Reggie Watts will tour the United States in 2012

Reggie Watts‘ live show is in a class of its own. Watts employs loop pedals to layer his own vocal backings and creates songs from scratch on the fly – peppering that whole process with a hefty dose of interjected comedy. The improvisational set lives and dies over the course of one night – once the show is over, it will never be replicated, giving a truly unique experience to fans in each city.

Watts recently produced an improvised live score of the silent film “Legend” at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco, which was recorded and made its onscreen debut at SXSW this month in Austin. You can download that for free over on his Facebook page. He’ll carry the momentum of his SXSW screening into a headlining US tour in 2012.

Reggie Watts 2012 tour dates:

4/12 – Las Vegas, NV @ UNLV “The Adult Swim Block Party”
4/20 – Denver, CO @ City Hall “High Times”
5/16 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
5/17 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
5/20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/21 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/23 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
5/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
5/26 – Austin, TX @ Scottish Rite Theater
5/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
6/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/3 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
6/4 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater

Watch Watts’ appearance last year on Conan O’Brien’s now-defunct late night show (and pour some out for O’Brien while yer at it):