BoDeans return with new roots album, national tour

The BoDeans will hit the road starting April 20, 2012, to support the band’s new roots-flavored studio album, “American Made.”

“‘Roots rock’ was a label I fought when I was younger,” says BoDeans founder and frontman Kurt Neumann. But Neumann’s view changed by viewing roots as a blend of blues, rock, country and soul. He even sold his beloved truck to help finance the band’s sessions at L.A.’s Village Recorder.
Bo Deans American Made

The BoDeans are back with a new album and tour. Publicity photo/Traci Goudie.

The band’s lineup consists of Kurt Neumann (vocals and electric guitar); Michael Ramos (keyboards, accordion and backing vocals); Noah Levy (drums); Warren Hood (violin/fiddle); Ryan Bowman (bass); and Jake Owen (acoustic and electric guitars).

“American Made” features 11 original songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.” Tracks are: “All The World,” “Jay Leno,” “American,” “Absolutely,” “All Over Me,” “Everything You Wanted,” “I’m On Fire,” “Walk Thru This World,” “Flyaway,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Chemical” and “Shake The Fever.
Tour dates, cities and venues include:
April 20, 2012: St. Charles, Ill., The Arcada Theatre
April 21: Janesville, Wis., Janesville Performing Arts Center
May 9: Taos, N.M., KTAOS Solar Center
May 10: Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre
May 11: Phoenix, The Compound Bar and Grill
May 12: San Diego, Anthology
May 13: San Juan Capistrano, Calif., The Coach House
May 16: Los Angeles, The Troubadour
May 17: San Francisco, The Independent
May 18: Petaluma, Calif., Mystic Theatre
May 19: Crystal Bay, Nev., Crystal Bay Club Casino
May 22: Portland, Ore., Aladdin Theater
May 24: Seattle, The Triple Door
May 25: Sandpoint, Idaho, Panida Theater
May 26: Boise, Idaho, The Knitting Factory
May 27: Salt Lake City, The State Room
May 30: Denver, Bluebird Theater
May 31: Colorado Springs, Colo., Stargazers Theater
June 2: Santa Fe, N.M., Santa Fe Railyard Plaza
June 16: Orlando, Fla., The Plaza Live
June 29: Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue
June 30: Red Wing, Minn., Central Park Bandshell
July 19: Cedar Falls, Iowa, The Hub Live
July 20: Highland Park, Ill., Ravinia Festival
July 21: St. Louis, Old Rock House
July 22: Kansas City, Mo., Knuckleheads Saloon
July 25: Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
Aug. 9: New York, City Winery
Aug. 16: Oshkosh, Wis., Waterfest Concert Series
Aug. 19: Bloomington, Ind., Bluebird
Aug. 22: Three Oaks, Mich., Acorn Theater
Aug. 26: Philadelphia, World Cafe Live
Sept. 26-27: Annapolis, Md., Rams Head on Stage
Sept. 28: Alexandria, Va., Birchmere


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