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:

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– 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:

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


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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:

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 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:

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

LA Weekly:

And here’s a review of the show we did in Berkeley earlier this month:

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


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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.


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:

And finally, here's a recent interview with Miles:,518828




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

Band Announces Additional Tour Dates for


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  Appropriately, FASTBALL then appeared on 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:

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:

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):

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

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.



'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:

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):

We hit the road again on July 20th in Atlanta - come on out and see us:




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:

These old t-shirts have almost sold out so last chance to grab one:

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!:

Cryptic Rock - interview with Tony:

News 4 San Antonio - interview with Miles:

Major League Baseball - video interview with the band:

My Statesman (Austin) - Year’s Best Music So Far:

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:

Real Rock News:

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


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 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

2 – On the note of shuffling things over, the only place to now buy official Fastball merchandise is our online store – – 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.


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


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 -
 - Cincinnati -
 - Wilkes Bare PA -
 - Westerly, RI - free show
8/1 - Exton PA - free show
8/2 - Harrisburg PA
8/3 - Ardmore PA -
 - Rochester NY - free show
8/5 - Detroit MI -
 - Grand Rapids MI -
 - 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 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:


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

KMUW :: interview with Tony -

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

That's all for now kids!



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:

Columbus Underground:

Record Journal Podcast:

Unpopular Option: Memory Lane

  --TONY JOINS @ 27:00--

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--

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:




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 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:

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:


See you on the road, 



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:

Here's some recent press:

Blasting News:

Sound Words STL:

Alt wire:



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 (

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

Rock Cellar:

Austin American Statesman:


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

Step Into Light,


'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:



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) - - 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 - -

We Are Austin -

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


The North American Tour Has Begun

Happy Mothers Day Everyone.

The band is in Billing, MT for night #4 of the North American tour with Everclear and Vertical Horizon and it couldn’t be going better….packed crowds and fun times. We hope we see you out on the road. Thanks to everyone who bought a Meet N Greet – we’ve been able to have you see the band soundcheck so they have been working out better than expected.

This week sees us venturing into Canada (Calgary, Saskatoon & Regina) before circling back down to South Dakota and Colorado….hope you can make it out to see us play new songs from ‘Step Into Light’ as well as other favourites from all of our records.

Here is a link to Tony and Miles doing the Beatles song “Two of Us” from the Howard Stern Wrap Up Show:

Here is a 5/5 review that hit this week:

And here is a Youtube link to the entire in-store performance Tony and Miles did at Vintage Vinyl in NJ a couple of weeks ago:

Thought you might like to see them.

Big week ahead – the official release date for ‘Step Into Light’ is May 19th! This Friday!



Hey Everyone

As I type this Miles and Tony are at the Austin airport….their flight has been delayed so they are cramming more phone interviews in than expected. Hardest working men in show biz, folks.

They are flying to NYC and will be doing promo for the next two days, including an appearance on the Howard Stern Wrap Up Show this Friday around 11am EST….on SiriusXM Channel 100... so tune in for that, it should be a good one. They may even play a cover song that you should all know (shame on you if you don’t).

And they will also be visiting Paste Magazine, which from what we are told will be streamed live (more on that later), WBJB in New Jersey and if you haven’t heard already the guys will be doing an in-store performance and signing at the wonderful Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ ( TOMORROW at 7pm. Some come on out Jersey!

Then they return home to basically get on the bus and get out to tour North America, of which you should all be BUYING YOUR TICKETS! Or you can try and win tickets (and a turntable) right here, from the fine folks at Tunespeak who we just launched a contest with:

Step Into Light :: May 19th

Bye for now.

And awaaaaay we go! 

Alright everyone – we are pleased to finally get some new music out to you, in the form of this wonderful video for the song ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ premiering right now on Consequence of Sound – check it out!

And just cause we thought you’d like em, here are the lyrics to the song:

It may sound funny
I don’t have a lot of money
but I will never let you down
when everything is breaking
the enemy is taking the town

I’ll be Fightin those demons
they’ll be kicking and screaming
I will throw them to the ground
I’m here to protect you to love and respect you
and I will never let you down

I hope you won’t hate me
don’t underestimate me
I’ll always do the best I can
my mind’s a bit hazy I might just drive you crazy
Remember I am only a man
I’m not too pretty
once you reach the nitty-gritty
I’m not the nicest guy in town
I might forget what I say
but at the end of the day
I will never let you down

And a little blurb about it:

The video for “I Will Never Let You Down” was directed by legendary music video director, Nigel Dick (Guns And Roses, Oasis). It was shot in one day at Strange Brew Coffee in Austin, TX. It features Tony’s lovely wife, Jennifer, playing the organizer of a speed-dating event in which Tony initially strikes out.

Enjoy and please spread the word wide and far!


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