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The “Dada Forever Tour” Is Coming To Columbus

Los Angeles band dada celebrate their 25th Anniversary by hitting the road on the “Dada Forever Tour.”

Music in Motion – Columbus will be there and will have an interview with the band and a review of the show.

Special guest 7Horse will be performing a special “mini-set” of their original songs on all shows.

Two decades after the Los Angeles outfit dada embarked on its original journey, singer-guitarist Michael Gurley, singer-bassist Joie Calio and drummer Phil Leavitt are celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary and about to embark on the “Dada Forever Tour.” Making these shows even more exciting, 7Horse will be performing a special “mini-set” of their original songs on all dates.

dada is about digging into our roots, examining and celebrating it,” says Calio.

Since the release of their groundbreaking 1992 debut Puzzle, the trio has created an array of songs boasting progressive rock musicianship, dazzling vocal harmonies and melodic power pop layered with a hint of psychedelic rock. Adding to the trio’s groundbreaking line of attack are the marathon-length shows that deliver on the promise that every performance is the only one of its kind.

Puzzle was released on September 8, 1992, and it didn’t take long for the band’s sonic imprint to find an audience. The album’s first single “Dizz Knee Land” found widespread airplay on alternative and mainstream rock outlets cracking the Top 5 on the Modern Rock Single’s chart and pushing the album’s sales to over 1,000,000 worldwide.

The success of Puzzle was followed in 1994 by American Highway Flower, featuring the ambitious “Ask the Dust” and astounding “Feet to the Sun,” dada has gone on to create a magnificent discography featuring a half-dozen full-length albums and an EP.

The trio has also issued a number of solo efforts and offshoot projects along the way exploring a range of styles including folk, blues, jazz and rock. Gurley and Leavitt were both members of Butterfly Jones while dada was on hiatus in the early ‘00s; Calio has released several solo discs and with X Levitation CultMike Gurley and the Nightcaps are a popular jazz group in Southern California.

Additionally, Leavitt has stepped out from behind the drum set as lead singer and Calio is playing guitar in 7Horse. The duo’s new album Livin’ in a Bitch of a World features thrilling tales of grifters, gun owners and drug runners, as powerful as any in hardboiled fiction, and punctuated perfectly by doomy drumming, vicious strumming and lacerating slide-guitar playing.

“Raw and raunchy, soulful and edgy – 7Horse avoids the pitfalls of garage rockers like Black Keys and White Stripes by ensuring the melodies rise above ‘genre’ trappings. Hooks galore never obfuscate the duo’s down and dirty rootsy agenda though.” – Power of Pop.

See them live at:

2/16/17   Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA

2/17/17   The Rose in Pasadena, CA

2/18/17   Coach House in Orange Country, CA

2/19/17   Hotel Utah in San Francisco. CA with 7Horse

2/21/17   Bunkhouse Saloon in Las Vegas, NV

2/22/17   Metro Music Hall in Salt Lake City, UT

2/23/17   The Blue Bird in Denver, CO

2/25/17   Riot Room in Kansas City. MO

2/27/17   Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH

2/28/17   Skully’s Music-Diner in Columbus, OH

3/1/17     Shank Hall in Milwaukee, WI

3/2/17     The Double Door in Chicago, IL

3/3/17     The Amsterdam Bar and Hall in Minneapolis/St Paul. MN

3/4/17     Firebird in St. Louis, MO

3/6/17     Three Links in Dallas, TX

3/8/17     Rogue Bar in Phoenix, AZ

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