The Split Squad Celebrate Release of Debut Album with West Coast Tour
Recently-formed rock & roll supergroup The Split Squad will kick off its "West of Wherever Tour 2013" this fall, with a series of shows in advance of the release of their debut album. Now Hear This will have its official U.S. release in Q1 of 2014 (CD, digital and vinyl), with a limited advance quantity available for sale on the tour.
Following up a successful live debut at SXSW earlier this year, The Split Squad will start their West Coast swing on November 9 in San Diego, and wrap up on November 16 in Portland, sharing bills with legendary NYC-based rockers The Fleshtones. Dates and venues for The Split Squad's "West of Wherever Tour 2013" are:
11/9 - San Diego, CA - Till Two Club w/The Fleshtones
11/10 - Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar w/The Fleshtones
11/12 - San Francisco, CA - Red Devil Lounge w/The Fleshtones
11/14 - Seattle, OR - El Corazon w/The Fleshtones
11/15 - Vancouver, BC - Pat's Pub w/The Fleshtones
11/16 - Portland - Star Theater w/The Fleshtones
Additional tour dates beyond the West Coast include:
11/22/13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom Opening for The Dream Syndicate
11/23/13 - Detroit, MI - New Dodge Lounge w/Amy Gore & Her Valentines
Formed in 2011, The Split Squad is the the brainchild of bassist/singer Michael Giblin, of the Pennsylvania-based powerpop band Parallax Project. The band is comprised of a team of heavy-hitting veteran musicians Giblin had met and worked with over the years on tours and various recording projects. The other members of The Split Squad are:
Drummer Clem Burke, best known as a founding member of Blondie, and a 2006 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Burke is also a highly sought-after session musician who has worked with Pete Townshend, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and Joan Jett, among many others.