20TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OF HOT
Recently Released On Vinyl and Digitally
"Sept.13, 2016 – It was about 20 years ago when NPR’s Morning Edition said: “It’s not easy to categorize the music of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, except that it’s hot.”
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable. By this time the group had already established a substantial live following across the country thanks to early support from NPR, college radio and non-commercial stations. Hot wound up selling over 1.3 million copies.
A newly re-mastered version of the album along with a bonus track: “The Puffer” returned to stores last Friday on Hollywood Records. Long out of print on vinyl, Hot has made its glorious return to wax on 180-gram vinyl.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers recently performed their first set of tour dates since 2009 which included a performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The band has now added a fall tour to their upcoming 2016 touring plans including new stops in: Chicago, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Nashville, Durham and many others. The band will perform at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro on October 15th. Full details on the tour below.
“We are humbled and incredibly excited by the initial Zippers shows since the re-launch,” band leader Jimbo Mathus commented. “The experience is not to be missed! The band includes cutting edge talent from New Orleans, the songs are brought to life in an exciting new way. But most things remain unchanged... An amazing experience for young and old.”
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Hot, the bands visionary creator Jimbo Mathus, along with founding member and partner Chris Phillips (Drums), have crafted a brand new stage show including singer Ingrid Lucia of Flying Neutrino’s fame. Several leading musicians from New Orleans have also been enlisted to serve up the bands unique musical flavor which owes its roots to that city."
- A Press Release
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