NEWS

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are excited to premiere their music video for "That Lindy Hop" off of the new album The Boop-A-Doo. Watch it here now and see future videos first by subscribing to the Daddies' YouTube channel!

The New York Times' Press Play has featured Please Return the Evening - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack. 

Click HERE to check it out and listen to the album before it's released!

We are very excited to premiere our video for "Come Fly with Me" this morning on American Songwriter. Click the image below to watch!

Come Fly with Me - American Songwriter

Hi Everybody,

I am happy to announce that we are releasing a new recording on July 29th! Its called "Please Return The Evening - Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack.” This recording was a total labor of love. We wanted to pay tribute to one of our biggest influences, The Rat Pack. We cover songs by Frank, Dino, and Sammy in our own inimitable style, while staying true to the swagger and vibe of the originals.

I grew up in a small hamlet in upstate NY (infamous in mid 20th century crime syndicate lore) called Apalachin. Back in the day there used to be quite a few of those sensational, red tuck and roll vinyl boothed Italian restaurants around our area… you know, the kind with the red and white checkered tablecloths and the Chianti bottle candle dripping all over it? The kind with Frankie and Dean playing constantly on the jukebox and their headshots enshrined on the wall right behind the bar… next to the photo of the pope? Yeah? Well I’d wipe down and buss those tables every night, so this stuff is pretty much in my DNA.

In the Northeast, we gotta have our schmaltz like the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove - simultaneously smooth and tough. This is what Please Return The Evening is servin’ up; so tuck a big napkin into your velour tracksuit shirtfront and dig in, because only one thing is for sure, Paisan… life is too short. Abbondanza!

Steve

NEW ALBUM PRE-SALE!

Head on over to the Cherry Poppin' Daddies' Webstore NOW to Pre-Order your autographed copy of Please Return the Evening - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack and listen to snippets of 3 of the album's cuts. The album will be released on July 29th so make sure you reserve your copy first!

NEW SHOWS ANNOUNCED!

We are excited to announce three more fall shows to our 2014 calendar! Tickets and information are below. We hope to see you there!

Fri, Sept 12 - McAninch Arts Center - Tickets
Fawell and Park Blvds, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Sat, Sept 13 - Schauer Arts Center - Tickets
147 North Rural Street, Hartford, WI 53027

Thurs, Nov 13 - University of NC Wilmington - Tickets
Kenan Auditorium, Wilmington, NC 24803

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Full List of Tour Dates

Sat, July 5 - Silverton Casino - Las Vegas, NV - Tickets
Fri, Sept 12 - McAninch Arts Center - Glen Ellyn, IL - Tickets
Sat, Sept 13 - Schauer Arts Center - Hartford, WI - Tickets
Wed, Nov 12 - The Carolina Theatre - Durham, NC
 - Tickets
Thurs, Nov 13 - University of NC Wilmington - Wilmington, NC - Tickets

Mark your calendars because the Cherry Poppin' Daddies have added new tour dates for the summer as well as one for the fall! You won't want to miss their phenomenal show, so follow the links below to get your tickets soon!

Sat, June 7 - Sasquatch Brewfest - All Ages - tix available at gate
155 Blair Boulevard / Eugene, OR 97402

Thurs, June 12 - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - All Ages - tix
2033 6th Avenue / Seattle, WA 98121

Fri, June 27 - Summit Music Hall - All Ages - tix
1902 Blake Street / Denver, CO 80202

Sat, June 28 - Donkey Creek Festival - All Ages - FREE
Gillette College / Gillette, WY 82718

Sat, July 5 - Silverton Casino - 21+ - tix
3333 Blue Diamond Road / Las Vegas, NV 89139

Wed, Nov 12 - The Carolina Theatre - All Ages - tix
309 West Morgan Street / Durham, NC 27701

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Full List of Tour Dates

Thurs, May 22 - SteelStacks RiverJazz Festival - Bethlehem, PA - Tickets
Sat, June 7 - Sasquatch Brewfest - Eugene, OR - Tickets available at gate
Thurs, June 12 - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA - Tickets
Sat, June 14 - City's Heights Summerfest - Albuquerque, NM – Tickets
Fri, June 27 - Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO - Tickets
Sat, June 28 - Donkey Creek Festival - Gillette, WY - FREE
Sat, July 5 - Silverton Casino - Las Vegas, NV Tickets
Wed, Nov 12 - The Carolina Theatre - Durham, NC
 – Tickets

We are excited to announce three more shows that have been added for January! Details below:

 

Thurs 1/9 – StageOne Fairfield Theatre – All Ages – Fairfield, CT - Tix

 

Fri 1/10 – The Flying Monkey – All Ages – Plymouth, NH – Tix

 

Sun 1/12 – Infinity Hall – All Ages – Norfolk, CT – Tix

 

Hope to see you there!

* October Show Announcement

* Fall Tour Dates

* Full List of Tour Dates

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* October Show Announcement

Hey Everybody,

So we are headed out soon to the Southeast and Midwest this next month! We will be playing tunes from our new recordWhite Teeth, Black Thoughts and more from our back catalog as we continue to rehearse them and add them into the set. We will be including a smattering of Rat Pack tunes that we have fiddling around with recently, these were really fun to arrange for 4 horns and still make them sound big. Our sets are great for dancing or just hanging out with a cold beverage and your best girl. Live music is where real livin’ is, not on your computer, so come on in… it feels great to be alive.

