The Dead South Release New Video “Fat Little Killer Boy” and Announce US Tour


There aren’t many bluegrass songs with pierogies and cabbage rolls on the menu, but there aren’t many bluegrass bands like The Dead South. This string band from the Canadian prairies, currently on a world tour that includes sold out stops in over 20 countries, is known for – and is comfortable with – their left field approach to the genre.

A fan favourite, “Fat Little Killer Boy,” is the lyrical origin for the title of their most recent album Sugar & Joy. A cartoonishly dark cautionary tale peppered with funny and disturbing details, the song taps into a long lineage of ‘bad endings for bad apples’ stories with its own highly original and socially relevant twist. In a new video, animated by Edmonton’s Rantdog Animation Studios, “Fat Little Killer Boy” now gets an even darker backstory in a truly chilling recipe for disaster.

The Dead South were recently announced as the sole performers from Saskatchewan, their home and this year’s host province, on the 2020 JUNO Awards, televised March 15, 2020 across Canada. Sugar & Joy is up for Traditional Roots Album of the Year, the band’s second nomination (they also won in 2018).

Today The Dead South also announce that their SERVED COLD TOUR, which will see more than 150,000 tickets sold worldwide, will pick up again in the USA in September 2020, including two nights at The Caverns in Pelham, TN.

Watch The Dead South on WGBH’s Front Row Boston, filmed live at the House of Blues here.



BORGERHOUT, BE: De Roma, Mar 24 2020 **SOLD OUT
UTRECHT, NL: TivoliVredenburg, Mar 25 2020 **SOLD OUT
HAMBURG, DE: Docks, Mar 27 2020 **SOLD OUT
COPENHAGEN, DK: Amager Bio, Mar 28 2020 **SOLD OUT
OSLO, NO: John Dee, Mar 29 2020
STOCKHOLM, SE: Debaser Strand, Mar 30 2020 **SOLD OUT
BERLIN, DE: Columbiahalle, Apr 1 2020
HANNOVER, DE: Capitol, Apr 2 2020
LEIPZIG, DE: Werk 2, Apr 3 2020 **SOLD OUT
PRAGUE, CZ: Palac Akropolis, Apr 4 2020 **SOLD OUT
VIENNA, AU: Gasometer, Apr 5 2020
ZURICH, CH: Volkshaus, Apr 7 2020
MUNICH, DE: Tonhalle, Apr 8 2020 **SOLD OUT
FRANKFURT, DE: Batschkapp, Apr 9 2020
SCHIJNDEL, NL: Paaspop Festival, Apr 10, 2020
COLOGNE, DE: E Werk, Apr 11 2020 **SOLD OUT
PARIS, FR: La Cigale, May 12 2020
STRASBOURG, FR: La Laiterie, May 13, 2020
LAUSANNE, CH: Les Docks, May 14 2020
MILAN, IT: Serraglio, May 16 2020
TOULOUSE, FR: le Metronum, May 17, 2020
LYON, FR: Ninkasi Gerland/Kao May 18, 2020
BILBAO, ES: Kafe Antzokia, May 20 2020
MADRID, ES: Sala Mon Live, May 21 2020 **SOLD OUT
VALENCIA, ES: Loco Club, May 22 2020
BARCELONA, ES: Razzmatazz 2, May 23 2020
SCHEESSEL, DE: Hurricane Festival June 19 2020
NEUHAUSEN OB ECK, DE: Southside Festival, June 20 2020
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, UK: Black Deer Festival June 21 2020
LILLE, FR: L’Aéronef June 28 2020

NEW DATES SERVED COLD USA – Presented by Live Nation Ones to Watch and SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction
BIRMINGHAM, AL: Iron City Bham, Sept 20
HUNTSVILLE, AL: Mars Music Hall, Sept 21
NEW ORLEANS, LA: House of Blues, Sept 22
HOUSTON, TX: House of Blues, Sept 24
AUSTIN, TX: Historic Scoot Inn, Sept 25
SAN ANTONIO, TX: Aztec Theatre, Sept 26
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK: Tower Theatre, Sept 27
DES MOINES, IA: Brenton Skating Plaza, Sept 29
CHICAGO, IL: House of Blues, Sept 30
DETROIT, MI: The Fillmore, Oct 1
PELHAM, TN: The Caverns, Oct 3 **SOLD OUT
PELHAM, TN: The Caverns, Oct 4

GDANSK, PL: Stary Manez, Nov 10 2020
WARSAW, PL: Palladium, Nov 11 2020
DRESDEN, DE: Alter Schlachthof, Nov 16 2020
NUREMBERG, DE: Hirsch, Nov 17 2020
WIESBADEN, DE: Schlachthof, Nov 19 2020
KRAKOW, PL: Klub Studio, Nov 24 2020
WROCLAW, PL: Concert Center A2, Nov 25 2020
BUDAPEST, HU: Akvárium Klub, Nov 26 2020 **SOLD OUT
PRAGUE, CZ: Forum Karlin, Nov 28 2020

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