05:25 PM on 04/13/11
Press ReleaseAfter continuous requests from fans, Bremerton, WA musician MIKE HERRERA will finally be making his way across the U.S. to the East Coast for a month-long acoustic tour with Gasoline Heart's Louis DeFabrizio. Well know as the frontman of punk-pop trio MXPX, Herrera has broadened his fanbase with the debut of his alt-country band, TUMBLEDOWN, and tapped into his 50's/60's melodic rock side project ARTHUR late last year.Herrera has written his way into his fan's hearts over the course of his 17-year long career, selling more than 1.5 million records and touring the world. With an endless archive of tracks to choose from, Herrera will be performing a highly anticipated set list full of MXPX, ARTHUR and TUMBLEDOWN hits. With the set lists varying from city to city, fans are encouraged to shout out their favorite tracks for a possible impromptu addition.
"I'm excited to finally be able to reach our East Coast fans who have been waiting too long for one of my bands to come through town," said Herrera. "This tour will allow me to truly connect with MxPx, Arthur and Tumbledown fans in an intimate setting, which will hopefully suffice the long wait!"
In addition to special tour merch packages, the tour will be the first chance for fans to purchase Mike Herrera: Live From The Basement, a release that truly captures the essence of the tour. "I don't want fans to think this is a solo album," said Herrera. "It's just a live recording of me, performing my songs in my basement. I want fans to be able to take a similar version of what they heard on this tour home with them." The album will be available online starting the first day of the tour, Thursday, April 21 through www.mxpx.com and www.tumbledownhq.com only.
Mike Herrera: Live From The Basement tracklisting:
1. Doing Time (Live Acoustic)
2. Empty Bottle (Live Acoustic)
3. Drowning (Live Acoustic)
4. Arrested In El Paso Blues (Live Acoustic)
5. Secret Weapon (Live Acoustic)
6. Bad News (Live Acoustic)
7. Never Better Than Now (Live Acoustic)
8. Butcher Of San Antone (Live Acoustic)
9. Don't Walk Away (Live Acoustic)
10. Just Seen A Face (Live Acoustic)
11. Ballad Of A Factory Man (Live Acoustic)
12. Son Of A Gun (Live Acoustic)
13. Drowning Outtake 1 (Incomplete)
Mike Herrera/Louis DeFabrizio Tour Dates:
April 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Pete's Candy Store
April 22 - Amityville, NY @ Ollies Point Bar and Grille
April 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
April 24 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar Downstairs
April 25 - Huntington, WV @ Shamrock
April 26 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
April 27 - Greenville, SC @ Fatso's
April 28 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
April 29 - Orlando, FL @ McRaney's
April 30 - St. Pete, FL @ Local 662
May 1 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
May 2 - Anniston, AL @ The Smoking Moose
May 3 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse
May 4 - Nashville, TN @ The Exit/In
05:29 PM on 04/13/11
Pretty awesome -- WIsh it had more MxPx jams on there, but I'll take it. "Doing Time" is one of my all-time favorites.
06:48 PM on 04/13/11
so going to the philly date
08:32 PM on 04/13/11
these are not just mountains
I'm having Gasoline Heart withdrawals.
04:28 PM on 04/14/11
will happily be at the Tallahassee date. love those 2 dudes
05:41 PM on 04/14/11
Does anyone know if this is the album that mxpx said they were recording on twitter the other day?
11:54 AM on 04/15/11
This is bull. No Chicago date.
09:57 AM on 04/21/11
no, mxpx is recording a new ep i believe.