Vintage Trouble Newsletter May 2013
As we launch into our US Bomb Shelter Tour II, we thought it would be good to catch everyone up on our recent past and some notable things we have coming up.
So, after having a thrilling second year at South By South West music conference (SXSW), Yahoo! Music was kind enough to rank us #2 in their top 4 moments of the entire weekend and straight from Austin, we headed to NPR’s Mountain Stage live radio show in Morgantown, West Virginia. Since our last newsletter, Nalle has graced the cover and pages of Guitar World and Vintage Guitar Magazine, Vic Firth drum sticks has launched a Richard Danielson signature line and Rick has become a poster boy for Aguilar bass amps. Shure Microphones is also endorsing Vintage Trouble for all onstage microphones.
Back to road stories…this Spring has already found us opening for The Dave Matthew’s Band. What giving, warm soul he is. Following the show, we were asked to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for the second time in 3 months, where we performed “Pelvis Pusher”. Side note – While backstage at The Tonight Show, Doc McGhee called to tell us that we have been offered to open for legendary band The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park in London. One more note about the Tonight Show, we were all suited by male fashion designer/icon John Varvatos, and a few days after, Mr. Varvatos invited us to play at the 5th Anniversary of his New York City Bowery store that was once the famous CBGB’s rock and roll club. After this performance, we played the Fender pre-show for Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival. Fender has been so nice to us by gifting us instruments to enhance our sound. The next morning, we woke and headed to CBS Radio in Manhattan, who invited us in-studio for radio and television interviews.
That leads us to Coachella 2013. This music party in the desert felt like the sexiest of heavens. We made so many new music friends and everyone one from the stage crew, to the fans, to the reviewers, could not have been any kinder and welcoming. It felt good to be a local California band representing all of our music family from home. And this just in, soul giant Booker T. Jones has a new album coming out on June 25 called “Sound The Alarm”. This record will be his first album since rejoining Stax Records and Vintage Trouble had the honor or writing and recording a track on the album called “Your Love Is No Love.” Being in-studio with Booker was far beyond a dream. He is humble, smart, focused, calming, inspiring and so real that it hurts.
On the near horizon is Japan. This May, we are thrilled to be returning to the country that debuted our album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions, at #4. This time we will get to hit more of the major cities. In June/July we will be re-joining The Who for their United Kingdom/European leg of the Quadrophenia Tour. We were also invited to perform at Glastonbury Music Festival in England. ….And did we mention WE ARE OPENING FOR THE ROLLING STONES?!?!
Here are the dates for our current US tour
April 28 • Mercy Lounge • Nashville TN
April 30 • The Local 662 • St Petersburg FL
May 01 • The Social • Orlando FL
May 03 • Road To Hangout • Orange Beach AL
May 04 • Shaky Knees Festival • Atlanta GA
May 05 • Beale Street Music Festival • Memphis TN
May 10 • Bottle Rock Festival • Napa Valley CA
May 25 • Denver Day of Rock • Denver CO
May 27 • Playing With Fire • Council Bluffs Iowa
May 29 • The Vanguard • Tulsa OK
May 30 • The Prophet Bar • Dallas TX
May 31 • Sam’s Burger Joint • San Antonio TX
June 01 • Free Press Summer Festival • Houston TX
All details for the info mentioned above can be found on our site. www.VintageTrouble.com