I enjoy going to the post office everyday sending off these signed copies of the new record off from our website. So if you are itching to get the vinyl or awesome sounding CD copy, just know that when you come to our website you get personal service from the band. If there are any problems, god-forbid, I will make it right myself J. We still have a long way to go to pay off the recording expenses for this CD so with Christmas coming up and all, (wink, wink) please consider the gift of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies music or other merchandise for your family and friends. Consider also that you will be helping out 8 guys who have sweated out every last detail to give you the best for 23 years.

PS- The best is yet to come. Wink again.

Steve

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* Fall Tour Dates

 

Thurs 10/17 - Smith's Olde Bar - 18+ - Doors 8pm - Atlanta, GA - Tix

1578 Piedmont Rd. Atlanta, GA 30324

 

Fri 10/18 - Florence-Darlington College - Let's Get Jazzed 2013 - Florence, SC - Tix

2175 West Lucas St. Florence, SC 29501

 

Sat 10/19 - Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hill, NC - 21+ - Doors 10:30 pm - Tix

600 South Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hill, NC 27948

 

Thurs 10/24 - City Winery - Chicago, IL - All Ages - Doors 6pm - Tix - On sale 9/20 at 10am!

1200 West Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607

 

Fri 10/25 - Potawatomi Bingo Casino - 21+ - Doors 8pm - Milwaukee, WI - Tix

1721 West Canal St. Milwaukee, WI 53233

 

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Full List of Tour Dates

 

Thu, Sep 26 - The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA - Tickets

Fri, Sept 27 - W.O.W. Hall - Eugene, OR - Tickets

Thurs 10/17 - Smith's Olde Bar - Atlanta, GA - Tix

Fri 10/18 - Florence-Darlington College - Let's Get Jazzed 2013 - Florence, SC - Tix

Sat 10/19 - Outer Banks Brewing Station - Kill Devil Hill, NC - Tix

Thurs 10/24 - City Winery - Chicago, IL - Tix - On sale 9/20 at 10am!

Fri 10/25 - Potawatomi Bingo Casino - Milwaukee, WI - Tix

Hi Everybody,

It’s throwback Thursday, so I figured I would give you guys a treat! Go to our Youtube channel and check out our 1st set from way back on August 7th, 1992 at the Wow Hall in Eugene, OR… 21 years ago! We are going to be playing at the Wow Hall again on Sept 27th of this month, so come on down!

http://www.youtube.com/cpdaddies

This footage was shot by the intrepid Steve Swanson who graciously donated it for your eyeballs. There is a bonus…it may be the only footage of the Dildorado in its heyday! We are all super young, funky and stupid still. I think it was the 1st performance of both Johanna of the Spirits and Modsquadrophenia. Some songs from the early early days were on their way out like Get and Go Off. At some point we are going to want to play some shows showcasing this side of ourselves again… sweaty and crazy. The band at that time was as follows:

Steve Perry- No shirt
Dan Schmid- Bass
Dana Heitman- Trumpet
Brooks Brown- Alto
James Phillips- Tenor
John Fohl- Guitar
Brian West- Drums
Chris Azorr- Keyboards

I broke the whole set up into songs, but incredibly this was just the first set that night J. The opening band that night was good friends, Village Idiot Here is the order if you want to watch it in order:

1. I’m Trapped Inside the Planet of the Rollerskating Bees
2. Ding Dong Daddy
3. Diabolic Tastemaker
4. Answering Machine
5. Get And Go Off
6. Johanna of the Spirits
7. Master and Slave
8. Teenage Brainsurgeon
9. Mom Was No Fat Broad
10. Flovilla Thatch vs. The Virile Garbage Man (DILDORADO VERSION)
11. Modsquadrophenia

Enjoy,

Steve

Our new song/video for“Huffin’ Muggles” (off of our new record White Teeth, Black Thoughts) is a tribute inspired by the Warhol trinity of Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis,  and Holly Woodlawn, but it also is a tribute to B film movie star Maria Montez ;-) and was shot in the super 8 sludgy style of director Kenneth Anger. When OUT magazine expressed interest in leading the charge and premiering it on their website, we jumped at the chance.

For those of you not in the know, Muggles is 30’s 40’s term for the reefer, not a Harry Potter reference :-) The song is like an ear to the door of a casual conversation between an old experienced “urbane” male and his younger acolytes with whom he is holding court. There is a lot of shit talking going on, and everyone is “getting loose”. There are references to William Blakes book of Poetry “Songs of Innocence and Experience”. What I was really interested in here was the kind of cultural apprenticeship angle, and the bittersweet generosity behind the transferring of hard won cultural knowledge.

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies advocate LGBT as well as all human rights and we are proud to partner with OUT magazine in the premiere of this video. Enjoy Muggles here- http://www.out.com/entertainment/music/2013/08/27/huffin-muggles-cherry-poppin-daddies-steve-perry-drag

We have started the process of removing White Teeth, Black Thoughts from all the European digital stores/streaming sites.  We're doing this because we have a wonderful company there that is working to find great label partners for the release.  Hopefully all this will result in our ability to get over there more for touring purposes as well!

We hope to have more information about this process over the course of the next few months but for now, we're sorry to say we'll have to yank the album down.  This could happen (depending on the store) over the course of the next 24hrs - a week or two.  If you want to grab the album from your favorite retailer beforehand we'd suggest doing so now. 

Thanks as always for the support and stay tuned for more information down the road.

-CPD Mgmt