In conjunction with the single release, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign on April 16 to support the summer album release and North American tour. Rewards for Kickstarter donors include video game sessions with band members, Skype chats, custom made-to-order songs, original drawings, themed house parties, coffee hangs, dinner dates, mani-pedis, hair/makeup tutorials, thrift-shopping, one-of-a-kind props from the official "I Said" music video and the opportunity to attend a private VIP party in Nashville before the band's record release show on Sunday June 29.
Having just wrapped up the incendiary BraveHeart Tour with LA hard-rockers Stitched Up Heart, The Nearly Deads are set to sync up with Minneapolis heatseekers City of the Weak and Detroit buzzband Kaleido, on the Paper Dolls Tour, as they canvas the Midwest and East coast from May 15 - June 3. The band will then play the Miller Lite Main Stage at PrideFest in Milwaukee, WI on Saturday June 7. Other artists scheduled to perform include Macy Gray, Mary Lambert, Big Freedia, Steve Grand, Beverly McClellan and Lisa Lampanelli.
Originally formed in Tampa, Florida, before relocating to the music mecca of Nashville three years ago, The Nearly Deads emit polished grit. Led by the gripping vocal embrace of Ms Theresa Jeane, her classical training is evident in the power and range of her voice, while her pop and punk influences shine through in her lyrics and captivating melodies. Matching her emotional countenance with a potent combination of agility and sensibility, guitarists Steven Tobi and Javier Garza Jr, along with bassist Kevin Koelsch, layer her fertility with a sturdy cloak of conductivity.
It's this majesty of chemistry that fuels their consummate combustion of exposition. Touring the U.S. extensively for years, the band has shared bills with the likes of Halestorm, All-American Rejects, Tonight Alive, Warner Drive, Man Overboard, Sick of Sarah, Cherri Bomb, Captain Capa, Darling Parade and Stitched Up Heart and have cratered stages at Summerfest, Vans Warped Tour and Journey's Backyard BBQ.
From record to stage to the written page, The Nearly Deads continue to amass wide-spread critical acclaim throughout the industry. Crowned victors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a Converse Battle of the Bands competition, the band has received significant airplay on MTVu, FUSE, BlankTV, Vevo and YouTube, achieved glowing features in Alt Press, ARTISTdirect, Outburn, PureVolume and Substream Magazine and rose to #14 on the Billboard Next Big Sound Chart.
"Kelly Clarkson meets the grunge genre" Stitched Sound
"So much better than their contemporaries"
"Destined to ascend to Paramore’s vacated scene throne" Examiner
"Theresa Jeane asserts herself as a younger, grittier Pat Benatar. Certainly a buzz band" Outburn
"There is something special about the voice of TJ that is absolutely mesmerizing to listen to" Pure Grain Audio
4/18 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall
5/15 - Eau Claire, WI @ Hipps Pub**
5/16 - Janesville, WI @ The Back Bar**
5/17 - Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub**
5/18 - Indianapolis, IN @ TBD**
5/20 - Detroit, MI @ TBD**
5/21 - Muskegon, MI @ Unruly Brewing Co**
5/22 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft*
5/23 - Kent, OH @ The Outpost*
5/26 - New York, NY @ TBD**
5/27 - New Jersey @ TBD**
5/28 - Hamden, CT @ TBD**
5/29 - Reading, PA @ Reverb**
5/30 - Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611**
5/31 - Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina**
6/01 - Columbus, OH @ TBD**
6/02 - Cleveland, OH @ TBD**
6/03 - Ann Arbor, MI @ TBD**
6/07 - Milwaukee, WI @ PrideFest (Miller Main Stage)
*w/ Kaleido & City Of The Weak
**w/ City Of The Weak
THE NEARLY DEADS
Theresa Jeane - Vocals/Keys
Steven Tobi - Guitar
Javier Garza Jr - Guitar
Kevin Koelsch - Bass
I SAID: https://soundcloud.com/