Many bands, especially the bigger sort, avoid performing in Arizona. They will drive all the way from Austin to Los Angeles on I-10, sometimes overnighting here, without bothering to play. And when they do perform here, it's often an either-or, with either Phoenix or Tucson getting left out. Surprisingly, though, The Fall will be playing both locations on their American tour. So that means I will get to see Mark E. Smith on my birthday!