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

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Bummer In October Has Begun!

Hello from Nato HQ! I'm taking a quick break from tying up loose ends so we can hit the road for the next couple weeks with Arms Aloft to type a quick little update for ya... people, we're so excited for this one! Gainesville Fest XIII awaits us one week from today, and we all hope to see you there.

Our drummer for the non-Gainesville dates on this tour is Jack from Arms Aloft. He's a solid dude. He's a great drummer. He'll be playing two sets a night for most of this tour, so don't be shy about buying him some "medicine" to help those sticks thump them skins...!

The tour dates are posted on the side of this page, but here they are, one more time. If you're on the route... LOOKOUTE!!!

Fri 10/24 - Mankato, MN - Midtown Tavern
Sat 10/25 - Normal, IL - Firehouse Pizza Pub
Sun 10/26 - Louisville, KY - Mag Bar
Mon 10/27 - Asheville, NC - The Odditorium
Tue 10/28 - Athens, GA - The Green Room
Wed 10/29 - St Augustine, FL - Nobby's
Thu 10/30 - Gainesville, FL (BDB at Lunchbox, Arms Aloft at Loosey's)
Fri 10/31 - FEST DAY ONE
Sat 11/1 - FEST DAY TWO - Nato Coles solo acoustic at Whiskey House at 2:10pm, Arms Aloft at Loosey's at 5:30pm
Sun 11/2 - FEST DAY THREE - our show is today! We play Durty Nelly's at 3:00pm
Mon 11/3 - Atlanta, GA - Wonderroot
Tue 11/4 - Chattanooga, TN - Sluggo's
Wed 11/5 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
Thu 11/6 - Cape Girardeau, MO - Pitter's
Fri 11/7 - Carbondale, IL - Lost Cross
Sat 11/8 - Cedar Falls, IA - The Black Hole

For info on any of these shows, please email

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Quick One (While We're Home)

Hello, happy September everybody. I wanted to update this site very quickly to keep the universe of folks who visit here every so often up to speed on Blue Diamond Band news.

First off, thanks to everyone who came out to the Rock'n'Roll Counterattack shows! We felt we had some of our best shows ever in certain places (looking at Missoula, Portland, Denver at the Larimer Lounge with Bud Bronson, Kansas City for starters - and Fayetteville, Arkansas was great! And we'd never been there! So technically it's our best show there ever by default, but for first times, it was a knockout!). And thanks for buying all our t-shirts and LPs! Now nobody in Minnesota gets to do that... for now.

Allright, you know we play shows all the time around here. But did you know that we're touring to Gainesville Fest with our buddies in Arms Aloft? We are! Check out the tour dates on the right-hand side of this page. We're getting back to a few towns we haven't been to for awhile, which rules. And of course, all our to-Fest-and-back favorites!

I really want to write more about the Rock'n'Roll Counterattack Tour, so expect something about that soon. I just don't have time to do that right now. Gotta wash the dishes, then go watch Yankees vs. Orioles at a friend's house. Salud!


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!