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

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

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!

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