Dead Bars Announce Tour, Single, and New Home at A-F Records!
Dead Bars are a punk rock band from Seattle, WA. Founded by vocalist and songwriter John Maiello in 2013, and joined later by C.J. Frederick, Jon Oddo, and Elliot Thordarson, the band has released five 7-inches in five years. They released their first LP "Dream Gig" with No Idea Records in 2017. Dead Bars' music is described by Razorcake as "a lot like what the Ramones did-make something impossible to duplicate look so simple and attainable." Dead Bars have toured with Iron Chic, After The Fall, The Tim Version, Garrett Dale, and more.
The band has a limited edition single to be released October 5th, 2018 in Italy. Only 100 copies of toxic yellow color vinyl available in the U.S. direct from them on tour this fall. The single includes a cover of Guided By Voices "Gold Star For Robot Boy". They were motivated to do this cover because they had a GBV cover band called Hot Freaks in 2017, which at various points featured members of Shellshag and Ramona and was spearheaded by Dead Bars guitarist C.J. Frederick.
Dead Bars have also announced a new LP to be released on A-F Records (Anti-Flag, Homeless Gospel Choir) in 2019. "When I accidentally saw Dead Bars at a bar in Pittsburgh two years ago, I started a journey." says Chris Stowe of A-F Records, adding "After their show, I bought their first album 'Dream Gig' immediately and it has had a weekly rotation on my turntable since. So yea, as kind of a big fan, I'm pretty stoked to get to put out their follow up to 'Dream Gig."
Dead Bars Tour Dates
Friday Sept 21 - Seattle, WA @ The Kraken w/ Rebuilder
Thurs Oct 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Beehive
Fri Oct 19 - Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
Sat Oct 20 - Oklahoma City, OK @ HiLo Club
Sun Oct 21 - Little Rock @ Cosmic House
Mon Oct 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Seasick Records
Tues Oct 23 - St. Pete, FL @ Lucky You Tattoo
Wed Oct 24 - Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest at Crowbar
Thurs Oct 25 - Tallahassee, FL @ Wilbury
Fri Oct 26 - Gainesville, FL @ FEST at Hi Dive
Sat Oct 27 - Gainesville, FL @ FEST at Atlantic (Bouncing Souls cover set)
Sun Oct 28 - Charleston, SC @ Purple Buffalo
Mon Oct 29 - TBA
Tues Oct 30 - Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
Wed Oct 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
Thurs Nov 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Fri Nov 2 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
Sat Nov 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Public House
Sun Nov 4 - Jersey City, NJ @ Pet Shop
Mon Nov 5 - Cambridge, MA @ Charlie's Kitchen
Tues Nov 6 - State College, PA @ Pine Street Show House
Wed Nov 7 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
Thurs Nov 8 - Chicago, IL @ Burlington Bar
Fri Nov 9 - Omaha, NE @ Dr. Jack's Drinkery
Sat Nov 10 - Kansas City, MO @ Mini Bar
Sun Nov 11 - Ft. Collins. CO @ Surfside 7
Mon Nov 12 - Bozeman, MT @ Taco Montes