Henry Rollins Brings Spoken Word Tour to RIT, Feb. 7

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He’s been described as “a steroid-malfunctioned jock—all thick neck, flat head and forceful talk” and a “Gen-X Renaissance Man.”

He’s been lauded for his hilarious stories, stemming from everyday life and the trials that come from those encounters.

He enjoys extreme weightlifting.

Henry Rollins brings his spoken word tour to Rochester Institute of Technology on Feb. 7. His show begins at 8 p.m. in Clark Gymnasium. Tickets—$15 for the public—are available at the candy counter and game room in the Student Alumni Union. Call 475-2239 to order with a credit card.

The tour follows the recent release of his latest spoken-word album, Nights Behind the Tree Line, recorded in the studio in September 2003. For each copy sold of Nights Behind the Tree Line, $1 will be donated to Hollygrove Children’s Services in Los Angeles.

Rollins is the singer/actor/author type of Renaissance man. Formerly the front man for 1980s punk band Black Flag (which he was invited to join after jumping on stage during one of their shows and grabbing a microphone) he now fronts Rollins Band.

He has produced eight albums, started his own record label and is also a published author. His acting career includes roles in movies such as The Chase, Johnny Mnemonic, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, Jackass: The Movie and Bad Boys II.

For more information on Rollins, visit his Web site at www.21361.com. For more information about the show, contact the RIT College Activities Board at 475-2509.