'Simpsons'-Inspired Metal Band Okilly Dokilly Announce First UK Tour

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Stead Ned of Okilly Dokilly performs at The Mockstrosity Tour at the Regent Theater on April 8, 2017 in Los Angeles.

The Ned Flander-inspired metal band Okilly Dokilly announced on Thursday (Aug. 23) that they would be hitting the road later this year for their first-ever UK tour. The Arizona-bred metalcore band, who describe their sound as "Nedal" music, based their sound, lyrics, and aesthetic on squeaky clean, God-fearing Simpsons character. The quartet are super-committed to their aesthetic, eerily dressing the same in suburban dad khakis and sweaters and rocking glasses and matching mustaches.   

Okilly Dokilly are prepping for their first-ever UK tour, kicking off at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham on Oct. 2, and concluding in Edinburgh at the Cabaret Voltaire on October 10 before they head back to the U.S. for their remaining fall tour shows.

The Phoenix natives released their debut album, Howdilly Doodilly, in November 2016, and are currently working on its follow-up, Howdilly Twodilly.

Check out Okilly Dokilly's UK tour dates below.

Oct. 2 -- Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

Oct. 3 -- Norwich, UK @ UEA The Waterfront

Oct. 4 -- Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove

Oct. 5 -- Bridgewater, UK @ The Cobblestones

Oct. 6 -- Bristol, UK @ Thekla

Oct. 8 -- London, UK @ Borderline

Oct. 9 -- Sheffield, UK @ Corporation

Oct. 10 -- Edinburgh, UK @ Cabaret Voltaire


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