Meet the Portlander Whose Monochrome Set Fandom Helped Spur the Band’s First Nationwide U.S. Tour in Decades
Michener’s “Monochrome Set Friday” posts took off so much that others, as well as the band’s manager and Facebook admin, Jane Barnes, persuaded him to fly to England for two shows in February 2018. From there, the posts—as well as impassioned requests and logistical support from other fans, including XRAY FM’s Dave Cantrell—helped inspire the band to book its first proper U.S. tour since 1982. Michener didn’t just drum up hype for the tour. He’s providing ground support, too.