Happy 2018! Austin Music Awards!

 Hey everyone - 

Thank you for voting in the first round - we have two official nominations at this year's Austin Music Awards! 

Now we need your help again - please take 5 minutes and go right here right now: https://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-music-awards/

Fill in the required info at the top and then please vote for us in these two categories:

AUSTIN BAND OF THE YEAR - FASTBALL

SONGWRITER - MILES ZUNIGA

If you'd like, you can leave a comment and that's all you need to do - you are not obliged to vote for every category - these are the two that we need you for! 

Thank you! And please spread the word to anyone else who can help us by voting. 

Ok now that that's out of the way, we're excited that our first show of the year is in Miami on February 24th with Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker and the Spin Doctors - buy tickets now at http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

And here's another piece on gear that Miles did, for those of you so inclined: http://www.gearphoria.com/e-mag/v6n3/files/assets/basic-html/page-38.html#

Lots more news coming up in 2018 that we're excited to share with you - stay tuned and we'll be making some exciting announcements soon! 

Fastball

xoxo

 

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LAST CHANCE to vote for us in the Austin Music Awards!!!

Hi Everyone - 

Today is the LAST DAY to VOTE for us in the AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS. 

PLEASE TAKE 5 MIN AND VOTE FOR US RIGHT HERE: https://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-music-awards/

You do NOT need to vote in every single category to be eligible - the categories we need your vote for are:

Austin Band of the Year

Austin Musician of the Year 

Austin Song of the Year 

Best Performing Bands (Rock)

Best Austin Musicians (Male Vocalist/Guitar/Bass/Drums/Keyboards/Songwriter)

Everyone can vote once - go get voting and help us!!!!!

Thank you! 

In other news, we will be playing in the 'Concert for our George' - a memorial celebration of the life and music of George Reiff this Sunday, Dec. 17th at Emo's in Austin, TX - music starts at 6pm and tickets are $25. 

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493422830733663/

Ticket link: https://emosaustin.frontgatetickets.com/event/yodpqomk2q6s1z3n

And finally - here is a clip of Miles on the recent tour, talking about the gear he uses: https://digitaltourbus.com/features/fastballs-miles-zuniga-gear-masters-ep-159-video/

That's all for now - please vote, vote, vote!!!!!

Miles, Tony & Joey :: Fastball

 

George Reiff Memorial Concert

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey Everyone 

We’d like to take the time to thank each and every single person who has helped make this year so very special to us. The last twelve months have been really quite amazing. There’s been some great moments, many of which were shared with you. If you came to see a show, reviewed our music, played it on air or bought/listened to our record we are forever grateful.

In the spirit of the holidays, we are having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale in our online store – you get a 10% discount on anything in our store using the code FBHOLIDAY10 so go pick up that CD, Vinyl, T-shirt, poster that you’ve always wanted: https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/fastball-shop

And while you’re sitting around eating turkey and drinking wine this weekend, you could do us a big favour by VOTING for us in the AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS – please if you can, take 5-10 min out of your day and vote for us in as many categories as possible – everyone can vote once and it would mean a lot to us – to vote go here: https://www.austinchronicle.com/vote-austin-music-awards/

And speaking of Austin, don’t forget we have our final blowout show of the year on December 1st at Antone’s – don’t wait to buy tickets cause they are moving and we hope to have it sold out – GET TIX or VIP Meet N Greet packages right here, right now: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

Ok be safe, 
Fastball

Photo by Gabriel Cristóver Pérez For KUTX

Happy Friday Everyone

Just a few things to let you know about: 

1 - The ALL ATX “Back to the Armadillo” compilation that was for sale at the benefit concert last week is currently only available at Waterloo Records in Austin (http://www.waterloorecords.com). We do a cover of the ZZ Top song 'Tush', which we played at the concert - you can read about it here: http://music.blog.austin360.com/2017/10/30/john-fogertys-blasts-from-the-past-follow-armadillo-themed-bash-at-all-atx-show/. Proceeds from both the concert and the disc go to four Austin organizations working toward affordability issues for Austin artists: Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, the SIMS Foundation, Black Fret and the Austin Music Foundation.

2 - Last night WHYY-TV's 'On Tour' program featured a piece on the band...'On Tour' is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey....they filmed us at our recent performance at the Ardmore Music Hall in Pennsylvania. 

