Jimmy Flemion of The Frogs touring in 2020 with Evan Dando on drums
The Frogs‘ cult classic (and Kurt Cobain fave) It’s Only Right And Natural got a 30th anniversary reissue this year and to celebrate that, and the 40th anniversary of the band, founding member Jimmy Flemion has announced 2020 dates where he’ll perform songs from throughout Frogs’ entire decades-spanning discography.
These will be the first live shows since the 2012 passing of Jimmy’s brother and bandmate, Dennis, and joining him on drums for the whole tour will be The Lemonheads’ Evan Dando. The tour will hit West Coast cities in February, including Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
“What do you do when one day your brother is here one day and the next day he’s not. You honor him and yourself by always holding yourself to the high standards that he wanted for us and you give thanks for the blessings that have happened in our careers,” Jimmy said in a statement. “We were and are artists who see and saw the world in our own way. Whatever we created was a reflection of what exists and the truth. We sing and sang of characters and ourselves but always through a window of love. Music has always been my saving grace, it’s given me a purpose and a deep feeling of why I believe I’m here. The Frogs were always Dennis and me. It will never be the same again. No matter what, I will always continue to make music because it is in my soul and always will be.”
All dates are listed, along with a stream of It’s Only Right and Natural, below.
THE FROGS – 2020 TOUR DATES
02.14 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
02.15 – Substation – Seattle, WA
02.16 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
02.18 – Chapel – San Francisco, CA
02.19 – Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
02.21 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
02.22 – Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV