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Dan Stuart

Dan Stuart aka Marlowe Billings returns to the UK featuring songs from across his solo and Green on Red catalogue and a very brief reading from his third and latest novel Marlowe’s Revenge along with stories of his time with Green on Red.  Green on Red will be releasing the first volume of their back catalogue in the Winter of 2024 of which Dan will be performing some of the hits and deep cuts from.

Dan’s latest novel sees him returning to Tucson, Arizona in the ’90s to get clean and save a failing marriage. Staving off demons with countless rounds of golf, he stumbles into his hometown’s crime-ridden underbelly, where old friends and a brewing cartel war threaten his sobriety, his sanity, and his life.

Dan Stuart is a musician and author who was the leader of Green on Red, a band associated with both LA’s Paisley Underground of the 1980’s and the beginnng of the so-called Americana movement. His “false memoir” The Deliverance of Marlowe Billings was published in 2014 to critical acclaim which was followed up with The Unfortunate Demise of Marlowe Billings in 2018. All three of his books all have albums by the same name with the last getting Americana album of the Month in UNCUT Magazine, Dan has released over 15 albums between Green on Red and his solo years.  

“Marlowe’s Revenge is sun-bleached desert noir at its finest. Violent, funny, weird, and 100% original. Count me a huge fan.” —Tod Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author of Gangsterland

“I want to thank the El Tiradito shrine that Marlowe Billings rides again. Dan Stuart was in one of my favorite bands, Green on Red, and now has created Marlowe Billings my favorite golf loving, ex-junkie, trouble-collecting miscreant. With Marlowe’s Revenge, Dan Stuart proves once again he keeps getting better and better.” —Willy Vlautin, award-winning author of The Motel Life and songwriter for The Delines and Richmond Fontaine 

“With his latest literary effort, former Green on Red frontman Dan Stuart offers a pulp meditation of bad men doing bad things, the hopeless and hapless that surround them, and the cascading nature of addiction and regret. Marlowe’s Revenge is part murder mystery, part faded love story, part redemption tale (without much redemption). Beautiful, twisted, and real – this is high desert poetry about low people. As a memoirist and noirist, Stuart continues to be a goddamn revelation.” —Bob Mehr, New York Times bestselling author of Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

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He’s lived these songs, that’s for sure and that experience of dark times and darker roads bleeds through his performance