In what has been an unprecedented year for FLATFOOT 56, the Southside Chicago band’s 10th year anniversary has been marked by well-deserved milestones, all resulting from the strength of their sincere live show and critically-lauded Old Shoe Records debut, BLACK THORN. Produced by Johnny Rioux (STREET DOGS) and released in March 2010, BLACK THORN debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, in addition to healthy positions on eight other charts in its first week.
True to the band’s hard-earned reputation of remaining devoted to the road, FLATFOOT 56 has spent the better part of 2010 on tour in support of BLACK THORN. Mainstage appearances at festivals both home and abroad, a successful run on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, and now the launch of their fall US club tour alongside Street Dogs.
While FLATFOOT 56 continues to cement their place within the hierarchy of the punk rock genre, the band’s broad appeal and universally inspiring themes have managed to resonate with people outside of the punk rock scope just the same. Producers of the FX Network hit Sons of Anarchy have tapped the band for music to use in their new season, while WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) had Flatfoot record an all-new entrance theme for their current champion Sheamus. Never having to compromise their artistic integrity, FLATFOOT 56 manages to appeal to more than just the punks.
For the Los Angeles show (EL REY, October 9th, 2010), adding extra incentive to experience FLATFOOT 56’s incendiary live show, the band has put together special bundle package for fans. Currently available via www.Flatfoot56.com – fans can purchase Pre-Order tickets for the Los Angeles stop and get their hands on a Deluxe Package that includes:
Flatfoot 56 “Wild Boar” Warrior’s Flag
Flatfoot 56 Hockey T-Shirt
Black Thorn Physical CD with full color booklet
Immediate download of Black Thorn of DRM-free 320kps MP3 or Apple Lossless files.
Flatfoot 56’s complete upcoming tour dates are available at www.flatfoot56.com.
The band is available for interview in time to advance the upcoming show.
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Oct 5 2010 The Foundation w/ CONTINENTAL Lubbock, Texas
Oct 6 2010 The Mix El Paso, Texas
Oct 7 2010 The Clubhouse w/ STREETS DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Tempe, Arizona
Oct 8 2010 Galaxy Theatre w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Santa Ana, CA
Oct 9 2010 El Rey Theatre w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Los Angeles, California
Oct 10 2010 House Of Blues w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE San Diego, CA
Oct 11 2010 Velvet Jones w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 13 2010 Downtown Brew w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE San Louis Obispo, CA
Oct 14 2010 Narducci’s Cafe w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Bakersfield, CA
Oct 15 2010 Frank’s Place w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Fresno, California
Oct 16 2010 Slim’s w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE San Francisco, CA
Oct 17 2010 The Venue w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Sacramento, CA
Oct 18 2010 Red Fox Tavern Eureka, CA
Oct 19 2010 Hawthorne Theater w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, Portland, CA
Oct 20 2010 Chop Suey w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, Seattle, WA
Oct 21 2010 Knitting Factory Concert House w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Boise, ID
Oct 22 2010 Club Sound (EARLY SHOW!) w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 23 2010 Marquis Theater w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Denver, CO
Oct 24 2010 Black Sheep w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE Colorado Springs, CO