THE BLUES MAGOOS ANNOUNCE STRING OF 2015 TOUR DATES
IN SUPPORT OF THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 40 YEARS, PSYCHEDELIC RESURRECTION FEATURING ORIGINAL MEMBERS PEPPY CASTRO, RALPH SCALA, AND GEOFF DAKING
New York, NY (February 2, 2015)—This spring, legendary psychedelic pioneers The Blues Magoos will hit the road in support of their recently released new album Psychedelic Resurrection (Kayos).
Kicking off an east coast swing of dates in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, the Magoos are primed and ready to deliver the psychedelic garage rock / proto-punk sound they pioneered to fans throughout the northeast. Additional tour dates are in the works now, and will be announced soon.
Formed in the Bronx in 1964, The Blues Magoos were an integral component of New York’s Greenwich Village scene. Mainstays at the fabled Night Owl Café, the band hobnobbed and jammed with such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix and Richie Havens. Their famed single “We Ain’t Got Nothin’ Yet,” (which was recently featured on an episode of the Netflix television series Lilyhammer) from their hit debut Psychedelic Lollipop, went to #5 on the Billboard charts and became a ‘60s underground anthem. The Magoos continued to record throughout the ‘60s, then parted and found individual success, both in and out the music business.
However, the Magoo magic called them back for more good-time groove in 2014. The band’s first new studio album in over 40 years, Psychedelic Resurrection celebrates and revitalizes the classic garage rock sound that The Blues Magoos helped create. Original members Peppy Castro, Ralph Scala, and drummer Geoff Daking have been joined by new members Mike Ciliberto (guitar) and Peter Stuart Kohman (bass) for the recording of the 12-song album, which includes both re-recordings of their classic songs and new material.