Toy Soldiers Announce Fall Tour Dates, Midpoint Music Festival on 9/26

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Toy Soldiers @ Midpoint Music Festival
The  Drinkery, 1150 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH
September 26th | Show: 11:45pm

The Philly based band, Toy Soldiers, will be releasing their new album, The Maybe Boys, on September 10th, 2013 produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and distributed by The Orchard. The band has announced their Fall tour to coincide with the release of The Maybe Boys, with all tour dates listed below. Toy Soldiers will be performing at Midpoint Music Festival on Sept. 26th in Cincinnati, OH. For more information, please visit: www.OhNoToySoldiers.com.

Consisting of Ron Gallo (lead vocals/guitar/harmonica), Bill McCloskey (bass/vocals), Luke Leidy (keys/vocals), Matt Kelly (guitar), and Dominic Billett (drums/vocals), the band has been earning a reputation for their raw live show. Gallo doesn’t let getting whacked in the head and bleeding profusely stop their performance.

“For me, getting on a stage is really surrendering to whatever plans the wild beast of the show and the people in the room have in store. It’s like throwing yourself in a raging sea of variables or hopping on a moving train. Even if you get whacked in the face with a guitar and are bleeding all over or your amplifier explodes or your having a bad day, it’s your responsibility to the audience and the show that overrides anything that may try to stop it and so it must go on,” explains Gallo.

Toy Soldiers’ first album,Whisper Down the Lane (2010), was defined by WXPN’s Bruce Warren as a“gritty, dirty collection … shifting flawlessly from roots, to blues, to country, to rockabilly…an undeniable barn-burner.”

Gallo describes the difference between the first and second record, saying, “Whisper Down the Lane is like kindergarten recess, a bunch of random kids making an audible Jackson Pollock painting at the schoolyard. The Maybe Boys is like five blood brothers reunited for our third time at Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  We’re still having a great time but we’re warmed up, we’ve got our sea legs and we’re a cohesive unit.  There’s a history and a chemistry bound by some sort of loose weird magic on this record.  The Maybe Boys is a live snapshot in time where everyone that listens is in the room dancing and drinking with us.”

Imperative to the recording of The Maybe Boys, Toy Soldiers wanted to capture the lively and unpolished live show that the band has earned a reputation for.

Gallo continues, “Bill Moriarty has a divine ability to get someone’s exact point across sonically, there is so much character in the records he makes and he has such a laid back and natural way of working. There’s no rhyme or reason or going by any book, it’s just whatever feels and sounds good in the land of Bill Moriarty and that was essential in the making of The Maybe Boys.”

Toy Soldiers are bringing their soulful brand of rock n’ roll to dive bars, festivals and theaters all over the US this summer and fall. The hard-working Philadelphia band have spent the past five years playing hundreds of shows and earning the title of one of the “Top Bands to Watch in 2013” by USA Today.

Toy Soldiers will release their new album, The Maybe Boys, on September 10th, 2013.

www.OhNoToySoldiers.com

Track Listing:
1.            Tell the Teller
2.            Been Here All My Days
3.            Heart in a Mousetrap
4.            Forget How it Used to Be
5.            This Old Town
6.            Red Dress
7.            I’m Your Woman
8.            Away We Go
9.            Maybe
10.           Weeping Willow
11.           Laughing Pain
12.           Tomorrow to Today

Tour Dates:
Sep 07                         Lancaster PA                           @ Rock the Dock Festival, Millersville Univ
Sep 09                         Lancaster, PA                          @ The Fridge
Sep 11                         New York, NY                          @ Rockwood Music Hall – NYC Album Release Party
Sep 12                         Somerville, MA                         @ The Precinct – Boston Album Release Party
Sep 13                         Philadelphia, PA                        @ Johnny Brenda’s – Philly Album Release Party
Sep 14                         Pawtucket, RI                           @ DUDESMASH 2 (presented by Deer Tick & WBRU)
Sep 19                         Cleveland, OH                          @ Beachland Tavern
Sep 20                         Ypsilanti, MI                             @ Woodruff’s
Sep 21                         Chicago, IL                              @ Oaktoberfest (2:30)
Sep 21                         Chicago, IL                              @ Tonic Room (8:00)
Sep 26                        Cincinnati, OH                      @ Midpoint Music Festival
Sep 28                         Pottstown, PA                          @ Sly Fox Can Jam
Oct 02                         Richmond, VA                          @ The Camel
Oct 03                         Carrboro, NC                           @ The Station
Oct 04                         Charlotte, NC                           @ TBA
Oct 08                         Athens, GA                              @ Green Room
Oct 09                         Nashville, TN                           @ Stone Fox
Oct 10                         Blacksburg, VA                         @ Sycamore Deli
Oct 12                         Boston, MA                              @ Paradise Rock Club
Oct 23                         Burlington, VT                          @ Higher Ground w/ Joe Fletcher
Oct 24                         New Haven, CT                        @ Cafe Nine w/ Joe Fletcher
Oct 25                         Brooklyn, NY                             @ Union Hall
Oct 26                         York, PA                                   @ Strand-Capitol Theatre
Nov 03                         Fairfax, VA                               @ Only About The Music – Artists for Autism
Nov 08                         Birmingham, AL                        @ Avondale Brewing Company