“We at Sailor’s Grave Records have been avid fans of Flatfoot 56 for over a decade now. We’ve always been moved by the hardcore tinged celtic punk they consistently deliver with heart, sweat, and toil. We are honored to partner with the band to help deliver the next chapter of their legacy to the world with the release of ‘Odd boat’ “ - Andy King (Sailor’s Grave Records)
Playing a positive-natured brand of hardcore-tinged Celtic punk, Flatfoot 56 has been unleashing itself upon America and the rest of the world for over 16 years. Forming in 2000, the Chicago natives achieved nationwide attention with their first two label-backed records, 2006’s Knuckles Up and 2007’s Jungle of the Midwest Sea. These releases built on a heavy dose of previously established regional notoriety, helping the band gain steam early on.
Frontman Tobin Bawinkel (vocals/guitar) is now set to lead Flatfoot 56 on in their furious march forward. Armed with his brother Kyle (bass), along with Eric McMahon (bagpipes/guitar), Brandon Good (mandolin/guitar/vocals) and Conrad Allsworth (Drums), Flatfoot 56 is getting ready to release their most ambitious album to date.
Odd Boat was produced by Matt Allison at Atlas studios in Chicago and features 12 songs that blend the band’s unique blend of traditional Irish folk music and surging punk rock.
2017 will be a busy year for Flatfoot 56. Fans can catch band on tour all spring, which will include album release shows, a tour with Larry and His Flask and a voyage on Flogging Molly’s “Salty Dog Cruise.” Dates are listed below.
Flatfoot 56 Tour Dates:
March 4 - Chicago, IL - Reggies Rock Club (Album Release Show)
March 5 - Fort Wayne, IN - Brass Rail (Album Release Show)
March 6 - Nashville, TN - The End (Album Release Show)
March 7 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl (Album Release Show)
March 8 - Atlantic Beach, FL - Fly’s Tie Irish Pub (Album Release Show)
March 9 - Miami, FL - Churchill's Pub (Album Release Show)
March 10 - Salty Dog Cruise
March 14 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone (Album Release Show)
March 15 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar (Album Release Show)
Apr 4 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon Lounge
Apr 5 - Salem, OR - Grand Theatre (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 6 - Sacramento, CA - Goldfield Trading Post (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 7 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Club (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 8 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 10 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 11 - Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 13 - Fort Collins, CO - Hodi’s Half Note (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 14 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Schmiggity’s (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 15 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 16 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep (w/Larry and His Flask)
Apr 18 - Omaha, NE - Lookout Lounge
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