2019 is winding down to a close and soon enough 2020 will be welcoming us all into a new decade. We are excited to be welcoming in the beginning of our third decade as a band. Time fly's when your doing what you love.
We will be ending off our 2019 and beginning 2020 with a string of Midwest dates that are not to be missed. Places like Saint Louis, Minneapolis, Omaha, Cleveland, and sweet home Chicago are some of the spots we will performing in.
We also have some great news about new music. We have been contacted by the offices of the multi platinum producer Jim Wirt about having him produce a few songs for us. This opportunity will be a great experience for us and we can't wait to see how the tunes turn out. Stay tuned for more updates as this story unfolds.
We are heading into the fall season and we are excited to be launching our New Ollie Mob community. Membership will be open to join on October 15th and will include inside access to all the things Flatfoot 56. This will be the ultimate in getting inside insight into the band and what we do. Ollie mob Members will get access to a private Facebook community group of fellow Flatfoot 56 fans where regular Facebook Live events will be posted and member gatherings will be announced. This group will be weekly visited by members of the band, where they will be doing things like, answering questions, doing acoustic performances, telling stories from the road or discussing music that they love. Exclusive offers to rare music, Ollie Mob gear and merchandise store discounts will also be accessible for members of the Mob. We are looking forward to making this group family and have already started working with friends from all over who are excited about building this community with us. This is going to be something that you are going to want to be a part of. Our fans are some of the greatest people in the world and we are excited about getting you all more connected.
Check out our website, and social media pages on Oct. 15th for how to join up.
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We have a new concept EP coming out on May 25th. "The Vancouver Sessions" is a 5 song acoustic ep full of classic flatfoot tunes that have been re-imagined and re-tooled. The album is being released as a special edition etched Vinyl release in three different colors. It will also be released in Cd and digital formats. Check out the sneak peaks of the record at.
It is 2018 and we are heading headlong into a brand new year for Flatfoot 56. 2017 proved to be a great year for us as we released our newest album and did a pretty heavy amount of touring. It also proved to be a year that marked the closing of a season. On new years eve we said farewell to two guys who have been with flatfoot for a long time. Brandon and Conrad played their last show as current members of the band. They both have entered into a select group of guys who are still all considered family members of Flatfoot 56.They are both amazing musicians and we love them and support their individual decisions to start new seasons in their lives. They will both be deeply missed.
Flatfoot 56 will continue onward in the new year and continue to bring our brand of Celtic punk wherever we play. We also have plans for a 7" release that will be coming out in the spring. The album will be called "The Vancouver Sessions" and will feature 5 tracks. This release is a concept record and will sound a bit different from the normal flatfoot sound. We decided that we wanted to do a more traditional Celtic sounding record where we would revisit 4 older Flatfoot songs and remake their sound. The resulting tunes turned out to be amazing and we can't wait to let you all hear it. The new album will also feature a brand new track called "How long". Check back for more details as we are still in the early stages of rolling this release out.
We also have a few shows planned for this upcoming March for the St. Patrick's day season. Be sure to check out our shows page. We will be celebrating St Patrick's day a bit different this year then in years past. We decided that we would bring the show down to Florida for the holiday and play a festival in St Augustine at the Barley Republic House. We will be playing with Hoist the colors, 6"10 and others. Other shows will also be happening closer to home in the month of march. Keep an eye out for more announcements.
We can't wait to see what this year has in store. Thank you all for your support and we hope to see you soon.