What a year The Dusty 45s had! 2011 was huge! They went on tour with the legendary Wanda Jackson, and super star Adele, hitting (sold out!) shows in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles, to name a few. Then, they rocked the Northwest all summer long, playing festivals and outdoor events, before taking off to the East Coast for their yearly jaunt to Nantucket. Ending the year in style, the band played with Wanda Jackson again on New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles.
Starting 2012 off right, once again, the band is partnering with DESC for the fourth year in a row for the annual Gimme Shelter Benefit concert at The Showbox at the Market on Friday, February 3rd. This year’s Gimme Shelter will feature performances by The Maldives, Lazy Susan, The Young Evils, Betsy Olson, Davidson Hart Kingsbery, The Purrs, and, of course, The Dusty 45s. The D45s’ own Billy Joe Huels will serve as the event emcee, once again. Quite a line-up, right?!
Get your tickets NOW online or in person at The Showbox and Sonic Boom Records for $15. Proceeds from ticket sales go directly to DESC’s programs to end homelessness. To learn more about the important work DESC does in our community, please click here.
As you can see, The Dusty 45s launched a new, improved, and super snazzy website in 2011! Take a look around here for all the latest, and check out their Facebook page.
Here’s to a great New Year! We look forward to seeing you at the shows!