Posted in music | tour dates on April 26, 2011

The Slackers

Lots of veteran ska bands hitting the road this spring and summer...

Congratulations to The Slackers, who will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a show in their hometown at Bowery Ballroom on June 17th. Tickets are on sale. The show comes less than two weeks after the band returns from a trip to the EU for a few weeks of dates which are all listed below.

Meanwhile, NYC's The Toasters celebrated their 30th anniversary with a beer (named after them, that is) (video below), and after the band returns from Europe, they'll play a Rocks Off Cruise on June 12th. Tickets for the NYC boat show are on sale. All tour dates are below.

The Pietasters will follow the lead of The Toasters, and play July 29th on a Rocks Off Concert Cruise. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of a few East Coast dates scheduled for the band, all of which are listed below.

Bad Manners returns to the US and to NYC with a pair of local shows: May 5th at Maxwell's with Hub City Stompers (tickets) and June 14th at The Studio at Webster Hall (tickets).

UPDATE: The English Beat have added a NYC show happening July 2nd at Irving Plaza in NYC.

All tour dates and some videos, below...



Mon-May-02 Annapolis, MD Ramshead
Tue-May-03 Boston, MA Johnny D's
Wed-May-04 Fairfield, CT Stage One Theatre
Thu-May-05 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells
Fri-May-06 Buffalo, NY Infinity Hall
Sat-May-07 Toronto, ONT Lee's Palace
Sun-May-08 Waterloo, ONT Starlight Room
Mon-May-09 Ferndale, MI The Magic Bag
Tue-May-10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Wed-May-11 Columbus, OH The Basement
Thu-May-12 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Fri-May-13 Omaha, NE The Vogue
Sat-May-14 Kansas City, MO Crosstown Station
Sun-May-15 Denver, CO The Marquis
Mon-May-16 SLC, UT The Woodshed
Tue-May-17* Boise, ID Neurolux
Wed-May-18 Seattle, WA El Corazon
Thu-May-19 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Fri-May-20 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
Sat-May-21 Oakland, CA The Uptown
Sun-May-22 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Mon-May-23 LA, CA The Key Club
Tue-May-24 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn
Wed-May-25 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Thu-May-26 Austin, TX Emo's
Fri-May-27* Dallas, TX TBD
Sat-May-28 TBA
Mon-May-30 ATL The Masquerade
Tue-May-31 Chapel Hill Local 506
Thu-Jun-02 TBA
Fri-Jun-03 TBA
Sat-Jun-04 New York, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall

The Slackers - Spring 2011 tour promo


May 12, 2011 Kassablanca Felsenkellerstraße 13 Jena, Thüringen 07745 GERMANY
May 13, 2011 Alte Malzerei Regensburg, GERMANY
May 14, 2011 A38 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
May 15, 2011 Kset Unska 3 Zagreb, , 10000 CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)
May 16, 2011 Gala Hala Ljubljana, Slovenia, SLOVENIA
May 17, 2011 Arena Vienna, AUSTRIA
May 18, 2011 Feierwerk Hansastraße 39 Munich, 81373 GERMANY
May 19, 2011 Dynamo Werk 21 Zürich (CH)
May 20, 2011 Wagenhalle Innerer Nordbahnhof Stuttgart, Baden-Würt 70 GERMANY
May 21, 2011 VK Club Schoolstraat 76 Rue de L'ecole Brussels, 1080 BELGIUM
May 22, 2011 Hedon Zwolle (NL)
May 23, 2011 K19 (Moritzstrasse 9) Kassel/Germany, UNITED STATES
May 24, 2011 Chez Heinz Hannover (GER)
May 25, 2011 Dornroosje Nijmegen (NL)
May 26, 2011 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht (NL)
May 27, 2011 London 02 Academy N1 Centre 16 Parkfield Street, London London, South N1 0PS UNITED KINGDOM
May 28, 2011 TJ's Woodhouse Club Woodhouse St Leeds, Leeds LS6 2 UNITED KINGDOM
May 29, 2011 Empire Belfast, Northern I UNITED KINGDOM
May 30, 2011 Trillians Rock Bar Princess Square Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 8ER UNITED KINGDOM
May 31, 2011 Moho Live Manchester (UK)
June 01, 2011 Old Bell51 sadler gate Derby, Derbyshire BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
June 02, 2011 SHAKALAKA rue de la clé HAZEBROUCK, FR 59 FRANCE
June 03, 2011 Underground Koln
June 04, 2011 Ernesto's Markt 32 Sittard, LMB 6131 EL NETHERLANDS
June 05, 2011 Hafenklang Große Elbstrasse 84 Hamburg, TBA GERMANY
June 17, 2011 New York City Bowery Ballroom - Slackers 20th anniversary show
June 18, 2011 Baltimore Bourbon Street
July 26, 2011 Newort, RI The Pelham

