TOY SOLDIERS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES

Toy Soldiers have announced their Fall tour to coincide with the release of their second album, The Maybe Boys on September 10, 2013, distributed by Rocket Science Ventures

Earning a reputation for their badass live show, singer Ron Gallo doesn’t let getting whacked in the head and bleeding profusely stop their performance.

“For me, getting on a stage is really surrendering to whatever plans the wild beast of the show and the people in the room have in store. It’s like throwing yourself in a raging sea of variables or hopping on a moving train. Even if you get whacked in the face with a guitar and are bleeding all over or your amplifier explodes or your having a bad day, it’s your responsibility to the audience and the show that overrides anything that may try to stop it and so it must go on,” explains Gallo.

Stream and share the stand-out track from the new album, “Tell the Teller” at https://soundcloud.com/toy-soldiers-1/tell-the-teller.

Toy Soldiers’ first album, Whisper Down the Lane(2010), was defined by WXPN’s Bruce Warren as a “gritty, dirty collection … shifting flawlessly from roots, to blues, to country, to rockabilly…an undeniable barn-burner.”

Ron Gallo describes the difference between the first and second record, saying, “Whisper Down the Lane is like kindergarten recess, a bunch of random kids making an audible Jackson Pollock painting at the schoolyard. The Maybe Boys is like five blood brothers reunited for our third time at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  We’re still having a great time but we’re warmed up, we’ve got our sea legs and we’re a cohesive unit.  There’s a history and a chemistry bound by some sort of loose weird magic on this record.  The Maybe Boys is a live snapshot in time where everyone that listens is in the room dancing and drinking with us.”

Imperative to the recording of The Maybe Boys, Toy Soldiers wanted to capture the lively, unpolished, and raw live show that the band has earned a reputation for. Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) was enlisted to produce the recording.

Gallo continues, “Bill Moriarty has a divine ability to get someone’s exact point across sonically, there is so much character in the records he makes and he has such a laid back and natural way of working. There’s no rhyme or reason or going by any book, it’s just whatever feels and sounds good in the land of Bill Moriarty and that was essential in the making of The Maybe Boys.”

Toy Soldiers are bringing their soulful brand of rock n’ roll to dive bars, festivals and theaters all over the US this summer and fall. The hard-working Philadelphia band have spent the past five years playing hundreds of shows and earning the title of one of the “Top Bands to Watch in 2013” by USA Today.

To get a taste of that explosive live show, watch this video of “Tell The Teller” and “Forget How It Used To Be” performed live at World Café Live in Philadelphia in December 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbYpJlfJOa0. And for many more performance videos, please visit http://ohnotoysoldiers.com/video/.

TOY SOLDIERS JULY LIVE DATES

SUN Aug 11  Wilmington, DE @ Rockabillly Rumble @ World Café Live

FRI Aug 16    Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival

FRI Aug 23    Northampton, MA @ Northampton Summer Concert Series

SAT Aug 24   Kennett Square, PA @ Brandywine Folk Festival

SAT Sept 7    Millersville, PA @ Rock the Dock @ Millersville University

MON Sept 9   Lancaster, PA @ The Fridge

WED Sept 11 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

THU Sept 12  Somervile, MA @ The Precinct

FRI Sept 13   Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (Album Release Show)

SAT Sept 14  Pawtucket, RI @ Dudesmash 2

THU Sept 19 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom

FRI Sept 20   Ypsilanti, MI @ Woodruff’s

SAT Sept 21  Chicago, IL @ Tonic Room

WED Oct 2    Richmond, VA @ The Camel

SAT Oct 5     Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow

TUE Oct 8     Athens, GA @ Green Room

THU Oct 10   Blacksburg, VA @ Sycamore Deli

SAT Oct 12   Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

WED Oct 23  Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (Lounge)

THU Oct 24   New Haven, CT @ Café Nine

FRI Oct 25     Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall

SAT Oct 26   York, PA @ Strand-Capitol Theatre

SUN Nov 3    Fairfax, VA @ Auld Shebeen

FRI Nov 8      Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Co.

TOY SOLDIERS LINE UP

Ron Gallo – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Bill McCloskey – Bass, Vocals
Luke Leidy – Keys, Vocals
Matt Kelly – Guitar
Dominic Billett – Drums, Vocals

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