The Leftovers Begin Tour With The Queers In Support Of "Eager To Please"

posted September 25, 2009

The Leftovers Begin Tour With The Queers In Support Of "Eager To Please"

Portland Maine's post punk act The Leftovers will be playing a ton of dates this fall in support of their latest release "Eager To Please." They'll be supporting the legendary pop punk act, The Queers.

The Leftovers recent full-length "Eager To Please" was produced by Linus Dotson (of Hollywood) and features Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, Brett Anderson of The Donnas, Parry Gripp from Nerf Herder, Coz Canler from the Romantics and Jon Rubin of the Rubinoos.

"I knew that 'Eager To Please' was going to be a great album when I first heard the demos, but it wasn't until we got in the studio that I realized how amazing the songs really were," said Dotson. "Kurt Baker has a songwriting maturity that is way beyond his years and is able to channel classic artists like the Beach Boys, Elvis Costello and the Beatles, while still having a unique style all of his own. The Leftovers' live show is simply mindblowing and they have a fun and endearing charisma that has been lacking from rock'n'roll for a long time!"

The Leftovers formed in 2002 and road tested a sound over 350 dates and two continents that successfully combines the classic vibe of The Beatles and the Beach Boys with the power pop of Elvis Costello, The Romantics and the Rubinoos, while keeping the upbeat energy of the Ramones and The Queers. The Leftovers songwriting skills and powerful live show caught the attention of Crappy Records as well as pop punk cult icons Ben Weasel (of Screeching Weasel fame) and Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout Records).

The Leftovers new label, Crappy Records, was formed by label executive Carl Caprioglio, producer Linus of Hollywood and Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick, with the new label distributed by the Fontana/Universal label Oglio Records.

"The Leftovers are a freakin' breath of fresh air," said Reddick. "They are fun, fascinating and ROCKIN! And most of all, chicks dig 'em!"

The Leftovers are Kurt Baker (Bass/Vocals), Andrew Rice (Guitar/Vocals) and Adam Woronoff (Drums).

Tour Dates

  • 24-Sep Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits w/ The Queers
  • 25-Sep Tampa, FL Orpheum w/ The Queers
  • 26-Sep Miami, FL Respectable St w/ The Queers
  • 27-Sep Orlando, FL The Social w/ The Queers
  • 28-Sep Tallahassee, FL Engine Room w/ The Queers
  • 29-Sep Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box w/ The Queers
  • 30-Sep Houston, TX Walter's w/ The Queers
  • 1-Oct Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock w/ The Queers
  • 2-Oct San Antonio, TX Rock Bottom w/ The Queers
  • 3-Oct Austin, TX Red 7 w/ The Queers
  • 5-Oct Albuquerque, NM Launchpad w/ The Queers
  • 6-Oct Tempe, AZ Club House w/ The Queers
  • 7-Oct Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory w/ The Queers
  • 8-Oct Las Vegas, NV Dive Bar
  • 9-Oct Denver, CO Moe's BBQ
  • 11-Oct St. Louis, MO Illegal Tone
  • 27-Nov Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero w/ The Queers
  • 28-Nov Charlotte, NC Milestone w/ The Queers
  • 29-Nov Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 w/ The Queers
  • 30-Nov VA Beach or Richmond TBA w/ The Queers
  • 1-Dec Baltimore, MD Otto Bar w/ The Queers
  • 2-Dec Philadelphia, PA Barbary w/ The Queers
  • 3-Dec Brooklyn, NY Southpaw w/ The Queers
  • 4-Dec Cambridge, MA TT The Bears w/ The Queers
  • 5-Dec Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's w/ The Queers
  • 6-Dec Pittsburgh, PA 31st St Pub w/ The Queers
  • 7-Dec Cleveland, OH Peabody's w/ The Queers
  • 8-Dec Columbus, OH Bernie's w/ The Queers
  • 9-Dec Detroit, MI Magic Stick w/ The Queers
  • 10-Dec Chicago, IL Reggie's w/ The Queers
  • 11-Dec Madison, WI The Frequency w/ The Queers
  • 12-Dec Indianapolis, IN Melody Inn w/ The Queers

Track Listing for Eager to Please

  1. Can't Stop
  2. Telephone Operator
  3. Girlfriend
  4. Get To Know You (featuring Kim Shattuck)
  5. Thinking About Her
  6. You Know What You Do
  7. I Want You Back
  8. Untouchable (Featuring Coz Canler)
  9. Lost and Found
  10. Get Out Of My Head
  11. The Only One (Featuring Parry Gripp)
  12. Make You Mine
  13. Dance With Me
  14. Party Til We Die (Featuring Brett Anderson and Jon Rubin)