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The Sonics Return With New Lineup and Tour Dates

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Since the Sonics reformed a few years back, they have barley had time to catch their breath. Amid various tours, they recorded and released a new album, This Is The Sonics, in 2015. Recently, founding members Gerry Roslie and Larry Parypa decided to step back from the rigors of touring. However, with the duo’s blessing the band will continue with new 2017 tourdates.

Original member Rob Lind (sax) and longtime partners in crime Freddie Dennis (bass and vocals) and Dusty Watson (drums) have announced they will carry on with new members, guitarist Evan Foster (Boss Martians) and keyboardist Jake Cavaliere (Lords of Altamont) rounding out the lineup. “We were so incredibly lucky to find Jake Cavaliere and Evan Foster,” said Lind in a press release. “They both were brought up on Sonics music and have been playing it since they were young boys, so they didn’t have to be taught anything. They already knew the sound that was required to be in this band. Jake and Evan were Sonics long before they ever played with us, and their transition has been easy and totally seamless.”

The band, originally from Tacoma, Washington, burst out of the gate in the early ’60s with an uncompromising sound that was an inspiration for everything loud that followed, from garage to punk, grunge and beyond. Songs like “Psycho,” “The Witch,” “Strychnine,” “Boss Hoss” and “Have Love, Will Travel” are genuine rock and roll classics. The Sonics will hit the road for a run of dates this spring.

Sonics 2017 Tour Dates

March 23 – Chicago, IL, Reggies
March 24 – Cleveland OH, Beachland Ballroom
March 25 – Toronto, ONT, Danforth Music Hall
March 26 – Detroit, MI, El Club
April 6 – Houston, TX, The Continental
April 7 – Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey
April 8 – Austin, TX, Rod and Custom Round Up
April 9 – Austin, TX, The Continental
May 18 – Atlanta, GA, Masquerade
May 19 – Charlotte, NC, Neighborhood Theater
May 20 – Nashville, TN, Muddy Roots Fest

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