The American Rock band, Toadies, formed in Fort Worth, Texas has just announced their eight-studio album, and they are recruiting the help of legendary producer Steve Albini to assist them during production. No official name has been set for the upcoming album, but the band has scheduled to start recording their new project in early 2020. Albini is the founder, owner, and principal engineer of Electrical Audio, a complex studio based in Chicago, IL. Steve Albini has become a legend in the world of grungy punk rock, coining the nickname, ‘The Godfather of Grunge’, for his signature style of loud, distorted, and in-your-face kind of music. So, it only fits right that the band most well known for their song, “Possum Kingdom”, will recruit the help of iconic producer Steve Albini to ensure their new album is top of the line.
The Toadies platinum selling debut album, Rubberneck, is about to hit its 25-year anniversary since it’s been released. The album featured hit songs “Tyler”, and “Possum Kingdom” which peaked at number 56 on the billboard 200 and spent 49 weeks peaked at number 1 on the US heat. The band has stated that they are excited to work with what they call a ‘bucket list’ producer. Each of them stating some of their favorite records were recorded and produced by Steve Albini. In celebration of the 25-year anniversary of Rubberneck the band has announced they will go on a small five show tour with four of the shows being solely dedicated to Rubberneck. However, the tour will only be a local stint exclusively in their home state of Texas. This comes after a successful 2018 full of tours and festival performances.
The first stop will be Abilene, Texas at the Patio, the band will be performing with other local rock band, The Bluebonnets. These ladies will be joining the Toadies on all of their Rubberneck celebration shows. Here is the official list of all the locations and venues The Toadies will be performing at.
(10/9) – Abilene, TX – Patio*
(10/10) – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom*
(10/11)– Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom*
(10/12)- Houston, TX – Sam Houston Race Park’
(10/13) – Corpus Cristi, TX – Brewster St. Icehouse*
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