Viral sensations – and the world’s only “Nedal” band – OKILLY DOKILLY will spread Nedly positivity in the face of impending doom this spring on their latest trek across America, the ‘When The Comet Gets Here Tour.’
Says the band’s Head Ned, “We're exci-diddly-ited to announce the ‘When The Comet Gets Here Tour.’ The apocalypse may be looming over us, like a drooling Homer over a box of donuts, but that's no reason to lose all hope. Some hope, but not all hope. So grab your green sweater and what remaining hope you have left and come rage with us Neds. End times are always better as Ned times.”
Just last week, OKILLY DOKILLY revealed their first new music since last year’s Howdilly Twodilly album, a single entitled “Slaughterhouse,” and the quintet is currently prepping for a trip down under to play a week’s worth of show.
“'Myself and the rest of the Neds are very excited to release ‘Slaughterhouse’ ahead of our first-ever Australian/New Zealand tour,” Head Ned says. “’Slaughterhouse was a song we recorded during the ‘Howdilly Twodilly’ sessions. It never made the record because of a grievous error. I recorded the quote wrong.”
The lyrics to “Slaughterhouse,” like the vast majority of OKILLY DOKILLY songs, are composed of direct Flanders quotes. “Just before we sent the record to press, while doing an editorial check, I realized the quote was originally written down wrong,” explains Head Ned. “We immediately pulled it from the record. After a re-record in December of 2019, ‘Slaughterhouse’ was ready to go. ‘Slaughterhouse,’ at its core, is a song about gratitude, and us Neds sure do have a lot of gratitude for all the Neighborinos who came to our shows last year, and for the neighborinos who plan to come see us in Australia and New Zealand.”
OKILLY DOKILLY ‘When The Comet Gets Here Tour’ dates:
Apr 3 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
Apr 16 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
Apr 17 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
Apr 18 – Nashville, TN – EXIT/IN
Apr 19 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
Apr 21 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
Apr 22 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
Apr 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland Bar & Grill
Apr 24 – Boston, MA – Hard Rock Café Boston
Apr 25 – New Brunswick, NJ – Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub
Apr 26 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Apr 28 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 1 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
May 2 – Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
May 3 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
May 5 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
May 7 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
May 8 – Dallas, TX – Three Links Deep Ellum
May 9 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room
Established in 2015, OKILLY DOKILLY found success before even playing their first show, reaching viral phenomenon status after releasing just a few press photos and a four-song demo. Within two weeks, the band netted nearly 30,000 Facebook fans and was featured by numerous publications including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Vice and many more.
In 2016, the band released their debut album Howdilly Doodilly, a 13-track catalog filled with Flanderisms, rushing guitars and more than enough left-handed puns. In the wake of this release, the bespectacled five-piece dropped the official music video for their single, “White Wine Spritzer,” which has garnered over six million views to date, and even found itself rolling during the closing credits of The Simpsons.
OKILLY DOKILLY’s second album, Howdilly Doodilly, was release in early 2019. OKILLY DOKILLY is currently billed as Head Ned (lead vocals, guitars, mandolin), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar, vocals, triangle), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth,vocals).