New Aristocrats’ “Tres Caballeros” Preview – And BB Clinics This Week
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
First off, it’s BB clinic week for the first time in two years! I’ll be at the following places on the following dates doing solo bass clinics:
Wed May 27 – Professional Music Center – Des Moines, IA
Thurs May 28 – Chicago Music Exchange – Chicago, IL
Sat May 30 – Bass Break Live – Washington, DC
Check out the calendar page
for links to each event. It will be a long while before I can do this again, so if you’re close, please come out!
And now for some more Aristocratic hype: We’re now less than a month away from the June 23 release of The Aristocrats’ third studio album Tres Caballeros, which means it’s time to roll out some more previews!
So click here for a new preview montage of the entire album, hosted by our friends at Guitar World Magazine.
Massive thanks to those who have pre-ordered already! Wise move – you’ll get a free digital download of the album (with a link that becomes active at midnight June 23 local time) with any CD order (both standard CD-only edition, or deluxe edition with bonus DVD containing tons of extras). In case you haven’t, click here to join the party.
Remember, here’s the track listing for the album. Can you match up the montage bits with the song titles?
- Stupid 7
- Jack’s Back
- Texas Crazypants
- ZZ Top
- Pig’s Day Off
- Smuggler’s Corridor
- Pressure Relief
- The Kentucky Meat Shower
- Through The Flower
And some North American summer tour news: We’ve just added a second date at Reggie’s in Chicago on Thursday July 23! Don’t forget to check out the Aristocrats’ Tours page for all of the latest information and ticket links for our July-August Tres Caballeros tour of the USA and select parts of Canada, plus one date in Mexicali, Mexico.
Ok, off to Des Moines, Iowa!
Cheers to all,
The Aristocrats’ “Tres Caballeros” Available For Presale Now – Watch The Exclusive New Preview Video!
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
And here we go: After nearly two years since Culture Clash was released, The Aristocrats are proud to share some new music with you, and announce that our third studio album Tres Caballeros is now available for pre-order!
There’s a 5-minute YouTube trailer video previewing the new music, as well as some video footage from the bonus DVD in the Deluxe Edition, available right here for your viewing.
Tres Caballeros will be released in a Standard Edition (CD) and Deluxe Edition (CD/DVD), which will include a 30-minute documentary featuring live and in-studio footage, outtakes, demos, and more.
If you order from The Aristocrats’ webstore, you’ll find an exclusive Tres Caballeros t-shirt is also available, in all of its 8-bit glory.
The release date is June 23. We’ll have more previews leading up to that date. For now, I hope you dig what you hear, and feel inspired to spread the word on social media and beyond to like-minded folks.
I know we’ve been talking about this for a while, so I’ll take it easy on the hype and stick with the facts.
* Pre-ordering available now - click here to pre-order
* YouTube preview video here - click here to watch on YouTube
* North America tour starts July 5 - click here for dates and details
Or just look below for a summary:
Tres Caballeros North America Tour – Summer 2015
with special guests The Travis Larson Band
Date City/State Venue
Mon 6-Jul Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
Tues 7-Jul San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Wed 8-Jul Santa Cruz, CA Don Quixote’s
Fri 10-Jul Portland, OR Star Theater
Sat 11-Jul Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Sun 12-Jul Vancouver, BC, CANADA Rickshaw Theatre
Tues 14-Jul Boise, ID Reef
Wed 15-Jul Salt Lake City, UT Club X
Fri 17-Jul Denver, CO Quixote’s True Blue
Sat 19-Jul Omaha, NE Slowdown
Mon 20-Jul Des Moines, IA The Gaslamp
Tues 21-Jul St. Paul, MN The Amsterdam Bar And Hall
Fri 24-Jul Chicago, IL Reggie’s
Sat 25-Jul Indianapolis, IN Birdy’s
Sun 26-Jul Cincinnati, OH The Mad Frog
Tues 28-Jul Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Wed 29-Jul Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Café
Thur 30-Jul Columbus, OH Skully’s
Fri 31-Jul Detroit, MI Token Lounge
Sat 1-Aug Toronto, ON, CANADA Mod Club
Sun 2-Aug Ottawa, ON, CANADA The Rainbow Bistro
Tues 4-Aug Montreal, QC, CANADA Café Campus
Wed 5-Aug Woodstock, NY Bearsville Theater
Fri 7-Aug Boston, MA The Middle East
Sat 8-Aug New York City, NY Irving Plaza
Sun 9-Aug Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Mon 10-Aug Washington, DC Jammin’ Java
Tues 11-Aug Raleigh, NC Pour House
Thur 13-Aug Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Fri 14-Aug Atlanta, GA Aisle 5
Sat 15-Aug Nashville, TN The High Watt
Sun 16-Aug St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
Mon 17-Aug Kansas City, MO The Scene
Tues 18-Aug Tulsa, OK The Vanguard
Thur 20-Aug Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
Fri 21-Aug Austin, TX The Roost
Sat 22-Aug Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX The Sanctuary
Mon 24-Aug Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Wed 26-Aug Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Thur 27-Aug Mexicali, MEXICO Teatro De Estado
Fri 28-Aug San Diego, CA Price Center Ballroom East, UCSD
Sat 29-Aug Riverside, CA Romano’s Concert Lounge
Sun 30-Aug Los Angeles, CA King King
Ok, a little hype: I’ll have a couple of really cool things to show you leading up to the release date in June. You’ll see.
For more constant Aristocratic updates, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Lots of stuff is showing up there on an almost daily basis.
Of course, I’m on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well, just as me.
Once again, thanks for your patience as this all came together. I can’t wait for you to hear the whole thing.
And that’s all I got for now.
Best wishes to all,