It's a great piece and you can watch it in it's entirety here: https://whyy.org/episodes/fastball/

And here are some other pieces from the show:

Bonus song medley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opl2cR4-2ik 

FB photo album from the show - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1607992595925322.1073741973.179753188749277&type=1&l=42c1f1c298

3 - Last but certainly not least, we have our show poster for our last show of the year, coming up on Dec. 1st at Antone's in Austin, TX....shout out to Jamie Zuverza who did the poster for us - check out his art:

instagram: @jaime_zu

facebook: www.facebook.com/jaime.zuverza.art

or zuverza.com

4 - Ok one more thing - have we mentioned we have a new video out:) http://www.listenherereviews.com/fastball-drops-new-music-video-best-friend/

Have a great weekend everyone!

Fastball

 

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'Best Friend' Video Premiere! 

 

Hey everyone - 

'Today Glide is excited to premiere the new video for “Best Friend”. The video goes from a sunny California beach to a house party filled with eclectic characters where, of course, the members of Fastball are performing. “Best Friend” is a song that brings to mind simpler times when it was possible for bands to write straightforward, feel-good rock tunes. In this case, the band’s upbeat harmonies and jubilant guitars and synths take on an almost power pop sound. The video itself matches the the whimsical positivity of the tune. 

“Here’s some interesting Fastball trivia: the big green wall Joey walks past while looking for the party is the back of what used to be known as A&M studios – the studios where Fastball recorded their monster hit ‘The Way.’ When Joey told me that I knew that shot was going into the video come hell or high water,” says director Nigel Dick, best known for directing hugely successful videos for Guns N’Roses, Britney Spears and Sheryl Crow among others.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the song, Fastball’s Miles Zuniga has this to say:

“Tony and I wrote Best Friend a long time ago in Nashville. We were recording with Adam Sleshinger. We went out and ‘jammed’ a bit on some progression, who knows what the original idea was but then we got the bright idea to loop one bar of the jam in a weird spot. It was sort of like a 3 legged dog. Then we wrote the song over that. Tony wrote the verses and I wrote the choruses. It’s an unusual song for Fastball because there are only three chords in the song and we normally have at least seven or eight.”

https://glidemagazine.com/196038/video-premiere-fastball-whip-feel-good-vibe-pop-laden-rocker-best-friend/

Hope you dig it. 

Thanks to everyone who came to see us play yesterday in Austin at the All ATX Show. 

And don't forget we have one final show this year, at Antone's in Austin, on Friday December 1st - get Meet N Greet's and Tickets right NOW right HERE:  http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

Love, 

Fastball

 

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Final Show of the Year in Austin, TX!

Hey Everyone -

We’ve returned home from our last run of dates – thanks to everyone who came out to see us. After the last date, in Chicago, Tony and Miles dropped by WGN Radio, you can listen to it here: http://wgnradio.com/2017/10/09/two-time-grammy-nominee-fastball-the-band/

It’s been a great year for Fastball and because of that we’ve decided to have one last blowout show in our hometown of Austin, TX on Dec. 1st at Antone’s. Our friends Moving Panoramas will be opening the show and you can get tickets and VIP Meet N Greet packages right NOW at http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/– please come out and join us, the Christmas spirit will be in the air and it will no doubt be a great night of rock n roll. And it’s a Friday night.

And just a reminder that we’ll be doing 2-3 songs at a benefit concert at Auditorium Shores in Austin on Oct 29th. More details and tickets can be found here: https://allatx.frontgatetickets.com/event/d1d79o7vum0mwvby

And we can’t remember if we’ve told you or not, but we shot a video last month for the song ‘Best Friend’ from Step Into Light….again with our pal and acclaimed director Nigel Dick…you’ll be seeing it real soon….below are a couple screen shots from it.

And finally, big thanks to all the radio stations out there that are currently playing ‘Best Friend’, if you feel so inclined and want to help out, call your local radio station and request it today!

RIP Tom Petty

Love, 
Fastball

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One More Round of Tour Dates

Greetings Everyone -

We’re back on the road doing some of our final dates of the year...

Today/Saturday/Sunday we’re in West Springfield, MA, playing a massive Fair called the Big E... our show is free with Big E admission and we’re on at 3pm each day at the Court of Honor Stage.

Then on Monday we return to the great city of New York... at City Winery... our pal Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding) will be playing before us... doors are at 6pm, Wesley’s on at 8pm, and we should hit around 8:45pm.

Tuesday Oct 3rd we’re at Rams Head in Annapolis.

Wednesday Oct 4th we’re at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg, VA

Thursday Oct 5th we’re at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh, PA.

Friday, Oct 6th we’re at Kent Stage in Kent Ohio which the Summit, a great radio station, is sponsoring.

Saturday Oct 7th we’re at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe/Back Room in Kalamazoo, MI.

Sunday Oct 8th we’re at City Winery Chicago.

And then Sunday Oct. 15th we’re playing a free outdoor show in St. Louis for the Rock N Roll Marathon.

Come out and see us and as always VIP Meet N Greet packages are available for every show while supplies last right here: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

And then for those of you in Austin, we’re happy and proud to announce we’ll be performing at ALL ATX Presents: Back to the Armadillo October 29th at Auditorium Shores. Enjoy an evening of music along the banks of Lady Bird Lake and support Austin’s working musicians. Tickets on-sale now via AllATX.org. Proceeds benefitting HAAM, Sims Foundation, Black Fret and Austin Music Foundation. Show poster attached... lots of great acts (John Fogerty!).

Will that be it for live shows till the end of the year???!!!! Stay tuned...

In other news, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you probably know about this fella Chet Wild…well, we finally played his living room and it was for a great cause that raised $12,500…it was also streamed on Facebook so hopefully some of you were able to catch it…..a big round of applause to everyone who contributed and to Chet for…well, being Chet….here’s a link to the campaign that is now closed:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fastballatchets-hurricane-harvey-recovery-show#/

And it actually got some decent press, including the LA Weekly!

LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/arts/fastball-is-playing-an-la-house-party-tonight-thanks-to-comedian-chet-wilds-successful-fastballatchets-campaign-8661920

http://www.hollywoodintoto.com/fastball-house-party-hurricane/

And here’s a review of the show we did in Berkeley earlier this month: http://bammagazine.com/fastball-flies-in-at-full-throttle-into-cornerstone-berkeley-ca/

I think that’s all the news that’s fit to print for now – thanks for tuning in!

Love,
Fastball

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Wanna be in a Fastball video? Donate to our Hurricane Benefit Show!

Hey Everyone - 

First things, first: we're raising money for Hurricane Harvey recovery by playing this random guy's (AKA Chet Wild) living room on September 18th. Donate and you could appear in our next music video!

Click the link, watch the video, and support a good cause! We hope you can join us for the live stream next Monday. All proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts in our home state of Texas.

LINK:  https://igg.me/at/FastballAtChets

And before we do this, we're playing four shows on the west coast that start THIS THURSDAY:

09-14-17    Berkeley                 CA     Cornerstone

09-15-17    West Hollywood     CA     Whisky A Go Go

09-16-17    Pasadena               CA     The Rose

09-17-17    Agoura Hills           CA      The Canyon

Come on out and see us - tickets and VIP Meet N Greet packages are available here: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

And finally, here's a recent interview with Miles: http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/fastball-doesnt-shy-away-from-past-hits,518828

xoxoxo

Fastball

 

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PoMo Heroes FASTBALL Make A.V. CLUB UNDERCOVER Debut with ‘9 to 5’

Band Announces Additional Tour Dates for

STEP INTO LIGHT

Headlining Run hits Berkeley, Los Angeles, New York City, Annapolis, Chicago and More

“Step Into Light is a diverse, engaging record from one of pop’s most tenacious bands.” — Paste Magazine

(August 22, 2017) Today, Austin’s FASTBALL makes their A.V. CLUB Undercover premiere with a tribute to the #1 Grammy® Award nominated title track of the 1980 film 9 to 5. The chart topping hit was originally recorded by Dolly Parton. FASTBALL's rendition is an unlikely addition the collection of this years Undercover performers.

The eighth season of A.V. Undercover, which launched this earlier this summer,  features favorite or soon-to-be-favorite bands doing covers of  your favorite songs.  Groups like Old 97’s, Passenger, Cloud Nothings, The Regrettes ,Phantogramand FASTBALL covering cuts by T-Rex, Dolly Parton, Fugazi, and Blink-182, though not necessarily in that order.  New episodes are posted every Tuesday at A.V. Club.

