Live Music News: The New Deal Calls It Quits – Catskill Chill and Bonnaroo Lineup Info

Canadian trio, The New Deal, has announced that 2011 will be their final year as a band.

The New Deal

Actively touring since 1999, New Deal has played around the world, garnering a loyal and supportive fan-base and shocking festivals and shows with their improvisational dance-edged grooves. The end of 2011 will mark the end of a spectacular 12-year run for the band.

“It has been an amazing run for the band and we appreciate the loyal and dedicated tND fanbase across North America and Asia. Our individual lives have taken very different paths with family, living abroad, and other various projects. We have come to a point where the time and commitment that it takes to maintain our band at its best is no longer possible. As a group, we’ve never been known to go halfway, so we have decided to end things with a great run of summer and fall shows that we hope to be the best yet,” read a statement posted on the band’s website.

The New Deal is slated to play a run of shows through August and is awaiting confirmation of some additional dates. The dates set include performances at Mountain Jam, Electric Forest, Wakarusa, Camp Barefoot, Equifunk and Red Rocks.

In happier music news…

New York’s Catskill Chill has been added to the festivals page of the site. Lineup highlights include Conspirator, Dopapod, Dumpstaphunk, John Brown’s Body, 7 Walkers and more! Check out the full lineup as it stands here.

Lineup additions were recently announced for Bonnaroo. Among them are NOFX, Galactic, G. Love and Special Sauce, Black Uhuru and Dr. John with Allen Toussaint and the Original Meters! Read the full lineup as it stands here.

-Chris Lazaga

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About clazaga5

I am a music writer. I graduated from FIU's School of Journalism and Mass Communications in April, 2011. I've always had a passion for music. Since high school, I've been involved in a few bands and written a good number of original songs. I loved going to shows and seeing live music. So when the notion struck me to combine the two, it seemed only logical that I write about live music when and wherever I find it. This blog is what came of that notion.
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