Legendary rock and roll revolutionaries Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (RCPM) bring their high-energy nationwide tour to Boulder Theater (2032 14th St.) with Railbenders on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. Tickets ($21.50) for the 21+ show are on sale now and can be purchased at Boulder Theater and online by visiting here.
RCPM’s 2009 Tour has included stops at the acclaimed Tempe Music Festival April 3, The Pima County Fair in Tucson April 26 and will include the annual band-hosted celebration of life and music, Circus Mexicus in Rocky Point, Mexico, June 6. With an intriguing array of unrivaled songs (laced with flavorful melodies, etched-in-your-brain hooks and inventive lyrics), RCPM injects a signature brand of high-energy showmanship into each of its live performances. Fans of the band know there’s nothing quite like a live Peacemakers show.
Glow In The Dark, RCPM’s new live web-only release, captures the spirit and vigor of RCPM live. The band once again loaded their guitars, drum sticks and amps onto the tour bus and traveled thousands of miles across North America in ‘08, delivering the kind of high energy rock show night after night that has become a Peacemakers' trademark. Music fans can experience the energy and excitement from one of the standout shows of the year with Glow In The Dark, which was recorded at Mexicali Blues in Teaneck, New Jersey. To commemorate this memorable performance, RCPM is raising one more round with fans to celebrate with the unconventional release of the new live album.
Beginning on February 2, fans were given a unique opportunity to not only hear the show, but to watch the band perform a different song, both from the RCPM and Refreshments catalogs, each week for a consecutive 14 weeks. Producer extraordinaire Clif Norrell, the man behind The Refreshments' classic Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy as well as RCPM's No More Beautiful World and Turbo Ocho, was also there with trumpet in hand to work his magic on and off the stage.
Similar to 2008’s Turbo Ocho VivaCast, a page has been set up on www.azpeacemakers.com where fans will find one new song from the show as well as the accompanying concert footage, each week through May 2009. Each song and video will be streaming from the site to enjoy free of charge. As soon as a new song is posted on the site, it becomes available for purchase in RCPM’s digital download store. Fans can either buy a new song each week, or at the end of the 14 weeks, purchase the entire Glow In The Dark album at once. Glow In The Dark will not be released in standard CD form – only as a digital download available only through the RCPM website.
In March 2008, RCPM released the ambitious CD/DVD Turbo Ocho. Featuring rock and roll in its purest form – edgy, careless and celebratory – the release was a result of the first-ever RCPM “VivaCast” (a term the band self-coined), which included a web cast that brought daily audio and video updates to thousands of homes during the recording process, culminating with a sold out concert in Cholla Bay, Mexico. With Turbo Ocho and now, again with Glow In The Dark, RCPM continues to break through old definitions of what is expected of a rock band to forge its own path directly to what matters most – the fans.
It’s no wonder RCPM’s out-of-the-box approach to recordings and releases garners a lot of attention, but at the end of the day, creating great music and making the live music experience an unforgettable one is the band’s primary focus. Clyne’s songwriting is often compared to the greats of Rock and Americana music, including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp and Steve Earle. As frontman for mid-90s The Refreshments, Clyne scored hits with the singles “Banditos” and “Down Together” and also secured a place in TV history when he penned and performed the theme for the hit animated FOX-TV show, King of the Hill.