Tornado Rider/Bobby Joe Ebola Fall 2011 Tour Dates Announced!

Hailing from the barren burgs of the East Bay Area in California, comes a wild sonic caravan of colorful and talented impresarios, Tornado Rider. Fresh off of recent Van’s Warped Tour dates, the wild and rock-steady fun barons with their high energy songs about dinosaurs, falcons, bison, and golden apples (think Toy Dolls meet AC/DC), have joined forces with the ever-clever and contagiously catchy, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits (acoustic duo with satiric and theatrical bite – just coming off recent tours with Emily’s Armyand The Frustrators (feat. Mike Dirnt from Green Day), to tear through ‘The States’ on an epic break-neck 25 date tour! Keep reading for all of the tour dates.

Tornado Rider has an amazing and brand new album called “Jark Matter“ out on Silver Sprocket (available here:! The band has been relentless touring, and other than their recent Warped Tour stint, are regulars on the American music festival circuit. Catch them during this tour at the Blackwater Music Festivalalong with The Flaming Lips!

Bobby Joe Ebola has a ton of new songs they are chompin’ to play for you and a brand new music video ready in celebration of the tour kickoff! “Sweet Shit Of Christ”, is a daring and fun romp that follows the pitfalls of organized religion through the ages. It marks the fifth music video out of thirteen for the band, one for each song on their most recent LP, “F”. The video is directed by Jamie DeWolf (of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR’s Snap Judgement and the great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard) If you would like to feature the video on your website or another avenue, please contact Talia Miller atPRawr ( to acquire a hi-def download or visit the Bobby Joe Ebola website for more info on the video below: 


Rock and roll weirdos unite! 

Check out the dates below…
* = without Tornado Rider
** = without Bobby Joe Ebola

Wednesday, Sept. 14th – Oakland, CA @ The Uptown with Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers) and The White Barons *
Thursday, Sept. 15th – Phoenix, AZ @ The Trunk Spacewith Empire Of The Bear (with Ben from Andrew Jackson Jihad) and Haymarket Squares
Friday, Sept. 16th – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace with Mexicans At Night
Saturday, Sept. 17th – Austin, TX @ The Highball with THAT Damned Band and Bold! Daring! True!
Sunday, Sept. 18th – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s w/ Sweet Eagle and Stella Fancy
Monday, Sept. 19th – Lafayette, LA @ Grant Street Dance Hall w/ TBA
Tuesday, Sept. 20th – Grayton Beach, FL @ Pandora’s
Wednesday, Sept. 21st – Sandestin, FL @ Funky Blues Shack
September 22nd – 24th – Tornado Rider @ Blackwater Music Festival in Live Oak, FL w/ The Flaming Lips, STS9, Buckethead, and more! **
Thursday, Sept. 22nd – Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s w/ TBA *
Friday, Sept. 23rd – Gainesville, FL @ w/ Turkey Town w/ Bent Left and more *
Saturday, Sept. 24th – St. Petersburg, FL @ Fubar Downtown w/ Your Pest Band (Japan), Holy Shit! (Milwaukee), The Tim Version and Nothing In The Dark *
Sunday, Sept. 25th – Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo’s Northwith TBA
Monday, Sept. 26th – Asheville, NC @ The Get Down with Sugarfoot Serenaders and Keanu Phoenix
Wednesday, Sept. 28th – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Saintwith Honah Lee and more
Thursday, Sept. 29th – Brooklyn, NY @ Tommy’s Tavernwith Mikey Erg, Franz Nicolay, Stza Crack, Devastation Wagon and Zero Content
Friday, Sept. 30th – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s with Real Good (NJ) and Civil Warblers
Saturday, Oct. 1st – New Hope, PA @ Triumph Brewing Company with TBA
Sunday, Oct. 2nd – Cleveland, OH @ Brother’s Lounge with Uno Lady and more
Monday, Oct. 3rd – Chicago, IL @ The Moving Castle with This Is My Fist! and more TBA
Tuesday, Oct. 4th – Minneapolis, MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge with Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band and Ogre Smash Death Boom
Wednesday, Oct. 5th – Omaha, NE @ The Zoo with TBA
Thursday, Oct. 6th – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s with TBA
Friday, Oct. 7th – Salt Lake City, UT @ Raunch Recordswith Discoid A
Saturday, Oct. 8th – Grass Valley, CA @ Tin House Studiowith TBA
Sunday, Oct. 9th – Chico, CA @ Thunderdome with Shivaree
Monday, Oct. 10th – Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s w/ TBA
Friday, Oct. 14th – Oakland, CA @ Mama Buzz w/ Yi, Wild Assumptions and more *
Friday, November 11th – Stevens Point, WI @ The Encore**
Saturday, November 12th – Green Bay, WI @ The Crunch Frog w/ TBA **
Monday, Nov. 14th – Bend, OR @ TBA w/ TBA *
Tuesday, Nov. 15th – Missoula, MN @ TBA w/ TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 16th – Spokane, WA @ TBA w/ TBA
Thursday, Nov. 17th – Seattle, WA @ The Columbia City Theater w/ TBA
Friday, Nov. 18th – Portland, OR @ TBA w/ TBA

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