JASON & THE SCORCHERS (US)- 19.SEPTEMBER.12
Nashville, TN—The living legend of Nashville rock band Jason & The Scorchers continues to roll along, and the band has just announced plans for 2012 celebration touring. This is not just any tour, as the Scorchers are celebrating their 30th anniversary, and the tour will include a special date at the Rutledge in the band’s hometown of Nashville on New Year’s Eve in which they play to film the show for a future DVD release.
“It’s a common thing to go out on these anniversary tours and ‘milk the market,’ basically rehashing and cashing,” said front man Jason Ringenberg. “We have no intention of doing anything like that. Our goal is to show a vitally tight band looking forward, not back. Of course, as always, we will do songs from our whole career, but we will also heavily hit the latest Halcyon Times release. I do believe this version of Jason and the Scorchers is one of our best lineups yet, even rivaling the vintage ‘84-‘85 band.”
Jason & The Scorchers, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Conference in 2008, released Halcyon Times in February 2010, and it was the band’s first studio album in fourteen years. The album was every bit as dynamic and mind-blowing as their vintage work, and the critical acclaim followed almost instantly, putting Halcyon Times among some of the Scorchers’ best materi- al.
“Frontman Jason Ringenberg and guitarist Warner Hodges recount the joys of rock ‘n’ and family life, starting with the teenage thrill of dropping five bucks at a record store for the pleasure of unfettered access to Jerry Lee Lewis’ music.”—Brian Mansfield, USA Today’s Pick of the Week
“….plays like a tour through thirty-five years of punk-rock energy, from the Ramones to the Replacements to Green Day. The Scorchers always had one of the best band names, and now they have one of the best bands again.”—Ben Greenman, The New Yorker
In addition to founding members Jason Ringenberg and Warner E. Hodges, Halcyon Times was the band’s first recording with its muscu- lar new rhythm section of bassist Al Collins and young Swedish drummer Pontus Snibb. Hodges’ guitar work is better than ever, full of style and inspired originality, while Ringenberg rocks like he is still 18, leaping off the edge of the world, laughing while doing it. Snibb and Collins supply that elusive, magic rock ‘n’ roll groove, full of energy but grounded in confident and unhurried power.
You will want to catch this band now, as they are, amazingly, still in the prime of their career.
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