The Heavy Pets October Tour

The Heavy Pets Are Back with an October Tour

The Heavy Pets
The Heavy Pets set out for an 18-date October tour from South Florida to Vermont and back again. This month-long run features new theaters and frikkin' laser beams.

The tour begins at the Recher Theater in Towson, MD with Perpetual Groove, followed by two shows with Assembly of Dust in Boston and Burlington. The Pets will also play a very special co-bill with Cornmeal at the newly renovated Westcott Theatre in Syracuse, NY.

South Florida gets the Pets full attention for round two as the band enlists Pulse Lighting for a five-night face melt medley. The laserquest starts October 28, post Widespread Panic at The Purdy Lounge in Miami and continues through their Halloween Breakbeat Breakdance Ball at the A1A Beachfront Theater.

Check back with JamBase for an upcoming Heavy Pets studio release and NYE announcement.

Check out our exclusive interview with The Heavy Pets on JamBaseTV.

Tour Dates
10/02/08 Thu Recher Theatre Towson, MD (w/ Perpetual Groove)
10/03/08 Fri Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA (w/ Assembly of Dust)
10/04/08 Sat Higher Ground Burlington, VT (w/ Assembly of Dust)
10/07/08 Tue Castaways Ithaca, NY
10/08/08 Wed Bodles Opera House Chester, NY
10/09/08 Thu The Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY (w/ Cornmeal)
10/10/08 Fri Mercury Lounge New York, NY
10/11/08 Sat North Star Philadelphia, PA ( w/ Bodega & BuzzUniverse)
10/13/08 Mon The Cafe 210 West State College, PA
10/17/08 Fri The Orange Door Lake Park, FL
10/18/08 Sat The Dive Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL
10/21/08 Tue The Ocean Deck Daytona Beach, FL
10/22/08 Wed The Back Booth Orlando, FL
10/24/08 Fri Dunedin Brewery Dunedin, FL
10/25/08 Sat Roxy's West Palm Beach, FL
10/28/08 Tue Purdy Lounge Miami Beach, FL
10/30/08 Thu The Backroom Boca Raton, FL
10/31/08 Fri The Dive Bar Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/01/08 Sat Tobacco Road Miami, FL
11/06/08 Thu The NorVa Norfolk, VA
11/08/08 Sat Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA (w/ Matisyahu & Future Rock)
11/09/08 Sun House of Blues New Orleans, LA (w/ Matisyahu & Future Rock)
11/10/08 Mon House of Blues Houston, TX (w/ Matisyahu & Future Rock)
11/11/08 Tue Stubb's BBQ Austin, TX (w/ Matisyahu & Future Rock)
11/13/08 Thu Palladium Ballroom/Loft Dallas, TX (w/ Matisyahu & Future Rock)
01/23/09 Fri Landmark on Main Port Washington, NY

[Published on: 10/1/08]

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EricTW83 Wed 10/1/2008 05:30PM
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Wow, this is way a bigger deal than that other strange band playing three meager shows somewhere in po-dunk Virginia in March. What do you say?

WidespreadMule3 Wed 10/1/2008 05:44PM
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wow. flordia got some love with that tour.

floridaales Wed 10/1/2008 08:02PM
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The only problem with Phish is that they lack the face melting abilities of The Heavy Pets...

gdeadphishhead Wed 10/1/2008 09:37PM
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Article has a huge typo of saying it's Cornbread instead of Cornmeal. Cornmeal is fucking way more badass than any Cornbread! I can't wait for them on Halloween at the Canopy Club!

carphishhead starstarstarstar Wed 10/1/2008 11:31PM
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I really hope P Groove is opening for the Heavy Pets. If talent and originality play any role in choosing who opens, P Groove definitely should.

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flales, u crazy man. totally bonkers. hahahahaha. HA.

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when they sell out hampton, then I will say OK . haha ... HA.

boothes Thu 10/2/2008 06:35AM
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po-dunk virginia? now i dont usually comment but dont be hating on my home. virginia is for lovers!

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VA is lovely, but its a damn police state, thats the part I HATE.

O1Roggae Thu 10/2/2008 08:20AM
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Pets need to play another spook jam down at Ochopee, where the skunkape was made famous

Bowman Thu 10/2/2008 08:24AM
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I'm ready for some face melting tonight at the Recher. Get there early and bring your dancin shoes.

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 08:50AM
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I dig. Hope they come to Colorado soon.

monodub starstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 09:44AM
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I like the Heavy Pets. Maybe they could swing back through the Midwest sometime, namely Lawrence, KS. The freakin' monsoon during Wakarusa washed away their set. It was the foreshadowing of a disappointing festival.

MrKnowitall Thu 10/2/2008 10:27AM
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What the Fuck do all you Phish fans want? should other band to stop touring because phish scheduled three reunion shows 6 months from now. It's individuals like yourselves that give phish fans a bad reputation.

jlvander starstarstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 12:59PM
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From My Friends Band to a legit touring band...who would've thought? Congrats guys-

Roswellznutsack Thu 10/2/2008 02:25PM
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Ummm might be nice to get some SoCal dates...HELLO!

mmmFriedFrogLegs Thu 10/2/2008 04:06PM
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anyone catchin them with pgroove tonite is in for a treat. hopefully brock will come out and jam with them. i saw brock play this after show w/ the heavy pets @the dive bar in fort lauderdale after pgroove played the culture room that night. and brock sitting in with them was icing on the cake.

shinjuku starstarstarstarstar Thu 10/2/2008 08:37PM
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see ya tomorrow @ the dise!

berba1 star Fri 10/3/2008 07:36AM
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dude i live in south florida have seen these guys couple time so generic and gay I cant believe they are getting so much attention, They bring absolutly nothing new to the table and bore me. And waht is all this talk about face melting more like face boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Fri 10/3/2008 11:17AM
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Good band, not great, but they have potential.

Does anyone over the age of 16 use the work "gay" to describe someithing they dont like? Ignorance is bliss I guess?

fishbone1 starstarstar Fri 10/3/2008 12:24PM
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I was disappointed Heavy Pets backed out of Strip Mines Music Fest...

mreezal Fri 10/3/2008 04:52PM
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i dk if face-melting is the right term for these guys. did they get their name from the term Heaving Petting in whatever movie that was in?

Kemosloppy Mon 10/6/2008 08:40AM
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Heavy Pets are a really fun show. they jam hard for sure.

the shwo at the Dise last weekend was awesome.

fjbolebruch Mon 10/6/2008 12:55PM
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i live in sw florida and have seen them a couple of times, you just have to catch them on a good night to appreciate them 100%. overall they are a really good show to catch.

overtherails starstarstar Wed 10/8/2008 07:45AM
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berba - maybe thp cant jam as well as you on your skin flute and your mother on the rusty trombone, but they try pretty hard.

Colonel Forbin Thu 10/9/2008 11:24PM
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Colonel Forbin

Just caught them at Syracuse. Read all the posts saying face melting...listened to them on myspace and was very excited...except Heavy Pets live is below average. Would not pay money to see this band again. Maybe in like five years when they actually have it together but just could not get into it. My opinion though that's all.