event 3:30pm Enjoy food and drinks. $10 cover suggested RSVP: 707-953-0226 ,
Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist, and writer.
Atzmon’s album Exile was BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. Playing over 100 dates a year, he has been called “surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” His albums, of which he has recorded nine to date, often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes. He has described himself as a “devoted political artist.” He supports the Palestinian right of return and the one-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
His criticisms of Zionism, Jewish identity, and Judaism, as well as his controversial views on The Holocaust and Jewish history, have led to allegations of antisemitism from both Zionists and anti-Zionists. A profile in The Guardian in 2009 which described Atzmon as “one of London’s finest saxophonists” stated: “It is Atzmon’s blunt anti-Zionism rather than the music that has given him an international profile, particularly in the Arab world, where his essays are widely read.”