Welcome to the Toadies’ kingdom

August 1st, 2014 at 1:57 pm

The Toadies

The Toadies

Remember the song “Possum Kingdom?” You know, the strange but strangely catchy song by The Toadies?

That song and the album it came from turn 20 years old later this month, and the recently reunited band is in a celebratory mood.

The Toadies are touring across the country to celebrate the release of “Rubberneck,” the platinum-selling album that made them famous. They are playing that album from front to back on the tour stops, and local fans can see that for themselves on Saturday (Aug. 2) night when the band returns to George’s Majestic Lounge. Ume and locals Benjamin Del Shreve open the show.

I spoke with The Toadies’ bass player Doni Blair about his introduction to “Rubberneck” and the idea behind the current tour. You can read my story in today’s What’s Up! section, available online [Note: Subscriber content] and in the five daily papers produced by Northwest Arkansas Media.

Saturday’s show begins after 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $17.50.

  • Will Hendricks

    Good show. Ume were great openers