Henry Rollins brings spoken-word show to Ponte Vedra Beach

Spoken-word performer Henry Rollins will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 State RoadA1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach.


The show was originally scheduled for Oct. 9, 2016, but was rescheduled for Saturday.

In describing Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence.

“Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivationalspeaker … his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.”

Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ.”

TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man,” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, thatword would undoubtedly be workaholic.

When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ,voice-over artist and TV show host.

Rollins has toured the world as a spoken-word artist, as front-man for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitarytraveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, NorthKorea, South Sudan and Iran.

He’s well known for his popular spoken word performances, or “talking shows” as he calls them. These shows are aseamless mix of political commentary and personal anecdote, full of humor, outrage, pop culture and a healthy dose ofskepticism.

Rollins currently hosts a weekly radio show on L.A.’s renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, in addition to writing weekly columnsfor the L.A. Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. In 2013, after previously anchoring shows for IFC and NationalGeographic, Rollins joined the History Channel’s H2 network as host of the TV show 10 Things You Don’t Know About. In2014, he received the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the arts, his passion for social activism and his intense passion for books and libraries.

Tickets for the show are $43 for the first 11 rows and $33 for remaining rows.

Tickets for the original Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 date will be honored at this Saturday’s show. For those who cannot attend,refunds are available at the point of purchase.

For information, go to pvconcerthall.com.