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    Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:20:56

    Matt Toka to Tour - He is hitting the road with The Ready Set

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    Matt Toka will hit the road for a spring tour with Denver duo Breathe Carolina and labelmates The Ready Set, bringing his manic live show to fans across the country in March and April. The tour kicks off on March 21 in Columbia, MO, and wraps up on April 27 in Bloomington, IN.

    A native of Youngstown, OH, Toka has been generating a buzz for his punky/poppy melodic songs that reflect a brutally honest lyrical perspective fueled by his personal classic, all-American dysfunctional family experience.

    Apart from the aforementioned single tracks, his You Tube videos have virally spread like brushfire. He's gone viral.

    Inspired by the storytelling of Bob Dylan, Noel Gallagher, and Billie Joe Armstrong, Toka locked himself in his one-room studio apartment to write the songs on his upcoming debut album, which he is currently recording with his idol, producer Rob Cavallo.

    "The record is all about how hard life can be but you can't let the small stuff bring you down," Toka says. "There's a lot of shit you can't change, so make an effort to enjoy every minute. You can turn any kind of energy into something positive. If life gives you lemons, make a fucking drink."

    Tour Dates:

    3/21 Columbia, MO Blue Note
    3/22 Little Rock, AR Rev Room
    3/23 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
    3/24 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
    3/30 Miami, FL Miami-Dade Fair
    3/31 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
    4/01 Augusta, GA Sector 7G
    4/03 Charleston, SC Music Farm
    4/04 Greenville, SC Handlebar
    4/05 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
    4/06 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Ballroom
    4/07 Richmond, VA The National
    4/09 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
    4/10 Allentown, PA Crocodile Café
    4/12 St. Bonaventure, NY St. Bonaventure University
    4/13 Albany, NY Northern Lights
    4/14 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
    4/16 Stroudsburg, PA East Stroudsburg University
    4/19 Green Bay, WI University of Wisconsin Green Bay
    4/20 Stevens Point, WI University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
    4/21 Louisville, KY Vernon Club
    4/25 Lansing, MI The Loft
    4/26 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
    4/27 Bloomington, IL Castle Theatre

    Anyone out there planning to catch Matt Toka on tour?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.20.12



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