If you’re a fan of Dr. Dog, you may want to grab a tissue for this news.
The band sent out a pretty unexpected email on Monday (June 7). They announced that this fall, they’re hitting the road — for the last time. The fan email started out with the normal pleasantries before jumping right into the “two wildly dissimilar bits of information.”
They continued, “We are done touring after that. Done touring for good!”
As a huge Dr. Dog fan myself, I was a little offended by the exclamation point. Am I supposed to be excited about this heartbreaking news? But, as they always do, Dr. Dog redeemed themselves with what followed.
“It is a disturbing thing to read, I’m sure, and trust me, an equally unsettling thing to write, but it’s all good. It’s important to us that you understand that this is not a break up or anything like that. We don’t know what Dr. Dog will do, we just know it won’t include going on tour, except the tour we’re announcing now, which is going to rule.”
Dr. Dog has been touring for 20 years. I’ve been fortunate enough to see them live many times — including a headlining show at the Ryman (one I will never forget). If they say this tour is “going to rule,” trust them. This is a can’t miss tour for Dr. Dog fans old and new. And Nashville fans get two chances to see them at Brooklyn Bowl on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.
As I wipe my tears and put Be the Void on repeat, check out their full list of tour dates below. Tickets for the shows go on sale on June 11 at 12 PM local time. Get tickets here.