Todd Snider Books Fall Tour

Todd Snider announces a run of U.S. dates lined up throughout October to go along with a new album starring his alter ego, Elmo Buzz. The outing begins with a gig in Nashville, where he currently calls home.

Speaking of Nashville, Snider actually began using the pseudonym of Elmo Buzz to avoid radius clauses in Music City.

Some free studio time inspired Snider to write material for the new album spur of the moment, developing Elmo Buzz “into a full-blown three-dimensional character, with interests (Hank Williams Jr., chicks, cars), hobbies (partying hard, fighting) and even sworn enemies (folk music, Todd Snider). Buzz blames his minimal success as a musician directly on Snider, who he accuses of stealing his look (Snider’s reasoning for why the two are identical) and keeping folk music popular in East Nashville (the reason their sounds are so different).”

Photo: John Davisson
The Standard, Saint Augustine, Fla.

Eastside Bulldog is due out Oct. 7 via Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers. Click here to check out the single “Hey Pretty Boy.”

The fall tour in support of Eastside Bulldog follows Snider’s summer tour with Hard Working Americans.  

Oct. 7 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium          
Oct. 10 – Bloomington, Ill., The Castle Theatre        
Oct. 11 – Chicago, Ill., Thalia Hall    
Oct. 13 – Cincinnati, Ohio, 20th Century Theatre    
Oct. 15 – Phoenixville, Pa., Colonial Theatre
Oct. 16 – Annapolis, Md., Rams Head On Stage
Oct. 17 – Boston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall          
Oct. 18 – Fall River, Mass., Narrows Center For The Arts   
Oct. 19 – New York, N.Y., The Gramercy Theatre  
Oct. 21 – Charlottesville, Va., Jefferson Theater      
Oct. 25 – Charlotte, N.C., Neighborhood Theatre    
Oct. 28 – Athens, Ga., Georgia Theatre
Oct. 30 – Tampa, Fla., Skipper’s Smokehouse

Tickets go on sale Aug. 5. Visit for more information and click here for our recent Q&A with Snider.