Second pressing of Promises To Deliver AVAILABLE NOW! See below!

Second pressing of Promises To Deliver AVAILABLE NOW! See below!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Folks, get ready, because the Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band West Coast Tour of 2014 is HERE! And this tour is a ROCK'N'ROLL COUNTERATTACK!!!

There have been some darknesses in the world recently - global, national, and even personal*. That's why our ROCK'N'ROLL COUNTERATTACK could not come at a better time! Songs will be sung. The righteous will stand tall. Shots will be done. Truth, peace, and the shaking of the ass will win the day! I PROMISE! We have our guitars, our guts, and Earth Van, and we roll out for Kansas City in the morning. Our ultimate destination is Awesome Fest 8, there and back. Here's the entire itinerary. See you on the road!

Fri. 8/15 - Kansas City, MO - The Vandal
Sat. 8/16 - Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
Sun. 8/17 - Denver, CO (afternoon BBQ show) - Larimer Lounge
Sun. 8/17 - Ft. Collins, CO - Surfside 7
Mon. 8/18 - Rock Springs, WY - Buddha Bob's
Tue. 8/19 - Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
Wed. 8/20 - Boise, ID - The Crux
Thu. 8/21 - Missoula, MT - The Palace
Fri. 8/22 - Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
Sat. 8/23 - Portland, OR - The Know
Sun. 8/24 - Oakland, CA - World Rage Center
Mon. 8/25 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop
Tue. 8/26 - Los Angeles, CA - 5 Star Bar
Wed. 8/27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Redwood
Thu. 8/28 - Pomona, CA (LA area) - VLHS Awesome Fest 8 Pre-Show Party!
Fri. 8/29 - San Diego, CA - Awesome Fest 8!
Sat. 8/30 - Tijuana, Mex. - this rules. At El Tigre, with Dead Bars!
Sun. 8/31 - San Diego, CA - Awesome Fest 8!
Mon. 9/1 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Taproom
Tue. 9/2 - Las Cruces, NM - The Trainyard
Wed. 9/3 - Austin, TX - Beerland
Thu. 9/4 - Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
Fri. 9/5 - Fayetteville, AR - JR's Lightbulb Club
Sat. 9/6 - Lawrence, KS - The Replay

*RIP Jay Wolf. Thanks for everything over the years. This one's for you, man!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Western USA Tour Dates Are Up!

Yes! It's the moment we've all been waiting for... dates and venues for our Western USA tour are now up and posted on the right hand side of this page! Check 'em out!

You'll notice that we only posted the dates, cities, and venues. More info will be posted as we get it, but this far out, some things are still up in the air. But if you just can't wait, and you need any more info on the shows? Email, I'll do what I can for ya.

If you play in a band and you live in one of these cities, and you're interested in playing any of these dates, please get in touch with us. Not every bill is completely full! (Some are.) Email, or just find us in one of the many other ways which that can be done.

And as you are probably aware, we are playing Awesome Fest 8 this year. Still don't know if that'll be Friday or Sunday, but as soon as we know, you'll know.

See ya soon, Western USA! (And even Tijuana, Mexico! So cool.)

-Nato & the BDB

Monday, July 14, 2014

Home From Tour - Here's What's Up...

Hello, citizens of the rock'n'roll universe. Nato here, letting you know that we had a fantastic time out there on the road, travelling all around the eastern USA! And now we've been home for about a week, and we're just chillin' out, playing the odd record store show with a Modern Machines semi-reunion set thrown in for good measure, playing with Collective Soul in Mankato... you know, the usual.

We're headed out again on August 15th, for three weeks, to the west coast and back. We're playing Awesome Fest 8 this year (check the image on the upper right corner of this page), and the tour is built around that. We'll be going to a few new cities this time around, as well as some favorites of ours. I'll be posting the tour dates by the end of the week; for now, let me just say that the route outline (route-line?) is Kansas City through Colorado, across up to Seattle, down to San Diego, across to Texas, and north to home. With lots of shows in between all those locations, of course!

The second pressing of Promises To Deliver remains available - we can't sell 500 records THAT fast, we ain't THAT good - so if you're looking for it, check out the Dead Broke or the ADD website, or just come out to one of our shows and we'll sell ya one.

And for the future? This fall, look for the Blue Diamond Band in all the usual regional hellholes we love so well. We'll also be playing Gainesville Fest 13, and also playing a pre-Fest show in Gainesville the Thursday night before Fest officially begins (Halloween!). Perhaps a small tour right around then would suit us. We're also gonna have to make a second album sometime, eh? We should get going on that... busy days, my friends, busy days.