Tuesday, June 17, 2014

J. Roddy Walston & The Business Announce Headlining Tour Dates, Watch + Share "Take It As It Comes" Lyric Video

For J. Roddy Walston & The Business―who formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee―embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. Forcing the oft-clashing worlds of art and rock-and-roll to make nice, the band (including guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus) deals in a scrappy yet sublime sound that honors both their Southern roots and punk spirit.
It is this spirit that remains fully intact in the band’s newest lyric video for the track “Take It As It Comes” as Rod Walston (in his very own truck) cruises the Virginia countryside with various hitchhikers along the way. Courtesty ofConsequence of Sound, watch and share the video HERE.
“It seems like most bands write for either the animal side of people or for the side that’s more in tune with the spirit or even just the psyche, but we tend to just smash all those things together,” Walston says of lyric writing. “It’s like we’re writing religious songs for the animal side. We’ve got songs that feel like party songs but if you look at it closer, it’s something more cerebral. So for the people who want to dig in and connect all the weird crosswires, the song can turn into something else.”
Still coming down from the high that was the band’s two amazing shows at Bonnaroo this past weekend, the boys will be embarking on a run of headlining tour dates and additional festival appearances starting in July and continuing into the fall. Head below to find out when they are coming to your city.
Tour Dates
7/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Festival
7/12 – Detroit, MI – Mopop Festival
7/14 – Petaluma, CA – Lagu Mini Ampitheatre
7/19 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/24 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork
7/25 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater
7/26 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
7/27 – Philadelphia, PA – XPoNential Music Festival
7/29 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
7/31 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
8/1 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/17 – Rochester, MN – Down by the Riverside Festival
8/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
8/23 – Frederick, MD – Flying Dog Brewery
9/6 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
9/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
9/16 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
9/18 – Chicago, IL - Metro
9/19 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
9/20 – Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
9/27 – Baltimore, MD – The Shindig Festival
9/28 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
9/30 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
10/1 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
10/3 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/6 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
10/8 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
10/10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/13 – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubador
10/20 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/27 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
10/29 – Dallas, TX – Trees
11/3 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/4 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s


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