Article Contributed by gratefulweb | Published on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Asbury Park jam quintet Dogs In A Pile (DIAP) will start 2024 off in “The Lone Star State”. February 1 -3 will mark a trio of Texas firsts – with inaugural headlining stops in Houston at Last Concert Cafe, Austin at Antone’s and Dallas at Deep Ellum Art Co.

Following their run deep in the heart of the US, the Dogs and Andy Frasco & The U.N. will add to their recent string of collaborations with six shows together. The bands have meshed well on stage – elevating each other’s already high level of creativity, energy and fun-filled atmospheres that fans have come to expect from both groups. Among the stretch, will come DIAP’s first time playing in the state of Oklahoma (on February 9 at Beer City Music Hall in Oklahoma City).

Winter Tour will also include a two-night run at the historic Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO on February 16 and 17. The band and the “Mile High City” have gotten to know each other well in 2023, with the Dogs netting four consecutive sellouts at Lost Lake Lounge back in March and April. Around that same time, the band played all across “The Centennial State” during a formative tour dubbed “The Winter Rescue Tour”. More recently when opening for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong in November, they played in front of their largest indoor crowd to date – 2,000 people at The Mission Ballroom.

The newly announced 20 dates (including their stop in Washington D.C. at Union Stage on January 19) will culminate on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The four-day affair features a pair of two-night runs in Pembroke, MA and Burlington, VT. After selling out their last Boston-area gig at The Sinclair, they’ll return to Soundcheck Studios on March 14 and 15. The tour then concludes at the much-lauded Nectar’s – the site of 47 Phish shows from 1984-1989. The Dogs will play their first two at the fabled Vermont spot on March 16 and 17.

The five-piece are rounding out an extensive fall tour that will end on December 8 in Raleigh, NC. They’ll close out the calendar year with a pair of holiday gigs at the legendary Stone Pony on December 15 and 16, a Phish after-party at Sony Hall on December 28 and their first headlining NYE run in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 30 and 31.

Forming in 2019 and hailing from Asbury Park, NJ – Dogs In A Pile is comprised of Berklee alumni and Billy Joel scholarship recipient Jeremy Kaplan (keyboardist), Berklee alumnus Brian Murray (guitarist) and Sam Lucid (bassist), and long-time Jersey Shore musicians Jimmy Law (guitarist) and Joey Babick (drums). Law and Babick have both been playing together since the young age of 11.

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2/1 - Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe
2/2 - Austin, TX - Antone's
2/3 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art. Co
2/8 - Springfield, MO - Regency Live%
2/9 - Oklahoma City, OK - Beer City Music Hall%
2/10 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman%
2/13 - Peoria, IL - Revival Music Hall%
2/14 - Des Moines, IA - xBk Live%
2/15 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown%
2/16 & 2/17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
3/1 & 3/2 - Woodstock, NY - The Colony
3/8 - Millersville, PA - Phantom Power
3/9 - Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
3/14 & 3/15 - Pembroke, MA - Soundcheck Studios
3/16 & 3/17 - Burlington, VA - Nectar’s
% w/ Andy Frasco & The U.N.