Stranded In Stereo: Superdrag Reunion: Holy $@#!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Superdrag Reunion: Holy $@#!

It's been almost 24 hours since I was given the news that one of my all-time, Top 5 favorite bands was getting back the original line-up and hitting the road for six limited shows in October and November. And then I found out they were playing Boston. And then, I shit many a brick and phoned up one of my best friends at home.

The Kings of Power Pop, Knoxville, TN's
Superdrag have apparently been rehearsing for the past eight months to get ready for the stint that will find them bringing the original line-up of John Davis, Brandon Fisher, Tom Pappas and Don Coffey, Jr. to the stage for the first time in a decade. Rumors had been spreading for months ever since the release of the rarities comp Changin' Tires On The Road To Ruin that something was a-brewing down south, especially when pictures of Davis, Pappas, and Coffey rehearsing popped up on Davis' MySpace. On top of all this, the band announced they have a compiled a 2-disc, 40 song set of rarities dating from 1992-1995 (that's about pre-Darla for all you 'Drag fans counting) to be sold exclusively on the upcoming tour.

"Sucked Out" - takes me back!

Tickets for all six shows go on pre-sale tomorrow for $10 and also get you an autographed tour poster. You can bet I'll be eagerly awaiting high noon.

Tour Dates:
10/05 - Nashville, TN - City Hall
10/13 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10/20 - Knoxville, TN - Barley's Taproom
11/02 - New York, NY - Fillmore at Irving Plaza
11/03 - Boston, MA - Paradise
11/08 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

Speaking of My Formative Years, James Montgomery writes a great weekly column over at MTV News called Bigger Than The Sound. This year's topic on albums that suffer from what he cleverly dubbed "The Pinkerton Effect" definitely reminds me of my diatribes on the records that shaped my life. Do check it out!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope you got your ticket. As I am certain you found out, tickets were not $10, the autographed poster is $10.

Tickets range between $15 (Knoxville and D.C.) and $20 (Chicago, NYC, and Boston.)

"Add an EXCLUSIVE 11"x17" SUPERDRAG POSTER to your order for only $10! This poster is a limited edition, hand-screened poster designed by Jason Kochis and is signed by the band. Limit one poster per ticket. Please note that the poster will be shipped, even if you choose will call for your ticket order. For those who choose to have their tickets shipped, the poster will be shipped with the tickets."