The Toadies Return To Headline Annual Observer-Hosted St. Patrick's Day Concert

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After a three-year hiatus, the Toadies will return to headline the annual Observer-hosted St. Patrick's Day Concert on Greenville Avenue, which this year will take place on Saturday, March 12. As in previous years, with last year's festivities serving as a rare exception, this year's concert will again be hosted at Energy Square Plaza, just north of University Boulevard. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 12, at 10 a.m.

Since reuniting to perform at our St. Patrick's Day Concert in 2006 (and again in 2007), the Toadies have gone on to fully reform, returning to touring the country again and scoring major slots at national festivals such as Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, while also releasing two albums -- 2008's No Deliverance and 2010's Feeler (for which the band re-recorded the material from their "lost" 1998 release), both on the Dallas-based Kirtland Records. In past interviews, the band has credited those Observer concerts as part of the inspiration for their second wind, and we're happy to have them back once more.

Expect more details in the coming days -- including ticket prices, opening acts, and, quite possibly, news of a second Observer-sponsored event taking place later that same night.


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18 comments
jangleluvsu
jangleluvsu

Toadies are a Dallas staple...that's why they are asked to return on a regular basis. They are rock and the bring a crowd every single show. Why try to fix what isn't broken???

Can't wait!

Gilbear12
Gilbear12

Toadies are the shit. If u think different, eat shit

Kinabeana
Kinabeana

who's selling tix. can't seem to find them.

Little Billy
Little Billy

Awesome! Thank you Dallas Observer. Me and all of my little toadies will be there on March 12.TOADIESTOADIESTOADIES

Sloath
Sloath

hey Greenops and just a dude. how bout throwin in ten hands,shock opera,goodfoot,little sister and billygoat then you could have a pecanstock or oakstock or mesquitestock or what ever kind of tree yall have down there in texas

Greenops
Greenops

Very nice people. Have written some great songs. But at what point does the Observer move on? The Observer had no problem with ceasing to lionize the Reverend Horton Heat. What's the deal with the Toadies? There are other bands around here that could command that sort of stage. Bands who are not stuck in the early-mid 90s -- tone and song wise. Do we really need to be asked "do you wanna die?" yet again?

Scorpiodcd
Scorpiodcd

So, are we talking about a 3 year hiatus from the St. Patrick's Day festivities or period? Because they played at one of Grapevine's Festivals in May 09.

jangleluvsu
jangleluvsu

**They rock and they bring a crowd every single show.**

Apparently, I can't type...

Lexart22
Lexart22

Well that about sums up the kind of people who love the Toadies. Nevermind about the greatest Dallas bands who are still writing music and whose members are still writing with other projects as well. Examples: Red Animal War, True Widow, Saboteur(Justin Wilson, amazing song writer), Record Hop, Descender. These bands are ions ahead of The Toadies as far as song writing and consistency is concerned. However, it does go to show that having one good album can win enough hearts.

Pete Freedman
Pete Freedman

I think you'll be pleased once we announce the openers.

lovelymuse
lovelymuse

dont get me wrong, i love these bands you listed. justin is actually a great friend of mine. but even he'd agree that the toadies are the shit. as a matter of fact, they opened for them on year.

sunisshining
sunisshining

what's wrong with the 90's sound? or any other decade for that matter? some of us have indeed musically evolved and still appreciate bands such as the toadies for sentimental reasons. I never want to consider myself such a music snob that I would scoff at one of the best bands from my generation. your attitude sucks. you'll be saying the thing about whatever indie band your into next week just because too many people like them. go listen to music that sounds like dolphins dying or whatever it is you like. who doesn't want to be asked "do ya wanna die?" ??!!??

just a dude
just a dude

Tell Greenops the openers are Tripping Daisy, Funland, and Baboon and see if Greenops' head explodes...

Greenops
Greenops

You're right, sunisshining. I'm sorry. You understand me better than I understand myself.

Okay... My point isn't that the music is bad or no longer worth listening to. My point is that this has now been done 3 times. There are other bands who not only deserve the chance to headline such a show, but can also pull it off. I'd say the same thing if the Observer asked the Old 97s, the Reverend Horton Heat, or Rhett Miller (solo). Just to name a few. These artists all have nice careers, and deservedly so. They all do Dallas proud. But sometimes it's time to clear the stage for others; to let other bands take that next local step.

And no, I don't want to be asked if I "wanna die." But if asked, I'd rather be asked that query by the nice and friendly Todd or Vaden or Vader Lewis singing about teenage angst/revenge fantasies than someone pointing an actual gun at my person.

Greenops
Greenops

just a dude: If you add to your list Tabula Rasa, Pop Poppins, and Rubber Bullet, I'll spontaneously combust.

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