Backyard Tire Fire Storm Into 08

Backyard Tire Fire
Backyard Tire Fire storm into 2008 with two special year end shows. On Friday December 21 the band will host their 2nd Annual Holiday Jamboree at Daddio's in Bloomington, IL featuring Backyard Tire Fire as well as several other notable regional rock bands, all proceeds will once again be donated to the Salvation Army. On New Years Eve, 12/31/07, the band will play Heroes and Legends in Joliet, IL, the special evening will be hosted by January 2008 Playboy Cover Model and My Fair Brady's Adrianne Curry, who is a long time fan.

Backyard Tire Fire is primed for a breakout year in 2008. They are set to play Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise from January 10-14. In March they'll be playing shows with Bloodkin on their way down to Florida to play the Langerado Festival, and they'll be joining Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy for a four week tour in April and May 2008.

2007 has been a whirlwind for BTF, who are comprised by lead vocalist and guitarist Ed Anderson, bassist Matt Anderson and drummer Tim Kramp. In February, the band released Vagabonds & Hooligans, a pinnacle recording that has since become their best selling album to date. Musically, it showcased a breadth of vision in the band's songwriting that helped define their own unique place in the current rock and roll landscape. Music bloggers raved about the album. BlogCritics declared, "What matters is good music, and on that point Backyard Tire Fire delivers big time. What they also deliver is a sound that is firmly rooted in the rich history of American music - rock 'n' roll, R&B, country, and folk to name but a few - while still being fresh and original," while Earvolution stated, "By successfully working the borders and diving into country, blues, Southern rock and indie-rock and finding their commonality, Backyard Tire Fire has found something fresh and new within each one." On the road, BTF performed over 200 shows in 2007, highlighted by tours with artists ranging from JJ Grey & MOFRO to Clutch and festival dates including Wanee Festival, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam and Twangfest.

Tour Dates
12/21/07 Daddio's Bloomington, IL
12/28/07 Martyrs Chicago, IL (Supporting James McMurtry)
12/29/07 Martyrs Chicago, IL (Supporting James McMurtry)
12/31/07 Heroes West Joliet, IL
01/10/08 - 01/14/08 Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise Miami, FL
01/18/08 NV Ultra Lounge Normal, IL
01/25/08 NV Ultra Lounge Normal, IL
02/01/08 NV Ultra Lounge Normal, IL
02/16/08 University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
02/28/08 Smith's Atlanta, GA (Co-bill with Bloodkin)
02/29/08 The Hummingbird Macon, GA (Co-bill with Bloodkin)
03/07/08 Langerado Festival Big Cypress Indian Reservation, South Everglades, FL

Supporting Reverend Horton Heat and Nashville Pussy:
04/17/07 Blue Note Columbia, MO
04/18/08 Metro Chicago, IL
04/19/08 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
04/20/08 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
04/21/08 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
04/22/08 High Dive Champaign, IL
04/24/08 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
04/25/08 Southgate House Newport, KY
04/26/08 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
04/27/08 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
05/04/08 Revolution Hall Troy, NY
05/06/08 The Tralf Buffalo, NY
05/07/08 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
05/08/08 The Chameleon Lancaster, PA
05/09/08 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
05/10/08 Rex Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
05/11/08 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
05/13/08 Bluebird Bloomington, IN
05/14/08 Gibson Showcase Memphis, TN
05/16/08 Meridian Houston, TX

[Published on: 12/19/07]

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cocheese Wed 12/19/2007 11:46AM
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do the Hillbilly Freakout! no nashville date??????

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Wed 12/19/2007 12:18PM
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These guys rock in so many ways!

FreeHawk Wed 12/19/2007 01:32PM
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well damn didnt know they toured with clutch, damn job keeping me away from good shows. working is overrated

theguykeator Wed 12/19/2007 03:10PM
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I got a piece of these guys at 10KLF in 06 and they rock dirty! I got to see a whole show, 4/20 Minneapolis oh yeh.

snappy starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/20/2007 10:01AM
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Simply put, one of my favorite bands today. Just pure rock & roll goodness at every turn. And by "rock & roll" I mean the broad, all-encompassing kind of music that draws from folk, blues, country, etc. Ed's a hell of a lyricist, too. Bon Scott would have loved him.

sweetjames Thu 12/20/2007 02:25PM
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Do yourself a favor & go see this band, it's from the heart rock & roll & you won't be disappointed!

sunnbear starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/20/2007 02:47PM
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I like it! Like it alot!