New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Canadian baseball-punks, the Isotopes will head to the UK this autumn, in support of the short, sharp new album, '1994 World Series Champions' - out now through Destiny Records (UK/EU) and Stomp Records (CA/US).
All shows with CJ Ramone:
26 Aug UK London - The Underworld
27 Aug UK Bristol - Exchange
28 Aug UK Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Aug UK Stafford - Redrum
30 Aug UK Liverpool - The Magnet
31 Aug IE Dublin - Voodoo Lounge Dublin
01 Sep UK Belfast - Limelight
02 Sep UK Aberdeen - The Assembly Aberdeen
03 Sep UK Edinburgh - Opium
04 Sep UK Huddersfield - The Parish
05 Sep UK Derby - The Hairy Dog
06 Sep UK Norwich - The Owl Sanctuary
07 Sep UK Milton
Keynes - MK11
Tickets on sale here: http://bit.ly/CJRamoneIsotopes
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'1994 World Series Champions' is 10 crushing baseball punk anthems that showcase the Isotopes' vast baseball acumen and sharp clubhouse wit. Throughout the record, the band makes reference to many classic moments such as Hall Of Famer George Brett
shitting his pants in the lobby of the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Jose Canseco blowing his own finger off while cleaning his pistol, and the time George
Constanza steamrolled Bette Midler
at home plate, sending her to the hospital.
'1994 World Series Champions' was recorded at Atlantis Sound by Jeremy Patch. Mastered by Stu McKillop.
With releases on Stomp Records, Red Scare Industries and Shake! Records previously, the Isotopes have pioneered the baseballpunkmovement, and cultivated a faithful legion of baseball punx worldwide with their gritty, no-bargain brand of juice-injected buzz-saw pop punk.
Truly operating like a punk rock all-star team, the Isotopes have seen over 40 players come through their ranks, including members of the Real McKenzies, Exploding F**k Dolls, Vibrators, DOA, Nervous Talk, and Dee Cracks, none of whom have played every show.
The club's show-must-go-on ethos was famously put to action during a 2013 US tour, when singer, Evan October was detained at the US border and refused entry to the United States. Acting quickly, the 'topes reshuffled the line-up and guitarist Dallas Duststorm stepped in on lead vocals.
"Nobody even f*****g noticed" recalls Duststorm, nearly five years later.
Subsequently, October and Duststorm were slapped with 5-year bans from entering the USA - but instead of hitting the showers, the club took a season to rebuild, and focus on dominating their home turf in Canada. Buoyed back into contention by signing to Stomp Records, the original bad boys of summer released their critically acclaimed, debut LP, Nuclear Strikezone, which features - amidst a barrage of hits - a cameo appearance by hall-of-fame ringer, Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves.
For those keeping score at home, the 'Topes have shared the stage with some of the stiffest competition in the game such as: CJ Ramone, Pennywise, Off With Their Heads, ToyGuitar, Face To Face, The Real McKenzies, The Queers, Hanson
Brothers, Zeroes, The Methadones, Teenage Bottlerocket, Chixdiggit, Swingin' Utters, Gob, Agent Orange, Richie Ramone. 9/10 opponents agree - the 'Topes are a force to be feared.
"1994 World Series Champions" - out now through Stomp Records (CA) and Destiny Records (EU) on 12" LP, CD and Digital