MUSIC NEWS: Toadies Announce Rubberneck US Headlining Tour

Fort Worth, Texas' Toadies — Vaden Todd Lewis, Mark Reznicek (drums), Clark Vogeler (guitar/vocals), Doni Blair (bass) — are psyched to announce a major US headlining tour in support of the Rubberneck 20-Year Anniversary Reissue due out April 1st on Kirtland Records.  The nationwide trek kicks off at this year's SXSW and will have the band hitting notable venues across the US including the Troubadour in Los Angeles, First Avenue in Minneapolis and Irving Plaza in NYC.  Toadies will be bringing out special guests and close friends the Supersuckers and Battleme for the entire run.
I'm really excited to take the Supersuckers and Battleme on the road with us. I figure we have all rock bases covered. Each band brings something different to the table, but they all fit on the bill perfectly. If you come to one of these shows, YOU WILL BE ROCKED! – Clark
The Toadies have been playing together for the past two and half decades. As they reach another milestone in their career with the reissue of Rubberneck, they're excited to take it on the road and play the album that started it all from beginning to end for longtime fans.
20 years ago I would have never imagined that the album would have not only caught on, but held on for so long.  The fans that album brought us have stayed with us over the years and continue to spread the word.  I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar faces. – Vaden
Rubberneck was a platinum selling, breakthrough album for the Toadies thanks in part to the incredibly successful single "Possum Kingdom."  The album hit #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and went on to spend 49 weeks on the Billboard 200.  The band built up quite a following, touring extensively throughout the 90s, opening for a number of noteworthy artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie, Bush and The Butthole Surfers.  They also had a few headlining and co-headlining runs with likeminded bands such as the Supersuckers (who are joining them for this momentous tour) and The Reverend Horton Heat.  
In 2008, the Toadies made their Lollapalooza debut following the release of No Deliverance – their first album for Kirtland Records.  That same year the band launched the hugely successful Dia De Los Toadies – an annual roving music festival in Texas.  Now in its seventh year, "Dia" has become known for its  performances by notable (and mostly Texas) artists like Gary Clark, Jr., The Black Angels, Eisley, Secret Machines, Ben Kweller, Bowling for Soup, Riverboat Gamblers, Sarah Jaffe, Centromatic, Helmet, Mariachi El Bronx, The Sword and Black Joe Lewis.  Fall 2009 saw the band playing Austin City Limits for the first time and 2010 brought more touring after Kirtland decided to release Feeler, the follow-up to Rubberneck that had been shelved by Interscope.
Now with the 20-year anniversary reissue of Rubberneck set for release April 1st, the band is thrilled to be announcing a big US headlining tour.  The remastered record includes five bonus tracks made up of cutss from the original Rubberneck recording sessions and exclusive live material.  This will also be the first time the groundbreaking album will be available on 180 gram vinyl.  To further the celebration, the Toadies partnered with Texas based Martin House Brewing Company ( to release their very own beer aptly titled Rubberneck Red.  Again, the tour will kick off at this year's SXSW and a complete list of confirmed dates are below. 

March 12-15th    SXSW    
March 19th @ Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix AZ
March 20th @ Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
March 21st @ Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA
March 22nd @ House of Blues in Anaheim, CA
March 23rd @ Independent in San Francisco, CA
March 25th @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
March 26th @ El Corazon    in Seattle, WA
March 28th @ Park City Live in Park City, UT
March 29th @ Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO
April 9th @ Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, OK
April 10th @ The Pageant in St. Louis, MO
April 11th @ First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
April 12th @ Metro in Chicago, IL
April 13th @ Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI
April 15th @ Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY
April 16th @ Vogue in Indianapolis, IN
April 17th @ Bogart's in Cincinnati, OH
April 18th @ Magic Stick in Detroit, MI
April 19th @ Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH
April 21st @ Altar Bar in Pittsburgh, PA
April 23rd @ Royale in Boston, MA
April 24th @ Irving Plaza in New York, NY
April 25th @ Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
April 26th @ Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
April 27th @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
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