Backyard Tire Fire is ready to hit the road on tour, plus its new new album, The Places We Lived, will be released Aug. 26 on Hyena Records.
The Bloomington, Ill., band’s new release follows up its 2007 studio effort, Vagabonds and Hooligans, a breakthrough release that found the group popping up on numerous tastemaker blogs and year-end "best of" lists.
Backyard Tire Fire have just completed a two month U.S. tour with Reverend Horton Heat. They’ll spend the summer playing select festivals and headline dates. Upon the release of The Places We Lived, the three-piece unit will get back on the road where they’ll remain throughout the rest of 2008.
Backyard Tire Fire’s tour dates, venues and cities include:
May 22: The Redstone Room, Davenport, Iowa
May 25: Summer Camp Festival 2008, Chillicothe, Ill.
May 31: Paulie’s, Bloomington, Ill.
June 7: Eamon Patrick’s Public House, Peoria, Ill.
June 21: Taste of Champaign Festival, Champaign, Ill.
June 25: My Old Kentucky Blog In-Studio, Indianapolis
July 1: Summerfest, Milwaukee
July 3: Naperville Ribfest, Naperville, Ill.
July 11: Lucas School House, St. Louis
July 18: Ravenswood Festival, Chicago
July 19: Donoroo Festival, St. Louis
July 27: Forecastle Festival, Louisville, Ky.
August 1: Dunegrass Festival, Empire, Mich.
August 3: Brown Baer, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Tracks on Backyard Tire Fire’s new album, The Places We Live, are:
1. "The Places We Lived"
2. "Shoulda Shut It"
3. "Everybody’s Down"
4. "Time With You"
5. "Welcome To The Factory"
6. "How In The Hell Did You Get Back Here?"
7. "Rainy Day"
8. "One Wrong Turn"
9. "Legal Crime"
10. "Home Today"