Friday, August 29, 2008

Street Dogs' Mike McColgan to sing national anthem Tuesday

Punk rock veteran and avid baseball fan, Mike McColgan, will sing the national anthem at Dodger Stadium on September 2nd in celebration of country and as a kick-off of sorts for the Street Dogs’ upcoming US Tour.

The Boston transplant, who recently wrapped up a phenomenal main stage run on the Vans Warped Tour with the rest of the Street Dogs, will hit the road again this fall for a headlining US tour, which will include highly anticipated performances at the House of Blues in Anaheim on October 17th and the House of Blues in West Hollywood on October 18th.

For McColgan, nothing is more important than family and country, which is reflected eloquently in his lyrics. Having served his country in the Gulf War as well as his community as a Boston fire fighter, McColgan draws on his life experiences to create passionate, rousing music that speaks to the common person. On the group’s critically acclaimed new album, State of Grace, McColgan showcases his uncanny ability to stir up emotions with tracks like the heartfelt tributes to his late uncle “Kevin J. O’Toole” and grandmother “Elizabeth,” the awakening anti-war anthems “Into The Valley” and “Guns,” and perhaps his most personal song yet, “Free.”

Street Dogs are rounded out by a boisterous lineup that includes Johnny Rioux (bass), Marcus Hollar (guitar), Tobe Bean III (guitar) and Paul Rucker (drums), who provide fist-pumping music, chock-full of rebellious rock riffs and marching beats on songs like “Mean Fist” and “Two Angry Kids.”

Known widely for their dynamic live shows, which have packed venues across the US, Street Dogs’ performances on this summer’s Warped Tour were a warm-up to the punk rock extravaganza happening this fall.

Catch McColgan give a rare performance of the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 2nd.

Street Dogs (w/Time Again & Flatfoot 56) Tour Dates:
9/11 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
9/12 – Pontiac Garage at House of Blues – Dallas, TX
9/13 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
9/14 – The Parish at House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
9/16 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
9/17 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
9/18 – The Social – Orlando, FL
9/19 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
9/20 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
9/21 – Jewish Mother – Virginia Beach, VA
9/23 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
9/24 - Blender Theatre at Gramercy - New York, NY
9/25 - Fillmore at the TLA - Philadelphia, PA
9/26 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
9/27 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA
9/28 - Harper's Ferry - Boston, MA
9/30 - Diesel - Pittsburgh, PA
10/1 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
10/2 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
10/3 - Turner Hall - Milwaukee, WI
10/4 - Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, IL
10/5 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
10/7 – The Bluebird – St. Louis, MO
10/8 – Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
10/9 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
10/10 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
10/11 - Boardwalk - Sacramento, CA
10/13 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
10/14 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
10/16 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
10/17 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
10/18 - House of Blues - Los Angeles, CA
10/19 – The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ

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