If ever there were a way to sum up the spirit of Chicago into words, it would come in the form of THE TOSSERS’ forthcoming album The Emerald City, out March 5th. Filled with whisky-soaked anthems, fast-paced melodies and blistering energy, The Emerald City is their most impressive and personal album to date. Listen to a clip of “The Emerald City” and pre-order the album through the Victory Records’ webstore.
Los Angeles has FLOGGING MOLLY and Boston has the DROPKICK MURPHYS but Chicago has the born and raised lads of THE TOSSERS who have been around long before their predecessors. Since forming in 1993, the six-piece Celtic punk band has been providing foot-stomping tunes with catchy sing-a-longs that will make you spill your favorite brew. Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band and with no plans of slowing down THE TOSSERS will take to the streets beginning March 5th in Ithaca, New York as they sing and dance their way through The Emerald City, making stops in Cambridge, New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee and more. Whether you’re Greek, Italian, Russian, Polish, or English, when THE TOSSERS take the stage, you’ll become Irish faster than you could say “More whiskey, please”. See a full listing of tour dates here.
Produced and recorded by Andy Gerber at Million Yen Studios in Chicago, The Emerald City has fourteen bold tunes that keep the Irish Spirit alive. The banjo is back in full swing along with the tin whistle and fiddle which can be heard in songs “The Break of Dawn”, “Where the Beer & Whiskey Flow” and “Here’s to a Drink With You”. The album is a patriotic homage to THE TOSSERS’ home country as well as the South Side of Chicago in the songs “The Emerald City”, “The South Side of Town” and “USA” in which vocalist Tony Duggins sings about family, heritage and drunken times with friends while emphasizing the importance of enjoying life to its fullest. “St. Patrick’s Day” is another notable track because what would a new album be without a new St. Patrick’s Day anthem? The Emerald City delivers several new songs to dance, clap and cheers strangers too, so bust out your greenest garb, pour a glass of your finest whiskey and get ready for the rowdiest drinking anthems Chicago’s THE TOSSERS have to offer.
Tour Dates for THE TOSSERS with support from CONTINENTAL:
3/05- Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
3/06- Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (upstairs)
3/07- Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
3/08- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
3/09- Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
3/10- Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/11- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/12- Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
3/13- Rochester, NY @ The Club
3/14- Erie, PA @ The Crooked I
3/15- Hamtramck, MI @ Smalls
3/16- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
3/17- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom