Toadies Announce New Album: ‘Heretics’ Out September 18th
8th Annual Dia De Los Toadies Festival in Ft. Worth, TX Sept. 11th & 12th
Toadies On Tour in July and August!
June 29th – Ft. Worth, TX: Toadies will release their next album Heretics on September 18th via Kirtland Records. The album is a bit of a departure for the band, although still retaining that Toadies vibe, featuring deconstructed and acoustically re-arranged fan favorites, two brand new songs, a surprising cover, and a previously unreleased track. The idea to re-work some material acoustically was born at the 2008 Dia De Los Toadies Festival, frontman Vaden Lewis recalls: “We kept the crowd a little smaller, and kept the vibe more chill.” The panicked Toadies fan might ask, ‘Chill, in what sense? How do the songs change?’ Lewis says they evolved not only to be played on acoustic guitars, but with different instrumentation. And it was good. “It’s been great,” Lewis says, “because our fans have been hands-down very accepting of whatever bizarre twist we’ve taken.” Heretics is the follow up to the band’s last studio album, 2012’s PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC as well as their platinum-selling Rubberneck which saw a 20th anniversary re-release last year. The band will launch Heretics at their Dia De Los Toadies festival in September and follow with a headline tour in November. They will also be hitting the road next month as part of the Summerland Tour.
- In The Belly Of A Whale (New)
3. Beside You
4. Queen Of Scars (New)
5. Rattler’s Revival
6. Heart Of Glass (Blondie Cover)
7. Possum Kingdom
8. The Appeal
11. Jigsaw Girl
- Send You To Heaven
Click here for a preview of Heretics
Toadies will be putting on their annual music festival Dia De Los Toadies September 11th and 12th on the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. For the third year in a row, Dia is returning to Toadies hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. The festival is celebrating its eighth year and keeping the tradition alive with local Texas talent as well as national acts hand-picked by the band.
Dia de los Toadies kicks off the first night on September 11th with an almost-acoustic performance by the Toadies at The Shack on Panther Island Pavilion with Dallas’s own Sarah Jaffe playing a rare solo acoustic opening set. The night will be extra special as it’s the release party for Heretics. Festival goers purchasing a Friday ticket or weekend pass will receive a signed copy of Heretics at Dia – a week before the street date!
The second day of Dia De Los Toadies will take place across two stages on September 12th. This year’s line-up includes Burden Brothers, Local H, Holy Moly, Buck Pets, Sealion, Son of Stan, and Gollay. Dia de los Toadies promises the best beer (Including their own limited batch of Toadies Bockslider Beer brewed by Martin House), finest of food trucks, and a hell of a rock show curated by the Toadies themselves.
Prior to the festival, Toadies will be hitting the road for the Summerland tour with Everclear, Fuel and American Hi-Fi. The tour kicked off June 11th in Fort Meyers, FL and wraps up in Riverside, CA on August 16th. Tickets for all upcoming shows are available at www.thetoadies.com.
Tickets for Dia De Los Toadies are on sale through Prekindle. For information on tickets, lodging and more visit www.diadelostoadies.com and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (@DiaDeLosToadies) for more announcements.
Toadies Tour Dates:
7/9/15 Arlington Heights, IL HOME Bar (Chicago)
7/10/15 Woodhaven, MI Uncle Sam Jam – Civic Center Park
7/11/15 Ft Wayne, IN Three Rivers Festival @ Headwaters Park
7/12/15 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
7/15/15 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
7/16/15 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center
7/17/15 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
7/18/15 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
7/19/15 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
7/21/15 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
7/22/15 Nashville, TN Exit/In
7/23/15 St Louis, MO The Bootleg
7/24/15 Kansas City, MO KRBZ’s Annual Radio Show Beach
7/25/15 Pocola, OK Choctaw Event Center
7/28/15 Bismark, ND Bismark Event Center
7/29/15 Bemidji, MN Sanford Center
7/30/15 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
7/31/15 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Fair
8/1/15 Denver, CO Denver County Fair
8/4/15 Garden City, ID Revolution Center
8/5/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne
8/7/15 Reno, NV Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
8/8/15 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
8/9/15 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
8/13/15 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia Live
8/14/15 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
8/15/15 Fresno, CA Blackbeard’s Family Entertainment
8/16/15 Riverside, CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium
9/11 & 12 Ft. Worth, TX Dia De Los Toadies – Panther Island Pavilion
I grew up in a household full of rock music, studied journalism in college, and then became a scientist.Although my science career has served me well, music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up reading "Creem" magazine; I play several musical instruments as a "hobby";and it seems a camera has always been in my hand. Now, I am combining what I love the most--music and photography--serving as editor of Rock At Night. My motto: life is short...no regrets. Chyrisse
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