Will Johnson is headed out to play a bunch of shows in September and October. These are all totally acoustic Living Room Shows except the show in Florence AL will be at a great venue called 116 E. Mobile. That show is with Andrew Bryant from The Water Liars.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now! Don’t delay. The living room shows are limited to 35-50 tickets and always sell out quick.

September 7 : Dallas TX – TICKETS
September 8 : Oklahoma City OK – TICKETS
September 9 : Austin TX  – TICKETS
October 7 : Water Valley MS – TICKETS
October 8 : Florence AL @ 116 E. Mobile / with Andrew Bryant – TICKETS
October 9 : Athens GA – TICKETS
October 10 : Brevard NC – TICKETS
October 11 : Asheville NC – TICKETS
October 12 : Richmond VA – TICKETS
October 13 : University Park MD – TICKETS
October 14 : Baltimore MD – TICKETS
October 15 : Philadelphia PA – TICKETS
October 16 : Weehawken NJ – TICKETS
October 17 : Boston MA – TICKETS
October 18 : Providence RI – TICKETS
October 20 : Pittsburgh PA – TICKETS
October 21 : Cleveland OH – TICKETS
October 22 : Columbus OH – TICKETS
October 23 : Detroit MI – TICKETS
October 24 : Grand Rapids MI – TICKETS
October 27 : Little Rock AR – TICKETS

Bring a friend and tell a neighbor.
Thanks, Y’all.

We’re super excited to be putting together a Living Room Tour this summer. These are Alec solo shows hosted in private spaces. No stage, no sound system. Each show limited to 40-60 people. 

AUG 03 : Portland OR – SOLD OUT
AUG 04 : Eugene OR – SOLD OUT
AUG 05 : Reno NV – SOLD OUT
AUG 06 : Oakland CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 07 : San Francisco CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 08 : Bakersfield CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 09 : Los Angeles CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 10 : Costa Mesa CA – SOLD OUT
AUG 11 : Phoenix AZ – SOLD OUT
AUG 14 : Austin TX – SOLD OUT
AUG 15 : Houston TX – SOLD OUT
AUG 16 : Dallas TX – SOLD OUT
AUG 18 : St Louis MO – BUY TICKETS
AUG 19 : Columbus OH – BUY TICKETS

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Sandwich Life House Concerts and Undertow Present…
Bottle Rockets – Living Room Show
Fri, June 24 / Champaign IL
doors open at 7pm / show stars at 8pm
Buy Tickets

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June 08 : Spokane WA – The Bartlett – TICKETS *
June 09 : Bellingham WA – The Wild Buffalo – TICKETS *
June 10 : Seattle WA – Neptune Theatre – TICKETS *
June 16 : Boise ID – The Olympic Venue – TICKETS *
June 17 : Salt Lake City UT – Kilby Court – TICKETS *
June 18 : Denver CO – Lost Lake Lounge – TICKETS *
June 20 : Kansas City MO – Record Bar – TICKETS *
June 21 : Omaha NE – Reverb Lounge –  TICKETS *
June 22 : Davenport IA – Daytrotter – TICKETS *
June 23 : Madison WI – High Noon Saloon – TICKETS *
June 24 : St. Paul MN – Turf Club – TICKETS *
June 25 : Milwaukee WI – Colectivo Coffee – TICKETS *
June 27 : Louisville KY – Zanzibar – TICKETS *
June 28 : St. Louis MO – Old Rock House – TICKETS *
June 29 : Indianapolis IN – The HI-FI – TICKETS *
June 30 : Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall – TICKETS *
July 01 : Ferndale MI – The Loving Touch – TICKETS *
July 02 : Toronto ON – The Great Hall – TICKETS *
July 03 : Ottawa ON – Pressed – TICKETS *
July 05 : Cambridge MA – The Sinclair – TICKETS *
July 06 : Hamden CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space – TICKETS *
July 07 : Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg – TICKETS *
July 08 : Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s – TICKETS *
July 09 : Black Cat – Washington DC – TICKETS *
July 10 : Charlottesville VA – The Southern – TICKETS *
July 11 : Carrboro NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – TICKETS *
July 13 : Asheville NC – Grey Eagle – TICKETS *
July 14 : Atlanta GA – The Earl – TICKETS *
July 16 : Anacortes WA – The Business – TICKETS
August 04 : Jacksonville FL – Jack Rabbits – TICKETS +
August 05 : Orlando FL – The Social – TICKETS +
August 06 : Tampa FL – Crowbar – TICKETS +
August 08 : Birmingham AL – The Syndicate – TICKETS +
August 09 : Nashville TN – Exit/In – TICKETS +
August 10 : Memphis TN – Hi-Tone Cafe – TICKETS +
August 11 : Little Rock AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack – TICKETS +
August 12 : Tulsa OK – The Vanguard – TICKETS +
August 13 : Denton TX – Dan’s Silverleaf – TICKETS +
August 14 : Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall – TICKETS +
August 15 : Austin TX – The Parish – TICKETS +
August 17 : El Paso TX – Bowie Feathers – TICKETS +
August 18 : Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits – TICKETS +
August 19 : Phoenix AZ – The Crescent Ballroom – TICKETS +
August 20 : San Diego CA – Casbah-  TICKETS +
August 21 : Costa Mesa CA – The Wayfayer – TICKETS +
August 22 : Los Angeles CA – Teragram Ballroom – TICKETS +
August 24 : San Francisco CA – The Independent – TICKETS +
August 27 : Portland OR – Mississippi Studios – TICKETS +
August 28 : Vancouver BC – The Biltmore Cabaret – TICKETS +

