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The Mike Dillon Summer Tour Continues

with some very bad a** additions!! Check it out...


The Mike Dillon tour continues in suport of his latest release"Band Of Outsiders" Mike will be winding down nearly three years of non-stop touring, and over 500 gigs, as the Mike Dillon Band by getting together with some of his favorite musicians.

You can catch Mike at venue near you with cats like James Singleton (Astral Project, James Booker), Johnny Vidacovich (Astral Project, Professor Longhair), Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone, Trulio Disgracias), Claude Coleman, Jr. (Ween), Doug Belote (Jerry Douglas), JJ Jungle (Hairy Apes BMX, Billy Goat, The Coup), Brian Jordan (KDTU), Brad Leach (BzNuTz), Patrick McDevitt (Band of Outsiders), Dave Butler (American Babies), Cliff Hines (Mike Dillon Band), Rob Kidd (Papa Mali), Brandon Smith (Billy Goat) and Rex Gregory.

Mike's tour concludes in New Orleans at One Eye Jacks on October 4, and beginning Oct 22, Mike will be a part of the fungi ensemble on tour with Primus.


    August 2014


8-28-14: Grayton Beach,FL @ Pandora's,

with Doug Belote & James Singleton

8-29-14: Destin, FL @ Funky Blues Shack,

with Doug Belote & James Singleton

8-30-14: Baytowne, Fl @ Funky Blues Shack,

with Doug Belote & James Singleton

8-31-14: Gulfport, Ms @ The Chimney's,

with Doug Belote & James Singleton


    Sept 2014


9-4-14: New Orleans,La @ The Ogden Southern Museum of Art,

with James Singleton & Johnny Vidacovich

9-4-14: New Orleans,La @ The Maple Leaf,

with The Trio

9-5-14: Austin, Tx @ Holy Mountain, Co-Bill w/ Brutal Juice

with Brandon Smith & Rob Kidd

9-6-14: New Orleans, La @ The Maple Leaf, Co-Bill w/ Rotary Downs

with Doug Belote, Rex Gregory & James Singleton

9-13-14: Buffalo, Ny @ Night Light Fall Music Festival

with Cliff Hines, Patrick McDevitt and Dave Butler

9-18-14: St. Louis, Mo @ The Blind Tiger

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-19-14: Chicago, Il @ The Abbey

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-20-14: Carbondale, Il @ Hanger 9-

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-21-14: Fairfield, Iowa @ Cafe Paradisio

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-22-14: Iowa City, Iowa @ Gabes, Co-Bill w/ Dead Larry

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-24-14: Athens,Oh @ The Union, Co-Bill w/ Hell Gnaw

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-25-14: Johnstown, Pa @ Venue of Merging Arts

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-26-14: Schuylkill Haven,Pa @ Meeting of the Minds

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle

9-27-14: Columbus, Oh @ BassJam

with Claude Coleman Jr. & JJ Jungle


    Oct 2014


10-3-14: Hattiesburg,Ms @ Live at 5 & Bennie's Boom Boom Room (11pm)

with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle & Cliff Hines

10-4-14: New Orleans, La @ One Eye Jacks

with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle & Cliff Hines

OFFBEAT Magazine Review for Band of Outsiders

Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders

01 May 2014 — by David Kunian

The music of Mike Dillon combines many sources, yet comes out sounding unto itself. This latest report from the mind of Mike moves all over the map. Overall, it is punk rock as played by great instrumentalists, with the lead voices being Dillon’s mallet instruments and Carly Myers’ trombone. It is most reminiscent of the Minutemen with its commitment to all styles and ability to play them and of the Dead Kennedys in its attitude and phrasing. In songs like “Hand of God” and the police-state protest “Homeland Insecurity,” Dillon sounds like a raspy Jello Biafra. Even the satire of “7 AM at the Jazzfest” has a Dead Kennedys attitude. There is an anger to Dillon’s vocals that is barely controlled sometimes and righteously declaiming and furious at others....

Read the full article at offbeat.com

NEW ALBUM OUT APRIL 1st 2014

MD_BOO_websitepostApril 1st is coming quick so don't miss out on your chance to pre-order our new album! Visit royalpotato.com to order vinyl (includes digital-download), limited edition RED vinyl, and pre-sale CD & T-Shirt bundles. Check out the links below to watch our album promo video, listen to the single "All Walks of Life", and to pre-order the new record. See y'all on the road

Pre-Sale Orders: https://shop.royalpotatofamily.com/product/mike-dillon-band-of-outsiders/
Band of Outsiders promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXrQs5C1DYw
"All Walks of Life" audio stream: https://soundcloud.com/the-royal-potato-family/all-walks-of-life-mike-dillon

OFFBEAT Magazine Review for URN

Mike Dillon Band's Urn

Nov. 1, 2012 by David Kunian

"Mike Dillon’s music is not your granddaddy’s bebopping, finger-snapping, shades and beret, too-cool-for-school jazz. It has an intensity and attitude taken from punk rock and a slightly dirty, loud sound that is found more on rock ‘n’ roll and electronica records. The songs have a deceptive complexity — they sound simple in that you can sing and dance to them, but they change textures and parts on a dime. Dillon’s vibraphone melds with Carly Myers’ trombone to create a sense of space that often changes up and gets filled with the distorted guitar and bass of Cliff Hines. Dillon’s lyrics have a satirical bent, and he raps them with a snarl and a sneer whether he’s describing club scenes in the funky “Leather On” or negative repetitive behavior patterns in “Saturn Returns.” The instrumentals keep up the intensity on the 1970s cosmikgroove sound of “Demons” and reggaefied “Ding Dong The Party’s Over.” Even though such comparisons are but to impart a sense of the music, it is unique unto itself. The ensembles that use trombone, guitar, and vibraphone as front line instruments are rare, and those that do don’t process and add to the mix as does this band. Few musicians combine the chops and vision of Mike Dillon, and there are very few records that take these instruments and vocals and make them coalesce in a coherent way. The Mike Dillon Band on Urn has its own sound, and that makes for a recording that doesn’t let up." -David Kunian
See the original article at offbeat.com

Welcome to the New Website for All Things Mike D

Please take a moment to look around. You can find all Mike's upcoming shows in our Tour Calendar and pick up the brand new studio album URN available on the Royal Potato Family label. Also, you can join our mailing list, so you will be up to date on when and where you can find us next!