The Toadies Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Helmet

The Toadies be hitting the road on a co-headline tour with Helmet kicking off 7/20 in Houston, TX  (with a 2nd leg to be announced soon, keeping the band on the road through November).  The tour is in support of the forthcoming album PLAY.ROCK.MUSIC out July 31st via Kirtland Records.  Toadies co-headline cohorts Helmet will also be appearing at The fifth annual Dia De Los Toadies festival with the line-up as follows:

Mariachi el Bronx
Riverboat Gamblers
Brutal Juice
16 Deluxe
Soldier Thread
More TBA

Dia De Los Toadies will take place August 31st & September 1st in Whitewater, TX:

Guitarist Clark Vogeler talks about Dia De Los Toadies:

"When we started this thing, we were hoping that we could do it for years and years, but we really had no idea if it would even work, or if people would come, but here we are at year 5 already!  it’s grown fast and it’s already become the best weekend of every year."

Regarding the festival location:

 "Of all the places we’ve staged the Dia festival, Whitewater amphitheater in New Braunfels is by far the best setup.  it’s right on the river, which means that you can go out early in the day, float the river, then walk right into the festival.  there’s no better way to beat the Texas heat than to float down the river with your friends.  Each year we float en masse; 40 or 50 people floating down the river in a big sunburned, slightly tipsy moving party. "

And last but, certainly not least, Clark talks about the line-up:

Regarding the Dia line up for year 5, and the decision to open the invitation to non-Texas artists: "The first 4 years, we were firm about only bringing in Texas bands.  We want to showcase all the awesome music that comes from our home state, but this year we chose to go beyond Texas’ borders to bring 2 really awesome bands in.  We brought in local mariachi bands the first couple of years, but we’ve been wanting to bring in Mariachi El Bronx (fresh off the Foo Fighters Tour) ever since we heard them. Know they’re going to bring the right vibe to the fest when they bust out the horns, guitars and awesome mariachi suits!  Secondly, we decided to bring our soon-to-be tourmates Helmet to the festival.  Helmet has always been one of the heaviest, tightest loud bands ever.  when we realized that we didn’t have to stick to Texas bands, we immediately began working to bring them down."

The Toadies on the road this summer:

(Headline Dates)
6/15 Shreveport, LA – The Warehouse
6/16 Dallas, TX – Palladium

(WIth Helmet)
7/20 Houston TX –  House of Blues
7/21 Pensacola, FL –  Cptn Fun Beach Club
7/22 New Orleans LA –  Tipitinas
7/24 Jacksonville FL –  Jax Rabbits
7/25 Ft. Lauderdale FL –  Revolution
7/26 St Petersbugh, FL –  State Theatre
7/27 Orlando, FL –  HOB
7/28 Atlanta, GA –  Masquerade
7/29 Charlotte –  Fillmore
7/31 Silver Spring MD –  Fillmore
8/1 Philadelphia PA –  Trocadero
8/2 New York NY –  Webster Hall
8/3 Boston MA –  Paradise
8/4 Rochester, NY –  Waterstreet Music Hall
85 Lansing, MI Michigan –  Rock and Brew Fest
8/7 Cleveland OH –  HOB
8/8 Detroit MI –  The Crofoot
8/9 Chicago IL –  HOB
8/10 Indianapolis, IN –  The Vogue
8/11 St. Louis, MO –  Pop’s
8/12 Kansas City, MO –  Beaumont
8/14 Denver CO –  Bluebird

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