New York Dolls frontman David Johansen will play stealth shows at New York’s City Winery on December 29 and 30. Johansen is expected to offer selections from his work with the New York Dolls, Buster Poindexter and Harry Smith, as well as his solo work. This incarnation of the David Johansen Band features Johansen on vocals, Brian Koonin on guitar and piano, Denny McDermitt on drums, Mark Vanderpoel on bass and Michael Aarons on guitar.
“I’ve been wanting to sing a bunch of songs that I don’t normally get the opportunity to sing in a loud and fast Dolls show,” Johansen said. “As much as I love that, I also like to explore the more soulful side of singing, with some really great musicians, I’ll be singing songs from throughout my career and maybe some songs that have inspired me in a mellow and intimate setting. It’s gonna be very musical and beautiful.”