Backyard Tire Fire Dates

BACKYARD TIRE FIRE Announce Fall Tour Dates
Including Shows With Rose Hill Drive, Los Lobos, Grace Potter
Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Clarks, and a year end run with Rusted Root

Backyard Tire Fire
Backyard Tire Fire have announced that they will join Rose Hill Drive, Los Lobos, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Clarks, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Rusted Root for a run of consecutive support slots throughout the end of the year.

Touring behind their latest release, The Places We Lived (Hyena Records), the Bloomington, IL-based band spent September headlining the Midwest. While a number of songs from the new album deal with themes of home, principle songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ed Anderson, his brother and bassist Matt Anderson and drummer Tim Kramp plan to remain on the road throughout the duration of 2008 with tour dates being planned for November and December, as well.

Backyard Tire Fire have officially added guitarist Fish Carpenter to their touring lineup. Fish first appeared on Backyard Tire Fire's 2005 release, Bar Room Semantics, and has been touring with the band this summer to help better interpret the many sonic textures on The Places We Lived. The tour run will launch with two headline shows in New York City.

The upcoming dates are:

October 2 / Piano's / New York, NY
October 3 / Union Hall / Brooklyn, NY
October 4 / Northern Lights / Clifton Park, NY (w/ Rustic Overtones)
October 11 / Highland Pacific Grill / Denver, CO
October 12 / Three 20 South / Breckenridge, CO
October 14 / Burt's Tiki Lounge / Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 15 / Knitting Factory Concert House / Boise, ID (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 16 / Nectar Lounge / Seattle, WA (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 17 / Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro / Bellingham, WA (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 18 / East End / Portland, OR (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 22 / Nutty's North / Sioux Falls, SD
October 23 / Club Pyramid / Decorah, IA
October 24 / The Double Door / Chicago, IL
October 25 / Bloomington Cent. for the Perf. Arts / Bloomington, IL (w/ Los Lobos)
October 27 / The Orange Peel / Asheville, NC (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
October 28 / The Music Farm / Charleston SC (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
October 29 / Variety Playhouse / Atlanta, GA (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
October 30 / Bjou Theatre / Knoxville, TN (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
November 5 / Blueberry Hill / St. Louis, MO (w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
November 6 / Redstone Room / Davenport, IA (w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
November 7 / Crosstown Station / Kansas City, MO (w/ Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
November 13 / Newport Music Hall / Columbus, OH (w/ The Clarks)
November 14 / Club Cafe / Pittsburgh, PA (headlining show)
November 15 / Grog Shop / Cleveland, OH (w/ The Clarks)
December 3 / Mercy Lounge / Nashville, TN (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 5 / Southgate House / Newport, KY (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 6 / Majestic Theatre / Detroit, MI (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 7 / The Intersection / Grand Rapids, MI (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 10 / Otto's / Dekalb, IL (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 11 / People's / Des Moines, IA (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 12 / Cain's Ballroom / Tulsa, OK (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 13 / The Village / Little Rock, AR (w/ Reverend Horton Heat)
December 27 / House of Blues / Chicago, IL (w/ Rusted Root)
December 28 / House of Blues / Chicago, IL (w/ Rusted Root)
December 29 / Eagles Ballroom / Milwaukee, WI (w/ Rusted Root)
December 30 / St. Andrews Hall / Detroit, MI (w/ Rusted Root)
December 31 / House of Blues / Cleveland, OH (w/ Rusted Root)

Check out JamBase's exclusive feature/interview on BTF here.

[Published on: 9/26/08]

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G.Starr starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/26/2008 10:27AM
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Shit yeah! See you at Northern Lights!

crescentvale starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/26/2008 10:52AM
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Yes they are playing with Grace in St. Louis. For videos on them and other great bands check out my

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Fri 9/26/2008 02:07PM
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These guys started a fire in my backyard and it never went out. My house burned to the ground and now I live in a van down by the river.

rkull Fri 9/26/2008 04:12PM
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where is the florida love??

Chaloupka Fri 9/26/2008 10:22PM
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Hell yeah fellas! See y'all in CO!

PickinKind starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/27/2008 01:09AM
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midwest love

futhepharmer Sat 9/27/2008 10:03AM
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Hoodoo Voodoo is funny.....but fortunately looks aren't everything

Caution498 Mon 9/29/2008 12:25AM
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2 Iowa shows & no love for Minnesota? WTF

z man starstarstarstar Mon 9/29/2008 07:45AM
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I just saw these guys this weekend at midpoint music festival in cincy and I thought they put on a great show. They sound original and don't remind me of anybody.

Jeff Kash Mon 9/29/2008 08:24AM
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Jeff Kash

futhepharmer - start abusing antibiotics, it's your only hope.

futhepharmer Mon 9/29/2008 04:52PM
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namey... just finished off my second bottle of's not working. Your thoughts?