Toadies release Got A Heart today on all streaming platforms. A limited edition flexi-disc and T-shirt bundle available later this summer. Got A Heart originally appeared on the Toadies first cassette ‘Slaphead.’ The song has been remixed and mastered by Chris “Frenchie” Smith with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Lisa Umbarger, Toadies original bassist, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.
“Got A Heart was always one of my favorites back before I joined the band and would see them play live. I was especially excited to record the song for the Velvet cassette after I was in the band and I still get stoked when it turns up on our setlist. It’s a great, high energy song that always gets the crowd going.
We’re releasing this early version of the song now in order to help Lisa Umbarger out with her ongoing medical expenses. Lisa is a founding member of the Toadies and played on this song in the band’s early days. We all wish her a speedy recover.” says drummer Mark Reznicek. Anyone wishing to donate to Lisa’s medical expenses can venmo her at @Lisa-Umbarger
Got A Heart will be the first in a series of Toadies rarities re-mastered and re-released.
Got A Heart features:
Terry Valderas – Drums
Charles Mooney – Guitar
Vaden Lewis – Guitar/Vocals
Lisa Umbarger – Bass
Toadies will hit the road this fall to mark the 25th anniversary of their platinum-selling debut Rubberneck. Technically it is the set’s 27th anniversary, but who’s counting?
Covid cancelled all the band’s tour dates and the Rubberneck 25th anniversary run will be the first Toadies shows played since December 2019.
To properly celebrate Rubberneck’s 25th anniversary Toadies will be playing the album from start to finish. Front man Vaden Todd Lewis talks about the album’s longevity saying “I’ve said it a hundred times, but when we made this record I never expected anything like the reception it received, and am always blown away by the way the fans have kept it going” he adds ” I can’t wait to get back out there and get loud again! Although I also have a bit of trepidation built in from being isolated for so long. The guys are all itching to get back out on the road after not playing together for so long.”
Fellow Texans, Reverend Horton Heat are on all dates and will play their Al Jourgensen produced Liquor in the Front in it’s entirety. Formed by Mike Wiebe and Rob Marchant of the Riverboat Gamblers and Zach Blair of Rise Against, Drakulas support the first leg of the tour. LA based psychedelic rockers Frankie and the Witch Fingers support West Coast dates, while 90’s cowpunks Nashville Pussy support the tour’s last leg.
Toadies Tour Dates:
- Aug. 28 – Austin, TX – Bat Fest
25th Anniversary Rubberneck Tour
Frankie and the Witch Fingers +
Nashville Pussy ^
- Sep. 15 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s *
- Sep. 16 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
- Sep. 18 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater *
- Sep. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee +
- Sep. 22 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park +
- Sep. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda +
- Sep. 24 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues +
- Sep. 25 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom +
- Sep. 26 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades +
- Sep. 28 – Seattle, WA – Showbox +
- Sep. 29 – Portland , OR Roseland +
- Sep. 30 – Spokane, WA Knitting Factory +
- Oct. 01 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory +
- Oct. 02 – Salt Lake City, UT – Grand Room @ Complex +
- Oct. 03 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre +
- Oct. 05 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads +
- Oct. 06 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant +
- Oct. 08 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
- Oct. 09 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave II ^
- Oct. 10 – Chicago, IL – Metro ^
- Oct. 13 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater ^
- Oct. 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues ^
- Oct. 15 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak ^
- Oct. 16 – Pittsburgh Jergel’s ^
- Oct. 17 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza ^
- Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise ^
- Oct. 21 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall ^
- Oct. 22 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony ^
- Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts ^
- Oct. 24 – Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore ^
- Oct. 27 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl ^
- Oct. 28 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater ^
- Oct. 29 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues ^
- Oct. 30 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room ^
- Nov. 02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City ^
- Nov. 04 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s ^
- Nov. 05 – Houston House of Blues ^
Toadies have more than 25 years, countless shows and seven studio albums behind them. They have played Lollapalooza, ACL, graced the cover of Marvel Comics, released five signature beers with Martin House Brewing, a signature coffee with Full City Rooster, have had a “Toadies Day” declared by their hometown of Fort Worth and have hosted ten Dia De Los Toadies, their festival that launched in 2008 honoring Texas musicians and beyond. The platinum-selling Rubberneck spawned the hit singles ‘Tyler’ and ‘Possum Kingdom’ and reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseakers chart and spent 49 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. The band broke up shortly after the release of the follow up full length Hell Below/Stars Above. A one-off gig in 2006 become a full-fledged reunion with their devoted following growing stronger each year since.