NEWS: Toadies Announce Heretics Tour - SPIN Track Premiere: Belly of a Whale

August 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

August 26th - Ft. Worth, TX: To support their forthcoming album (Heretics, out September 18th via Kirtland Records), Toadies will be hitting the road in September, kicking off with the 8th annual Dia De Los Toadies Festival in Ft. Worth and an October run of historic Texas Dance Halls including Gruene Hall, Luckenbach and Schroeder.


Toadies drummer Mark Reznicek on playing these particular places: "Being from Texas, and influenced and inspired by all things Texan, we wanted to go back to the roots of Texas Music. The more laid back feel of our music on Heretics suits the vibe of these old wooden-floored dancehalls. It seems like a perfect fit"


In November, the band will hit the road across N. America to play select venues including City Wineryand Hotel Cafe to showcase the 'chilled out' vibe of Heretics, an album of stripped down, deconstructed Toadies fan favorites along with a few new songs. Classic tracks Possum Kingdom,Tyler, and Backslider and more are reworked with new instrumentation and arrangements alongside new songs Belly of a Whale and Queen of Scars. The album also has a cover of Blondie's Heart of Glass, slowed down and gives the song an all together different feel.


Click here to see Vaden Lewis and Mark Reznicek talk about the stripped down gigs.

SPIN has premiered Belly of a Whale. Listen here


Dia De Los Toadies takes place 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 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.


Tickets for Dia De Los Toadies are on sale through Prekindle. For information on tickets, lodging and more visit and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter (@DiaDeLosToadies) for more announcements.


Toadies Tour Dates: 

Dia De Los Toadies:

Sept. 11 & 12 - Ft. Worth, TX - Dia De Los Toadies at Panther Island Pavilion

Texas Dance Hall Dates:

Oct. 21 - Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe

Oct. 22 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall (Semi-Seated)

Oct. 23 - Fredericksburg, TX - Luckenbach Dancehall

Oct 24 - Goliad, TX - Schroeder Dance Hall

Heretics Headline Dates:

Nov. 6 - Nashville, TN - City Winery

Nov. 7 - Chattanooga, TN - Revelry Room

Nov. 8 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 

Nov. 9 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere

Nov. 10 - New York, NY - City Winery

Nov. 11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Nov. 12 - Asbury Park, NJ - Wonder Bar

Nov. 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Ardmore

Nov. 14 - Cleveland OH, Music Box

Nov. 15 - Chicago, IL - Double Door

Nov. 17 - Denver, CO - Soiled Dove

Nov. 19 - San Francisco, CA - Great Merican Music Hall

Nov. 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café (2 shows)

Nov. 21 - San Juan Cap., CA - Coach House

Nov. 22 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom

More to be announced.


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