I’m sorry to say, but it’s not over

Avocado Booking is thrilled to announce it’s 15th anniversary by bringing back the very same people that toured Europe with the start of the agency back in the summer of 1996.

Justin Pearson, Jose Palafox, Jimmy LaVelle and John Brady accompanied by Nathan Joyner will be touring Europe this summer performing the songs of Swing Kids.

Swing Kids were undoubtedly one of the most influential and genre defining bands to come out of the 90’s hardcore scene, creating something unique, incredibly capturing and genre defining. The band included members of acts such as Unbroken, The Crimson Curse, Some Girls, Sweep The Leg Johnny, and Bread and Circuits. After Swing Kids disbanded, the members went on to take part in acts such as The Locust, Album Leaf, All Leather, Baader Brains, and Retox.

Many of you are probably aware of the tragic death of Swing Kids (and Unbroken) original guitarist Eric Allen in 1998. It is due to this that the remaining members will perform these upcoming dates as Blue Note and not as Swing Kids.

A lot has changed in 15 years and even though Swing Kids could never be the exact same band that stepped foot on European soil back in 1996, Blue Note are every bit as relevant and very much an artistic and political force much like Swing Kids were.

w/ Special guests WARSAWWASRAW

22.07.11 Germany München @ Orangehouse
23.07.11 Czech Rep Rokycany @ Fluff Fest
24.07.11 Germany Nürnberg @ Künstlerhaus
25.07.11 Austria Wien @ Arena
26.07.11 Switzerland Geneve @ L’usine (Kab)
27.07.11 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
28.07.11 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
29.07.11 Germany Köln @ Underground
30.07.11 Belgium Aarschot @ De Klinker
31.07.11 UK London @ Underworld

More shows TBA

Check out the Facebook invite here.