Foxboro Hot Tubs, the alter-ego side project of Green Day, is hitting the road for the first time, beginning next Monday (May 19) in Little Rock, Ark.
Tickets for the eight-date trek will only be available on the day of the show at the venue box office, for $20 cash. According to the band’s publicist, cameras are not permitted.
Early last December, months before Green Day admitted it was synonymous with Foxboro Hot Tubs, the latter band’s Web site began offering an EP, “Stop Drop and Roll,” for free download.
The MP3s were removed the following week, only to reappear and then vanish again. But a physical release is expected May 20; a single from the album, “Mother Mary,” peaked at No. 16 on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart.
This isn’t the first time Green Day’s members have been accused of moonlighting. In 2003, they were alleged to have recorded a new wave album under the name the Network, which frontman Billie Joe Armstrong released on his Adeline Records imprint.
Here are Foxboro Hot Tubs’ tour dates:
May 19: Little Rock, Ark. (Juanita’s Cantina)
May 20: New Orleans (One Eyed Jack’s)
May 21: Dallas (the Loft)
May 22: Austin, Texas (Emo’s)
May 25: Phoenix (Brick House)
May 26: San Diego (Soma)
May 27: Los Angeles (Roxy)
May 28: Long Beach, Calif. (Alex’s Bar)
Additional reporting by Leah Kauffman, N.Y.