SHOWS OF NOTE: BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS

January 2, 2016

 

What started as a few high school friends from Boulder, Colorado coming together to rock out has turned into a solid career for band mates Tom Park Mohr, Brian Nevin, Rob Squires, and Jeremy Lawton. With now a whooping 30 years in the music industry and a total of 11 studio albums released, Big Head Todd and The Monsters prove that music and talent only get better with time.

 

The band started going on tour long before even releasing their first album. After finding success performing in clubs all over Colorado, the original trio (Mohr, Nevin, and Squires) decided to hit the road in their van, which they collectively dubbed as The Colonel, and tour throughout the Mountain States and West Coast driving around for over 400,000 miles. They quickly built a large following.

 

Big Todd and the Monsters released their first album Another Mayberry three years after coming together. They have since released a number of albums and found great success with their 1993 album Sister Sweetly going platinum in the United States and reaching No.1 on the Billboard rock charts. Hits from that album including “Bittersweet,” “Broken Hearted Savior,” and “Resignation Superman” are still recognized and beloved years later. Other albums including Strategem, Beautiful World, and Riviera have also ranked amongst the Billboard rock charts.

 

Along with making chart-topping hits, the band also released the single “Blue Sky” exclusively in iTunes written at the request of the crewmembers of the Space Shuttle Discovery after their STS Return to Flight mission in 2005, the first mission after the Columbia disaster. The song was written as a tribute to all those involved in the American space program.

 

Proving to be the gift that keeps on giving, Big Head Todd and The Monsters are back on the road this winter with special guest Mike Doughty. With performances of fan favorites such as Bittersweet and Black Beehive, Big Head Todd and The Monsters can’t stop, won’t stop.

 

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