A pretty exciting e-mail just popped up from the folks at Kirtland Records: Specifically, the release is centered around the Toadies, announcing the third annual Dia de Los Toadies Festival, which, in 2010, will take place at White Water Rocks in New Braunfels, between San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
This year's deal also expands the event to a two-day affair, set to take place on Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28. Friday night's show will feature a a maximum capacity of 300 and a special acoustic-only performance from the band. Saturday, meanwhile, will open up the floodgates to 5,000 surely eager fans.
No support acts have yet been named, but tickets will be available for purchase at Front Gate Tickets starting Friday, February 5.
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What's in store for 2010? Remember the old adage about something old and something new? Rumor has it that 2010 might bring another new Toadies record. Or two..?!
Specifically, we're reading between the lines and assuming we could be seeing both a new Toadies record and the long-awaited release of the band's long-shelved, never-released 1998 effort, Feeler--which, if nothing else, means Wilonsky might finally bust the nut he's been building up for over a decade now concerning that sumbitch.
Read the release in full after the jump.
Toadies announce date and location for Dia De Los Toadies III and hint at new releases.
Toadies are excited to announce the third annual Dia De Los Toadies. What the hell is it? Dia De Los Toadies is an annual concert event put on by the Toadies themselves at various unique locations in Texas.
The first DDLT took place in 2007 at Possum Kingdom Lake, just outside of Graham, TX. The show was an outstanding success, selling out well in advance. Last years concert was held at Rough Creek Ranch near Stephenville, Tx where Toadies upped the ante by inviting some of the best, and most diverse Texas bands to join them including platinum selling Bowling For Soup, art rockers The Secret Machines and Ben Kweller.
After the overwhelming response they received from 50,000 rabid fans at last years ACL the Toadies decided it was time to bring Dia De Los Toadies to the Hill Country. 2010's Dia De Los Toadies, which expands to two nights, Friday Aug 27th and Saturday, Aug 28th, will be held at White Water Rocks in New Braunfels, between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The evening show on Aug 27th will be an intimate "campfire" type setting acoustic performance limited to only 300 tickets while Saturday's show on the 28th will be no holds barred rock n roll with 5,000 fans and bands tearing it up on two stages.
Opened in May of 2007, White Water Rocks concert facility is a unique outdoor venue, and offers two stages to host an array of leading artists as Central Texas' newest premier outdoor venue. White Water has taken care to retain the beauty of its natural surroundings on the banks of the Guadalupe River.
Originally formed in 1989, Toadies remain arguably the biggest and best alternative rock band in North Texas music history! Toadies have sold over a million albums with hit singles including the songs "Possum Kingdom," "Away" and "Tyler." 2008 saw them reunite after a 7-year absence, record their newest record No Deliverance, play a US Tour that sold out in many major markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Washington, DC, Seattle, Minneapolis and of course all over Texas including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Toadies also headlined Lollapaloozas My Space stage in 2008 and played the main stage at 2009's ACL Festival. No Deliverance spawned a Top 40 single with the title track at Active Rock radio. The band still gets over 600 spins a week at alternative and active rock with combined plays from their current record as well as the Platinum selling Rubberneck. No Deliverance has scanned over 50k copies to date and was the #4 selling indie record week of release.
What's in store for 2010? Remember the old adage about something old and something new? Rumor has it that 2010 might bring another new Toadies record. Or two..?! In the meantime, keep your eyes on DiaDeLosToadies.com for updates. Support bands will be announced monthly.
Tickets go on sale 2/5/10 at Front Gate Tickets.