* with Laura Gibson
+ with Michael Nau

BUY LIVING ROOM SHOW TICKETS

Tickets on sale now for the Midwest Living Room Tour! These shows are hosted in private spaces and each one is limited to 40-60 people. No stage, no sound system… just Will playing songs and telling stories. All tickets must be purchased in advance. The zip code is listed on the ticket page so you know the general location of the show happening in your town. You’ll get the full address to the secret location when your purchase is complete.

5/15 : Tulsa OK
5/16 : Springfield MO
5/17 : Omaha NE
5/18 : Sioux Falls SD
5/19 : Charles City IA
5/20 : Minneapolis MN
5/21 : Madison WI
5/22 : Milwaukee WI @ Club Giranldi’s
5/23 : Chicago IL
5/24 : St Louis MO
5/25 : Champaign IL
5/26 : Bloomington IN
5/27 : Lexington KY
5/28 : Louisville KY

As always, thanks for your continued support for these shows.

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PRE-ORDER NOW

“Blanco” will be released world-wide on May 13, 2016 by the fine folks at Barsuk Records! Blanco is made up of songs that were previously available in a very limited edition 7” vinyl series called Bazan Monthly, Volume 1 and Volume 2. David picked ten of those songs to update, remix and flesh out into a cohesive album format that’s easier for fans to collect and bring home.

SONGS
Both Hands (Over My Eyes)
Oblivion
Kept Secrets
With You
Trouble With Boys
Teardrops
Little Landslide
Someone Else’s Bet
Over Again
Little Motor

BLANCO DELUXE EDITION PRE-ORDER
Vinyl, CD or Cassette Tape signed by David Bazan
+ 18″x24” screen printed poster designed by Jesse LaDoux
+ Turntable slip mat designed by Jesse LaDoux
+ T-shirt designed by Jesse LaDoux
+ Immediate download of the first single “Trouble with Boys”
+ Full album download available on May 13
+ Orders placed by May 3 will be shipped to arrive on or before May 13

VINYL DETAILS
+ Mastered from hi-res audio without digital limiting or compression
+ Limited edition 150g white vinyl (blanco!)
+ Full-color gatefold jacket printed on uncoated stock
+ Full-album download on release date

CD DETAILS
+ Full-color gatefold sleeve printed on uncoated stock
+ Full-album download on release date

CASSETTE TAPE DETAILS
+ High-quality analog tape transferred from hi-res audio.
+ White cassette tape shell
+ Standard clear plastic cassette case
+ Full-color artwork printed on J-card
+ Full-album download on release date

DELUXE EDTION EXTRAS
+ Shirt: American Apparel – Made in USA
+ Shirt color: New Silver
+ Poster size: 18″ x 24″
+ Poster paper: Heavy weight 100lb
+ Print Colors: Black, Blue, Magenta, Pink
+ Printed by Ink Tank in Omaha Nebraska

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER
All-pre-orders will get immediate download of the first single from the album “Trouble With Boys.” The full album download will be available on May 13th. We expect to have vinyl, cds and cassettes in stock so that pre-orders placed by May 3 should be delivered or before May 13. International orders will take a little longer. Orders after May 3 will be shipped the next business day after the order is placed and might arrive to you after May 13. (You still get the full-album download on May 13).

