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 www.diadelostoadies.com 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.