Very excited to say that you can now Pre-Order my new EP “Sawdust & Shavings”!!

Pre-Order Links:
►Bandcamp:  http://bit.ly/1m1AUQ3
►iTunes:  http://apple.co/1QLuPEg
►Cassette & 12″ Vinyl – Near Mint:  http://bit.ly/20bww3E

UK / Europe Pre-Oder links:
► Glitterhouse: http://goo.gl/YGF9FS
► Itunes: http://snip.ftpromo.net/rockyitms

It has several unreleased tracks including “Shortcuts” and “Kids As Kids”, as well as acoustic versions of some of my favorites from my last record (including a stripped down version of Hospital Handshakes I’m very proud of featuring Emily Kokal of Warpaint).

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We’re putting together a massive USA & Canada Living Room Tour and we’re looking for hosts in the cities listed below.

Please read everything below and get in touch right away if would like to host. Contact info at the bottom of this post.

Deadline for submissions is February 5th.

3/24 – THUR – Tacoma, WA
3/25 – FRI – Bellingham, WA
3/26 – SAT – Seattle
3/27 – SUN – Woodinville, WA
3/28 – MON – OFF
3/ 29 -TUE – Spokane, WA (or Richland WA)
3/30 – WED – Boise, ID
3/31 – THUR – Salt Lake City, UT
4/1 – FRI – Denver, CO
4/2 – SAT – Kansas City, MO
4/3 – SUN – OFF
4/4 – MON – Des Moins, IA
4/5 – TUE – Omaha, NE
4/6 – WED – Sioux Falls, SD
4/7 – THUR – Fargo, ND
4/8 – FRI – Minneapolis, MN
4/9 – SAT – Chicago, IL
4/10 – SUN – Campaign, IL
4/11 – MON – OFF
4/12 – TUE – Louisville, KY or Cincinnati, OH
4/13 – WED – Pittsburg, PA
4/14 – THUR – Washington, DC
4/15 – FRI – Brooklyn, NY
4/16 – SAT – Boston, MA
4/17 – SUN – Rochester, NY
4/18 – MON – OFF
4/19 – TUE – Sarnia, ON
4/20 – WED – Hamilton, ON
4/21 – THUR – Ottawa, ON
4/22 – FRI – Montreal, QC
4/23 – SAT – Toronto, ON
4/24 – SUN – OFF
4/25 – MON – OFF
4/26 – TUE – Thunder Bay, ON
4/27 – WED – OFF
4/28 – THUR – Winnipeg, MB
4/29 – FRI – Regina, SK
4/30 – SAT – Saskatoon, SK
5/1 – SUN – OFF
5/2 – MON – Edmonton, AB
5/3 – TUE – Calgary, AB
5/4 – WED – OFF
5/5 – THUR – Victoria, BC
5/6 – FRI – Vancouver, BC
5/7 – SAT – Seattle, WA

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft space, gallery or studio space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or any easy-access interior space would would work. Be realistic on how many people your space can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. Nearby parking or public transportation is always helpful. And your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord.
Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will be promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system.  Just some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.  Also – if you can have some music playing when guest arrive that would be great – this always seems to help people feel more comfortable!

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please follow these steps:

IMPORTANT!

1. email rocky@living-room-shows.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Rocky Votolato” and your city in the subject line.

2. Sit tight and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Thanks for your help!

After we have the dates and locations sorted out we will announce the shows and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.

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We’re looking for a few people to host Living Room Shows in UK/Europe.

February 6 – SAT – Gothenburg, SE
February 7 – SUN – Copenhagen, DK
February 9 – TUES  -Kiel, DE
February 29 – TUES – Bern, CH
March 1 – WED – Lausanne, CH
March 9 – WED – Brighton, UK
March 11 – FRI – Utrecht, NE (or Amsterdam, NE)

Please read everything below and get in touch right away if would like to host. Contact info at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a house, loft space, gallery or studio space that can comfortably and safely host 40-50 people. A place with a big living room, finished basement or any easy-access interior space would would work. Be realistic on how many people your space can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. We’ve found that 40-50 people is what the average living room can hold. Nearby parking or public transportation is always helpful. And your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your house. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a small apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord.
Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $20. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will be promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so random people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system.  Just some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood.  Also – if you can have some music playing when guest arrive that would be great – this always seems to help people feel more comfortable!

