Since July, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have been on tour for the first time in almost seven years. The band performed at many major festivals this year including: Montreal International Jazz Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, LEAF Festival and the Exit Zero Jazz Fest.
On top of that, the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold out shows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock, Minneapolis just to name a few. The year began for the band with a secret show in New Orleans in July to kick things off, and that’s where the year will end as well.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers are pleased to announce a New Year’s Eve show at One Eyed Jack’s on December 31st 2016. Tickets are on sale as of this morning: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/
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“We are humbled and incredibly excited by reaction we’ve gotten this year,” band leader Jimbo Mathus commented. “It’s not a reunion, it’s a revival! And we’re got a lot more planned for 2017.”
It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
2016 marked the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies.
A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: “The Puffer” returned to stores in July on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot has now made its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl.
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the bands visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (Drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including several leading musicians from New Orleans to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city.
Plans are underway for the band to record a brand new album, which would be their first new studio album in seventeen years.
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SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – 2016/2017 TOUR DATES
12/31/2016 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
1/5/2017 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
1/6/2017 Boston, MA The Sinclair
1/7/2017 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
1/8/2017 New Haven, CT The Ballroom @ Outer Space
1/11/2017 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
1/12/2017 Durango, CO Ft. Lewis College
1/13/2017 Aspen, CO Little Nell
1/14/2017 Aspen, CO Little Nell
1/15/2017 Ft. Collins, CO Lincoln Center