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TBT announces new disc

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Trampled By Turtles will release its first disc in four years, "Life Is Good on the Open Road," on May 4. A tour will follow.

After an indefinite hiatus, the release contains a dozen songs of country, rock, folk, punk and progressive bluegrass. The group just released the album's opening track, "Kelly's Bar."

The band has announced a spring tour where they will play multiple nights in halls such as Washington, DC's 9:30 Club, Chicago's Thalia Hall, St. Paul's Palace Theatre, and headline major venues that include Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Oakland's Fox Theatre and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Col. Supporting acts include Deer Tick, Hiss Golden Messenger and The Oh Hellos.
May 4-5 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre ^^
May 6 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theater $$
May 8 - Boston, MA - House of Blues **
May 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer **
May 11 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater **
May 12+13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club **
May 15 - Raleigh, NC - Ritz **
May 17 - Asheville, NC - Highland Brewing Company **
May 18 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium **
May 19+20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ##
June 21 - Tahoe, NV - Montbleau @@
June 22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre @@
June 23 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By The Bay @@
June 27 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo @@
June 29 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater @@
June 30 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom @@
July 19 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre &&
July 21 - Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater XX
July 22 - Bozeman, MT - Bridger Brewing XX
^^ - The Pines
++ - Frankie Lee
$$ - Dead Horses
** - Hiss Golden Messenger
## - Actual Wolf
@@ - Deer Tick
&& - The Oh Hellos + Dead Horses
XX - The Lil Smokies


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CD review - Life is Good on the Open Road After a four-year-break from recording, Duluth, Minn. sextet Trampled By Turtles return with its eighth studio release of edgy bluegrass and Indie folk/rock. Lead singer Dave Simonett wrote all of the mostly dark themed lyrics with the lone instrumental that showcases the band's topflight musicianship, "Good Land," credited to bandmate Erik Berry. The musicianship is best demonstrated on uptempo tunes such as the raging "Blood in the Water," which finds Simonett ...
CD review - Wild Animals Trampled By Turtles, the five-piece band from Duluth, Minn., combines bluegrass, folk and country into an enjoyable mixture. This act, which has been known to cover such unexpected artists as the extremely somber Radiohead in concert, is gradually moving away from its speedy bluegrass leanings and incorporating much more moody instrumental blends into its music. "Wild Animals'" title track, for instance, opens up this 11-song album with a slow, dirge-y piece. ...
CD review - Stars and Satellites "Stars and Satellites," the latest offering from Duluth, Minn.'s Trampled by Turtles, marks a literal change of pace for a group known for technically proficient neo-bluegrass jams at break-neck speeds. By slowing things down a bit, the band manages to produce its most complete and compelling artistic statement to date. Although the band hasn't completely forsaken high-energy jams on this new album - songs like the ultra catchy pop-grass blitz of Sorry and the hard-charging ...


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