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Tour Dates / May 2016

April 29, 2016

Heads up! 
 
Thursday, May 12 : Decatur GA @ Eddie’s Attic
Eric Ambel opening the show. Eric will be solo. Alone, with his guitar. Because that’s the way he wants it, and we know better than to argue. Last time we played here was with Marshall Crenshaw. We arrived so late, some of you helped us load in. We’ll try our very best to not make that happen this time. But bring work gloves, just in case…
 
Friday, May 13 : Nashville TN @ 12th & Porter
Once again, with Eric Ambel. Same deal, Eric’s solo. We don’t play in Nashville very often, Eric plays Nashville even less, so if you live in the area, you might wanna seriously consider coming to this.
 
Saturday, May 14 : Maryville TN @ The Shed
No Eric on this show, but we’ll do our best to make up for the loss. These are always fun shows at The Shed, and since it IS a shed, there is a roof. No need to fear precipitation, or sunburn, or moonburn, or being photographed by a Google Maps plane. Come on down!
 
See you very, very soon. Bring friends…
 
Brian, Mark, John & Keith
Bottle Rockets

 

How You Can Help Bands!

April 7, 2016

If you haven’t read this yet, read it. Some people think David Lowery is a shit disturber, but really, he’s a working musician, tellin’ it exactly like it is in these end days of the music business. If you wanna help… Next time you go to see a band you love who are traveling in a van, humpin’ their own gear, resist your generous offer to buy them a round of drinks, and buy their CD instead. Even if you already have it. Give it to a friend who doesn’t have it. Donate it to a library, whatever. THAT is what will help the band. That’s the generosity that will make a difference. 9 times out of 10, the band has been getting free drinks from the venue since soundcheck. Buying the music is what keeps us all rollin’ out there. – Brian Henneman

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APRIL TOUR DATES
Here we go again, with Marshall Crenshaw for a bunch of shows in the Midwest. These are always great. Always. We play a set of our songs, then we join Marshall on stage as his backing band for a set of his songs. HOT TIP: If you’re not in the mood for a good time, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND. Otherwise, we’ll see you there…

April 05 : Ann Arbor MI – The Ark – TICKETS
April 06 : Grand Rapids MI – Tip Top Deluxe TICKETS
April 07 : Bloomington IL – Castle Theatre – TICKETS
April 08 : Lafayette IN – Lafayette Theater – TICKETS
April 09 : Chicago IL – Old Town School of Folk – 7pm – TICKETS
April 09 : Chicago IL – Old Town School of Folk – 10pm – TICKETS
April 10 : Milwaukee WI – Shank Hall – TICKETS
April 12 : St Paul MN – Turf Club – TICKETS
April 13 : Sioux Falls SD –  White Wall Sessions – TICKETS
April 14 : Kansas City MO – Knuckleheads Saloon – TICKETS
April 15 : Burlington IA – Capitol Theater TICKETS

Awright Chillunz, this month’s news you can hopefully use…
Eastbound and down, loaded up and truckin’ this weekend to play a couple of make-up shows that were cancelled by that big dumb stoopid mean ol’ blizzard in January, and we’ll be dropping in for what may be our 147,328th appearance (we’ve lost count, this number MAY be a little high…) at NPR’s Mountain Stage too.

March 18 : Alexandria VA – The Birchmere – SOLD OUT
March 19 : Baltimore MD – Living Room Show – SOLD OUT
March 20 : Charleston WV – Mountain Stage – TICKETS
with Honeyhoney, Marshall Crenshaw, Mike Cooley, Webb Wilder

SAINT LOUIS SHOW – BENEFIT FOR SOUTH BROADWAY ATHLETIC CLUB
This is gonna be super extra duper cool. If you’re in the area and miss this show, we wish you luck with your competing appointment. We name our album after a historical boxing/wrestling club in town, then actually PERFORM there. Such coolness has never before happened in Bottle Rockets history. SBAC history? Who knows? They’ve been around since the early 1900’s. Seems like something cooler than this could’ve happened there in that length of time, but…maybe not. We’re doin’ it for the club. All proceeds go directly to the South Broadway Athletic Club. Business there just ain’t like it used to be. Neither is the music business, we know each other’s pain. This is a match made in heaven. Come on down!!!

