Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Announce New Live Album “¡Blow it…at Madison’s Quinceañera”

Music News | Apr 9th, 2024

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Announce New Live Album "¡Blow it…at Madison's Quinceañera"
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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are at it again with crashing parties, this time Madison’s Quinceañera. Might as well make a live album out of it, which will be out June 14th via Fat Wreck Chords. You can hear them cover “Dancing Queen” now on streaming platforms. They are touring soon as well so I’m sure they will be playing some new songs as well.

In collaboration with 91X in San Diego, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes launched a search for a family willing to host the ultimate punk rock cover band at their event, and Madison’s family won! You can pre-order album here.

Nobody attending had ever heard of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes before, and nobody knew what to expect. Spike recalled:

“It was really tense for me going out to no applause—and to people actually walking away when we were playing. A Quinceañera is a very celebrated and important event, not just in a young girl’s life, but in the whole family’s. Mom and Dad were great, but it took the uncles a little while to warm up to me and our off-color jokes, though I think eventually they got it. Our process is to cast the line out and bring people to the point of—and beyond—outward expressions of displeasure like booing, and then hopefully reel them back in by the end of the set.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – ¡Blow it…at Madison’s Quinceañera Track-listing:

1. Changes
2. Love Will Keep Us Together
3. Dancing Queen
4. I Could Fall in Love
5. Estos Celos
6. La Ultima Muñeca
7. Happy Birthday
8. Por Tu Maldito Amor
9. Good 4 U
10. Queen of Hearts
11. Camino de Guanajuato
12. Before the Next Teardrop Falls
13. De Niña a Mujer

Tour Dates with the Defiant and Ultrabomb:
12 Apr 2024 in Chicago, IL, US @ House of Blues Chicago
13 Apr 2024 in Indianapolis, IN, US @ Old National Centre
14 Apr 2024 in Pittsburgh, PA, US @ Roxian Theatre
16 Apr 2024 in Cleveland, OH, US @ House of Blues – Cleveland
17 Apr 2024 in Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
19 Apr 2024 in Toronto, ON, Canada @ History
20 Apr 2024 in Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
21 Apr 2024 in South Burlington, VT, US @ Higher Ground Ballroom
23 Apr 2024 in Portland, ME, US @ State Theatre
24 Apr 2024 in Boston, MA, US @ Big Night Live
26 Apr 2024 in Philadelphia, PA, US @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
27 Apr 2024 in Asbury Park, NJ, US @ Asbury Lanes
28 Apr 2024 in New York (NYC), NY, US @ Irving Plaza Powered
30 Apr 2024 in Silver Spring, MD, US @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
2 May 2024 in Atlanta, GA, US @ Center Stage Theater
3 May 2024 in St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater – Backyard Stage
4 May 2024 in Orlando, FL, US @ House of Blues Orlando
5 May 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, FL, US @ Revolution Live
23 Jun 2024 in Zürich, Switzerland @ Saal, Dynamo
26 Jun 2024 in Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof Wiesbaden
28 Jun 2024 in Vienna, Austria @ Arena Wien
30 Jun 2024 in Ysselsteyn, NL @ Jera On Air
2 Jul 2024 in Paris, France @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge
4 Jul 2024 in Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus


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