The Bowery Ballroom
Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket

Lee DeWyze

Wed, November 6, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$30 advance / $35 day of show

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This event is 21 and over

Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket
When Monty Python's Eric Idle created the fictional band "Toad the Wet Sprocket" for
the program "Rutland Weekend Television" in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone
would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens
desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at
a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.
Since that day, "Toad the Wet Sprocket" has been the name of the four piece
California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols,
bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5
studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits,
and won over audiences across North America and Europe.
After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a
casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After
successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the
puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. They also decided
to update their classic catalog, and created a new Greatest Hits album "All You Want",
which came out in 2011.
Toad the Wet Sprocket are currently in the studio with producer Mikal Blue, and fans
can look forward to a new release and extensive tour in 2013.
Lee DeWyze
Lee DeWyze
With his rough-hewn voice and laid-back Midwestern charm, Lee DeWyze won over millions of viewers as a contestant and eventual winner of the ninth season of American Idol. An accomplished singer, guitarist, and songwriter who had already built a following on the Chicago club scene by the time he auditioned for Idol, DeWyze dis- plays his true nature as an artist on his major-label debut Live It Up. The title track captures the easy-going sprit of the album — a breezy blend of rootsy pop, rock, and folk, anchored by DeWyze's soulful, husky voice and bright-sounding acoustic guitar.

Working with top-notch collaborators such as Toby Gad (Alicia Keys, Fergie), John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow), David Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Weezer) and Norwegian production team Espionage (Beyoncé, Train), DeWyze co-wrote nearly every song on Live It Up, which he recorded while on the road over the summer with the "American Idol Live" tour. "To see my name listed in the credits was really important to me because I'm a song- writer," DeWyze says. "I also loved working with such talented writers. They all brought so much to the table and really helped me flesh out my ideas."
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002