FASTBALL released their 6th album, Step Into Light, earlier this summer and immediately set out on an extensive North American tour with Everclear, released three singles and videos - including the award winning clip by Nigel DickBehind the Sun, which premiered withGuitar World and is now headlining their own national tour.  Step Into Light, is available through the band’s own 33 1/3 label and is the first FASTBALL collection to get a vinyl LP release.

Before Step Into Light was officially released the band shared the entire album via billboard.com.  Appropriately, FASTBALL then appeared on MLB.com and on Sirius XM for an interview and performance on the Howard Stern Wrap Up Show, where they discussed the unexpected reincarnation of their hit “Out of My Head” on the worldwide #1 Smash Hit “Bad Things.”   FASTBALL also performed one of Howard’s favorite Beatles songs “The Two Of Us.”  Highlights can be found here.

With nearly 20 years of musical explorations and milestones under its belt, FASTBALL remains one of the most consistent and continuously celebrated rock bands on the road today.   

Step Into Light extends FASTBALL’s highly respected body of work, which encompasses such acclaimed albums as their 1996 debutMake Your Mama Proud, their 1998 platinum breakthrough All the Pain Money Can Buy (which spawned the Grammy-nominated Top Five hit "The Way"), 2000's The Harsh Light of Day, 2004's Keep Your Wig On and 2009's Little White Lies. 

View “I Will Never Let You Down" here.

View “We’re on Our Way” here.

View “Behind The Sun” here.

View “9 to 5” here.

 FASTBALL “Step Into Light” Tour

09-14-17    Berkeley                 CA     Cornerstone

09-15-17    West Hollywood      CA     Whisky A Go Go

09-16-17    Pasadena               CA     The Rose

09-17-17    Agoura Hills           CA      The Canyon

09-29-17    West Springfield     MA     The Big E

09-30-17    West Springfield     MA     The Big E

10-01-17    West Springfield     MA     The Big E

10-02-17    New York               NY      City Winery NYC

10-03-17    Annapolis               MD     Rams Head On Stage

10-04-17    Leesburg                VA     Tally Ho Theater

10-05-17    Pittsburgh              PA      Club Cafe

10-06-17    Kent                      OH      Kent Stage

10-07-17    Kalamazoo             MI      Bell's Eccentric Cafe  

10-08-17    Chicago                  IL       City Winery Chicago

10-15-17   St. Louis  MO     Michelob Ulta Rock ’N’ Roll Half Marathon

 

For ticket info check: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

The August Update

Greetings everyone -

We hope your summer has been going splendidly.

Ours sure has thanks to you and everyone who has bought a ticket to a show, bought a CD or vinyl, streamed or downloaded the record and given us their ears or eyes over the past few months.

We’re happy and proud to have Step Into Light out into the world.

Next month we hit the road again…back to the west coast. If you live in Berkeley, West Hollywood, Pasadena or Agoura Hills we expect to see you out at an upcoming show! And if you’ve been itching to take a trip with an ol’ pal to the west coast, you can thank us for giving you the perfect opportunity for a September road trip.

At the end of September, we’re back on the east coast playing THREE nights at the Big E, a massive fair in Springfield, MA….before returning to NYC to play City Winery with our pal Wesley Stace aka John Wesley Harding. Come on out NYC….it will be a great night. We then hit Annapolis, Leesburg, Pittsburgh, Kent, Chicago and finally St. Louis, where we play a free outdoor show in the afternoon.

And after that we may be playing a hometown show in Austin…stay tuned for more details on that.

Tickets and Meet N Greets for all shows can be found and purchased here: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

In other news…..we’re not sure if you caught that we live streamed our recent show at the wonderful Daryl’s House in Upstate NYC a couple of weeks ago….because we actually didn’t know until we arrived (!), but here’s a link to see it (just search for us):

https://www.facebook.com/pg/darylshouseclub/videos/?ref=page_internal

And here’s a couple of recent interviews you can check out and spread the word about:

https://veraciousmagazine.com/2017/08/07/fastball/

http://www.dailytribune.com/arts-and-entertainment/20170804/fastball-at-saint-andrews-3-things-to-know

I think that’s all for now. As always, follow us, re-tweet us, like us, and do whatever the hell else you’re suppose to do to us.

love, 
Fastball

 

'Behind the Sun' Video Premiere

Hi Everyone - 

Today we are debuting the third and final video that the great Nigel Dick directed for us, for 'Behind the Sun' from 'Step Into Light'.

The fine folks at Guitar World premiered it this morning on their website so please go check it out: http://www.guitarworld.com/news-videos/fastballs-behind-sun-video-premiere/31366

Here's what Miles had to say about the song and the video:

I wrote this one in open G tuning doing a Beatles White Album fingerpicking pattern. John Lennon learned it from Donavon in India. I learned it from an article in Guitar World one afternoon in Virginia Beach.

I recorded it one night at the Bubble, just Sean Rolie and I. I used an E-bow for that droney  stuff, Tony added a harmony later

Nigel Dick shot the video. We were out in Lockhart TX and it was hotter than hell. I started to moan after we shot 20 takes of the same thing and he said "You'd never make it in the film business, boy." He worked his ass off, 3 videos in 3 days. Whatta guy!

The video also won a Silver Remi Award at the Houston WorldFest International Film Festival earlier this year. 

On another note, here is a link to a photo gallery from the June 7th House of Blues Boston show (photos by Eric Riley): https://artistwaves.com/so-much-for-the-afterglow-tour-in-10-stunning-photos-44c4a6786c22

We hit the road again on July 20th in Atlanta - come on out and see us: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

XOXO

Fastball

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Here Comes the Loooong Weekend!

Hi Everyone -

Greetings from Hawaii!

We traveled from LA today and play tonight in Honolulu and tomorrow night in Maui, and that will conclude this fantastic tour we’ve been on with Everclear and Vertical Horizon. Thanks to all of you who have come out to see a show, bought merch, said hi to us, etc. We love playing for you.

As we’ve mentioned, we’re taking a few weeks off and starting up again in Atlanta on July 20th - we actually just added a show in Knoxville, TN on July 23rd: https://fastball-knox.eventbrite.com

These old t-shirts have almost sold out so last chance to grab one: https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/fastball-shop

And here’s some recent press on the record - check it out while you’re lounging around or BBQ’ing this long weekend and don’t forget to crank our new album!

Rock at Night - Must have album of the summer!: http://rockatnight.com/2017/06/album-review-fastballs-step-into-the-light-the-must-have-album-of-the-summer/

Cryptic Rock - interview with Tony:  http://crypticrock.com/interview-tony-scalzo-fastball/

News 4 San Antonio - interview with Miles: http://news4sanantonio.com/news/entertainment/fastballs-miles-zuniga-talks-new-album-ahead-of-new-braunfels-concert

Major League Baseball - video interview with the band: http://m.mlb.com/video/v1548368083/the-austin-rock-kings-discuss-their-roots-and-legacy

My Statesman (Austin) - Year’s Best Music So Far: http://www.mystatesman.com/entertainment/music/willie-nelson-spoon-shinyribs-among-year-top-local-music-far/gF6BSohjit47Xb0KTE4ofL/

Ink 19 - Simply put, the latest from Fastball feels like a beautiful, rib-cracking, tear-jerking bear hug from a bunch of old college buddies who you’ve not seen since that night out in the desert, nearly a decade ago: http://ink19.com/2017/06/magazine/music-reviews/fastball-2

Real Rock News: http://www.realrocknews.com/concert-review-fastball-cherokee-casino-west-siloam-springs-okla-june-22-2017/

Happy long weekend and 4th of July to you - be safe out there.

Love,
Fastball

A Couple Quick Things

Hi Everyone -

Just a couple quick things to note.

1 – This Pledge campaign is officially closed…..meaning you can no longer purchase any items/incentives. The last batch of signed CD’s are being shipped out and if you ordered anything else that you haven’t received, you’ll be in touch with shortly or feel free to email peter@dkd.com. Please note that we will still be sending out updates and keeping you in the loop with all things Fastball for the next little while but we will eventually shuffle everything over to our official website www.fastballtheband.com.

2 – On the note of shuffling things over, the only place to now buy official Fastball merchandise is our online store – https://shop.bandwear.com/collections/fastball-shop – we are currently having a flash sale of old t-shirts, for a limited time all the old t-shirts are only $10. Buy them NOW before they run out cause they will run out soon….we don’t have many left of each.

I think that’s all for now. Till the next update.

#####FASTBALL######

Back in the USA! More Tour Dates and Press! Hurray!

Hi!

Canada was great and we are now back in the USA!

Tonight we're in Duluth, tomorrow Moorhead, and then we head to Wichita and West Siloam Springs before retuning back to beautiful Texas where we play in New Braunfels, Houston and Midland in the next ten days.

If you haven't been out to a show - what exactly are you waiting for??!!

And speaking of shows - after the Everclear tour, we're taking a couple of weeks off but then we'll be back at it again, headlining our own shows right thru October - these have all been confirmed and announced recently:

7/21 - Chattanooga - free show
7/26 - St Louis - https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3674364/fastball-stlouis-off-broadway-stlouis?searchType=venue
7/27
 - Cincinnati - https://www1.ticketmaster.com/fastball-cincinnati-ohio-07-27-2017/event/160052929685808F
7/29
 - Wilkes Bare PA - http://www.kirbycenter.org/events/85d/fastball/
7/31
 - Westerly, RI - free show
8/1 - Exton PA - free show
8/2 - Harrisburg PA
8/3 - Ardmore PA - http://www.ardmoremusic.com/event/1462356-fastball-ardmore/
8/4
 - Rochester NY - free show
8/5 - Detroit MI - https://concerts1.livenation.com/fastball-detroit-michigan-08-05-2017/event/08005284E82E96BE
8/6
 - Grand Rapids MI - https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/080052C50A9E58F5?_ga=2.241814149.668502060.1497288901-488501052.1497288900
9/14
 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
9/29 - West Springfield, MA - The Big E
9/30 - West Springfield, MA - The Big E
10/1 - West Springfield, MA - The Big E
10/2 - New York, NY - City Winery
10/3 - Annapolis, MD - Rams Head On Stage
10/4 - Leesburg, VA - Tally Ho Theatre
10/5 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
10/6 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage
10/8 - Chicago, IL - City Winery

Just stay tuned to http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/ and all of the shows will be announced and Meet N Greets will be available for all upcoming dates.

And here is the latest in press links - check em out and share em - lots of photos and videos:

QRO MAG -

http://www.qromag.com/reviews/concert_reviews/fastball-live/
and

http://www.qromag.com/concert_gallery/?g2_itemId=790842

Rock 'n' Roll Truth: Music Worth Buying episode -

http://rockwrite.blogspot.com/2017/06/music-worth-buying-episode-father-john.html

KMUW :: interview with Tony -

http://kmuw.org/post/fastball-ups-game-step-light

RARASFARM “I Will Never Let You Down” is the Song of the Day -

http://rarasfarm.com/2017/sotd-fastball-back/

That's all for now kids!

Thanks!

^^^^^^^FASTBALL^^^^^^

New York, New York!

Greetings from NYC folks - 

Tomorrow night we have a sold out show at Irving Plaza. The band Ruth Ruth have been added to the bill and will be on before us...we are schedule to hit from 8-8:45pm. 

Here are some recent press hits, including the morning TV we did in Chicago last Friday:

TV on WGN Chicago:

http://wgntv.com/2017/06/02/fastball-played-a-couple-new-tunes-for-us-this-morning/

Columbus Underground:

http://www.columbusunderground.com/concert-preview-fastball-gw1

Record Journal Podcast:

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/latestnews/10359440-154/podcast-with-miles-zuniga-of-the-rock-band-fastball.html

Unpopular Option: Memory Lane

  --TONY JOINS @ 27:00--

https://soundcloud.com/unpopularopinion/unp-191-sc

Also, here's the Miles episode from 4 months back...

The Least Anticipated Podcast Of the Week - "The Celebrity Drop-In Show"

  --MILES JOINS AT 42:20--

https://soundcloud.com/unpopularopinion/lapw-011217-ep19

We have upcoming dates this October that we will be announcing over the next week that include a return to NYC, Annapolis, Leesburg, Kent, Chicago and Pittsburgh....which is actually on sale now: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=7480325&pl=opus&dispatch=loadSelectionData

Laterz,

Fastball

 

Hey kids

Tonight we're in Pittsburgh. Then we leave right after the show to haul ass to Chicago for a morning WGN-TV appearance....and then we're attempting a cover of a song you will never guess, which we'll present to you once it's out and released to the world....so busy times as usual in Fastball-Land. 

