Saturday, August 6, 2011

The road to Athens

It helps having a band manager who knows the lay of the land.

This September we're taking Spirit of '98 straight to America's Heartland, culminating with a show in Athens, OH, the wondrous college town that inspired it all. We're calling it The Freshman Orientation Tour.

This mini tour of sorts will find us pickin' and a grinnin' our way across Ohio, plus we'll also be swooping down to Nashville for a pair of shows with some dear pals. A few locations and showtimes are still being solidified, but here's the plan as it stands now. We'll post the final itinerary as soon as everything's confirmed.

Sept. 18 - Columbus, OH - Used Kids Records - w/ Kyle Sowash (3:30pm)
Sept. 19 - Cincinnati, OH (or thereabouts) - TBD
Sept. 21 - Nashville, TN - The Bunganut Pig - w/ Michelle Hemmer (6pm)
Sept. 22 - Nashville, TN - Betty's Grill
Sept. 23 - Athens, OH - ACRN House Show! (email for address)

The Players

What musical ringers have I brought on board to play these songs live, you ask? Behold...

Dan Lurie - vocals, guitar, me.

Vanessa Rehder - vocals, tiny Casio keyboard.

Daniel Dominic Mancini - drums, junk percussion, keys, stylophone, hopefully not this outfit.