The Long Ryders were maybe the roots-iest band in LA’s jangly “Paisley Underground” scene of the early ’80s (Rain Parade, Bangles, Three O’Clock, Dream Syndicate), owing much to Gene Clark and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Only together six years, the band still put out one of the best albums of that era — 1984’s stirring Native Sons (which actually featured Clark) — and their other two albums are worth hearing, too. 1985’s State of Our Union has their best-known song, the politically charged “Looking for Lewis and Clark.” Their influence can be heard all over the ’90s alt-country scene and those records still sound great today. - [BV earlier this year]

Reunited '80s "Paisley Underground" band The Long Ryders are back in action having released the Final Wild Songs box set earlier this year, and toured Europe. The band haven't played the East Coast in about 30 years but that will change this fall, having just announced a few dates, including NYC's Bowery Ballroom on November 10. Tickets for the Bowery show are currently on AmEx presale and will go on sale to the general public Friday, July 22 at noon.

Other announced dates include Somerville, MA and New Haven, CT. More dates may be announced. All are listed, along with a couple vintage videos and a Spotify stream of the box set, below.

The Long Ryders - 2016 Tour Dates
11/10 - Bowery Ballroom - New York City, NY
11/11 - ONCE Ballroom - Somerville, MA
11/12 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT