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Texas Hippie Coalition Announce Tour, Dates with Black Label Society 

I first learned of the Texas Hippie Coalition because of Rocklahoma. I was pleasantly surprised at the band and their live performance skills. I also just really like their songs (they sound like Pantera). I've interviewed THC in the past and now I'm happy to learn they've got quite a tour planned for the fall. Here's the information - some of the dates are as support for Black Label Society!

The Texas Hippie Coalition will hit the road to unleash their brutal fury of hard driven Southern Fried Metal across the U.S. – THC will start their journey in Las Vegas, September 12th at the Crown Theater in the RIO Hotel.

Asked whether THC are rock 'n' roll, heavy metal or southern rock - or a bastardization of the three, the band will tell you one thing, they are a wrecking crew of BRUTALITY!  “We’re as southern as southern can be,” says ‘Big Dad’ Ritch, the behemoth front man and driving force behind Texas Hippie Coalition. “Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – we’re as outlaw as we can get, while at the same time having the power of that Texas groove, like Pantera. We’re metal with a southern rock and roll spirit. We are a band of outlaws.” Big Dad Ritch  (vocals) leads this driving force along with Randy Cooper (lead guitar), Wes Wallace (rhythm guitar), John Exhall (bass) and Tim Braun (drums).

THC will join the much anticipated BLACK LABEL SOCIETY select shows dates while they trek the U.S. with their guns blazing across the U.S. – THC will have latest release available “Rollin” on Carved Records.



MON, SEPT 12              Las Vegas, NV            
THURS, SEPT 15           Davenport, IA               
FRI, SEPT 16                Merriam, KS                  
SAT, SEPT 17               Glendale Heights, IL    
SUN, SEPT 18               Covington, KY             
TUES, SEPT 20              Fredricksburgh, VA     
WED, SEPT 21               Sarver, PA                   
THURS, SEPT 22            Watertown, NY           
FRI, SEPT 23                 Rochester, NY          
SAT, SEPT 24                Tupper Lake, NY         
WED, SEPT 28               Worcester, MA           
THURS, SEPT 29            Seabrook, NH             
FRI, SEPT 30                 Auburn, ME                 


SAT, OCT 1                 Poughkeepsie, NY      
SUN, OCT 2                Clifton, NJ                   
TUES, OCT 4               Morgantown, WV     
WEDS, OCT 5              Reading, PA               
FRI, OCT 7                  Oklahoma City, OK**
SAT, OCT 8                 Memphis, TN **
SUN, OCT 9                New Orleans, LA**
FRI, OCT 14                San Antonio, TX          
SAT, OCT 15               Houston, TX                 
THURS, OCT 20           Tempe, AZ                
FRI, OCT 21                Gallup, NM                 
FRI, OCT 28                Georgetown, OH  


FRI, NOV 4                   Rochester, MN           
SAT, NOV 5                  Mankato, MN             
WED, NOV 9                 Kearney, NE                
THURS, NOV 10            Omaha, NE                 
FRI, NOV 11                 Waterloo, IA                
SAT, NOV 12                Illiopolis, IL                   
MON, NOV 14               Urbana, IL                   
WEDS, NOV 16             Fargo, ND                   

** Denotes date with BLS

THC plan to go back in studio after this extensive tour and record their new material for a 2012 follow up release, yet to be titled. For more information on THC go to or


Reader Comments (3)

Finally, THC getting some recognition!! I live in Oklahoma and have seen these guys several times. They are from north Texas so they make their way to okc quit often. Great live band!!
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