Cherry Poppin' Daddies Rev Up For Fall Tour

The neo-swing septet is set to launch its 38-date outing with the ska-styled Pietasters and hip-hoppers Ozomatli.

Stock up on cigars, daddy-o, and keep the martinis cold. The swing-slinging

Cherry Poppin' Daddies are revvin' their engines for the start of their fall tour

with the ska-styled Pietasters and L.A.-based hip-hop act Ozomatli.

On a 38-date outing sure to spark some swingin' and skankin', the Eugene,

Ore., septet, freshly off a summer traveling as part of the punked-up Warped

tour, will set their wheels in motion on Oct. 6 at the famed Fillmore

auditorium in San Francisco.

Members in good standing of the currently popular neo-swing wave, which

includes such other retro acts as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the

rockabilly-fueled Brian Setzer Orchestra, Cherry Poppin' Daddies are currently

riding high on the strength of the single

"Zoot Suit Riot" (RealAudio excerpt), from their 1997 LP

of the same name.

After a two-night stand in San Francisco, the seven-piece will cruise south down

the California coast before tooling into the heartland of the Midwest, swinging

into the East where Ozomatli jump onboard and winding back for a Nov. 29 finale in the Dust Bowl of


Touring with the Pietasters and Ozomatli should give the Cherry Poppin' Daddies a chance to expose a new group of fans to their signature sound -- a hipster hybrid that

borrows from such vintage swingsters as Louis Prima, Fletcher Henderson and

Count Basie as well as the more current musical interests of the Daddies' own

singer/guitarist Steve Perry, said Yvonne Garrett, the band's spokeswoman.

"They're not just a swing band. Live they also have some ska-oriented songs

and can appeal to that crowd also. There's a lot more to them than just swing,"

Garrett said. "Steve's background is in punk rock, not just swing and traditional


Cherry Poppin' Daddies Tour Dates:

Oct. 6; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Oct. 7; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Oct. 8; Hollywood, Calif., Palladium

Oct. 9; San Diego, Calif., Cox Arena

Oct. 10; Las Vegas, Nev., Joint

Oct. 11; Tempe, Ariz., Hayden Square Amphitheater

Oct. 16; Salt Lake City, Utah, Wasatch Event Center

Oct. 17; Denver, Colo., Mammoth Events Center

Oct. 18; Lawrence, Kan., Liberty Hall

Oct. 19; Wichita, Kan., Cotillion

Oct. 20; St. Louis, Mo., American Theatre

Oct. 22; Minneapolis, Minn., Quest Club

Oct. 23; Milwaukee, Wis., Rave

Oct. 24; Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre

Oct. 26; Indianapolis, Ind., Murat Centre

Oct. 27; Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart's

Oct. 28; Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

Oct. 29; Detroit, Mich., State Theatre

Oct. 30; Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre

Nov. 1; Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo State College

Nov. 3; Burlington, Vt., University of Vermont

Nov. 5; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Nov. 6; Boston, Mass., Roxy

Nov. 10; New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers

Nov. 11; Syracuse, N.Y., Goldstein Auditorium

Nov. 12; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

Nov. 13; Washington D.C., 9:30 Club

Nov. 14; Washington D.C., 9:30 Club

Nov. 15; Norfolk, Va., Boathouse

Nov. 17; Raleigh, N.C., Ritz

Nov. 18; Atlanta, Ga., Tabernacle

Nov. 20; Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House of Blues

Nov. 21; Pompano Beach, Fla., Broward County Fair

Nov. 22; St. Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Landing

Nov. 25; Houston, Texas, Bayou Place Theatre

Nov. 27; Dallas, Texas, Bronco Bowl

Nov. 28; Austin, Texas, Austin Music Hall

Nov. 29; Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom