Vandoliers Announce Self-Titled Album, Due out August 12

Dallas-Fort Worth six-piece Vandoliers are back with a self-titled new album on August 12th– one that proves these rowdy, rollicking country punks are tighter, more cohesive and more sonically compelling than ever. Few bands can spend a month on the road with punkers Flogging Molly and then turn around a week later and open the first two reunion shows for independent country legends the Turnpike Troubadours, as Vandoliers did earlier this year. Vandoliers effortlessly bring together the square toes and the steel toes. The band kick off their first European tour next week. and open for Turnpike Troubadours again at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN before launching their summer headlining tour. Vandoliers will also tour across the U.S. with Old 97’s in the fall.

Forged in the fires of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Vandoliers is the product of a time of immense growth and change for the band. Though most of the record was written in 2019, following the release of their much-acclaimed album Forever, plans changed quickly in March 2020. “It was supposed to be a quick turnaround,” frontman Joshua Fleming says. “After touring with Lucero and the Toadies, we were supposed to go into the studio to knock out an album, and head to Europe for the first time.” That didn’t happen —their tours were canceled, the band’s label folded, and what was to come next was totally up in the air.

Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Eric Delegard at Reeltime Audio in Denton, TX, The Vandoliers is an album interrupted. The band’s original two-week recording session ended abruptly in March 2020 as shutdowns began across the globe. The band didn’t get back into the studio until November, at which point they realized that, like many of the best-laid plans, their original strategy for the record had to change. “We wanted to make an album that had the same power as our live performance — a tight, big sound,” Fleming says. “Through trial and error, label closure, fatherhood, sobriety, relapse, the album grew on its own stylistically. After the hardest two years of my life, we created a collection of songs that push us as musicians, songs that reaffirmed my place as a songwriter and a faith in ourselves as a band I don’t think we had before.”

Vandoliers 2022 Tour Dates
June 10 – STHLM Americana – Stockholm, SWE
June 11 – Oslo Americana – Oslo, NO
June 12 – CPH Americana – Copenhagen, DK
June 14 – Q-Bus – Leiden, NL
June 16 – Sound Yard – Hamburg-Bergedorf, DE
June 17 – Buchholz Saloon – Altlandsberg, DE
June 18 – Wilhelmina – Eindohoven, NL
June 21 – La Textil – Barcelona, ESP
June 22 – Rock & Blues Cafe – Zaragoza, ESP
June 23 – Loco Club – Valencia, ESP
June 24 – El Sol – Madrid, ESP
June 25 – Factoria Cultural – Alives, ESP
June 26 – Little Bobby – Santander, ESP
June 29 – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK
June 30 – Mid Sussex Music Hall – Hassocks, UK
July 1 – Maverick Festival – Easton, UK
July 2 – SouthCider Festival – Bridport, UK
July 3 – The Grace – London, UK
July 4 – O’Rileys – Hull, UK
July 5 – Evron Centre – Filey, UK
July 6 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
July 7 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK
July 9 – Static Roots Festival – Oberhausen, DE
July 10 – Sjock Festival – Gierle, BE
July 22 – Del Norte Tacos – Godley, TX
July 29 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN^
Aug 5 – Stanleys – Tyler, TX
Aug 11 – 3Ten at ACL – Austin, TX
Aug 12 – Kessler Theatre – Dallas, TX
Aug 13 – Beer City Music Hall – OKC, OK
Aug 14 – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
Aug 16 – Reverb – Omaha, NE
Aug 17 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 18 – The Sessions at McPike – Madison, WI
Aug 19 – Showboat Saloon – Wisconsin Dells, WI
Aug 23 – Live From The Divide – Bozeman, MT
Aug 25 – Oil City Beer Company – Casper, WY
Aug 26 – Friday Fest – Greeley, CO
Aug 27 – Cervantes OtherSide – Denver, CO
Aug 28 – LuLus – Colorado Springs, CO
Sept 14 – The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY*
Sept 15 – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY*
Sept 16 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA*
Sept 17 – Englewood Barn – Hummelstown, PA*
Sept 18 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD*
Sept 20 – Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY*
Sept 21 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH*
Sept 22 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH*
Sept 23 – Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI*
Sept 24 – Elevation at The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI*
Sept 25 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI*
Sept 27 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI*
Sept 28 – Cavalier Theater – La Crosse, WI*
Sept 29 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA*
Sept 30 – Carmi VFW – Carmi, IL
Oct 1 – HI-FI Annex – Indianapolis, IN*
Oct 2 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL*
Oct 7 – State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX
Oct 8 – Crazy Water Festival – Mineral Wells, TX
^supporting Turnpike Troubadours

  • w/ Old 97’s

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