DEXTER star Michael C Hall is coming to Glasgow this week as his band embarks on their first ever tour.

Lead singer Hall is best known for playing the popular blood spatter analyst/ serial killer Dexter Morgan, and returned to TV screens in the role this year in Dexter: New Blood, but when he comes to the city on Sunday his attention will be turned to Mono as he performs with Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum. 

The band, which is the project of actor and vocalist Hall, keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen and drummer Peter Yanowitz, is coming to the city as part of a series of intimate headline shows.

The trio, who released their first album Thanks for Coming earlier this year, met during the production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in 2014.

Avoiding traditional rock instrumentation for stripped-down synthesizer-and-drum attack, the group’s music is inspired by David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder’s 70s productions for Donna Summer, the new wave dance music of the 80s, and contemporary electronic dance acts like Justice.

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So, as they all get ready to fly across the pond, are the band excited to come to Glasgow?

Katz-Bohen, who’s toured and recorded with Blondie over the last decade, says: “I’ve been to Scotland a bunch, been to Glasgow a bunch, and I always love it, it’s one of my favourite places in the world to play.

“I think the audiences are just off the charts usually, so much fun, especially when it’s outside and it’s pouring rain and it’s just incredible.

“I love the vibe of the city, it’s just super chill, and great Indian food too.”

Yanowitz, who started his career playing in The Wallflowers before co-founding Morningwood, agrees: “Oh yeah Mother India come on, I love it.

“I second that, Glasgow’s incredible.

“Been there, played there and also just visited there, and it’s got the amazing Cathkin Braes, that place is totally rad.

“Beautiful people and beautiful music fans.

“I just love Scotland so can’t wait to embrace y’all.”

Although Hall has never been to Glasgow before, he said he’s “absolutely” excited to visit the city and play for a Scottish audience.

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And while here, it’s not just Indian food the group are looking forward to.

“All the food is so good, I like putting whisky on my oats in the morning, I like that custom, and vegan haggis is on the menu absolutely,” Katz-Bohen says.

Yanowitz, who said he’s a big Celtic fan, adds: “I also want to shout out to The Dirty Duchess, my friend’s pub, we’ll probably be there having a pint after the show.”

The tour will be the first time fans in Scotland will have the chance to hear the band perform live.

Nearly half the songs on the band’s debut album, released in February, were written and recorded in New York after it was locked down due to the pandemic, with the band sharing ideas and putting them together remotely.

While they didn’t consciously avoid writing a “pandemic album”, they said they naturally shifted to writing about other stuff too.

Hall says: “The pandemic was a part of the water we were swimming in so whatever we wrote musically, lyrically, was to some degree informed by all that but I don’t think we were looking to tell an explicitly explicit pandemic story or anything.

“The pandemic was weird and dire, but it’s not like the world wasn’t weird and dire before that.”

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While both Katz-Bohen and Yanowitz have toured a lot in the past, the band are feeling “all the emotions” as they get ready to tour together for the first time.

Hall says: “We’ve played maybe 20 gigs over the time we’ve been a band, all here in New York, so we’re excited to play for rooms full of strangers in fantastic places, and I think we’ve always sensed that our music may well be suited to a UK audience, so we’re going to find out.”

Katz-Bohen agrees: “I feel the same, it’s great, we’ve been playing in New York a lot and I’ve been on tour round Europe a lot and so I can’t wait to do it with this band.

“It’s going to be a whole new experience, and I think we will see people that we know in all these cities.

“That’s going to be great too, just catching up with people we haven’t seen in years due to life.”

So what does the band say fans can expect at the upcoming gig?

“Love”, “transcendence”, and “the unexpected”.

“I don’t want to pre-relegate anybody’s experience, but I think they go on a little ride, maybe a big one,” Hall says.

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Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum will be live at Mono on Sunday, December 5 at 7pm.  

Tickets can be purchased HERE.