With a new album on the way and Beach Boy mastermind Brian Wilson’s blessing, the Flys will kick off a U.S. tour Thursday night on their So Cal home turf.
The band, last seen rocking out on the edge of a cliff in the video for their hit “Got You (Where I Want You),” will deliver “Outta My Way” to stores next week.
Frontman Adam Paskowitz notes that the band’s sophomore offering is “about a true surfer’s lifestyle,” and fittingly the band pulled samples from the Beach Boys benchmark album “Pet Sounds” for two of the album’s tracks. With the permission of Wilson, the band slipped snippets of the Beach Boys’ “Here Today” into “Outta My Way” and “Caroline, No” into “No Sad Story.”
In addition to Wilson’s A.O.K., the band is also brandishing a slightly different lineup this time around. Paskowitz’ brother and co-vocalist, Joshua, left the band recently along with drummer Nicky Lucero. For the tour, the band will be backed by drummer Jack Holder (see “The Flys Return With New Album, Lineup” ).
Here’s how the Flys confirmed tour itinerary looks (more dates will soon be added):
- 4/13 – Fullerton, CA @ CS Fullerton
- 4/15 – Houston, TX @ KTBZ Radio Festival
- 4/15 – Houston, TX @ U. of Houston
- 4/16 – Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club
- 4/18 – Austin, TX @ TBA
- 4/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Cotton Club
- 4/22 – Ft. Meyers, FL @ Lee County Civic Center (WJBX Festival)
- 4/28 – Spokane, WA @ KAEP Radio Club Show
- 4/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ New Times Showcase
- 5/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ KEDJ Radio Show
- 5/7 – Honolulu, HI @ KPOI Radio Festival
- 5/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ TBA
- 5/12 – Turlock, CA @ CSU Stanislaus Festival
- 5/13 – Tulsa, OK @ KMYZ Radio Festival
- 5/19 – Lafayette, LA @ KFTE Radio Festival
- 5/20 – Las Vegas, LV @ KXTE Radio Festival
- 5/25 – Madison, WI @ WMAD Radio Festival
- 5/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ KZNZ Radio Festival
- 5/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ WXDX Radio