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ska roundup (Slackers, Toasters, Pietasters & Bad Manners) — upcoming shows & tours

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

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