Greetings from California. We are currently enjoying a day off in San Francisco before heading south and east. We wanted to send out a quick update because some very exciting things have evolved. We have added dates in Colorado Springs, Denver, Omaha,  Lawrence (KS), Huntsville (AL), Rochester (NY), Athens (GA), as well as a Chicago date with Five Iron Frenzy. We are beyond excited.
Keep in mind this will be the last national Destroy Nate Allen tour before we take a sabbatical from the road. I’ve updated our tour dates below.
Some dates were shifted so that we could play the big show with FIF, The Insyderz and Flatfoot 56 in Chicago on Nov 17th.
If you haven’t had a chance to hear our new record With Our Powers Combined you can download it for any price @ If you would prefer a full color digipak cd (complete with lyrics and chords), you can can pick it up over at
Back in June we recorded a few songs live (with full band) at the KPSU radio station in Portland. Turns out our episode is the most popular download in their archive  We’re blown away. Here is the link to download that episode for free:
We can’t wait to see everyone again. If you know someone in any of these town please encourage them to come to a show. Thanks for reading and for being awesome!
Destroy Nate Allen
Here is the tour facebook event:
All Shows are All-Ages unless otherwise noted. Details are subject to change.  For an updated list visit
If you can’t find a venue call or text: 415.368.7195
10/26/12 in Stockton, CA   Plea For Peace   w/Peelander Z, Gnarboots (we open @ 7)
10/27/12 in Torrance, CA   3027 Winlock Rd (S. of LA)
10/28/12 in San Diego, CA   Che Café   (we open @ 7)
10/29/12 in Phoenix, AZ    Trunk Space
10/31/12 in Albuquerque, NM     Wagon Wheel
11/01/12 in Colorado Springs, CO   Triple Nickle
11/02/12 in Denver, CO  Deer Pile
11/03/12 in Omaha, NE  Loui’s Bar
11/04/12 in Lawrence, KS  Wonder Fair w/FBS
11/05/12 in St. Louis, MO   Foam
11/06/12 in Indianapolis, IN   Hoosier   Dome
11/07/12 in Elkhart, IN   House Show
11/08/12 in Grand Rapids, MI   Crosby House
11/09/12 in Kalamazoo, MI   Wayne Manor
11/10/12 in Detroit, MI    Jensen House
11/12/12 in Rochester, MI   Bug Jar
11/13/12 in Cleveland, OH  Mahall’s 20 Lanes
11/17/12 in Chicago, IL   The Riviera w/Five Iron Frenzy, The Insyderz, Flatfoot 56 (we open @ 7)
11/18/12 in Dayton, OH    Cathouse
11/19/12 in Johnson City, TN / Asheville, NC – HELP
11/20/12 in Athens, GA  House Show
11/21/12 in Jacksonville, FL or Gainesville, FL – HELP
11/23/12 in Mobile, AL   Satori
11/24/12 in Huntsville, AL  1200 Wells Avenue
11/25/12 in Nashville, TN   Studio 100
11/26/12 in Memphis, TN   HELP
11/29/12 in Hot Springs, AR   House Show
11/30/12 in Dallas, TX   TBA
12/02/12 in Austin, TX   Cobra Studios
12/03/12 in Houston, TX   Avenue L
12/04/12 in Waco, TX   House Show
12/05/12 in Killeen, TX   TBA
12/06/12 in Abilene, TX 1215 Monroe St.
12/07/12 in El Paso / Las Cruces   TBA
12/08/12 in Tuscon, AZ   TBA
12/09/12 in Phoenix, AZ    TBA  – Kids Show
12/10/12 in Las Vegas, NV         TBA
12/11/12 in Pomona, CA   VLHS
12/12/12 in Hollywood / Los Angeles HELP?
12/13/12 in Visalia, CA   House Show
12/14/12 in San Jose, CA   Rock Shop
12/15/12 in Bay Area   TBA
12/16/12 in Sacramento, CA    TBA
12/17/12 in San Francisco, CA   Bottom of the Hill


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