March 26 :  St Louis MO @ South Broadway Athletic Club
2301 S. 7th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
TICKETS

APRIL TOUR DATES
Here we go again, with Marshall Crenshaw for a bunch of shows in the Midwest. These are always great. Always. We play a set of our songs, then we join Marshall on stage as his backing band for a set of his songs. HOT TIP: If you’re not in the mood for a good time, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND. Otherwise, we’ll see you there…

April 05 : Ann Arbor MI – The Ark – TICKETS
April 06 : Grand Rapids MI – Tip Top Deluxe TICKETS
April 07 : Bloomington IL – Castle Theatre – TICKETS
April 08 : Lafayette IN – Lafayette Theater – TICKETS
April 09 : Chicago IL – Old Town School of Folk – 7pm – TICKETS
April 09 : Chicago IL – Old Town School of Folk – 10pm – TICKETS
April 10 : Milwaukee WI – Shank Hall – TICKETS
April 12 : St Paul MN – Turf Club – TICKETS
April 13 : Sioux Falls SD –  White Wall Sessions – TICKETS
April 14 : Kansas City MO – Knuckleheads Saloon – TICKETS
April 15 : Burlington IA – Capitol Theater TICKETS

MAY TOUR DATES
Little bit off in the future, but heads up… looks like Eric Ambel will be opening the shows in Decatur and Nashville! Will we eat Nashville Hot Chicken? Oh, the suspense!!! Stay tuned…

May 12 : Decatur GA – Eddie’s Attic – TICKETS
May 13 : Nashville TN – 12th & Porter – TICKETS
May 14 – Maryville TN –  The Shed – TICKETS

We’ll have more news and summer tour dates to tell you about very soon.

Thanks for your continued support
Brian, Mark, John & Keith
Bottle Rockets

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We’re excited to be playing a benefit show on March 26 to raise funds for South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis.

We’re very excited to announce the Saint Louis premiere of our long-awaited movie!

Thursday, February 11
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103

Doors open at 7pm
Movie starts at 7:30pm

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In 2009, a live show by iconic Midwestern rock band The Bottle Rockets was filmed with the intention of releasing it as a live concert DVD. As the footage moved through post-production, it transformed into a more ambitious project that featured a documentary. Over six years in development, Welcome To Our Movie: The Bottle Rockets Live & In Person is at last released. The incendiary live footage includes time-honored, fan-favorite songs, as well as the first performances of songs from The Bottle Rockets’ 2009 Bloodshot Records album Lean Forward. The documentary portions consist of engaging interviews with the band and lyricist Scott Taylor, incorporating rare memorabilia and personal archives from their earliest years and throughout their career. Directed and co-produced by John Boston, Welcome To Our Movie showcases an American rock-n-roll band performing at fighting weight and telling their unlikely success story.

Bottle Rockets fans were inspired by the original music video for “Dog”  and sent us videos of their pooches. Here they are set to the song.

ATTENTION! Due to the massive blizzard coming to the east coast, the shows in Washington DC on Jan 22 and Baltimore on Jan 23 have been postponed to a later dates. We’re working on re-scheduling and will let you know as soon as we have new dates confirmed. Be safe and stay warm.

We Want To See Your Dog!

January 7, 2016

Now that you’ve had time to fall in love with the “Dog” music video featuring many of our musical friends and their pups, now it’s time for us to see YOUR pooches! Send a 5-10 second clip of you and your canine companion (along with your name, your dog’s name, and your location) to contests@bloodshotrecords.com, and we’ll pick our favorites to be included in a special FANS version of the “Dog” music video. Deadline is 5PM on Friday January 15th. Let’s see those mutts! (Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the video.)

We’re excited to share our video for the song “Dog” from our new album ‘South Broadway Athletic Club’ available on CD, vinyl LP, or digital: https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/albu…

Thank you to Carlene Carter, Neko Case, Chuck Ragan, Kelly Hogan, Ha Ha Tonka, Murder By Death, Jesse Sykes, The Mastersons, Cory Branan, Scott H. Biram, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Yawpers, Scott McCaughey, Limbeck, Will Kimbrough, Amy Gore, Freakwater, Few Spirits, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and all of their pooches.

Edited by Mike Smith

Support our furry friends at http://bestfriends.org/ and http://ddaf.org/