Matt Mays & El Torpedo announce U.S. dates

Music News | Sep 15th, 2008

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New York, NY, September 15 Matt Mays & El Torpedo drop down to the States for seven shows beginning Wednesday, October 1 in Boston at The Middle East. The band is touring in support of its critically-acclaimed second album Terminal Romance which hits stores September 30, the day before the tour kicks off.

MATT MAYS & EL TORPEDO U.S. tour dates

Wed. Oct. 1 Middle East Boston, MA

Thu. Oct. 2 Jammin’ Java Vienna, VA

Fri. Oct. 3 Piano’s Bar New York, NY

Tue. Oct. 7 The M Room Philadelphia, PA

Thu. Oct. 9 Club Cafe Pittsburgh, PA

Fri. Oct. 10 Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL

Sat. Oct. 11 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

Terminal Romance, the follow up to 2005 s breakthrough self-titled debut was recorded in England with producer Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy) and mixed in Vancouver with Mike Fraser (AC/DC) with a few sessions home in Halifax thrown in along the way. The album s first single Tall Trees is already Top 20 at Canadian Rock Radio.

The album is a huge leap forward, both in terms of Mays song writing and the band s musical chops. Creating a cohesive whole from diverse influencesthe Who-like bombast of Building a Boat, the retro eighties vibes of Digital Eyes, the Crazy Horse chug-a-lug of Tall Trees, the punk snarl of Rock Ranger Record and the epic E-Street band workout of the title track and that s just the first half. Influences aside, it s all MM&ET and it s all good.

MM&ET consists of Matt Mays (guitar, vocals), Jay Smith (guitar, vocals), Andy Patil (bass, vocals), and Tim Jim Baker (drums). Since forming in 2003 to perform shows in support of May s self-titled JUNO nominated debut, the band has toured Canada countless times as well as performed numerous dates in the US and the UK.

Matt Mays & El Torpedo will announce further touring for 2008 and beyond