Thursday, February 23, 2012

Roddy 'Radiation' Byers of The Specials Kicks Off U.S. Tour

Did you miss The Specials when they played Coachella in 2010 or when they made quick show stops in Los Angeles and New York?  Well I have great news for you!  The band's iconic guitarist Roddy 'Radiation' Byers is kicking off a solo tour (dubbed '2012 Rebellion America Tour) of California and other cities around the Southwest U.S. TONIGHT!

Best known for his work as the lead guitarist of the Specials and as author of the band's hit songs "Concrete Jungle," "Rat Race," and "Hey Little Rich Girl," Byers will be backed by an All-American version of his U.K. band, the Skabilly Rebels featuring Danny Dean (guitarist of Rockabilly band Danny Dean and the Homewreckers).  The band will be performing Byers' favorite Specials tunes, as well as his own original songs and rockabilly classics in a set that will showcase the ska/punk/rockabilly sound he has become recognized for inventing.

Here's a taste of a few of Byer's solo tracks from his latest album 'Blues Attack':

Heartbreak City

Lonesome No More

The tour kicks off tonight, appropriately enough, in Las Vegas, and will run through March 11th, 2012.  Check the dates below and grab a few tickets!

February 23rd
The Aruba Hotel and Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Doors at 7:00pm/$14.00/18+
Tickets @

February 24th
The Blank Club
San Jose, CA
Doors at 9:00pm/$13.00/21+
Tickets @

February 25th
B. Ryders
Bakersfield, CA

February 26th
Cargo at CommRow
Reno, NV
Doors at 8:00pm/$10.00/18+
Tickets @

March 1st
The Rhythm Room
Phoenix, AZ
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $15.00 - $17.00
Tickets @ The Rhythum Room

March 2nd
The Casbah
2501 Kettner Blvd, San Diego
Doors at 8:30pm - $10.00 in advance - $12.00 day of show
Tickets @

March 3rd
The Tiki Bar 1700 Placentia Ave Costa Mesa
Doors at 8:00pm
Tickets @

March 4th
The Red Devil Lounge 1695 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA. 94109
Doors at 8:00pm
Tickets @

March 8th
The Mint 6010 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles
Doors at 9:00pm
$15.00 in advance $17.00 day of show
Tickets @

March 9th
Saint Rocke
Hermosa Beach, CA
Doors at 9:00pm/$15.00/21+
Tickets @

March 10th
The Malibu Inn
Malibu, CA
Doors at 9:00pm/$10.00/All Ages
Tickets @

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