Aloha, everybody! It may technically still be spring but it sure feels like summer in the Twin Cities, so it makes sense to check in quick with an update for y'all to let you know how summer looks for the Blue Diamond Band!
1. Tour (check the dates on the right) starts REALLY SOON for Ottawa Explosion! It's in Ottawa, Ontario, naturally. It takes place June 15th through the 18th. You really need to check it out! It's like my brain - or possibly Bill Rohla's - designed the perfect punk/garage/power pop/etc. music festival. Get your tickets now (for OX and/or your flight!), and we'll see ya there! Oh, and The Chinchees are also playing... bonus!
2. Live At Grumpy's is being pressed RIGHT NOW. The tests have been approved... we will let you know the official release date for CD/LP as soon as we can! Delay, delay, delay, I know, but trust me we are ALMOST THERE. It might even be out in time for...
3. PalmFest! Palmers Bar is one of the most classic, least classy bars in Minneapolis, and an absolute favorite of ours. PalmFest is Friday and Saturday July 22nd and 23rd, and we play at 5pm on that Friday. Shots? What shots? I didn't do any shots. Did you do any shots?
4. A few more local/regional shows to kick off August are just a warmup for another West Coast Tour! Those dates will be announced very soon! But if you live in the Colorado Front Range, Pacific Northwest, or California, you better be on alert! We're coming... and of course, we're playing Awesome Fest in San Diego! See ya there, burritos!
Be excellent to each other,
-Nato & the BDB