Touring In Support of Their Debut Album, Coalition of The Willing, In Stores Nationwide May 23rd On Ropeadope

Coalition of The Willing
Brooklyn, NY -- In the great tradition of electric guitar-fueled instrumental rock, Bobby Previte's "super bar-band" Coalition of the Willing strikes the West Coast this May for their first ever U.S. tour in support of their self-titled debut album on Ropeadope. The visionary New York City-based drummer Previte has enlisted Charlie Hunter on guitars, Marco Benevento on keyboards and Skerik on saxophones. They'll launch the 15-city tour on May 10th in Bellingham, WA and conclude the run with a record release party and performance in New York City at Tonic on May 25th. Having recently wrapped a string of European dates that took them through five countries and earned rave reviews, the Coalition is primed and ready for what are sure to be some of the most rockin' and musically mind-blowing shows to hit the West Coast this Spring.

On the forthcoming debut album, Coalition of the Willing are comprised by (in addition to the musicians mentioned above) Galactic's drummer Stanton Moore and trumpeter Steve Bernstein, while Brooklyn's Jamie Saft produced the set. The results traverse the broad landscape of rock music, moving from swirling psychedelia to heavy guitar anthems to extended prog rock pieces that seamlessly incorporate funk, soul, swing and almost everything in between. The combination achieves the distinction of being good old fashioned American rock music, while sounding like nothing else that's come before it.

Composer and drummer Bobby Previte's star has been on the rise as of late. A legend of New York City's improvisational music scene, his work has ranged from theater scores to experimental electronic recordings; from chamber music to the power punk-jazz trio, The Beta Popes. He's most recently received critically acclaim for Groundtruther, a duo comprised of he and Charlie Hunter.

Bobby Previte's music will continue to be discovered by new audiences as he launches the improvisational super group, Coalition of the Willing. They are coming to a town near you and accepting new members at every turn. And look for East Coast tour dates later this year, as well.

05.10 | The Nightlight Lounge | Bellingham, WA
05.11 | Richards on Richards | Vancouver, Canada
05.12 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA
05.13 | Aladdin | Portland, OR
05.14 | Domino Room | Bend, OR
05.15 | WOW Hall | Eugene, OR
05.16 | Mobius | Ashland, OR
05.17 | Crystal Bay Club | Crystal Bay, NV
05.18 | Harlowes | Sacramento, CA
05.19 | The Mystic Theater | Petaluma, CA
05.20 | Independent | San Francisco, CA
05.22 | Kuumbwa | Santa Cruz, CA
05.23 | Soho | Santa Barbara, CA
05.24 | The Mint | Los Angeles, CA
05.25 | Tonic | New York, NY

[Published on: 4/13/06]

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joshthamm starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/13/2006 12:14PM
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Please bring this sickness to Nashville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kfish starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/13/2006 12:25PM
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yesss! anywhere near me and I will be there. geez, the word supergroup is a serious understatement!

rpmills starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/13/2006 01:35PM
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Shows at the Mystic and the Independent, that's some Bay Area love right there. Can't wait for this collaboration; talk about a "bar-band" that will blow some minds.

krsmall starstarstarstarstar Thu 4/13/2006 01:40PM
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the only east coast show im away come to CT!!!!!

captainblackear starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/14/2006 04:42PM
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Ohh yeah starts off in my home town!! I think I'll hit up the first three shows....

londonko Tue 4/18/2006 08:14AM
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boo... mich always gets screwed when it comes to bands as sweet as this...

Paesano starstarstarstarstar Fri 4/21/2006 05:53PM
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Can it really be? I must be dreaming.
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