Mike and the Moonpies are one of the best live bands out there in all of country music, and if you disagree, you can meet me out by the bike racks after 6th period, and I’ll kick your ass in front of your sister and everyone else. Why these dudes aren’t blowing out arenas and making fans complain how Ticketmaster is screwing them over on the secondary market, it beats me. But as we’ve seen over the last year or so, that can change in a jiffy so it’s always smart to see bands like this in small venues when you can.
Speaking of, they have just released a slew of new tour dates, and in areas that have been salivating for these dudes to tour through. Like a bunch of stickup bandits on a meth binge, they’ll be flying up and down the east coast in January and February like crazy, playing some markets they rarely or ever hit. If you’ve been bellyaching that you never get an opportunity to see these dude’s live, this is your chance.
This same goes for you folks in Europe. If you want to see the real deal when it comes to American country music, accept no substitutes. April will see them playing all over the UK, along with The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.
On September 16th, they will also be making their debut at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville playing with Reckless Kelly and Jason Boland.
And while we’re on the topic, Mike and the Moonpies are probably about due for new music sooner than later. Don’t be surprised if early 2023 sees a new song, and perhaps a new album. Keep your antenna perked.
Mike and the Moonpies have been named the Best Live Band in country by Saving Country Music multiple years, and are ones not to overlook when they come through town.
Mike and the Moonpies Tour Dates:
09 Jan – The Musicfest at Steamboat 2023 – Steamboat Springs, CO
25 Jan – Mile 0 Fest 2023 – Key West, FL