Big Head Todd and the Monsters to Release Rocksteady

Photo: C. Taylor Crothers

June 12, 2010 – Big Head Todd and The Monsters release their brand new studio album, Rocksteady, on July 20 on Big Records. In support of Rocksteady, Big Head Todd and The Monsters hit the road for a sprawling summer tour, including a recent big play at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where they celebrated the 20th anniversary of Midnight Radio by performing the album in its entirety. 

For Rocksteady, Big Head Todd and The Monsters’ eighth studio albumthe band draws on a surprising body of influences. The albumcuts across a broad swath of stylistic terrain including R&B, reggae and even punk rock. Throughout, the collection’s 11 tracks are funky, lilting, and melodic – all the qualities that have become signature to the band’s sound during their 25 years of making music. 

“It’s a soul/Caribbean record that rocks,” frontman Todd Park Mohr says. “We almost went out of our way to take all the rock out of it, but it really rocks. It’s the very first album we’ve ever done that’s cohesive. It makes a difference, in terms of this album standing out from our other albums.”

Look for Big Head Todd and The Monsters on tour this summer in support of Rocksteady. Complete list of tourdates is as follows:
Friday, June 11 Higher Ground South Burlington VT 
Saturday, June 12 Port City Music Hall Portland ME 
Friday, July 9 – Saturday, July 10 Belly Up Aspen Aspen CO 
Friday, July 16 XPoNential Music Festival Camden NJ 
Thursday, July 22 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR 
Friday, July 23 Moore Theatre Seattle WA 
Saturday, July 24 Pavilion Park Liberty Lake WA 
Sunday, July 25 Spud Drive In Driggs ID 
Thursday, July 29 The Fillmore San Francisco CA 
Friday, July 30 House of Blues – Sunset Strip West Hollywood CA 
Saturday, July 31 Red Rock Resort North Las Vegas NV 
Friday, August 6 Wisconsin Valley Fair Wausau WI 
Saturday, August 7 Ravinia Festival Highland Park IL 
Friday, August 20 Preservation Plaza Arnolds Park IA 
Saturday, August 21 Fall Park Festival Grounds Sioux Falls SD 
Thursday, August 26 Minnesota State Fair St. Paul MN 
Friday, August 27 Crossroads Kansas City MO 
Saturday, August 28 Southern Brewers Festival Chattanooga TN 
Saturday, April 16 Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center St. Cloud MN

Updated 06-12-2010

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