Los Lonely Boys' Acoustic Brotherhood tour that began last summer and ran for the better part of 2009 picks up again this February, kicking off in Santa Fe on February 11, 2010.
The band will be on the road well into the spring, touring in support of current EP 1969, and also in anticipation of their next full-length studio album. "This tour allows us to play the way we play in our backyards and really show the tradition of our Texican roots," Ringo Garza says about the Brotherhood tour. Special guests on the tour include Alejandro Escovedo and Carrie Rodriguez.
About the tour: The brothers met fellow Texan Alejandro Escovedo during a tribute project for him called Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo in 2004 and have been musical comrades ever since. The Boys decided to add a chica into the mix after they watched Carrie Rodriguez break out with 2006's Seven Angels On A Bicycle, win the roots Music Association Award for Songwriter of the Year, and recently release her first live album, Live in Louisville.
In conjunction with the tour the band also wants to give back to their fans with the Los Lonely Boys Local Heroes Contest. The contest encourages fans to nominate "local heroes" – people who act above and beyond their normal call of duty to better their communities – who they believe deserve special recognition for the help they provide. Fans can submit a short description of why their local hero should win at the contest website (http://www.loslonelyboys.com/localhero), and winners will receive four tickets to a Los Lonely Boys show, one Limited Edition Commemorative Coin, and honors in a Coin Presentation Ceremony on stage at the show they attend. Winners will also be announced on the band's Facebook page. The Local Heroes Contest will run concurrently with the Acoustic Brotherhood tour, with a winner in every city the tour hits. Deadline for entries is one week before each tour date and official contest close is February 24, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. EST.
About the prize: The "challenge coin" has been a US military tradition since World War I to commend leadership, valor, and heart. In honor of their trip to Iraq and Afghanistan to entertain the troops, Los Lonely Boys created their own coins to honor the men and women serving our country at home and abroad.
Acoustic Brotherhood Tour Dates:
02/11/10 Santa Fe, NM @ Lensic Performing Arts Center
02/12/10 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
02/13/10 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
02/14/10 Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim
02/16/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
02/18/10 Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Theater
02/19/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
02/20/10 Sparks, NV @ Celebrity Room at John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel
02/21/10 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
02/23/10 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
02/24/10 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
02/26/10 Grand Junction, CO @ Avalon Theatre
02/27/10 Avon, CO @ Vilar Center For the Arts
02/28/10 Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
03/01/10 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
03/02/10 Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts
03/04/10 Saint Charles, MO @ Ameristar Casino St. Charles