On Thursday March 6, 2104 the Ataris are just a few days into their tour and are on fire at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Opening acts includes 'Versus the World,' 'Drag the River' and 'Authority Zero.
It has been ten years since their they toured and their hit album "So Long Astoria has been heard live anywhere in the country, much less the world.
As the band parted ways, in 2003, bassist Mike Davenport started a band Versus the World based out of southern California and with their singer Donald Vance, are opening for and then performing with the Ataris on this tour.
Of course the album, 'So Long Astoria' was performed in its entirety which included their hit, 'In This Diary,' 'The Saddest Song' and their famous cover of Don Henley's 'Boys of Summer.'
The Ataris are still heading east and complete their tour in New York City's; after selling out the Gramercy Theater so quick, they upgraded to Irving Plaza to accommodate more fans.
After this tour, they are in the works of completing a new and long overdue as well as long-delayed album 'Graveyard of the Atlantic," which is hopefully coming out by the end of 2014. You can download new tracks from their upcoming album here: http://theataris.bandcamp.com/
The remainder tour dates are listed below:
March 16: Kansas City, MO (Riot Room)
March 18: St. Louis, MO (Old Rock House)
March 20: Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
March 21: Chicago, IL (House of Blues)
March 22: Indianapolis, IN (The Vogue)
March 23: Detroit, MI (The Shelter)
March 24: Cleveland, OH (Agora Ballroom)
March 25: Pittsburgh, PA (Altar Bar)
March 27: Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
March 28: Silver Spring, MD (The Fillmore)
March 29: Boston, MA (Brighton Music Hall)
March 30: New York, NY (The Gramercy Theatre)