Hickoids Celebrate 40 Years of Chaos With Tour and New LP

In 2024, marking their 40th anniversary, the Hickoids are set to release a highly anticipated studio album, "More Ballads For Sleazy Riders".

By: May. 16, 2024
Hickoids Celebrate 40 Years of Chaos With Tour and New LP
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Hickoids celebrate 40 years of Chaos in the Corn Field with Southeast US dates beginning this month and with more to come.

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Hickoids have carved a unique path through the musical landscape since their inception in Austin, Texas, in 1984. Founded by Jeff Smith and the twisted guitar genius John Thomas Jackson, aka Jukebox, the band initially set out to dismantle country music with punk rock swagger.

Over the years, the Hickoids endured lineup changes, a lengthy hiatus, and the challenges of their chaotic origins, evolving into a singular, iconic-if-irreverent rock 'n' roll band with a lotta twang. From their explosive debut opening for Black Flag and the Meat Puppets to their current lineup, the Hickoids have become a Texas musical institution.

In 2024, marking their 40th anniversary, the Hickoids are set to release a highly anticipated studio album, "More Ballads For Sleazy Riders". This LP, recorded in Barcelona, Tupelo, and San Antonio, promises to deliver more vintage Hickoids voltage. As they continue to defy expectations and embrace their unique blend of influences—ranging from psychedelia to outlaw country—the Hickoids remain committed to their craft.

With Jeff Smith firmly at the helm and a lineup that has stood the test of time, the band looks forward to the future, promising more electrifying performances and a retrospective box set showcasing the diverse musical journey of the late Davy Jones.

The Hickoids' 40-year legacy — four studio LPs, four singles, three EPs, one double-live LP, countless tours, and an entire business empire, including the Saustex record label and The Corn Pound complex in San Antonio — stands as a testament to their resilience, creativity, and unwavering commitment to keeping the music alive. That’s a lotta damned corn and hay abuse! And a lotta great rock ‘n’ roll.

Tour Dates

Thursday May 23 - Martin’s Downtown - Jackson, MS
Friday May 24 - Star Community Bar - Atlanta, GA (headlining night one of Bubbapalooza)
Saturday May 25 - Fleetwood’s - Asheville, NC (w/ JD Pinkus)
Sunday May 26 - The Nick - Birmingham, AL
Monday May 27 - Santos - New Orleans, LA
Wednesday May 29 - Under The Volcano - Houston, TX (performing their debut album ‘We’re In It For The Corn’)

Friday June 28 - Hole In The Wall - Austin, TX (Hole In The Wall 50th Anniversary Celebration)
Saturday June 29 - Black Monk Tavern - Corpus Christi, TX
Saturday July 6 - Rattlesnake Ballroom - Walnut Springs,TX
Sunday July 28 - Slim’s Last Chance Saloon - Seattle, WA
more Pacific NW dates to come...



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