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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Squirrel Nut Zippers Announce Fall Tour / Hot 20th Anniversary Edition Out This Friday


To Be Released On Vinyl and Digitally
This Friday July 29th

Album Release Show In New Orleans At Tipitina’s On July 30th

July 25, 2016 – It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.” 

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies. 

A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: “The Puffer” will return to stores this Friday July 29th 2016 on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot will make its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl. 

The Squirrel Nut Zippers recently performed their first set of tour dates since 2009 which included a performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.  The band has now added a fall tour to their upcoming 2016 touring plans including new stops in: Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, Durham, Greensboro and many others.  Full details below.

“We are humbled and incredibly excited by the initial Zippers shows since the re-launch last month,” band leader Jimbo Mathus commented.  “The experience is not to be missed!  The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans, the songs are brought to life in an exciting new way. But most things remain unchanged... An amazing experience for young and old.”

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the bands visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (Drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including singer Ingrid Lucia of Flying Neutrino’s fame. Several leading musicians from New Orleans have also been enlisted to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city.

For the most up to date information on the band visit:

7/30     New Orleans, LA          Tipitina’s (Album Release Show)
8/31     San Diego, CA             Belly Up Tavern
9/1       Los Angeles, CA          Teragram Ballroom
9/2       Tuolumne, CA              Strawberry Music Festival
9/3       Sausalito, CA               Sausalito Arts Festival
9/15     Dallas, TX                    Kessler Theater
9/16     Houston, TX                 Miller Outdoor Theatre
9/19     Nashville, TN                City Winery (Two Shows)
9/21     Charleston, SC             Charleston Music Hall
9/22     Atlanta, GA                  City Winery (Two Shows)
9/23     Durham, NC                 Carolina Theatre
10/7     Minneapolis, MN          Dakota Bar & Grill (Two Shows)
10/8     Minneapolis, MN          Dakota Bar & Grill (Two Shows)
10/9     Chicago, IL                    City Winery (Two Shows)
10/11   Detroit, MI                     Magic Bag
10/12   Pittsburgh, PA                The Rex 
10/13   Annapolis, MD              Rams Head On Stage
10/14   Blacksburg, VA             The Lyric 
10/15   Greensboro NC              Carolina Theatre 
10/16   Norfolk, VA                   The Norva 
10/18   Alexandria, VA             The Birchmere
10/21   Memphis, TN                River Arts Fest 
10/23   Black Mountain, NC     LEAF Festival
10/26   Jacksonville, FL            Ritz Theatre
11/11   Cape May, NJ               Exit Zero Jazz Festival
11/12   Elizabeth, NJ                Bergen Performing Arts Center                       
11/13   Pawling, NY                 Daryl’s House

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