A Big Year for American Bang

September 10, 2007

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner – TicketNews.com Nashville up-and-comers American Bang, who have been on the road with ZZ Top this summer, return...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner – TicketNews.com

Nashville up-and-comers American Bang, who have been on the road with ZZ Top this summer, return to the road on Sept. 19, this time with The Donnas. In addition to the tour with ZZ Top, American Bang performed its southern-fried garage rock to audiences at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Summerfest.

The two-year-old band is also releasing its major label EP, “Move to the Music” on Warner Bros. Records on Oct. 23. The EP’s title track is already being featured in Verizon’s new Motorola Q campaign across TV, radio and online promotions. . .

American Bang — singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston, guitarist Ben Brown, bassist Kelby Ray, and drummer Neil Mason — will release its debut full-length album, also on Warner Bros. Records, next year.

Upcoming tour dates for American Bang (*denotes show with The Donnas):

September 11 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
September 12 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Valley Fair
September 13 Cincinnati, OH The Poison Room
September 14 Wooster, OH The College of Wooster
September 19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
September 21 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre*
September 22 Seattle, WA Chop Suey*
September 24 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre*
September 25 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre*
September 27 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground*
September 28 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre*
September 29 Chicago, IL Double Door*
September 30 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*
October 2 Columbus, OH The Basement*
October 4 Memphis, TN Rhodes College (with The Format)
October 12 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle*
October 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl*
October 14 Birmingham, AL Bottletree*
October 16 Dallas, TX House of Blues*
October 17 Houston, TX Meridian*
October 18 Austin, TX The Parish*
October 20 Monterey, CA Monterey Music Summit (w/Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)