Rocker, turned spoken word artist, turned actor, turned talk show host, turned political pundit, Henry Rollins brings his 50 state capitals tour “Capitalism” to Des Moines on October 1. The tour stops at the East Village’s Wooly’s Monday night for an 8 p.m. show. The doors at Wooly’s will open at 7 p.m., and tickets for the event are $25. Tickets may be purchased at the Wooly’s box office or online through Ticketfly.
Henry Rollins has done a little of everything. Rollins fronted the hardcore punk band Black Flag and his own Rollins Band (video below), as well as others, releasing a total of 19 albums. He has toured the nation on spoken word tours and released 18 spoken word albums.
Rollins has done more than just recording, though. He has acted in more than 20 feature films, including The Chase (with Charlie Sheen), Johnny Mnemonic (with Keanu Reeves, Ice-T, and Dolph Lundgren), Heat (with Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer), Bad Boys II (with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence), and The Devil’s Tomb (with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ron Perlman). He has also acted on the small screen, including a recurring role in the second season of the very popular biker drama Sons of Anarchy, and host of The Henry Rollins Show, MTV’s 120 Minutes, and Jackass. Rollins has also hosted a number of radio shows.
In recent years, Henry Rollins has turned his attention to politics. Rollins has campaigns for different causes, like LGBT rights and World Hunger Relief, as well as touring with the USO. Rollins is currently touring all 50 state capitals, commenting on the current state of government and relaying political anecdotes from his visits to countries like Bhutan, Cuba, Haiti, Uganda, Mongolia, North Korea, Vietnam, and others.
[Sources: Wikipedia, Wooly’s event page]