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

After reading all of this, if interested please follow these steps:

IMPORTANT!

1. email rocky@living-room-shows.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Rocky Votolato” and your city in the subject line.

2. Sit tight and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible if we can book the show at your house.

Thanks for your help!

After we have the dates and locations sorted out we will announce the shows and tickets will go on sale at undertowtickets.com.

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Death & Music

November 2, 2015

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Thanks to John Richards from KEXP​ for asking me to be a part of his annual “Mom Show” at Town Hall where he will take a look at how a community comes together to share their experiences of death and music. Noah Gundersen​,  Shelby Earl​ and Sean Nelson will be performing with me there as well.  Should be a fun night!

Wed Nov. 11th @  Town Hall Seattle​ – Tickets!

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Finally Home!

August 31, 2015

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So glad to be back in Seattle!  Thanks for a RAD summer!!  Tour was such a great time and I truly appreciate everyone coming out and making this tour such a huge success!

Xx
Rocky

 

 

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SOLO for US Tour

June 17, 2015

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Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, I’ve decided not to bring a backing band out on the upcoming US Tour at this time. The tour itself will go on as planned and I’m still very much looking forward to it! I will just be playing the shows SOLO instead of with a backing band.

In the interest of delivering the best show possible I just don’t want to rush things for now… I’m still planning to tour with a band at some point in the future when everything is feeling just right. As I mentioned, I’m still very much looking forward to the tour with Dave Hause & Chris Farren and I’m sorry for the change of plans! Hope to see you all at one of the many upcoming shows!!

Thx for understanding,
Xx
Rocky

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Co-Headlining Tour!

April 27, 2015

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Really excited to announce that I will be doing a North American Tour with a Full Band backing me up this Summer!!!  It will be a Co-Headlining run with my good buddy Dave Hause​ and special guest Chris Farren​!

Tickets go On Sale May 1st.

Thu/Jul-09       Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Fri/Jul-10         Boise, ID  @ Neurolux
Sat/Jul-11        Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sun/Jul-12       Denver, CO @Marquis Theater
Tue/Jul-14       Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Wed/Jul-15      Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
Fri/Jul-17         Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat/Jul-18        Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Sun/Jul-19       Chicago, IL @ Double Door
Mon/Jul-20      Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Tue/Jul-21       Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Wed/Jul-22      Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu/Jul-23       Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Fri/Jul-24         New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sat/Jul-25        Washington, DC @ DC9
Mon/Jul-27      Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Tue/Jul-28       Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
Wed/Jul-29      Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Thu/Jul-30       St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local 662
Fri/Jul-31         Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sat/Aug-01      Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Sun/Aug-02     New Orleans, LA @ Gassa Gassa
Mon/Aug-03    Birmingham, AL @ The Saturn
Tue/Aug-04     Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Thu/Aug-06     Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
Fri/Aug-07       Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Sat/Aug-08      St. Louis MO @ Firebird
Mon/Aug-10    Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown
Tue/Aug-11     Norman, OK @ The Opolis
Wed/Aug-12    Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Thu/Aug-13     Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Fri/Aug-14       Austin, TX @ Red 7
Sat/Aug-15      El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Mon/Aug-17    Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
Tue/Aug-18     Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Wed/Aug-19    Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Thu/Aug-20     San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Fri/Aug-21       Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
Sat/Aug-22     Ventura, CA @ TBD
Mon/Aug-24   Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Tue/Aug-25    Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Wed/Aug-26   San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Fri/Aug-28      Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Sat/Aug-29     Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

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Really excited to announce more shows have been added to my upcoming European tour!  I will have a band for most of these shows for the first time ever in Europe!  Still a few more dates coming soon…