2011-04-28 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
2011-04-29 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
2011-04-30 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
2011-06-22 Franconia, VA @ Lee District Park
2011-07-29 New York, NY @ The Jewel (Departure: Skyport Marina)

The English Beat -- 2011 Tour Dates
Apr 30 2-Tone Central Coventry Univ. Priory Street, UK
May 06 Wingfield Park Reno, NV
May 07 Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
May 13 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
May 14 T. Boyle Tavern Pasadena, CA
May 20 T. Boyle Tavern Pasadena, CA
May 21 Brixton Redondo Beach, CA
May 27 Wiens Family Cellars Temecula, CA
May 28 Lake Arrowhead Resort (FREE) Lake Arrowhead, CA
Jun 10 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Jun 11 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Jun 18 Power House Pub Folsom, CA
Jul 8 Reed Keppler Park (FREE) W. Chicago, IL

Mon April 25 Italy Trieste Ausonia
Tue April 26 Switzerland Schaffhausen Fasskeller
Wed April 27 France Tbc
Thurs April 28 France Montreuil La Peche
Fri April 29 France Nevers Café Charbon
Sat April 30 France Terville Club 112
Sun May 1 France St Quentin Mephisto
Mon May 2 France Hazebrouck Shaka Laka
Tue May 3 France Nancy L'hublot
Wed May 4 Ch
Thurs May 5 Ch Buchs Krempel
Fri May 6 Ch Brugg Picadilly
Sat May 7 Belgium Incourt Incrock Festival
Sun May 8 Belgium Bree Café Ammeheola
Mon May 9 Germany
Tue May 10 Germany Bochum
Wed May 11 Germany Siegen Vortex
Thurs May 12 Germany Hannover Faust
Fri May 13 Germany Munster Hot Jazz
Sat May 14 Germany Trier Exhaus
Thurs June 9th Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
Fri June 10th Rochester, NY @ Dub Land Underground
Sat June 11th Erie, PA @ The Crooked I
Sun June 12th New York City, NY @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Jewel
Mon June 13th Hamden, CT @ The Space
Tue June 14th Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Diner
Wed June 15th Dover, NH @ Dover Brickhouse
Thurs June 16th Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
Fri June 17th Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Sat June 18th Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
Sun June 19th Asbury, NJ @ Asbury Lanes

Brew Minions, A Parody



Comments (42)

post of the year!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:03 AM

i think it's safe to say we're ready for the 4th wave of ska. "brunchska"

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:08 AM

WTF, these are not ska bands. Give me Prince Buster over these jokers any day.

Posted by Deano Bravo | April 26, 2011 10:10 AM

most of this is embarrassing to listen to as an adult (the third wave) but stubborn all stars album surprisingly holds up well.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:10 AM

apparently each year about a dozen 18-year olds discover ska music. congrats, guys. let us know when you're tired of it. my guess is it will be before you can legally buy a beer.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:13 AM

Skandalous Allstars, however, were abysmal. The Nouvelle Vague of ska bands, so to say.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:13 AM

the slackers were great, the pietasters first album is still pretty good but they put out some crap afterwords. the toasters were fun back in the day but have some absolutely terrible lyrics. still, you have to credit them for really creating the NYC ska scene.

bad manners- buster bloodvessel isn't fat now so it's just not funny anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:14 AM

The Slackers and Hepcat are probably the only "ska" bands whose music I can throw on and listen to without cringing nowadays.

