Rick Barton and son’s band Continental hitting the road

Music News | Aug 7th, 2013

Former Dropkick Murphys guitarist Rick Barton and his son’s band Continental are touring in North America and Europe starting in Buffalo, NY on August 9th. They will also play Stanhope House in NJ on August 25th and at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on August 30th. In October, they will set off for Europe, right around the time their new album All A Man Can Do via Flix Records (distributed by Cargo Records / Plastic Head) will be out.

Continental is the latest project from Barton whose resume also includes notable Boston acts The Outlets, Everybody Out!, and Dropkick Murphys. The concept for Continental began with Rick’s son Stephen Barton who, after hearing a rough solo recording of his dad playing his original composition ‘Curious Spell’ in 2009, encouraged his old man to put a band together. In Rick’s words, his style is ‘…a blend of folk, punk, and country with a heartfelt message of love, loss, pleasure, and pain.’The father and son duo then recruited drummer Tom Mazelewski, guitarist Dave DePrest and began their pilgrimage.

Continental set out on their first full U.S. tour in September of 2010 as support for the Street Dogs and Flatfoot 56 and have never looked back, touring the country multiple times on headlining tours or as support and making appearances at festivals like the Vans Warped Tour. Continental plays a unique blend of rock that draws influences from punk, country, folk, and blues,Rick Barton sings the songs of the everyman, speaking to our common experiences of love, loss, wandering, and resurrection. The songs are as true and real as any from the English punk bands of the 70’s, capturing the energy of youth, yet delivered with the wisdom of a life lived. All A Man Can Do is a re-lease of the originally 2012 released and critically acclaimed debut album. It contains a handful of European-exclusive Bonus Songs and shows that people like Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan are right when they describe Continental as „the best band in this genre since Flogging Molly”

“All A Man Can Do” will be out Sept, 30 (UK) / Oct, 4 (EU) via Flix Records including 3 Bonus Tracks.

TOUR DATES

USA / Canada

8.9 Buffalo, NY – Tralf
8.11 Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers Cafe
8.13 Knoxville, TN – The Well
8.14 Nashville, TN – Exit In
8.15 Atlanta, GA – Purgatory
8.16 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
8.17 North Charleston, SC – The Mill
8.19 Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
8.23 Philadelphia, PA – Ortliebs
8.25 Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
8.28 Roanoke, VA – Martin’s Downtown
8.29 Rockville Centre, NY – Vibe Lounge
8.30 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
8.31 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
9.5 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
9.6 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
9.7 Kingston, ON – The Mansion
9.8 Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
9.9 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
9.10 Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
9.11 Chicago, IL – The Red Line Tap
9.12 Springfield, MO – The Outland
9.13 St Louis, MO – Fubar
9.14 Pekin, IL – The High Note
9.16 Mishawaka, IN – Wander Inn

Europe

10.10. AUT – Wien @ Viper Room
11.10. SRB – Novi Sad @ CK13
13.10. BUL – Sofia @ Mixtape 5
14.10. ROM – Bucharest @ Club Fabrica
16.10. HU – Budapest @ R33
17.10. SK – Kosice @ Colloseum
18.10. AUT – Graz @ Explosiv
19.10. AUT – Vöklabruck @ OKH
20.10. GER – München @ Kranhalle
21.10. CH – Zürich @ Dynamo
23.10. CH – Lüchingen @ Secret Location (Acoustic Show)
24.10. CH – Solothurn @ Kofmehl
25.10. ITA – Bologna @ Freakout
26.10. ITA – Roma @ Traffic
28.10. ITA – Milano @ Ligera
29.10. AUT – Timmelkam – Bart (Acoustic Show)
30.10. GER – Regensburg @ Plan 9 (Acoustic Show)
31.10. GER – Aulendorf @ Irreal
01.11. GER – Schwäbisch Gmünd @ Esperanza
02.11. GER – St. Wendel @ Saarlopalooza Festival
03.11. GER – Frankfurt @ Elfer Club
04.11. GER – Isny @ Eberz
08.11. AUT – Amstetten @ Rockbar (Acoustic Show)
12.11. UK – London @ Macbeth
13.11. UK – Southampton @ Joiners
14.11. UK – Hastings @ The Tubman
15.11. UK – Norwich @ The Stanley Arms
16.11. UK – Warrington @ Friars Court
17.11. UK – Kendal @ Bootleggers
18.11. UK – Exeter @ The Cavern
19.11. UK – Kingston Upon Thames – Fighting Cocks
20.11. BEL – Antwerpen @ Trix
21.11. GER – Düssseldorf @ The Tube
22.11. GER – Berlin @ White Trash
23.11. GER – Altenburg @ Finnegans
24.11. GER – Münster @ Baracke
25.11. GER – Hamburg @ Hafenklang
26.11. GER – Bremen @ Römer
27.11. GER – Kiel @ Schaubude
28.11. DK – Kolding @Kulturlogen
30.11. SWE – Göteborg @ Showdown
01.12. DK – Copenhagen @ Underwerket
02.12. GER – Hannover @ Bei Chez Heinz
03.12. GER – Dresden @ Chemiefabrik
04.12. CZ – Prag @ Cross Club

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