Interview & Contest: Mad Caddies on first North American tour in seven years

We’re pleased to announce a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Mad Caddies show along with a signed poster from the band! Details on how to enter, and an interview with vocalist/guitarist Chuck Robertson, can be found below.

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Interview with vocalist/guitarist Chuck Robertson

It’s party time! Mad Caddies is hitting the road AND there’s a new album on its way! First off, tell me about this coming tour. How long has it been since you’ve been to some of these places?

Hi there, yeah it’s been a while; this is our first North American tour in seven years. We have done a few short runs, but this is the first one that we’ll play almost everywhere in support of our new album.

Did you do like Iron Maiden and find out where people were illegally downloading your music the most and tour there?

[Laughs] No, but I think that is a great idea; good for those old dudes staying on top of it!

This tour is with illScarlett. How did the two groups get together for this tour?

We have actually never met illScarlet, but we have mutual friends in Canada that got us together for the tour. We generally find Canadians to be quite friendly, so we were glad to have them on the tour.

The sound of your new track “Back To Bed” has a really laid back feel, granted I’ve only heard an acoustic version. Is this the feel the entire album will have?

There is definitely a laid-back vibe towards the end of the album but I think we start off with some more rocking, and aggressive tunes.

It seems the Santa Barbara area has a really laid back feel they bring to any genre of music. Would you say the seclusion and ocean play a big part in this?

Well I can say, personally, I have never gone down to the beach and wrote a hard-core punk song [smiles]. So yeah I guess you could say our surroundings can influence the music, that’s fair.

What else can we expect from the upcoming release? Anything different from before – approach, sound, new additions, etc.?

We have spent the last 14 months writing, demoing and recording the new album ourselves. This is the first time we have taken on a project like this without outside help. It has been a long process but I think we are very happy with the end result. We finally have a new Mad Caddies album that is original different and exciting.

Mad Caddies are on the road now!

Mad Caddies Tour Dates:
w/ illScarlett
Feb 04 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Feb 06 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Feb 07 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
Feb 08 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Feb 09 Eugene, OR Cozmic Pizza
Feb 11 Victoria, BC Canada Club 9ONE9
Feb 12 Vancouver, BC Canada Venue Nightclub
Feb 13 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
Feb 14 Portland, OR Star Theater
Feb 15 Chico, CA Lost On Main
Feb 16 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brew

w/ Mrs Skannotto
.04/02/14 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
04/03/14 Salt Lake City, UT Bar Deluxe
04/04/14 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
04/05/14 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
04/06/14 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
04/08/14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
04/09/14 San Antonio, TX Korova
04/10/14 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
04/11/14 Austin, TX Red 7
04/12/14 El Paso, TX Ticky Falls
04/13/14 Tempe , AZ Club Red
05/07/14 Madison, WI The Frequency
05/08/14 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
05/09/14 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
05/10/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
05/11/14 Pittsburgh, PA The Altar Bar
05/13/14 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary
05/14/14 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Lanes
05/15/14 Virginia Beach, VA Jewish Mother
05/16/14 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre
05/18/14 Toronto, ON Canada Lee’s Palace *

* no Mrs. Skannotto

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Mad Caddies West Coast Tour 2014

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