February 11, 2023
1202 Main St.
Hays, KS 67601
The Fox Theatre: Read Southall Band with Wight Lighters
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Read Southall returns to Ellis County, Kansas, with his Out n About Tour LIVE at The Fox Theatre! Classic/Southern Rock with a touch of Country Feel.
J?oin Read Southall & his diehard fanbase for a sound & vibe that are truly unique in the industry! A very isolating 2020 needed shifts in musical direction to get to a place where new music, let alone the Read Southall Band’s crowning achievement could even exist.
Their third studio album, For the Birds, is ambitious & captures vigorous, rock ‘n’ roll energy with elements of country & southern rock. From classic to contemporary rock, these are songs that could appeal to the disparate fanbases of Gary Stewart, Joe Walsh, Rival Sons, or Chris Cornell. American Songwriter called For The Birds, "Exploratory... Traversing through uncharted sonic territory" & Raised Rowdy proclaims, "There is a ton of excitement building around Read Southall Band at the moment." Riff Magazine notes, "Read Southall Band combines the heavy guitars of the late- & post-grunge era with southern rock vocals & a country music sensibility to create a sound outside the expectations of any of those genres by themselves." “I don’t think we would be a band without this album,” says frontman Southall. “I think for a while we were just focused on touring, getting out there, & we didn’t take care of the music as needed. In a way, we needed that year off the road. We made an album & just worked. We refocused & decided this is what we want to be doing.”
Southall & his bandmates understand that the album’s long gestation & their sonic shifts may take some adjustment for fans. But that excited uncertainty is reflected in the new album’s title. “We came up with For the Birds because it’s been so long, & we were worried that nobody’s waiting for us,” says Southall. “So maybe this record is ‘for the birds.’ If you like it, you like it. It is what it is. For us, it’s six individuals making tunes.”
Doors Open: 7 PM
Wight Lighters: 8 PM
Read Southall: 9:30 PM