Jason Lytle Tour Dates
12/03/12 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI
12/05/12 Massey Hall Toronto, Canada
12/06/12 Métropolis Montreal, Canada
12/08/12 State Theatre Portland, ME
12/09/12 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA
12/10/12 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
12/11/12 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
12/14/12 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
12/15/12 The National Richmond, VA
02/07/13 Scala London, United Kingdom
02/09/13 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
02/11/13 Le Grand Mix Tourcoing, France
02/12/13 Café de la Danse Paris, France
02/13/13 Antipod Rennes, France
02/14/13 Le 106 Club Rouen, France
02/16/13 Tour & Taxis Brussels, Belgium
02/18/13 Rotown Rotterdam, Netherlands
02/19/13 Bitterzoet Amsterdam, Netherlands
Here's one called Grandaddy, who are from the nowheresville town of Modesto, California. I used to live around this area, so I was quite excited to see these 'local boys done good'. I'm sure you've all remember .....
Ticket stub to Grandaddy at First Avenue, Minneapolis (05/09/2001)
I saw Grandaddy on tour for their best album, The Sophtware Slump, which came out around the tech-bubble and it was their "difficult" sophomore album that many bands face. Surprisingly, everyone, at least at the time, loved The Sophtware Slump. I was pretty excited to finally catch them in Minneapolis. Virgil Shaw was listed as opener on the ticket, but I couldn't tell you what he sounded like.
As for Grandaddy, it was very light-showy from what I can remember. Singer Jason Lytle spent most of the time staring down at the keyboard or his guitars. They did most of the songs The Sophtware Slump, including my favorite "Hewlett's Daughter."
The album was re-released 11 years later as a bonus/deluxe album. They couldn't have done it for the 10 year or 20 year anniversary?
I believe Grandaddy came back on tour a few other times, but after seeing them in 2001, I felt it was good enough and I never saw them again.
So, what's going on with Grandaddy? Earlier this year (March), the band reformed, and went on tour (all the August dates are listed here), including headlining End of the Road Festival in London (09/04/12) and Paris' Rock en Seine Festival (08/26/12).
Are they gone? Was this simply a "Get in, rock out, get paid, get out" as Lytle joked? I guess we'll wait and see, but between you and me, there's no shame in making loads of money and getting out.
Jason Lytle is doing a solo-tour supporting Band of Horses, and then headlining in the UK. If you've never seen Grandaddy, I'm pretty sure he'll play one or two songs?
Grandaddy Tour Postcard