The Toasters gear up for a 30th Anniversary Tour

Music News | By on Dec 3rd, 2010

Thirty years ago a bunch of upstarts ignited a spark on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A spark that fired the imagination of the American music scene, causing a global conflagration. That music was Ska and the band was THE TOASTERS. The 2-Tone sound re-created in their own image by this unruly group of ruffians synthesized the classic 70’s British sound with east side Punk and rock and is now regarded as being the precursor to the Third Wave of Ska. The embers of the legacy bequeathed by The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat and Madness were rekindled and the Toasters hit the road. Hard.

Five-thousand some gigs later the sparks are still flying and the band is ready to pick up the cudgels once again for their 2011 30th Anniversary tour. Some of the faces may be different but, of course, the song remains the same. The distinctive Toasters sound has recently been hallmarked as one of CBGB’s 20 core bands (Clear Channel Radio) and nothing could make the band prouder than being ranked up there with personal heroes The Ramones.

To mark the occasion of the grand 30th, there will be a special brew Toasters 30th IPA flowing from the vats of SKA BREWING COMPANY in Boulder, Colorado. Following this up with a shot of Jaegermeister they will be ready to roll the Bandwagon across the USA from coast to coast

There has been much acclaim from Billboard, the New York Times, Alternative Press, MTV and many others but the band is more interested in playing for the fans. To that end the group has undertaken missions across the globe, playing from Siberia to Istanbul and back, laying down the tracks for others to follow. According to lead singer Bucket, nothing can eclipse the vibes of a sweaty packed-out club with the audience in your face and the bit between the teeth.

It’s important not to forget where you came from. Lots of bands do that but not the Toasters!
The Toasters 30th Anniversary Tour Routing (Leg 1)

1/15/2011 Kingston, NY @ The Basement
1/16/2011 Brooklyn, NY @ The Knitting Factory
1/17/2011 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
1/18/2011 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café
1/19/2011 Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother Backstage
1/20/2011 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club
1/21/2011 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
1/22/2011 Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts
1/23/2011 Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
1/24/2011 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
1/25/2011 El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
1/26/2011 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
1/27/2011 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
1/28/2011 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
1/29/2011 Camarillo, CA @ Rock City
1/30/2011 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
1/31/2011 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
2/01/2011 Sparks, NV @ The Alley
2/02/2011 San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
2/03/2011 San Francisco, CA @ Red Devil Lounge
2/04/2011 Eureka, CA @ Red Fox Tavern
2/05/2011 Portland, OR @ Plan B
2/06/2011 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
2/07/2011 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
2/08/2011 Spokane, WA @ A Club
2/09/2011 Boise, ID @ Shredder
2/10/2011 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
2/11/2011 Casper, WY @ Downtown Grill & Venue
2/12/2011 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
2/13/2011 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
2/14/2011 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
2/15/2011 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s Oasis
2/16/2011 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
2/17/2011 DeKalb, IL @ Otto’s
2/18/2011 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
2/19/2011 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn (Punk Rock Night)
2/20/2011 Toledo, OH @ Frankie’s
2/21/2011 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
2/22/2011 Akron, OH @ Musica
2/23/2011 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
2/24/2011 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar & Grill
2/25/2011 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
2/26/2011 Providence, RI @ Club Hell
2/27/2011 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East

Additional dates to be announced for Summer and Fall 2011.

For more information please visit: www.toasters.org

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