Naked Raygun Tours, Issues Singles

 

 

First new material the band has cut since 1992.
Limited string of shows so don’t miss your chance.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Legendary Chicago punks Naked Raygun
announce east coast dates and a 7″ vinyl series this fall. They recently made
their first trip into a recording studio in over a decade (this is the first
new material since 1992 and first recording since 1997), tracking at Transient
Sound in Chicago.
The songs will be released as a series of 7″ records, the first of which is
available for presale at www.RiotFest.org – fans will receive exclusive free stuff and mp3 download card with early
purchase. The band plans East Coast dates in September; will headline Riot Fest
Chicago in October before getting down to work on their new album, due in
2010.  The tour hits cities Naked Raygun hasn’t played in almost twenty
years; joining them on the tour are Philadelphia
hardcore stars Paint It Black and Chicago’s
own Shot Baker. 

 

Easily the most
influential band bursting forth from the initial Chicago punk rock explosion, Naked Raygun
also holds the distinction of being the longest running.  When many of
their peers were either breaking up or going metal in the mid-to-late 1980s,
Naked Raygun soldiered on with their trademark sound, combining infectious
vocal melodies with muscular guitar and a precision rhythm section. 
Echoes of the golden era of Raygun sound can be heard in punk rock circles
worldwide.

The band broke up in 1992
and save for a one-off reunion in 1997 to celebrate the release of the Last of
the Demohicans collection, stayed inactive while band members tended to family
business and occasionally other musical projects such as The Bomb and Pegboy.

 

In the fall of 2006
drummer Eric Spicer began to get the itch to play the old songs again and
gathered the guys together again to reunite for Riot Fest in Chicago.  The overwhelming response from
the sold out crowd of four thousand prompted Naked Raygun to re-form
permanently with their final lineup of Spicer, Bill Stephens on guitar, Pierre
Kezdy on bass and Jeff Pezzati on vocals.

 

Naked Raygun returned to
action by playing shows across the Midwest and
embarking on their first West Coast tour in over a decade with Bay Area legends
the Swingin’ Utters.  The band also released their first DVD via Riot Fest
Records, entitled “What Poor Gods We
Do Make
.”  The CD/DVD package combined a documentary covering the
lifespan of the band with performances from their sold out performance at Riot
Fest 2006.

 

During a recent two night
stand at the House of Blues in Chicago,
Naked Raygun debuted their first new songs in seventeen years. Watch for ‘em. 

 

Tour Dates:

 

September 9, 2009

The Mideast (Cambridge, MA)

with Paint it Black, Shot
Baker

18+ – tickets $15.00 –
Showtime TBA

http://www.mideastclub.com/

 

September 10, 2009

First Unitarian Church (Philadelphia,
PA)

with Paint It Black, Shot
Baker

7:30pm – $12.00 – all
ages

http://www.r5productions.com/

 

September 11, 2009

Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)

with Paint It Black, Shot
Baker

Doors 7pm Show 8pm –
$15.00adv $17.00 doors – all ages

www.ottobar.com

 

September 12, 2009

The Music
Hall of Williamsburg
(Brooklyn, NY)

with Paint It Black, Shot
Baker

Show 8pm, $15.00 – 16 and
over

http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/search

 

September 13, 2009

Maxwell’s (Hoboken, NJ)

with Paint It Black, Shot
Baker

Show 8pm Tickets $15.00
adv $17.00 doors

http://www.maxwellsnj.com/

 

 

 

 

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