The Tossers have released their new album Emerald City today and embark on a tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. They are 20 years old already? The band also released a music video for the title track “Emerald City.” Watch the video below.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band, THE TOSSERS have released their most anthem laden, introspective, personal and raucous album to date titled, The Emerald City. Watch the “Emerald City” music video here and join vocalist Tony Duggins on his journey through the streets of Chicago as he sings about the low and downtrodden, family, friends, loss, love, hate and Chicago Irish heritage.
The bands’ urban influenced, punk infused, Irish folk inspired street music accentuated with authentic, traditional Irish instrumentation- tin whistle, accordion, violin and mandolin has culminated in the album of their career. The specters of Chicago and Ireland loom over “The Emerald City”.
Produced and recorded by Andy Gerber at Million Yen Studios in Chicago, The Emerald City has fourteen tracks, twelve originals and two traditional Irish classics. The album is a patriotic homage to the USA, the bands’ Irish heritage and the South Side of Chicago. The Emerald City delivers ballads; foot stomping, glass raising, riotous anthems; tales of family, revenge and society. It is a musical rollercoaster fueled by passion, perseverance and sheer brilliance.
THE TOSSERS will begin their east coast tour starting today, March 5th in Itacha, New York and will sing and dance their way through The Emerald City, making stops in Cambridge, New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee and more.
3/05- Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
3/06- Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (upstairs)
3/07- Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
3/08- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
3/09- Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
3/10- Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/11- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/12- Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
3/13- Rochester, NY @ The Club
3/14- Erie, PA @ The Crooked I
3/15- Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
3/16- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
3/17- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom