× Vandoliers hit the UK as main support for Bowling For Soup & Less Than Jake

Vandoliers hit the UK as main support for Bowling For Soup & Less Than Jake


Vandoliers are a uniquely Texas band, distilling the Lone Star State’s vast and diverse musical identity into a raucous, breakneck vibe that’s all their own. After spending much of the last three years furiously writing and recording music, this Dallas-Fort Worth six-piece is back with The Vandoliers, a new album that proves these rowdy, rollicking country punks are tighter, more cohesive and more sonically compelling than ever.

Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Eric Delegard at Reeltime Audio in Denton, TX, "The Vandoliers" is an album interrupted. The band’s original two-week recording session ended abruptly in March 2020 as shutdowns began across the globe. The band didn’t get back into the studio until November, at which point they realized that, like many of the best-laid plans, their original strategy for the record had to change. “We wanted to make an album that had the same power as our live performance — a tight, big sound,” Fleming says. “Through trial and error, label closure, fatherhood, sobriety, relapse, the album grew on its own stylistically. After the hardest two years of my life, we created a collection of songs that push us as musicians, songs that reaffirmed my place as a songwriter and a faith in ourselves as a band I don’t think we had before.”

Taken all together, this impressive fourth album builds to what is the Vandoliers’ most cohesive effort to date without sacrificing any of the distinct identity that makes the band work as well touring alongside punkers Flogging Molly as they do opening for independent country legends the Turnpike Troubadours or Dallas rockers the Old 97s. Few bands can bring together the square toes and the steel toes quite like the Vandoliers. As its members have grown and matured, so has the sound of Vandoliers. But what remains the same, though, is the band’s core philosophy of solidarity and hope, evidenced by the motto they’ve all had tattooed on their arms: Vandoliers Forever, Forever Vandoliers.

This month Vandoliers hit the UK as main support for Bowling For Soup & Less Than Jake

15/02: Manchester, UK - Academy
16/02: Wolverhampton, UK - The Civic At The Halls
17/02: Manchester, UK - Academy
18/02: Leeds, UK - The Refectory
19/02: Newcastle, UK - O2 City Hall
21/02: Hull, UK - Bonus Arena
22/02: Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
23/02: Cardiff, UK - International Arena
24/02: London, UK - Eventim Apollo

27/07: Craponne sur Arzon, FR - Festival Country Craponne 

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