Backyard Tire Fire Announce 2010 Tour

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Backyard Tire Fire

Bloomington, IL – Backyard Tire Fire will release Good to Be on February 16, 2010 and will kick off their 44 show national tour on January 15th in Springfield, IL. Good to Be was produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, who makes an appearance on every track on the album. The band will open for Los Lobos on March 20th in University Park, IL.

Good to Be is a culmination of guitarist/vocalist, Ed Anderson’s thirteen year journey on the road of rock and roll. For the band’s fifth full length release, Backyard Tire Fire delivers an album full of working-man songs that provide an upbeat, glass half full approach to life. Drawing on inspiration from everyday events, Anderson weaves his way through the fabric of life making a patchwork of eleven songs that bear the message of empathy, humanity and hope.

The current Backyard Tire Fire lineup is Ed Anderson (guitar & vocals), Matt Anderson (bass & vocals) and Tim Kramp (drums).

Two preview tracks from the record have been posted to the band’s MySpace:

1/15/10 Springfield, IL Marly’s
2/5/10 Bloomington, IL Six Strings
2/6/10 Bloomington, IL Six Strings
2/12/10 Louisville, KY Gerstle’s Place
2/13/10 Chicago, IL Double Door WXRT Welcomes
2/18/10 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
2/19/10 Sioux Falls, SD Rookies
2/20/10 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
2/21/10 Omaha, NE Murphy’s Lounge
2/24/10 Fort Collins, CO Hodi’s Half Note
2/25/10 Breckenridge, CO three20south
2/27/10 Denver, CO Walnut Room
3/2/10 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
3/3/10 San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah
3/4/10 Arcata, CA Humboldt Brews
3/5/10 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
3/6/10 Spokane, WA Empyrean
3/8/10 Bozeman, MT Filling Station
3/9/10 Billings, MT Railyard Ale House
3/12/10 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
3/13/10 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Company
3/20/10 University Park, IL Governors State Univ – Center for Perf Arts – opening for Los Lobos
3/26/10 Newport, KY Southgate House WNKU Welcomes
4/2/10 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
4/7/10 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
4/8/10 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
4/9/10 Sullivan Island, SC Hometeam BBQ – Sullivan Island
4/10/10 Charleston, SC Hometeam BBQ – Charleston
4/13/10 Raleigh, NC The Pour House Music Hall
4/14/10 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
4/15/10 Washington, DC Black Cat
4/17/10 Easton, MD Night Cat
4/18/10 Harrisburg, PA Appalachian Brewing Company
4/20/10 New York, NY Joe’s Pub
4/21/10 Cambridge, MA Middle East
4/22/10 Winooski, VT Monkey House
4/23/10 Albany, NY Red Square
4/27/10 New Haven, CT Cafe Nine
4/28/10 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
4/30/10 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
5/1/10 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
5/29/10 Chillicothe, IL Summercamp Music Festival