Okilly Dokilly, the world’s only Nedal band, is announcing the “Tourdilly Do ‘22” tour on November 2, 2021 and it could be their last.
The “Tourdilly Do ’22” tour will take the place of the previously rescheduled ‘When the Comet Gets Here’ tour with shows occurring across the Midwest and Eastern US from April to May of 2022. Joining as special guests will be Medford, Oregon’s partycore rockers Steaksauce Mustache.
Following the tour, the band will be officially announcing an indefinite hiatus, with members taking some time to focus on family and other projects.
Lead singer, Head Ned said about the band’s history, “When we started Okilly Dokilly, our goal was to play maybe 2 shows. We imagined being the 3rd or 4th band on a 7 band metal show. We would step out in our sweaters and confuse the 12 or 13 people in attendance, and then have a great story. Things turned out a little differently.”
The band went viral in August of 2015, before ever playing a show. In the week following the release of their first demo and some press photos, they amassed thousands of social media followers, had millions of streams on their bandcamp page and landed as the top trending topic on both Reddit and Facebook. Two albums and several US and international tours followed.
In 2019, the band landed and even bigger honor when their music video for ‘White Wine Spritzer’ was added to the credits of a Season 30 episode of The Simpsons.
“Okilly Dokilly did way more than I ever expected,” said Head Ned. “I’m really grateful for all the people who have been part of it. And especially to everyone who came out to our shows to say howdilly doodilly. We’ve been touring pretty relentlessly since 2016 and, last year, I became a dad. So it’s time for a break. It’s time for me to shave off the Ned mustache and grow the dad mustache.”
The “Tourdilly Do ‘22” tour will serve as a ‘farewell’ tour for the band, as they’re unsure whether or not the hiatus will remain permanent. Head Ned said about the band’s future “We just want to let everyone know that we won’t be touring or making any new music in the next few years. I’m not sure if or when we’ll be back, but for now, it’s ‘toodilly do’.”
“Tourdilly Do ’22” Dates
Apr 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
Apr 15 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
Apr 16 – Nashville, TN – EXIT/IN
Apr 17 – Greenville, SC – The Radio Room
Apr 19 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
Apr 20 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java
Apr 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland Bar & Grill
Apr 22 – Boston, MA – Hard Rock Café Boston
Apr 23 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Apr 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
Apr 26 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
Apr 27 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Apr 28 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
Apr 29 – Indianapolis, IN – HI-FI Indy
Apr 30 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
May 1 – Cudahy, WI – X-ray Arcade
May 3 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
May 4 – Springfield, MO – Front of House Lounge
May 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street – OKC
May 6 – Dallas, TX – Three Links Deep Ellum
May 7 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room