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The Toasters

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New York, United States (1981 – present)

The Toasters came out of the lower east side of Manhattan, New York in 1981. Cutting their teeth at legendary punk rock clubs, like CBGB’S, the band has proceeded on to defy gravity and industry skeptics alike by staying true to their original 2-Tone roots and earning their rightful place in the history of international Ska music.

In their role as consummate outsiders, the band has turned down major record deals and have opted instead to run down their own track where, with the help of people like Joe Jackson, they have recorded over 15 albums and DVD’s, as well as countless videos, singles, EP’s and compilation tracks. Their music has appeared in film and on television. They have penned film-scores and themes for kids’ programming on Nickelodeon. They have recorded jingles for AOL, Miller, Cisco Systems, Michelob, and Coca-Cola amongst others. However it is on the road that the band has carved out their reputation and will surpass, at some juncture in 2007 the milestone of 4,500 live concerts performed throughout the world. They have been dubbed “Pioneers of Ska” (by Billboard) the “ Miles Davis of Ska and the “Ramones of Ska” alike. Tour plans for 2007 include 7 weeks in Europe (with go Jimmy Go) starting on February 1st, followed by 6 weeks in the USA with the Briggs starting in April. The band will participate in this year’s Warped Tour from July 18th until August 12th. A west coast tour is planned for the fall as well as more European dates, including England, in November

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