Progressive quartet Dopapod closed out 2015 with their biggest NYE show yet at the The Palladium in Worcester, MA and kicked off 2016 with a packed out Gramercy Theatre in NYC. The improv-ridden outfit is now proud to announce a five week spring tour that will see the band performing multi-night stands every weekend. Kicking off March 31 in Denver, the run covers substantial ground and ends with three big nights in Boston on April 28, 29 & 30, the city that the group was born. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
An enthusiastic Rob Compa (Guitar/Vocals) goes on, "I get so excited every time I look down the list of dates on this Spring Tour. We're lucky to get to see so many different cities along our travels and each one leaves its mark on us. With the time off at the beginning of the year, we figure let's post up in some of those cities that we actually have personal ties to, really dig our heels in, and let loose. We'll be settled in these spots for entire weekends which, for those that are either in or making the trip out to these areas, will make for shows where we'll really get to be in our element and going for it onstage."
Dopapod will be taking January, February and March off to write new material and this will be the only tour before Summer festival season. Keyboardist/Vocalist Eli Winderman elaborates, "We've been such a road-dog kind of band for the past five years, and toured really hard throughout 2015 in support of the last album. It was an incredible year full of some of the best shows and experiences we've ever had as a group. The four of us are in a really good place to take that energy from the road and pour it into some focused writing time. We're so proud of that last record and have never felt better about the ideas that have been kicking around waiting to be developed."
The band has released mixed and mastered, multi-track recordings of both 12/31/15 in Worcester, MA and 1/2/16 in New York City that can be accessed HERE. Video of that NYC show can be viewed in its entirety HERE.
Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement-party, DIY roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, The Boston Herald and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners.
All of this time on stage with each other has given Dopapod the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don't be quick to think that the no holds barred experimentation is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it's the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.
Dopapod Tour Dates:
Mar 31 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
April 01 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
April 02 - Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
April 05 - Milwaukee, WI - The Mirimar Theatre
April 06 - St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
April 07 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
April 08 - Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
April 09 - Columbus, OH - Park Street Saloon
April 12 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
April 13 - Charlotte, NC - The Rabbit Hole
April 14 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House
April 15 - Asheville, NC - New Mountain
April 16 - Asheville, NC - New Mountain
April 17 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
April 20 - Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Iron Works
April 21 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Rex Theater
April 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
April 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre Of Living Arts
April 26 - Syracuse, NY - The Westcott Theater
April 27 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
April 28 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 29 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
April 30 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Eli Winderman - keyboards
Rob Compa - guitar
Chuck Jones - bass
Scotty Zwang – drums