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Flipper Announce 40th Anniversary Tour With David Yow
The 2019 40th anniversary tour of influential punk band Flipper kicks off on April 12 at Los Angeles' Regent Theatre and tours western states before heading east to Indianapolis, Chicago and St. Louis. The tour closes in Ventura, Calif. on July 26 at the Ventura Theatre.
The latest iteration of the group's lineup unites founding members Ted Falconi on guitar and Steve DePace on drums, with bass player Rachel Thoele and vocals provided by Jesus Lizard's David Yow, who also plays bass. Thoele joined the band in 2009 when Nirvana's former bassist Krist Novoselic left. Nirvana was just one of many bands influenced by Flipper's unique punk sound, keeping a slow groove backed by two basses.
Flipper's 40th anniversary tour is presented by Covert Booking. Rolling Stone has more details and surveys the seminal punk band's evolution since 1979. Since their 1982 album Generic introduced the San Francisco group's "Sex Bomb" to a wider audience, Flipper has remained established as one of punk's classic bands.