Wednesday, October 26, 2016

dada celebrate silver anniversary with California concerts

Two decades after the Los Angeles alt-pop band dada embarked on its original journey, singer-guitarist Michael Gurley, singer-bassist Joie Calio and drummer Phil Leavitt are celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary with plans for a national tour deemed the “dada Forever Tour” in 2017.

“dada is about digging into our roots, examining and celebrating it.” Says Calio

Hear what the band had to say here:

Since the release of their 1992 debut Puzzle, the trio has created an array of songs boasting progressive rock musicianship, dazzling vocal harmonies and melodic power pop layered with a hint of psychedelic rock. Adding to the trio’s groundbreaking line of attack are the marathon-length shows that deliver on the promise that every performance is the only one of its kind.

Puzzle's first single “Dizz Knee Land” found widespread airplay on alternative and mainstream rock outlets cracking the Top 5 on the Modern Rock Singles chart and pushing the album's sales to over 1,000,000 worldwide.

The success of Puzzle was followed in 1994 by American Highway Flower, featuring “Ask the Dust” and “Feet to the Sun.” dada has gone on to create a discography featuring a half-dozen full-length albums and an EP. The trio has also issued a number of solo efforts and offshoot projects along the way exploring a range of styles including folk, blues, jazz and rock. Gurley and Leavitt were both members of Butterfly Jones while dada was on hiatus in the early ‘00s; Calio has released several solo discs and with X Levitation Cult. Mike Gurley and the Nightcaps are a popular jazz group in Southern California. Additionally, Leavitt has stepped out from behind the drum set as lead singer and Calio is playing guitar in 7Horse, a psychedelic blues project that has released 3 albums to date.

“People always ask, ‘Do you still talk to each other after all these years?’ So that’s really why I wanted to commemorate it because no matter the size of the career if you can stick together and still have a desire to play music together you have accomplished something” explains Leavitt.

Tour dates:

2/16/17 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
2/17/17 The Rose Pasadena, CA
2/18/17 Coach House Orange Country, CA
2/19/17 Hotel Utah San Francisco. CA with 7Horse

More to come.

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