The Toadies in Oklahoma City 9/7/17

The Toadies are currently on tour in support of their new album “The Lower Side of Uptown”. Local H is joining The Toadies on this tour.  The Oklahoma City show also had our local band The Normandy’s playing.  The Toadies played a mix of their classics, while also giving a taste of the songs off the new album.

The new album “The Lower Side of Uptown” released on September 8th.  My favorite song on the album is “Take Me Alive”.  It has a very groovy, and catchy feel to it.  I also really like “Human Cannonball” and “Broke Down Stupid”.  They did an absolutely amazing cover of the song “I Put a Spell On You” that you have to check out as well.

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The Lower Side Of Uptown” is a ‘return to form’ as explained by frontman Vaden Todd Lewis: “This album is ‘roots Toadies, full of riffs and time shifts.’ “The Lower Side Of Uptown” is the follow up to 2015’s Heretics which saw the band taking a change of pace with a stripped down sound and mostly acoustic. When they were preparing to enter the studio this time around there was no set idea for what was to come but, the process ultimately had the band going back to their signature sound: “I feel that subconsciously we thought that this record would have ended up incorporating some of that quieter sound, but that didn’t happen. When we got to the studio with nothing more than a pile of riffs, what came out of the band was really loud and heavy music. So not only is this album louder than Heretics, I think it’s louder and heavier than the last couple Toadies albums” guitarist Clark Vogeler said of the sessions, which were recorded Arlyn Studioa favorite of the legendary Willie Nelson, and The Bubble in Austin.

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Make sure to check them out on tour now.  The tour dates are as follows with more dates to be announced.

September:
Sept. 6 – Denton, TX                 Rockin Rodeo
Sept. 7 – Oklahoma City            Diamond Ballroom
Sept. 8 – Kansas City, MO        KRBZ Beach Ball
Sept. 9 – St. Louis, MO             Delmar SOLD OUT
Sept. 10 – Cincinnati                 Bogart’s
Sept. 12  – Knoxville, TN           The Concourse
Sept. 13 – Nashville, TN            Exit In
Sept. 14 – Memphis, TN            New Daisy
Sept. 16 – Possum Kingdom Lake, TX Possum Hollow
Sept. 19 – El Paso, TX              Tricky Falls
Sept. 20 – Tucson, AZ               Congress
Sept. 21 – Las Vegas, NV         Beauty Bar
Sept. 22 – Phoenix, AZ             Crescent
Sept. 23 – Solana Beach, CA    Belly Up
Sept. 24 – Los Angeles, CA      Troubadour
Sept. 26 – Anaheim, CA            House Of Blues
Sept. 27 – Berkeley, CA            UC Theater
Sept. 29 – Seattle, WA              The Crocodile SOLD OUT
Sept. 30 – Portland, OR            Star Theater SOLD OUT
October:
Oct.  1 – Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory
Oct.  3 – Salt Lake City, UT       Metro Music Hall
Oct.  4 – Grand Junction, CO   Mesa Theatre
Oct.  5 – Denver, CO                Gothic
Oct.  6 – Omaha, NE                Waiting Room
Oct.  7 – Des Moines, IA          Wooly’s
Oct.  8 – Minneapolis, MN        1st Ave.
Oct.  10 – Chicago, IL               Metro
Oct.  11 – Louisville, KY           Mercury
Oct.  12 – Indianapolis, IN        The Vogue
Oct.  13 – Detroit, MI                St. Andrews
Oct.  14 – Cleveland, OH         Grog Shop
Oct.  15 – Pittsburgh, PA          Rex
Oct.  17 – Washington DC        Black Cat
Oct.  18 – New York NY            Gramercy Theater
Oct.  19 – Philadelphia, PA       TLA
Oct.  20 – Boston, MA               Brighton SOLD OUT -Second late show added
Oct.  21 – Asbury Park, NJ       Stone Pony
Oct.  22 – Norfolk, VA               Norva
Oct.  24 – Durham, NC             Motorco
Oct.  25 – Wilmington, NC        The Muse
Oct.  26 – Atlanta, GA               Masquerade Hell
Oct.  27 – Orlando, FL              Plaza Live
Oct.  28 – Ft. Lauderdale          Culture Room
Oct.  29 – Tampa/St. Pete         Ritz
Oct.  31 – New Orleans, LA      Tipitinas
November:
Nov.  4 – Carrolton, TX              Carrollton Festival at the Switchyard
Nov. 10 – Austin, TX                  Stubbs BBQ       
Nov. 11 – Corpus Christi, TX     Brewster St. Icehouse
Dec. 29 – Houston, TX   House Of Blues
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