This December, Rhode Island’s own Deer Tick will celebrate 10 years of crafting gritty, roots-laden rock. With five studio albums (their latest being 2013’s Negativity), a handful of EPs, and hundreds of raucous, booze-soaked shows already under their belt, the anniversary is especially impressive considering that most of the band’s members are still in their twenties.
To commemorate the occasion, Deer Tick has announced a six-night residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. During the first five evenings, the band will cover a different classic album in full, aided by a bevy of special guests.
Kicking off December 26th, night one of the residency will see the band perform their own 2007 album, War Elephant, in its entirety before launching into NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks. From there, the quintet will tackle Lou Reed’s Transformer, The Beatles’ Meet The Beatles, Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men?, and Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True, respectively, with random Deer Tick songs sprinkled throughout each show. The final night, which takes place on New Year’s Eve, will feature a set comprised entirely of fan-requested songs.
Presale starts tomorrow (9/10) at noon EST, with the code DEERTICK10 used at checkout. General tickets will available Friday, September 12th at noon EST. Consult the Brooklyn Bowl website for ticket details.
Below, revisit their recent single “The Dream’s In The Ditch” and their entire remaining 2014 tour schedule.
Deer Tick 2014 Tour Dates:
09/17 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club *
09/19 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium ^
09/20 – Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall Hartford
09/25 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar + Grill 1 Year Anniversary Party
09/27 – Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico Festival
12/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks and Deer Tick’s War Elephant with special guests)
12/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Lou Reed’s Transformer and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing The Beatles’ Meet The Beatles and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing an all fan chosen Deer Tick set with special guests)
* = w/ T Hardy Morris
^ = w/ The Replacements and The Hold Steady