Girl Talk in Playgirl, eating hot dogs, quitting job, touring

Posted July 2nd, 2007 by eric · No Comments

In news that may or may not surprise his fans, Girls Talk’s Gregg Gillis posed topless for Playgirl’s Man of the Year issue in May, wherein he discussed his free time is spent “swimming, playing basketball, lighting off fireworks, snacking it out, and bro’n down.” That is how you give good quote. I love this guy more and more every time I find out something new about him. His set at Bonnaroo was nothing short of amazing. The guy is clearly having a blast when he’s performing. He recently joined Newsweek journalist Steven Levy and Congressman Mike Doyle for some hot dogs to discuss Doyle’s public support of Gillis’ sampling. And if that weren’t enough, Gillis recently quit his job to focus on music full time. Now, that wouldn’t exactly be big news if Gillis’ job had been as a movie theater attendant, but, since he was a biomedical engineer for eight years, it’s a much bigger deal. And with his newfound freedom, Gillis is heading out on tour with Dan Deacon.

Girl Talk Live:

* w/ Dan Deacon

07/04 Morrison, CO Red Rock Pavillion

07/14 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival

07/18 Boston, MA Bank Of America Pavilion

07/27 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party

07/28 Louisville, KY Forecastle Festival

08/04 Baltimore, MD Pimlico Race Park

08/09 Indianapolis, IN Talbott Street

08/10 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon

08/24 Tulsa, OK Cains Ballroom

09/08 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

09/12 Toronto, ON Phoenix*

09/15 New York, NY Webster Hall*

09/17 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church*

09/20 Charlottesville, VA Satellite Ballroom*

09/21 Asheville, NC Orange Peel*

09/22 Atlanta, GA MJQ Concourse*

09/27 San Diego, CA Epicentre*

09/28 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex*

09/29 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore*

10/04 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre

10/05 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

10/06 Iowa City, IA The Picador

10/11 Calgary, AB The Warehouse

10/12 Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room

11/01 Houston, TX Engine Room

11/02 Dallas, TX Palladium Loft

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