Wheels On Fire


Wheels On Fire
Fat Possum's Wheels On Fire Announce US Tour

"I'm Turning Into You" Released for Free Download

Athens, OH quad-squad, Wheels on Fire (described as Elvis Costello meets The Stooges) are about to head out on a Midwest/Southeast US Tour beginning June 3rd in Cincinnati,OH. The band will be out in support of their latest release, GET FAMOUS! (Fat Possum), whose single "I'm Turning Into You" has just been released for free download. Still want more? Check out the "Too Stubburn To Fold" music video and their European Tour Footage set to their song "Gallon of Gin".

Back in the day, after touring Europe and the US extensively, Wheels on Fire locked themselves in their basement with a couple microphones and a tape machine to record the songs that had materialized on the road. In the summer of 2008, they played a show with Jack Oblivion and gave him a copy of the new home recordings, which he then passed on to the famed Bruce Watson at Fat Possum Records. A compilation of these songs, titled GET FAMOUS!, is now available on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records. With no bass player, the band's rhythm section relies instead on Matt Chaney's primal drumbeats and Susan Musser's wailing keys to build a frenzied, rhythmic scream. Mike Chaney and John Garris add to the howling with their blistering guitars and dual lead vocals as they sing songs about sex, UFOs and the teenage blues. Honing their live shows in support of acts such as King Kahn and the Shrines, Jack-O and The Tennessee Tearjerkers, Rivercity Tanlines and the Reigning Sound, Wheels on Fire has emerged as a razor sharp, blood letting rock'n'roll machine.

Wheels On Fire dates:

May 22 Casa Cantina - Athens, OH
June 03 The Comet - Cincinnati, OH
June 06 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
June 07 The 501 Club - Minneapolis, MN
June 08 Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA
June 09 Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
June 10 Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO
June 11 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
June 12 Two Stick - Oxford, MI
June 13 Rubber Gloves - Dallas, TX
June 14 Beerland - Austin, TX
June 18 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
June 19 Springwater - Nashville, TN
June 20 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
**more dates TBA**