One of my favorite bands from the mid 90’s is reuniting for the first time in 8 years to play the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA this Saturday, July 28, 2007. I’m talking about the one and only Deadeye Dick. You may remember them from their song “New Age Girl” (iTunes Link) off of the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack. I first saw them back in 1995 or 1996 (can’t recall which) at Bayfest in Mobile, AL. They put on an absolutely rocking performance (it was the first live Rock show I ever saw and it definitely left its mark). I purchased their album (they were touring in support of their second album “Whirl” (iTunes Link)) and saw them a couple of more times over the next couple of years as they would pass through the city on tour.
Unfortunately after their second album did not match the sales of their first album that came from being included on the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack, they split up. Most of the guys continued working on various projects in the New Orleans area.
So it was with great pleasure that I noticed them on the lineup for House of Blues this Saturday on July 28, 2007. They also have a Myspace page up with some additional info here: Deadeye Dick Myspace page. From their page I found out they actually wrote and recorded, but never released a third album called “In Effect Groovy” that can be purchased from their Myspace page (the Myspace song purchasing interface is terrible, but if you persevere you can eventually buy it). It has a great sound that fits their traditional rock and roll type feel. I recommend checking it out. And if you were a fan from the old days, head over to New Orleans and catch the show. Tickets are $13.50 available through Evil Ticketmaster (which probably means they are about $20 after junk fees). Here is the direct link.
Hope to see you there.
Ticket Price: $13.50
Convenience Charge: $6.65 (doesn’t feel very convenient to me)
Building Facility Charge: $1.50
Order Processing Charge: $1.67
So, the grand total for a $13.50 ticket is $23.32 or to put it differently, a 72% markup!!
I hate you TicketMaster