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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? :-)

  1. Stupid 7
  2. Jack’s Back
  3. Texas Crazypants
  4. ZZ Top
  5. Pig’s Day Off
  6. Smuggler’s Corridor
  7. Pressure Relief
  8. The Kentucky Meat Shower
  9. 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

Hey everyone-

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.

TC T-Shirt

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,
Bryan Beller

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