The Return of The Toadies2.15.15
In continuation to opening weekend, The Toadies will be playing at the Bomb Factory Saturday night, March 28th. Since their last performance at the Bomb Factory in 1994, the Toadies have been plenty busy with their 20th Anniversary tour of Rubberneck. Fort Worth’s sick and twisted, alternative rock band formed at the dawn of the 90’s composed of lead singer, Vaden Todd Lewis, Mark Reznicek on drums, Lisa Umbarger on bass, and Darrel Herbert on guitar.
Touring extensively in the 90’s in support of Rubberneck, they’ve had the privilege to open us for such bands as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie, Bush, and The Butthole Surfers. They’ve also headlined/co-headlined tours with Supersuckers and The Reverend Horton Heat. Since their hit single, Possum Kingdom, their uneasiness, yet raw delivery of the albums that followed since then, the Toadies have left the fans wanting more.
After going hiatus for a few years, the Toadies made a comeback with a reunion show in March 2006, joining them this time with band members Clark Vogeler on guitar and Doni Blair on bass. They headlined the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade with the following year embarking on a mini-tour in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. In August 2008 via Kirtland Records, the album No Deliverance was released, with a few days prior to performing at Lollapalooza. Other music festivals that followed after were the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival and Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Finally in June 2010, it was announced that Feeler, the follow-up album to Rubberneck, was released. “Since there are unfinished versions floating around on the Internet, it is important to us that people hear it as we meant it to be.” said Vaden Todd Lewis. The band’s fifth album, Play.Rock.Music (Kirtland Records), was released in July 2012.
The Toadies are no strangers to The Bomb Factory and neither should you once they hit the stage to play their nostalgic classics that made them famous in 1994.