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

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

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Home From Fest, Home From Tour

Well, that's it! We're home, and to remind us where we live, Minnesota has decided to move late December into mid-November on our behalf! That's right... snow, low 20's for high temperatures, the inevitable incursions by White Walkers (let's face it, this is Minnesota... most of the people walking around are white)... yep we've got it all! Thanks to everyone who came out and rocked out. Here's that great poster art from Arms Aloft, one more time:

We have no major tours planned for quite awhile now, just local and regional stuff. Keep an eye on the shows listed on the right-hand side of this page. The long-term plan is to finish the songs for our second album, and as far as that goes, I've written the basics for most of them, or possibly even all of them, but so much more happens when the band gets ahold of them that I wouldn't want to put an estimate on when that might be accomplished. Regardless, we have some GREAT stuff coming up in the Upper Midwest, so bundle up and walk on down to the rock'n'roll show - you're sure to see us there!

-Nato & the BDB

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!