Flipper announce 40th anniversary tour with The Jesus Lizard’s David Yow

The seminal punk act also hinted at plans to hit the studio during the outing

Flipper with David Yow 40th anniversary reunion
Flipper with David Yow

    Seminal punk band Flipper will celebrate their landmark 40th anniversary with a world tour throughout 2019.

    For the outing, Ted Falconi and Steve DePace will represent the group’s original lineup. The duo will be joined by long-time collaborator David Yow; the former Jesus Lizard frontman replaced Bruce “Loose” Calderwood, who has sustained numerous back injuries that make touring impossible over the years, for Flipper’s 2015 reunion tour. The lineup will be rounded out by bassist Rachel Thoele (Mud Women, Frightwig), who stepped in for Krist Novoselic after he left the project in 2009.

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    Throughout the tour, this current iteration of Flipper will be joined by a number of surprise musical guests. In a statement, the band also announced that they will head into the studio with these collaborators at various stops, with more details about any new music to be revealed as they are confirmed.


    Primarily focused on the West Coast, Flipper will begin and end the outing on multi-night runs across California, with shows routing as far east as Indianapolis in between. The group plans to follow up the North American leg with dates in the UK and Europe later in the year. See their current itinerary below, and grab tickets here. You can also pick up some of the seminal outfit’s albums on vinyl here.

    Flipper 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
    04/13 – Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
    04/14 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    05/24 – Los Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling
    06/6 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova
    06/7 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
    06/8 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
    06/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
    06/28 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
    06/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Fu Bar
    07/11 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
    07/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
    07/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    07/26 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre