Galway, Ireland based super group The Saw Doctors, direct from a string of successful UK Festival dates and their first-ever block of European club dates, have announced a 13-city east coast U.S. tour, August 7-24.
In addition to clubs, the award-winning band will be playing some noteworthy outdoor festivals including the Metro NY Balloon & Music Festival on Long Island, NY (August 9), Governors Island Concert Series in New York City (August 23) and two nights at the Milwaukee Irish Fest (August 16-17). The band wraps up its tour with a headlining performance at the Buffalo Irish Festival in Buffalo, NY (August 24).
Since their first visit in 1991, the Irish rockers have made more than 55 successful trips to the U.S., including the recent March 2008 string of US dates celebrating their rarities release, “That Takes The Biscuit,” where the band played to sold out crowds from Washington, D.C. to Boston, MA, including a St Patrick’s Day two-night celebration at Nokia Theatre in Manhattan..
Now in their 20th year as a touring band, they received the 2008 Meteor Irish Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. The group revolves around the songwriting partnership of Davy Carton (vocals) and Leo Moran (guitars). On stage, the line-up also includes former Waterboy, Anthony Thistlethwaite (bass guitar, saxophone), Kevin Duffy (keyboards, vocals), and Eimhin Cradock (drums, vocals).
The Saw Doctors tour dates:
|August 7||Lowell, MA||Summer Music Festival|
|August 8||Northampton, MA||Look Park|
|August 9||Long Island, NY||The Metro NY Balloon & Music Fest|
|August 10||Troy, NY||Revolution Hall|
|August 12||Londonderry, NH||Tupelo Music Hall|
|August 13||Cohasset MA||South Shore Music Circus|
|August 14||Hyannis MA||Cape Cod Melody Tent|
|August 16||Milwaukee, WI||Irish Fest|
|August 17||Milwaukee, WI||Irish Fest|
|August 19||Ortley Beach, NJ||Surf Club|
|August 20||Alexandria VA||Birchmere Bandstand|
|August 22||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|August 23||New York, NY||Governor’s Island Concert Series|
|August 24||Buffalo, NY||Irish Festival|