Backyard Tire Fire back on the road

Backyard Tire Fire have announced that they will join Rose Hill Drive, Los Lobos and Squirrel Nut Zippers for a run of consecutive support slots throughout the month of October.

Touring behind their latest release, The PLaces We Lived (Hyena Records), the Bloomington, IL-based band spent September headlining the Midwest. While a number of songs from the new album deal with themes of home, principle songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Ed Anderson, his brother and bassist Matt Anderson and drummer Tim Kramp plan to remain on the road throughout the duration of 2008 with tour dates being planned for November and December, as well.

Backyard Tire Fire have officially added guitarist Fish Carpenter to their touring line-up. Fish first appeared on Backyard Tire Fire’s 2005 release, Bar Room Semantics, and has been touring with the band this summer to help better interpret the many sonic textures on The Places We Lived. The October run will launch with two headline shows in New York City.

The upcoming dates are:

October 2 / Piano’s / New York, NY
October 3 / Union Hall / Brooklyn, NY
October 4 / Northern Lights / Clifton Park, NY
October 5 / Mohawk Place / Buffalo, NY
October 11 / Highland Pacific Grill / Denver, CO
October 12 / Three 20 South / Breckenridge, CO
October 14 / Burt’s Tiki Lounge / Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 15 / Knitting Factory Concert House / Boise, ID (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 16 / Nectar Lounge / Seattle, WA (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 17 / Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro / Bellingham, WA (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 18 / East End / Portland, OR (w/ Rose Hill Drive)
October 22 / Nutty’s North / Sioux Falls, SD
October 23 / Club Pyramid / Decorah, IA
October 24 / The Double Door / Chicago, IL
October 25 / Bloomington Cent. for the Perf. Arts / Bloomington, IL (w/ Los Lobos)
October 27 / The Orange Peel / Asheville, NC (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
October 28 / The Music Farm / Charleston SC (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
October 29 / Variety Playhouse / Atlanta, GA (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)
October 30 / Bjou Theatre / Knoxville, TN (w/ Squirrel Nut Zippers)