08.05.2015 DE-Marburg, KFZ
09.05.2015 DE-Hamburg, Knust
10.05.2015 DE-Kiel, Pumpe
11.05.2015 NL-Amsterdam, Sugar Factory
13.05.2015 DE-Münster, Gleis 22
14.05.2015 DE-Saarbrücken, Kleiner Klub
15.05.2015 DE-Stuttgart, Universum
16.05.2015 CH-Zürich, Exil
17.05.2015 DE-Karlsruhe, Jubez
19.05.2015 DE-Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
20.05.2015 DE-Köln, Gebäude 9
21.05.2015 DE-Hannover, Faust
22.05.2015 DE-Bremen, Lagerhaus
23.05.2015 DE-Beverungen, Orange Blossom Special
24.05.2015 DE-Berlin, Postbahnhof
27.05.2015 DE-München, Feierwerk
28.05.2015 DE-Nürnberg, Hirsch
29.05.2015 DE-Pfarrkirchen, Club Bogaloo
30.05.2015 DE-Weinheim, Café Central
31.05.2015 DE-Dortmund, FZW
02.06.2015 DE-Freiburg, The White Rabbit
04.06.2015 DE-Leipzig, Werk 2
05.06.2015 DE-Dresden, Beatpol w/ Arcane Roots
06.06.2015 AT-Wien, B72 (SOLO)
07.06.2015 AT-Innsbruck, Bäckerei (SOLO)
08.06.2015 IT-Fusignano, A. Corelli (SOLO)
10.06.2015 IT-Milano, Ligera (SOLO)
11.06.2015 CH-Bern, Mahogany Hall (SOLO)
12.06.2015 IT-Torino, Samo (SOLO)
13.06.2015 F-Lyon, Kraspek Myzik (SOLO)
16.06.2015 UK-London, The Islington (SOLO)
20.06.2015 PT-Loulé (Faro), Bar Bafo de Baco (SOLO)
21.06.2015 PT-Lisbon, Sabotage (SOLO)

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Thanks again to all of you for showing up and keeping me doing what I do!!  It means so much to me and much love to you all,
Xx
Rocky

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Thanks to my buddy Jared Powell for designing this Tour Poster for my upcoming US Living Room Tour!  I’ll have nice versions of  these for sale exclusively on this tour.

The tour starts next Thurs 3/12 in Orcas Island, WA and I’m really looking forward to the trip!  These tours mean a lot to me and I REALLY appreciate everyone who offered to host one of these shows – thanks for that!  Tickets are on sale now HERE.

US LIVING ROOM TOUR – FINAL ROUTING – SPRING 2015

3/12 – THUR –  Orcas Island, WA
3/13 – FRI – Bellingham, WA
3/14 – SAT – Bremerton, WA
3/15 – SUN – Tacoma, WA
3/17 – TUES – Richland, WA
3/18 – WED – Walla Walla, WA
3/19 – THUR – Salt Lake City, UT
3/20 – FRI – Denver, CO
3/21 – SAT –  Kansas City, MO
3/24 – TUES – Des Moines, IA
3/25 – WED –  Sioux Falls, SD
3/26 – THUR – Minneapolis, MN
3/27 – FRI – Chicago, IL
3/28 – SAT – Kalamazoo, MI
3/29 – SUN – Cleveland, OH
3/30 – MON – Rochester, NY
3/31 – TUES –  Haverhill, MA
4/2 – THUR – Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia with Ben Barnett (Kind of Like Spitting) and Cassie Ramone (Vivan Girls)
4/3 – FRI – Philadelphia, PA
4/4 – SAT – Washington, DC
4/7- TUES – Birmingham, AL
4/9 – THUR – Houston, TX
4/10 – FRI – Waco, TX
4/11 – SAT – Austin, TX
4/13 – MON – Albuquerque, NM
4/14 – TUES – Phoenix, AZ
4/15 – WED – Las Vegas, AZ
4/16 – THUR – San Diego, CA
4/17 – FRI –  Los Angeles, CA
4/18 – SAT – Thousand Oaks, CA
4/19 – SUN – Woodland Hills, CA
4/21 – TUES – Santa Rosa, CA
4/23 – THUR – Portland, OR
4/24 – FRI – Seattle, WA @ The Freemont Abbey

If you dig this design and want to work with Jared Powell you can reach out to him on Twitter / Instagram here:  @jp87cents

Much love,
XoXo
Rocky

 

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US Living Room + European Tour

February 20, 2015

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Super excited to announce that tickets for my upcoming US Living Room Tour and European Tour are on sale now!  I’m stopping by 50+ cities starting in March so chances are I’m playing near you.  More shows will be added across Europe soon.  Check out the tour dates and pick up advance tickets exclusively on the shows page.

Thx so much and hope to see you all soon!!
XX
Rocky

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