Celebrating 25th Anniversary + 'Silver' Record Release



Wed, November 22, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12 Advance Online / $15 Day Of Show / VIP Merch Upgrades

This event is 21 and over

Pistoleros celebrate their 25th Anniversary with the release of their new record "Silver"!

Joining the party is DEAD HOT WORKSHOP + BANANA GUN + ANALOG OUTLAWS + Corey & Nick from WYVES! The fun gets underway early, so come down and hang out with the fam!

Along with a General Admission ticket... the band is offering (3) different music add-on VIP Packages to get "Silver" and some cool merch:
- Copper Package: $5 "Silver" Digital Download
- Bronze Package: $15 includes "Silver" CD + Digital Download
- Silver Package: $25 includes Signed "Silver" CD + Digital Download, T-shirt, (2) stickers

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Ultimately, Thomas Laufenberg and Gary Smith replaced Hopkins and Riggs and the crew forged onward landing major label deals with Hollywood Records and EMI Publishing. Changing its moniker to The Pistoleros, the group released its Hollywood effort, "Hang on to Nothing", which included the single "My Guardian Angel", written by Hopkins and Mark Zubia. "Hang on to Nothing" also featured songwriting collaborations with The Jayhawks' Gary Louris and Mark Perlman, Radney Foster and The Smithereens' Pat DiNizio.

The Pistoleros furthered their recorded legacy with a self-titled effort which included co-writes with Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms and producer Marty Frederickson.

The guys marked their 10th anniversary with the concert collection "Bars and Guitars". In 2012, to celebrate 20 years together, they re-released their first LP "Mistaken for Granted".

In 2014, Pistoleros signed with Fervor Records. January of '15 marked the Fervor release of “Shine”.

By early 2017, Mark Riggs re-joined the band. Upon Riggs’ return, the group settled in to the studio to record a second release for Fervor.

The band is playing shows, rehearsing, writing and excited to release their sixth LP in the fall of 2017.
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