Toadies LIVE at Park City Live with opening band Battle Me and direct support from Supersuckers on Friday, March 28th!
Best known as the creators of the 1995 grunge staple "Possum Kingdom," the Toadies formed in 1989 and spent their infancy playing shows in Fort Worth, TX. After issuing a series of homemade tapes and bringing drummer Mark Reznicek into the fold, the band released a proper EP, Pleather, in 1993. Pleather attracted attention from Interscope Records, who signed the Toadies soon after the EP's release. Now financed by a major label, the Toadies entered the recording studio with producers Tom Rothrock and Rob Schnapf, who had previously worked together on Beck's platinum-selling album Mellow Gold. Released in August 1994, Rubberneck brought the Toadies similar success by going gold the following year and platinum by the end of 1996. Most of that popularity was due to "Possum Kingdom," a stark song with a 7/8 time signature that nevertheless became a Top 40 single. With replacement guitarist Clark Vogeler now on board, the group enjoyed its temporary space in the post-grunge landscape, playing high-profile shows with the likes of Bush, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Butthole Surfers.
Although the Toadies reunited throughout the following years for one-off shows, they didn’t officially re-form until 2008, when Lewis, Reznicek, and Vogeler banded together once again to record No Deliverance. Longtime friend Doni Blair -- whose previous band, Hagfish, had emerged from the same Dallas/Ft. Worth underground scene as the Toadies -- played bass during the resulting tour. The Toadies continued their comeback in 2010 by reviving their scrapped album Feeler. Interscope rejected the album in 1998 and refused to license, the recordings so the group re-recorded songs from the album and released it in the summer of 2010. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi