Nashville post-punk/power-pop outfit Republican Hair will make their triumphant return to the road next month, supporting The Cadillac Three throughout the Midwest and headlining shows in the Southeast for the first time. Kicking-off at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit on February 28th and spanning into April, the run of dates will see Republican Hair hitting Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and more.
News of the tour closely follows the band’s hometown performance at Lightning 100’s Festivus Charity Show and the release of their new single “Chaotic Good,” which American Songwriter called “three minutes of gloriously irreverent post-punk” while premiering the video last month.
In addition, the band is pumped to have teamed up with Scout’s Barbershop in Nashville for National Poverty Awareness Month. They’ll be contributing their talents to raise money for Martha O’Bryan Center and Backfield in Motion’s 3rd Annual fundraising campaign “Haircuts for Humans” which has raised $12,000 in the past two years and is shooting to hit a total of$25,000 with this year’s campaign.
In November, Republican Hair donated all proceeds from their show at The Basement to help promote and fund the cause and for all of January, patrons visiting Scout’s Barbershops are given the opportunity to sponsor a haircut to a person in need from the community. Then on February 4th, Scout’s, Republican Hair and teens from Backfield in Motion will cook and serve a hot meal at the Kid’s Café to children and families living in a food desert located in the heart of the James Cayce Homes in East Nashville.
Republican Hair is the brain-child of Nashville songwriter Luke Dick and channels the same story-telling vehicles and divergent lyricism Dick utilizes when writing hit singles for the likes of Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, and Kacey Musgraves. Dick recently sat down with NPR’s Jewly Hight and fellow Nashvillian Natalie Hemby to discuss creativity, songwriting and his forthcoming film “Red Dog”…a feature-length documentary he wrote, directed and scored that explores his unique upbringing at an Oklahoma City strip club where his mother danced…you can read the full round-table discussion HERE.
Be sure to catch Republican Hair on tour next month, all dates can be found below. The band’s new single “Chaotic Good” is out now via all DSPs and the official video can be viewed HERE. Stay tuned to www.republicanhair.org for up-to-date information on new music and tour dates.