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The Official Grasshopper Takeover Email Newsletter
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To the mighty Swarm,

Happy Valentine's Day all... may the fruits of your loins prosper moistly and may your attempts to use roses, chocolate, and red raspberries as metaphors for your desperate need to get laid make for a long night of sweet smelling and sticky love.

Welcome to all the new Swarm subscribers. It's been a little while since we've touched base, but since our Spring, Summer and Winter tour ended on Christmas night of 2000 we've pretty much gone into hibernation writing and recording new songs in our newly purchased recording studio. All is going well and we're pumped about our new tunes and can't wait to break them out on our new full-length which should be completed by late Spring, 2001. Keep checkin' out the website as soon we'll be putting up MP3's of new material.

Also want to let you all know that GTO's song, Sailing, will be in the upcoming HBO/Cinemax/USA Network motion picture called 'Ziggs' and another tune, Bonecrusher, will be featured in the Universal Pictures upcoming feature film titled 'Dischord.' We're pretty psyched about those opportunities and will let you know when their show and release dates are.

We're heading out on a Midwest tour in less than 24 hours and since I have procrastinated long enough on writing to you all to let you know about the dates, I'll get straight to it. We're leaving tomorrow morning for a 3 week tour with Elektra recording artists and most killer Chicago band, Lucky Boys Confusion.

The dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Regent St. Retreat / Annex in Madison, WI -- 21+
  • Friday, Feb. 16 at The Warehouse in La Crosse, WI -- ALL AGES
  • Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Main Event in Minneapolis, MN -- 21+
  • Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Green Room in Iowa City, IA -- ALL AGES
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 at S.O.P.'s in Peoria, IL -- 21+
  • Thursday, Feb. 22 at The Blue Note Theatre in Columbia, MO -- ALL AGES
  • Friday, Feb. 23 at the Juke Joint in Springfield, MO -- ALL AGES
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Galaxy Theatre in St. Louis, MO -- ALL AGES
  • Sunday, Feb. 25 at Fred P. Otts in Kansas City, MO -- 21+
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Silverados in Manhattan, KS -- 18+
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS -- 18+
  • Thursday, Mar. 1 at Bootleggers in Pittsburg, KS -- 18+
  • Friday, Mar. 2 at the Ranch Bowl in Omaha, NE -- ALL AGES
  • Saturday, Mar. 3 at Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE -- 18+
  • Wednesday, Mar. 7 at People's in Ames, IA -- 18+
  • Thursday, Mar. 8th at the Rock Island Brewing Company in Rock Island, IL -- 21+

We'll be breaking out three new songs for this leg of the tour that we're excited about. With GTO and Lucky Boys on the same bill, the shows are going to be great fun and we hope to see you all out rocking in support of the future of rock and roll. :)

All our best. Spread your wings and fly.

Grubb / GTO