PIGEONS PLAYING PING PONG // Upcoming Tour Dates6/22 – Stratford, CT – Road Jam Music Fest6/28 – Rochester, NY – Party In The Park6/30 – Newport, KY – Wooden Cask Brewing7/5 – 7/9 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival7/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^7/14 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival7/19 – 7/22 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival7/26 – Westerly, RI – Paddy’s Beach Club7/28 – Burlington, VT – Tumble Down Music Festival8/2 – 8/4 – Thornville, OH – Werk Out Music & Arts Festival8/23 – 8/26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’8/31 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom9/1 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt9/2 – Lake George, NY – Adirondack Independence Festival9/26 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic *9/27 – Dallas, TX – Granada *9/28 – Houston, TX – Last Concert Cafe *9/29 – Austin, TX – Mohawk *10/2 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom *10/3 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern *10/4 & 10/5 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *10/6 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom*10/8 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst10/10 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre+10/11 – Bend, OR – The Domino Room+10/12 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom+10/13 – Seattle, WA – Neptune+10/14 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge+10/16 – Bozeman, MT – Rialto12/12 – 12/16 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Holidaze^ w/ moe.* w/ The Kitchen Dwellers+ w/ Andy FrascoView All Tour Dates This past weekend, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong gave a breakout performance at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Although big things are still on the horizon for this summer–like their debut Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance on July 12th with moe.–the band is looking ahead and today they unveil their 2018 fall tour dates.Beginning in late-September, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will embark on a tour that will see them route through Fayetteville, AR, into Texas for plays in Dallas, Houston and Austin, before heading west to Pheonix, AZ. The four-piece will then head up the west coast, making five stops in California–Solana Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Arcata. Bend and Portland, OR, as well as Seattle, WA round out the west coast run, with the tour culminating mind-October in Montana for plays in Missoula and Bozeman.The Kitchen Dwellers and Andy Frasco will provide support on select dates.Tickets for newly announced dates go on sale this coming Friday, June 15th at 10 am local time. Certain dates have a local presale starting Thursday, June 14th. Please visit the band’s website for more information on specific dates.
Disney fans are calling on the company’s parks to change the theme of one of their most popular attractions.A petition that is posted on Change.org asks Disney to remove all references to its 1946 film “Song of the South” from Splash Mountain.The petition claims the movie is “steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes” and suggests that Disney re-theme the ride around “Princess and the Frog.”Tiana, the main character in that film, is recognized for being Disney’s first African American princess.As of Thursday morning, the petition had more than 8,000 signatures, with a goal of 10,000 at this point.Read more about the plans for the phased reopening of @WaltDisneyWorld Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels, and Disney Stores on @DisneyParks Blog: https://t.co/YDTsO3hZP7— Disney (@Disney) May 27, 2020 The call for change comes as discussions continue about racial injustice, following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.Bystander video shows the 46-year-old man struggling to breathe while in police custody on May 25.Police officer Derek Chauvin could be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.The three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — have all been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.