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God save The Smithereens (and let’s send them on tour!)

Smithereens front man Pat DiNizio has a question for you, the wise music fan:

Our new original SMITHEREENS album is nearly completed and our tentative release date is May 2011! We are now putting together a national coast-to-coast summer tour, and need your suggestions and ideas. Let's say that it will be THE SMITHEREENS, plus two other bands as a three-band live concert event. Please help us by putting together your own favorite, or "dream" 3-band touring line-up, something that you think folks would enjoy seeing and bands that would all compliment each other! I like the idea of THE SMITHEREENS, THE GIN BLOSSOMS, but I can't think of a great third band, perhaps a headliner. Help us out, we need your ideas as soon as possible! Please email with your ideas at, THANKS! Best regards, Pat D.

Good question!  I like the idea of the 'Reens and the Gins.  For the third band, how 'bout Toad The Wet Sprocket?

What do you think?

While we're on the subject, dig this news about the new Smithereens album with Don Dixon.  Bring it!

  • Bmoney976

    I was totally going to say Toad…

  • Stereo DIctator

    How about any of these? Ray Davies, Los Lobos, Tragically Hip, Violent Femmes, Paul Westerberg, Living Colour, Hoodoo Gurus, Guadalcanal Diary.

  • Krankiekat

    The Ray Davies Band, and Roy Wood!

  • HamD

    Spin Doctors or Hootie would be great matches as well.

  • dickfuck

    beady eye

  • Corloff

    Don Dixon…Richard Barone…Paul Collins Beat