That being said, LCD was special.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:20 AM

so everyone on BV is an ex-rude boy? kind of amusing

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:27 AM

10:27, there are probably only three people responding to this whole thread posting multiple times, since no one on BV would even bother reading this posting.

Posted by Deano Bravo | April 26, 2011 10:31 AM

i like prince buster as much as the next guy, but you're ignorant to think there haven't been any good ska bands since.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:35 AM

I'll bite, 10:35. Name them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:43 AM

eh, i guess you have a point

Posted by 10:35 | April 26, 2011 10:49 AM

I heard Moon Ska Records went under because Bucket ate all the inventory.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:55 AM

OLD Bosstones, Bim Skala Bim, Let's Go Bowling, Scofflaws, Public Service, Cenzo, Steady Ernest, The Toasters, Mephiskapheles, Spring Heeled Jack

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 10:57 AM

Also, I love how you youngsters play the Prince Buster card... not that you actually like him; you just want to play the "Look how old school I am" card.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:01 AM

bucket = the original james murphy

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:01 AM

i like how prince buster would likely have stabbed you in the '60s

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:03 AM

What about the Mighty Mighty Bosstones?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:03 AM

the bosstones aren't really ska. they're a good band though. well, everything pre-let's face it

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:06 AM

Oh great, now that y'all are praising Prince Buster I probably won't be able to buy his singles at Deadly Dragon because some BV hipster is gonna snatch 'em up and claim that he's down with OG Blue Beat.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:09 AM

The Reel Big Fish trumpet/singer guy left the band so he could pursue a career as an indie musician: confirm/deny ?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:13 AM

None of those are ska bands, 10:57

Posted by Deano Bravo | April 26, 2011 11:15 AM

Check out Los Skarnales from Texas, they're great!

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:15 AM

11:13 if you're talking about Scott Klopfenstein, he left to raise a kid, but is planning on releasing a solo album.

i predict grammy nomination.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:20 AM

What is ska? Does it have anything to do with Brian Setzer?

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:20 AM

Brian Seltzer Orchestra was the greatest ska band of its time. Right up there with Big Bad DooDoo Daddy

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:21 AM

Blondie recorded the greatest ska song ever. The Tide is High wrecks my shit.

Before you 'sperg lords lash out, the Paragons version has a violin and therefore is not ska.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:22 AM

ska sucks. the bands are only in it for the bucks. and if you don't believe me, you're a schmuck.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:26 AM

Desorden Publico

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 11:59 AM

Skabba The Hutt. Best worst band name ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:36 PM

dude from the Bravery was the singer in Skabba the Hutt

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:45 PM

Wish there were some Specials dates to look forward to....
Slackers , Bad Manners , Eng Beat and the Aggrolites are still lotsa fun live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 1:47 PM

Ska is the sound you hear when you thinly slice fine wood


Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:11 PM

1:47. second the specials dates. fuck i missed them when they hit terminal 5 last year and then they had to cancel their summerstage appearance. will never forgive myself if they don't come back.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:12 PM

third the specials dates. missed them too, and still regretting it. just wrote a piece on them on my site oddly enough

Posted by chris g | April 26, 2011 2:18 PM

cherry poppin daddies were the best ska band ever

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 2:51 PM

All of the good 2 Tone songs were by Prince Buster, anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:17 PM

All of the good 2Tone songs are on that double disc compilation they put out

Posted by Anonymous | April 26, 2011 4:29 PM

fuck ska!

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2011 4:05 PM

No 4th wave ska. A new generation of rocksteady would be better. The Forthrights seem to know what is going on. Time that people start realizing that those guys are going to be the real deal. Also, the Slackers are the best live band period regardless of genre.

Posted by Ryan | May 9, 2011 1:52 AM

you people are stucked on the 3rd wave of ska... have to go international, expand your boundaries... spain, cuba, puerto rico, mexico, argentina, and so on... they all have really good bands that play a more trad ska, a more 2tone, or a more 3rd wave.... even rocksteady/skinheadreggae type of ska... most of USA ska bands nowdays are returning to the basics, but they are still not famous... only in small revenues (and local) you can see them...maybe a little fix here and there so they could be great, but they are still good.

Posted by rude bwoy | March 9, 2012 1:21 PM

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