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Monday, January 14, 2019

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Announce KILLIN' IT LIVE Tour


  TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS ANNOUNCE 2019 NORTH AMERICAN

KILLIN' IT LIVE TOUR



New Album Killin' It Live Set For March 1 Release In US And Canada

   



"Castro’s aggressive, inspired attack on vocals and guitar is phenomenal."

–Washington Post



"Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll...rousing and infectious. This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music….pure pleasure."

–Living Blues



Tommy Castro & The Painkillers have announced plans for their 2019 Killin' It Live North American tour. Killin’ It Live -- the band's new CD set for March 1 release in the US and Canada -- is a nonstop, spirited mix of blues, rock and soul, with rollicking, hypnotic grooves fueled by Castro’s fervent vocals and the band's muscular musicianship. On that same date, the band will begin their tour in Castro's longtime stomping ground of Northern California before making their way to Canada, and then heading to the Midwest and the east coast. Full dates and locations are below and can also be found here.

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll. He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown  and keyboardist Michael Emerson—have now been playing together over four years. After hundreds of live shows, they have coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today. Blues Revue said simply, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong."



With the group firing on all cylinders, Castro knew the time was right to answer his fans’ demands for a live album. Killin’ It Live captures the band at the peak of their creative and improvisational powers, and features one unforgettable, unpredictable performance after another. “This is the best band we’ve ever had,” says Castro. We really got something going on beyond just being good musicians. Every song we play live now has that right feel—all the dynamics. It allows us to jam out more on stage. Killin’ It Live is what you hear when you see us live.” Featuring songs from throughout Castro’s career, Killin’ It Live was produced by Castro and engineer/songwriter Ron Alan Cohen and recorded at venues in Texas, New York, Michigan and California during 2018. The album includes eight Castro originals spanning his entire career and two Castro-ized covers, each showing a slightly different side of his multifaceted musical personality.



KILLIN' IT LIVE 2019 North American Tour:

March 01, 2019   Yoshi's, Oakland, CA    

March 02, 2019   Crest Theatre (co-bill with Elvin Bishop), Sacramento, CA           

March 08, 2019   Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA   

March 09, 2019   Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB, CANADA   

March 10, 2019   Mikey’s on 12th Avenue, Calgary, AB, CANADA         

March 12, 2019   The Triple Door, Seattle, WA     

March 13, 2019   Conway Muse, Conway, WA    

March 14, 2019   Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland, OR    

March 15, 2019   The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, Eugene, OR     

March 22, 2019   Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio, CA     

March 23, 2019   Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio, CA     

March 29, 2019   Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI           

March 30, 2019   Medina Entertainment Center, Medina, MN   

  

April 02, 2019   Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI 

April 03, 2019   The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL

April 04, 2019   City Winery, Chicago, IL

April 05, 2019   Music Box Supper Club (co-bill with Ronnie Baker Brooks), Cleveland, OH 

April 06, 2019   Rhine Haus Bier Hall, Youngstown, OH

April 07, 2019   Moondog’s, Blawnox, PA          

April 09, 2019   The Loft at City Winery, New York, NY  

April 10, 2019   Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ    

April 11, 2019   Daryl’s House, Pawling, NY     

April 12, 2019   Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, CT

April 13, 2019   Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA  

April 14, 2019   City Winery, The Haymarket Lounge, Boston, MA      

April 16, 2019   Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA           

April 18, 2019   Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA

April 19, 2019   Pearl Street Warehouse, Washington, DC           

April 20, 2019   Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD 

April 26, 2019   Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI           

April 27, 2019   Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall, MI    

April 28, 2019   Natalie's, Worthington OH

April 30, 2019   The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY    



May 01, 2019   Lincoln Theatre, Belleville, IL     

May 03, 2019   Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO  

May 04, 2019   Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO
May 05, 2019   Zoo Bar, Lincoln NE        

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