Due to unforeseen transportation issues, our Slim's show in october is being rescheduled for febuary 11. Sorry that we had to do this, hopefully we will see you in febuary.
Coming up this week are the Slackers' annual booze cruises in Boston and NYC on August 19th and August 20th respectively..
Tickets for the Boston Show are available at www.rockonconcerts.com. The boat leaves from Rowe's Wharf in Downtown Boston. Remember its a boat, so if you are late, it ain't gonna wait for you!
Tickets for nyc are available at www.rocksoff.com. We are on a different boat this year, the STAR OF PALM BEACH, and it leaves from Houston and the West Side Highway (NOT 43rd street!)
To get more info go to our facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225556937472238 or google map directions from this link http://maps.google.com/maps?q=West+Houston+St.+at+West+St.%2C+NY&hl=en&z=16
SEE YOU ON THE BOAT! DONT MISS IT!
summertime and the slackers are just starting to stir from our post
europe/nyc-bowery ballroom vacation. We have been working on
finishing cover tracks for upcoming releases in Japan and for the
download label, Whatevski.org. For Japan on the Ska In the World
Label, we are releasing a cd and 45, called 'Ganbare.' For Whatevski,
we will be releasing a digital download tenatively titled, 'slackers
radio.' Both versions are going to have some overlap in terms of songs
but each will still have a couple things different. They both should
be coming out around the end of the summer.
As mid-July rolls around we are going to start gigging again. First up
will be Newport, RI and then Long Branch, NJ.
Then we are doing a lightning quick southern california weekend. Highlights will be a free show on the Santa Monica Pier, a house of blues appearance in anaheim, and the casbah in San Diego.
We come back to our annual booze cruises. I think we've been doing NYC for around 8-9 years now. This will be our 3rd time in Boston.
And then we are off again as the summer winds down and we get into fall. In one of our craziest routings, we will be doing back-to-back, Japan, the Pacific Northwest, and then Alberta, Canada. Later on in the fall, we will be doing a sustained run of the midwest and eastern canada.
See you out there! Much love to everyone. Its been a great 20th year so far.
vic ruggiero solo summer shows:
jun 30 montreal, le petit campus
july 1, quebec city, l'agite
july 2 toronto, lee's palace
july 14, Cleveland OH, at "now that's class"
july 16,morris, IL @the red cent, benefit concert-DEREK POSEY'S MOTOWN THROWDOWN
july 17, Dayton OH, south park tavern
august 13 two boots bklyn ny
spring has sprung and the Slackers are getting busy again.
Thanks for the great support on the recent East Coast shows. It was really great to see you all. Great vibes
Coming up our 20th anniversary tour heads over to Europe! Germany, UK, Bennelux, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, and more!
Also on the horizon, don't forget June 17th is the Slackers 20th anniversary show in NYC at the Bowery Ballroom!
If you come by the merch table, you will see a couple of new items
A)Stashbox - the Slackers limited edition 20th anniversary cd - 20 songs - picked by the fans, curated by Vic Ruggiero, remastered from the original vinyl, it has a very cool unique sound to it!
B)New Years' Eve 45 - yes, we will have vinyl at the Slackers Merch table. Check out this 45 while supplies last!
C)The Slackers - Before Hellcat, 1991-1996 Dave is working on the Slackers' first ever USB release. It includes Better Late Than Never, the Nods, Compilation tracks, Demos, Live shows from 1993 & 1995, plus rehearsal tapes from the Slackers archives. Lots of songs and material that have not seen the light of day until now!
Stashbox and Before Hellcat are ONLY available at the Slackers merch table right now!
See you out there!