Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announce 17-Date Spring Tour January 13, 2017 09:22

Jam/funk rock sensation Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has announced a 17-date spring tour which will span across the East Coast and into the Southeast.  Following a winter tour which is heavily focused on the Midwest and West coast, much of the bands loyal following, "The Flock," can rejoice that their beloved band will be returning to many of its most familiar venues in the spring.  The spring dates kick off on March 29th in Rochester, NY and continue with stops all down the coast.  Supporting bands include Aqueous (Ithaca, Northampton, Burlington, Portland (ME), and Providence), Hayley Jane & The Primates (Brooklyn), Organ Freeman (Brooklyn), ELM (Washington, DC), and BIG Something (Norfolk).  The Pigeons will be supporting Papadosio for a two-night run at the Madison Theater in Covington, KY on April 28th-29th.

Earlier this week, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their latest studio effort, Pizazz, due for release in September 2017. They are also releasing their first ever live album, in coordination with the Kickstarter campaign. The live album, The Great Outdoors Jam, features highlights from the band’s performance at The Great Outdoors Jam Festival in Mount Dora, FL from July 2016. Each and every contributor to the Pizazz Kickstarter campaign will receive a digital download of The Great Outdoors Jam on February 10th if the campaign reaches its goal of $18,000.

Check out the video below for their Kickstarter campaign and help Pigeons Playing Ping Pong reach their goal!

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Full Winter/Spring 2017 Tour Dates:

1/27 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *
1/28 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
1/29 Steamboat Springs, CO @ Schmiggity’s
1/31 Durango, CO @ Animas City Theatre
2/2 Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter Theatre
2/3 Bozeman, MT @ Eagle’s Ballroom
2/4 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat
2/8 Spokane, WA @ Big Dipper
2/9 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
2/10 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
2/11 Portland, OR @ Goodfoot
2/12 Bend, OR @ Volcanic Pub Theatre
2/15 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino ^
2/16 Chico, CA @ Lost On Main ^
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
2/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mint ^
2/19 San Diego, CA @ Casbah ^
2/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^
2/24 Austin, TX @ The Parish
2/25 Houston, TX @ Raven Tower
2/26 Dallas, TX @ Sundown at Grenada
2/28 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
3/1 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note ”
3/2 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ”
3/3 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ”
3/4 Columbus, OH @ Express Live ”
3/29 Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
3/30 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt$
3/31 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl~
4/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
4/7 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club #
4/8 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA @
4/12 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
4/13 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
4/14 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
4/15 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
4/19 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street $
4/20 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground $
4/21 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall $
4/22 Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom $
4/27 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
4/28 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater &
4/29 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater &

* – w/ Dopapod
^ – w/ Organ Freeman
“ – supporting Lotus
$ – w/ Aqueous
~ – w/ Hayley Jane & The Primates
# – w/ ELM
@ – w/ BIG Something
& – w/ Papadosio

McLovins with Hayley Jane & The Primates: Toad's Place - New Haven, CT - Sat. 3/26 February 16, 2016 12:53

Photo by Nick Sonsini: Sonsini Media
Connecticut-based four-piece, McLovins, just announced a major show addition for Spring 2016.  In support of the band's recent self-titled album release, McLovins will play a special CD release party at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT on Saturday, March 23rd.  Support will come from one of Boston's hottest up-and-coming bands, Hayley Jane & the Primates.
McLovins is a soulful, funk-rock band that complements a youthful energy with seasoned musical talent. Inspired by an eclectic mix of influences like The Meters, The Band and The Flaming Lips, members Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger, and Atticus Kelly combine their songwriting skills with extended improvisations and instrumental ingenuity. Taking a page from their jam band forefathers, McLovins always try to keep their audiences guessing at what’s to come. Their eclectic setlists and individual musical personas define the band’s live shows.
Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, McLovins have appeared at Gathering of The Vibes, Mountain Jam, The Peach Festival and the legendary Nateva Music Festival, as well as many acclaimed venues across the country. They have also performed with some of the most influential artists on the scene, including Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, George Porter, Jr. and Oteil Burbridge
Watch McLovins performing at BIRN Alive Studios:
Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a genre-bending sound that is hard to define and a live performance that has started to create a serious buzz in the Northeast. The Primates’ music draws inspiration from a variety of styles, including 60s/70s rock and pop, old musical theater, folk, blues, soul, reggae, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass, and country. Their catchy songs have been praised by a wide range of music lovers for successfully combining a diverse sound with clever, over-the-top lyrics and Vaudevillian style storytelling. However you decide to categorize the Primates musically, their on-stage energy, skilled musicianship, theatrics, and group improvisation take you over a landscape of emotion that will leave you wanting more.
Watch Hayley Jane & the Primates perform at Gathering of the Vibes 2015: