Punk Rock Icon Henry Rollins Brings His ‘Travel Slideshow’ to Starland Ballroom on January 17


Photo via Henry Rollins/Facebook


Band frontman. Storyteller. Actor. Author. Radio host. The list goes on.

Both gritty and cerebral, Henry Rollins has explored a myriad of artistic mediums since he joined the seminal punk band Black Flag in 1981.

Rollins takes his Travel Slideshow to the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on Wednesday, January 17. “I’ll be showing you photographs I’ve taken from all over the world and giving you the story behind them,” Rollins said. “I’m very excited and I can’t wait to get back out on the road.”

Henry Rollins performing in Black Flag in the early 1980s. (Photo via reddit/GroovinWithAPict)

Rollins has traveled to Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran, among other parts of the world. In 2014, he received the Ray Bradbury Creativity Award, which recognized his “lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism, as well as his intense passion for the importance of maintaining books and libraries.”

Rollins in the 2016 film “The Last Heist” (Screenshot via youtube)

Don’t expect the show to be a casual pass through the artist’s travels. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.”

Henry Rollins Travel Slideshow performs at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on Wednesday, January 17. Door open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and information are available here.