The other day I posted some news about the Ska is Dead tour, but below is the official press release. Check it out after the jump:
Ska is Dead is back from the grave and ready to devour the Eastern half of the U.S.A. Since 2004, The Ska is Dead Tour has been North America’s premier ska festival / tour proving that ska and all of its derivatives are very much alive. Previous incarnations of the tour have crossed North America three times, and the Atlantic once, to tour the U.K.. Ska is Dead I, II, and III have featured the biggest names in the genre, selling thousands of tickets in some of North America’s best venues. The first leg of Ska Is Dead IV toured the western half of the U.S. earlier this year playing to packed venues from Denver to Hollywood. The upcoming tour is no exception and is quickly shaping to be the strongest lineup to date.
Ska is Dead IV includes North America’s longest running ska band, The Toasters, West Coast skacore legends Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Chicago purveyors of Jamaican Soul, Deal’s Gone Bad on all dates. Midwest, third-wave pioneers Mustard Plug will play select dates November 4 thru 8 and 12 thru 21. Boston and New Jersey will be all day festivals which include The Pilfers on both dates. As always, various other noteworthy bands will be added to individual shows including The Johnstones, The Independents, Taj Motel Trio, The Pinstripes, We Are the Union, Hub City Stompers, and Fatter Than Albert to list a few.
Ska Is Dead IV Tour Routing:
11/4/2009 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/5/2009 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s / Pirate’s Cove
11/6/2009 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11/7/2009 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
11/8/2009 St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
11/9/2009 Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
11/10/2009 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
11/11/2009 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
11/12/2009 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
11/13/2009 Philadelphia, PA @ The 941 Theater
11/14/2009 Foxboro, MA @ Showcase Live!
11/15/2009 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/16/2009 Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/17/2009 W. Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
11/18/2009 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/19/2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
11/20/2009 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
11/21/2009 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade