January 30, 2014

Traveling Minstrels Update: The Electric Cool-Aid ACIDIC Tour!

Traveling Minstrels

Howdy all!

Well, 2014 for ACIDIC officially begins – TONIGHT! As of this writing, the boys are in Springfield Oregon at the Whisky River Saloon! They’re backstage, waiting for their big moment. Tonight, they take the stage as tour headliners for the first time! Dig the Kid is supporting.

The tour is inspired by a book by journalist-author Tom Wolfe “The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test” – a particular favorite of several folks in the ACIDIC inner circle. The book is a late-60s-era chronicle of writer Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters. But instead of those folks with their adventures in their wildly-colored old school bus named “Further,” we here have ACIDIC in their trusty Sprinter, the Gray Whale. Michael Gossard, Matt Whitaker, and Josh Bennett are joined by new bass player Max Myrick, and they’re all fired up!

A very happy Max checked in, just a couple of hours before showtime, where they were just chilling before their set starts. He’s feeling great – “oh my lord it’s awesome!”

They left L.A. this morning just after midnight, and headed north.

6 hours ago
Springfield, Oregon! You better be ready for some ACIDIC, because we’re rockin’ the Whiskey River Saloon tonight! – OH and make sure you get there early because we’re expecting a crowd!

This is short ‘n’ sweet as we venture out onto this new level!

  • Thursday 1/30 – Seattle WA, El Corazon
  • Friday 1/31 – OFF
  • Saturday 2/1 – Spokane WA, The Knitting Factory
  • Super Bowl Sunday 2/2 – OFF
  • Monday 2/3 – Great Falls MT, Machinery Row
  • Tuesday 2/4 – OFF
  • Wednesday 2/5 – Denver CO, Herman’s Hideaway
  • Thursday 2/6 – Salt Lake City UT, Burt’s Tiki Lounge
  • Friday 2/7 – Las Vegas NV, Backstage Bar & Billiards

Andrew Untersee and Zane Taylor are handling tour management duties, and we have new t-shirts, stickers, and posters – AND some amazing new songs for these events.

2014 is already shaping up as ACIDIC’s best year by far, and there’s some OUTSTANDING stuff coming up for summer! HINT: It’s something we’ve been working toward for about four years.

So… here we go! Stay tuned!

More when we get it!

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