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I Am Damo Suzuki biography to be published by Omnibus Press

Can singer announces new biography co-written by Paul Woods

A biography of Damo Suzuki is set to be published on 28 March. Co-written by Suzuki and Paul Woods, I Am Damo Suzuki tells the story of the Japanese musician who left home for Europe as a teen, eventually settling in Cologne where he would meet the members of Can and become their lead singer. The publication is complemented by interviews with family, friends and collaborators, and spans six decades.

“The main point of this whole book is my philosophy and dreams,” explains Suzuki. “My time here is becoming less and less. In a way I am strong. I survived major surgery, I’ve lived as a young adult in a foreign country (where) many times I wasn’t supported by any kind of institution, but I survived. I have found the strongest way to seek truth now.”

Co-author Paul Woods previously wrote The Curious Life And Work Of Scott Walker. Suzuki will be in conversation at London's Rough Trade East (25 March) and Rough Trade branches in Bristol (26) and Nottingham (28). He'll also be performing at London The Lexington (17 March), Birmingham The Hare & Hounds (19), Oxford Jericho (21), London St Mary’s Music Hall (23), London The Windmill (24), Dewsbury The Socialist Club (29), and Preston The Continental (30). Finally, he'll be in Wales on 5 April at The Laugharne Weekend.

I Am Damo Suzuki is published by Omnibus Press. Pre-order available now.