Other items on the same order will be shipped with the pre-order items. You should place a separate order if you want the other items shipped immediately.

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THE SHOWS ARE CONFIRMED / TICKETS ON SALE NOW

April 10 : Philadelphia PA – SOLD OUT
April 11 : Brooklyn NY – SOLD OUT
April 12 : Washington DC – SOLD OUT
April 14 : New Canann CT – SOLD OUT
April 15 : Newport RI – SOLD OUT
April 16 : Mt Vernon NY – SOLD OUT
April 17 : Boston MA – SOLD OUT

 

SXSW 2016

March 10, 2016

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None of our artists will be at SXSW this year.

We’re very excited to announce the Saint Louis premiere of the Bottle Rockets long-awaited movie!

Thursday, February 11
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103

Doors open at 7pm
Movie starts at 7:30pm

Tickets are going fast! Don’t delay.
BUY TICKETS

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT – INVITE YOUYR FRIENDS!

In 2009, a live show by iconic Midwestern rock band The Bottle Rockets was filmed with the intention of releasing it as a live concert DVD. As the footage moved through post-production, it transformed into a more ambitious project that featured a documentary. Over six years in development, Welcome To Our Movie: The Bottle Rockets Live & In Person is at last released. The incendiary live footage includes time-honored, fan-favorite songs, as well as the first performances of songs from The Bottle Rockets’ 2009 Bloodshot Records album Lean Forward. The documentary portions consist of engaging interviews with the band and lyricist Scott Taylor, incorporating rare memorabilia and personal archives from their earliest years and throughout their career. Directed and co-produced by John Boston, Welcome To Our Movie showcases an American rock-n-roll band performing at fighting weight and telling their unlikely success story.

ALL VOLS: KNOX COUNTY WARRIORS

Pioneer House Gallery
413 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Opening Reception:
Friday November 13, 2015 6-9pm

In October of 1978, my dad (a University of Tennessee alum) took me to my first Tennessee Volunteers football game at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis; a frustrating loss to Mississippi State. A bitter cold swept in as the sun set, and I got sick on the way home. I thought it was the Wendy’s, but years later I considered the plausible scenario that it might have been my first true taste of internalized, spectator heartbreak. The mood was somber, and the car savage and foul, all the way home. Memphis was the closest town of any significant culture for those of us from across the river in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas, so I made it there a good bit as a kid. In the coming years my dad continued to turn me on to the magnitude of Tennessee football, kindly taking me back to the Liberty Bowl when the Vols would come west for the occasional home-away-from-home game. Thanks to him I got to see Reggie White, Willie Gault, and Bill Bates play at the height of their college careers. While most of the other kids in our neighborhood wore Staubach, Swann, or Bradshaw jerseys in our sandlot, full tackle games, I was the kid in the orange #6 Jimmy Streater jersey and homemade Power-T helmet, both gifts from my dad. I wore that jersey so thin that he chose to replace it a couple years later. Even as life took me southwest, I’ve been proud to follow along and watch the Vols from afar. Through good years and bad, it’s given my dad and I even more conversation to chew on, and I’ve long been grateful for that.

I get to travel a lot, but I’ve never gotten to spend much time in Knoxville. Next Saturday I’ll finally make it to Neyland Stadium for a game. It’s been both educational and nostalgic to assemble this show, and a chance to pay tribute to some of my favorite Vols football players. It’s also a good excuse to take an overdue road trip with my dad. There are some legends missing here and there, and I accepted that possibility from the start. There are many, and I figure that’s a good problem for a football program to have. I didn’t sweat a strict to-do list, but instead went with whatever player happened to inspire or intrigue me at the time the paints were out.

Thanks to my friends Bill Bayne and Julie Belcher for encouraging and enabling this show.

This one’s dedicated to my dad.

-Will Johnson, November 2015