And do tune into your local TV station if you are in the greater Chicago area....we'll also send a link once we have it as well. 

And of course we play Arlington Heights, IL tomorrow. And then we head to South Bend, IN....then Columbus, OH.....before landing back in beautiful NYC, for what appears to be a sold out show at Irving Plaza next Tuesday, June 6th. So buy your tickets and come out and see us! This tour is fun as hell and a great bill with three great bands! And if you wanna meet us and say hello, but a Meet N Greet Package: http://www.fastballtheband.com/shows/

Our record has officially been out for a week and we charted in Billboard! Glad to be back on the charts! 

Here are some recent press links:

Daily Vault: http://www.dailyvault.com/toc.php5?review=9518

alon: http://www.salon.com/2017/05/28/summer-music-new-releases-2017/

See you on the road, 

FASTBALL

 

Hey Gang 

We played a show in Texas last night and hit Des Moines, Welch, Lincoln, Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the next couple of weeks. 

Come on out and see us - the band is better than ever! And our new record is out to the World! 

We now have all tour dates thru the end of the year available for Meet N Greets - get em while you can, they are limited: http://www.fanexperience.ca/fastballvip/

Here's some recent press:

Blasting News: http://us.blastingnews.com/showbiz-tv/2017/05/fastball-returns-to-the-limelight-001719109.html

Sound Words STL: https://www.soundwordsstl.com/single-post/2017/05/19/Interview-Fastballs-Miles-Zuniga-on-Step-Into-Light-Staying-Together

Alt wire: http://www.altwire.net/2017/05/20/altwire-review-fastball-celebrates-20th-anniversary-step-light/

((((((((FASTBALL)))))))))

 

Photos by Veronica Lee

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Hi Everyone

It's May 19th. The record is officially out and available EVERYWHERE today. 

Please just continue to spread the word about it - review it on iTunes, Amazon, etc (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WWH3DDZ/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_3_w?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-14&pf_rd_r=E9HT7W7GSVCPFMW6CN2S&pf_rd_r=E9HT7W7GSVCPFMW6CN2S&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=908a08df-d4e5-4fca-b5e2-9b49a58efb53&pf_rd_p=908a08df-d4e5-4fca-b5e2-9b49a58efb53&pf_rd_i=163856011)

And here are a few more press hits for you to check out if you feel so inclined:

Rock Cellar: http://www.rockcellarmagazine.com/2017/05/19/fastball-band-step-into-light-new-album-listen-stream-austin/#sthash.S7wNmERC.dpbs

Austin American Statesman: http://music.blog.mystatesman.com/2017/05/18/austin360-on-the-record-fastball-missio-wendy-colonna-and-more/

CIVL:  http://live.civl.ca:8085/podcast/2017/05/17/15.mp3

Thank you for your love and support - we honesty couldn't do it without you. 

Step Into Light,

Fastball

'Bunny Radio - Influences': Spotify playlist

Hi Everyone - 

Miles and Tony put together a special playlist for Spotify that is essentially a 12 song compilation of their influences over the years, that have shaped their own songwriting and the songs on 'Step Into Light'. 

The songs have intro's from both Tony and Miles explaining what the songs mean to them, etc. 

We encourage you to check it out if you are a Spotify user or to tell your friends that use Spotify to check it out - it's very cool and ranges from the Beatles to Cheap Trick to Willie Nelson to NRBQ with little stories and tales in between. 

Here’s the link: https://open.spotify.com/user/mzuni/playlist/0HE97xuXBMaQYPzS6xMNsI

Best,

Fastball

Greetings from the Great White North!

We've got one of six Canadian shows under our belt - thanks to everyone who came out last night in Calgary. 

Tonight we are in Saskatoon and may or may not be live on a College Station at 5:30pm local time (MDT) - www.cfcr.ca - tune in to find out!

And here are some great press links that have been flowing into our email inboxes that we want to share with you - check em out and share them:

Paste - https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/05/paste-review-of-the-day-fastball---step-into-light.html

Austin.com - https://austin.com/fastball-front-man-miles-zuniga-talks-new-music/

We Are Austin - http://keyetv.com/features/we-are-austin/fastball

More soon... Step Into Light gets it's official release THIS FRIDAY! 

---Fastball—


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