September 29, 2016 – It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies.
A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: “The Puffer” returned to stores last Friday on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot has made its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers recently performed their first set of tour dates since 2009 which included a performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.  The band has now added a fall tour to their upcoming 2016 touring plans including new stops in: Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, Durham and many others.  The band will perform in Jacksonville, FL at The Ritz Theatre on October 26th.  Full details on the tour below.
“We are humbled and incredibly excited by the initial Zippers shows since the re-launch,” band leader Jimbo Mathus commented.  “The experience is not to be missed!  The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans, the songs are brought to life in an exciting new way. But most things remain unchanged… An amazing experience for young and old.”
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the bands visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (Drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including singer Ingrid Lucia of Flying Neutrino’s fame. Several leading musicians from New Orleans have also been enlisted to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city.
For the most up to date information on the band visit:
8/31     San Diego, CA             Belly Up Tavern – SOLD OUT
9/1       Los Angeles, CA          Teragram Ballroom – SOLD OUT
9/2       Tuolumne, CA              Strawberry Music Festival
9/3       Sausalito, CA               Sausalito Arts Festival
9/15     Dallas, TX                    Kessler Theater – SOLD OUT
9/16     Houston, TX                 Miller Outdoor Theatre
9/17     Little Rock, AR            Four Quarter Bar – SOLD OUT
9/19     Nashville, TN                City Winery (Two Shows)
9/21     Charleston, SC             Charleston Music Hall
9/22     Atlanta, GA                  City Winery (Two Shows)
9/23     Durham, NC                 Carolina Theatre
10/7     Minneapolis, MN          Dakota Bar & Grill (Two Shows)
10/8     Minneapolis, MN          Dakota Bar & Grill (Two Shows)
10/9     Chicago, IL                    City Winery (Two Shows)
10/11   Detroit, MI                     Magic Bag
10/12   Pittsburgh, PA                The Rex
10/13   Annapolis, MD              Rams Head On Stage
10/14   Blacksburg, VA             The Lyric
10/15   Greensboro NC              Carolina Theatre
10/16   Norfolk, VA                   The Norva
10/18   Alexandria, VA             The Birchmere
10/19   Richmond, VA               Capital Ale House
10/21   Memphis, TN                River Arts Fest
10/23   Black Mountain, NC     LEAF Festival
10/26   Jacksonville, FL            Ritz Theatre
11/10   Cape May, NJ               Exit Zero Jazz Festival
11/11   Cape May, NJ               Exit Zero Jazz Festival
11/12   Elizabeth, NJ                Bergen Performing Arts Center
11/13   Pawling, NY                 Daryl’s House
11/15   Ithaca, NY                    The Haunt
11/16   Fall River, MA             The Narrows
11/17   Northhampton, MA      Pearl Street
11/18   Plymouth, NH              Flying Monkey
11/19   Albany, NY                  The Egg
11/20   Rockport, MA              Shalin Liu
About Bryan Joe Corder (4253 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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