Greetings one and all, starting this Friday, January third, The Lava Rats are dumping all the gear into the "Ratmobile" (yeah, that's right, we're rolling a Toyota Previa) and heading down for the deep south -- of California, that is--for our first tour. Look for fun and surprises from us at all our shows, not to mention our now-world-famous stage antics. We'll be carting down a whole box of CDs and stickers, and we sure as hell don't plan to bring many (or any) back. While we're down South, one of us will end up eloping to Vegas with the cutest girl we meet, one of us will end up stranded in Tijuana, and one of us will get stuck in the LaBrea Tar Pits (I mean, come on, it's TAR how fun is that!?!?!?). Juuuuust maybe we'll even end up playing some music along the way. (gotta pay for gas somehow, God knows we can't get by on our good looks) So, come check it out as these three NorCal die-hards take on some of the biggest, baddest, and best in SoCal surf in arguably the greatest North vs South conflict since the Civil War, and we all know how that turned out. Here's where you can catch 'em: Friday, January 3rd: The Lava Rats, The Lops, Super Portal Power Patrol,& Ma'daam Please @ The Westchester Sports Bar and Grill 5630 W. Manchester Ave Westchester CA We go on at 10:45, $5 cover Tuesday, January 7th: The Lava Rats and The Migs @ The Lava Lounge 1533 N. La Brea Hollywood, CA Door @ 8:30, music @ 9:30, $3 cover Wednesday, January 8th The Lava Rats with CHUM --- Elvis' Birthday!! @ Rusty's Surf Ranch 256 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA CHUM @ 9, Lava Rats @ 10 FREE Thursday, January 9th "A Day at the Beach" Thursdays 4 - 6 pm with Clint Beachwood KCR, San Diego State University, can be heard at: * 1620 AM (SDSU vicinity) * 98.9 FM (Cox Cable - San Diego County) * Channel 42 (Time Warner Music Choice - San Diego County) Friday, January 10th The Lava Rats with Surf Report @ The Tiki House 1152 Garnett Ave Pacific Beach, CA Lava Rats @ 9, Surf Report at 10:30, $4 cover Saturday, January 11th The Lava Rats, The Infrareds, plus Special guest @ The California Club 5526 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA Show starts @ 9:30-ish, cover TBD I hope some of you Southern Californian TBers will make it out to support our band. After making a name for ourselves up here in San Francisco, we're all very exited to be embarking upon our first tour. So come out and catch some world class surf rock'n'roll!