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Saturday, June 23rd at the 9:30 Club

Jun 23

emmet swimming and Modern Yesterday (reunion!)

We are very excited to announce that we will be playing a very special show on Saturday, June 23rd at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC to celebrate emmet swimming’s 30th Anniversary. Yes, like you are now thinking, we feel old. It’s been thirty (30!) years since Todd wrote the song “emmet swimming”, started to jam with friends in Fairfax and ultimately named the band after that song.  It’s been a great journey: over a thousand shows played, three records released on Epic Records (Sony), the HORDE tour, over a dozen Washington Area Music Awards, 29 shows at the 9:30 Club and one show in a small town in Tennessee where we were chased out of the venue by an angry mob.

This will be our thirtieth show at the legendary club. Todd received the 9:30 Club coffee table book as a Fathers Day gift from his kids. He was pleasantly surprised to see emmet swimming listed in the top ten of number of times a band has played the club. After this show we will pass The Roots and move into 9th place.

To make the night even more special our old friends Modern Yesterday will reunite to open the show. Amazing vocals, amazing musicians, and great friends.  There will be a number of special guests and surprises.

This is an early show! Doors will open at 6pm, and the show will be over at 9:30pm.

In order for our true fans to get tickets, a special pre-sale will commence at 10am on Monday, February 26th with the password FAIRFAX … if for some reason you do not get tickets during the pre-sale the password will be removed and the general sale will begin on Wednesday, February 28th. All of these sales will happen before the show is officially announced by the 9:30 Club in March. We (and Modern Yesterday) want to make sure the fans that follow us on Facebook, are on our email list, etc, get tickets before the word gets out. We also wanted to get you the details months in advance so you can book the babysitter, make travel plans and brush up on our catalogue :). Post your song requests on our Facebook page.

Get Tickets Here!

Can’t wait to see you there.  Ask our manager Alan to buy you a beer – he just might!

Todd, Erik, Tamer, Scotty…oh, and Alan
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