Vandoliers Loudly Ruminate On Love And Longing Through The Eyes Of Man’s Best Friend On “Howlin’”

Vandoliers Loudly Ruminate On Love And Longing Through The Eyes Of Man’s Best Friend On “Howlin’”

Currently on a 24-date European tour, debut UK headline shows begin next week

Watch a human-sized dog go a little wild in the “Howlin’” video here

New Album ‘The Vandoliers‘ out August 12th via Amerikinda Records/Soundly Music


Credit Rico DeLeon


NASHVILLE, TN. / LONDON, UK. – (24th June, 2022)  – On new single “Howlin’”, Texas country punks Vandoliers loudly meditate on love and longing through the lens of a dog missing their owners. Fiddle and harmonica cut through the pounding drums and amped up guitars, with the song crescendoing into a chorus that’s as big and anthemic as Vandoliers’ vast home state. “Howlin’”, available to stream/download worldwide now, is a standout from the band’s upcoming album The Vandoliers, out August 12th via Amerikinda Records/Soundly Music.

“In 2019, I wrote ‘Howlin’’ while my family dog cried by the door waiting for my mom and dad to come home,” explains Vandoliers frontman Joshua Fleming. “It took no time at all before I had a complete song of lyrics depicting the pain of loss and a friend long gone. I love this song in its innocence, and the simplicity of ‘I miss you.’”

The video for the song follows a dog (actor Zack Green dressed as a punked-up, human-size dog) as he thinks he’s been abandoned by his owners. A trip to the bar, too many drinks and some back alley hijinks ensue. Watch the video here.

Vandoliers are a uniquely Texas band, distilling the Lone Star State’s vast and diverse musical identity into a raucous, breakneck vibe that’s all their own. After spending much of the last three years furiously writing and recording music, this Dallas-Fort Worth six-piece is back with The Vandoliers, a new album that proves these rowdy, rollicking country punks are tighter, more cohesive and more sonically compelling than ever. Few bands can spend a month on the road with punkers Flogging Molly and then turn around a week later and open the first two reunion shows for independent country legends the Turnpike Troubadours, as Vandoliers did earlier this year. Vandoliers effortlessly bring together the square toes and the steel toes.

The band are currently in the middle of their first European tour and will be heading to the UK next week for nine performances across the country. Once back in the US, they will be opening for Turnpike Troubadours again at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN before launching their summer headlining tour. Vandoliers will also tour across the US with Old 97’s in September, and today they’ve announced an October tour with Mike and the Moonpies. Full details and tour dates can be found at

Vandoliers are Joshua Fleming, bassist Mark Moncrieff, drummer Trey Alfaro, fiddler Travis Curry, electric guitarist Dustin Fleming, and multi-instrumentalist Cory Graves.

Vandoliers 2022 Tour Dates

June 24 – El Sol – Madrid, ESP

June 25 – Factoria Cultural – Alives, ESP

June 26 – Little Bobby – Santander, ESP

June 29 – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK

June 30 – Mid Sussex Music Hall – Hassocks, UK

July 1 – Maverick Festival – Easton, UK

July 2 – SouthCider Festival – Bridport, UK

July 3 – The Grace – London, UK

July 4 – O’Rileys – Hull, UK

July 5 – Evron Centre – Filey, UK

July 6 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK

July 7 – The Cluny – Newcastle, UK

July 9 – Static Roots Festival – Oberhausen, DE

July 10 – Sjock Festival – Gierle, BE

July 22 – Del Norte Tacos – Godley, TX

July 29 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN^

Aug 5 – Stanleys – Tyler, TX

Aug 11 – 3Ten at ACL – Austin, TX

Aug 12 – Kessler Theatre – Dallas, TX

Aug 13 – Beer City Music Hall – OKC, OK

Aug 14 – Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS

Aug 16 – Reverb – Omaha, NE

Aug 17 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN

Aug 18 – The Sessions at McPike – Madison, WI

Aug 19 – Showboat Saloon – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Aug 23 – Live From The Divide – Bozeman, MT

Aug 25 – Oil City Beer Company – Casper, WY

Aug 26 – Friday Fest – Greeley, CO

Aug 27 – Cervantes OtherSide – Denver, CO

Aug 28 – LuLus – Colorado Springs, CO

Sept 14 – The Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY*

Sept 15 – Rec Room – Buffalo, NY*

Sept 16 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA*

Sept 17 – Englewood Barn – Hummelstown, PA*

Sept 18 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD*

Sept 20 – Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY*

Sept 21 – The Bluestone – Columbus, OH*

Sept 22 – House of Blues Cleveland – Cleveland, OH*

Sept 23 – Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI*

Sept 24 – Elevation at The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI*

Sept 25 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI*

Sept 27 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI*

Sept 28 – Cavalier Theater – La Crosse, WI*

Sept 29 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA*

Sept 30 – Carmi VFW – Carmi, IL

Oct 1 – HI-FI Annex – Indianapolis, IN*

Oct 2 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL*

Oct 7 – State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX

Oct 8 – Crazy Water Festival – Mineral Wells, TX

Oct 11 – Red Dragon Listening Room – Baton Rouge, LA+

Oct 12 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA+

Oct 13 – Alabama Music Box – Mobile, AL+

Oct 14 – Grant’s Lounge – Macon GA+

Oct 15 – Standard Deluxe Fall Boogie – Waverly, AL+

Oct 18 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC+

Oct 19 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA+

Oct 20 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA+

Oct 21 – Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL+

Oct 22 – Otherfest – Merigold, MS+

Oct 23 – Rev Room – Little Rock, AR+

Oct 25 – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO+

Oct 26 – Southbound – Springfield, MO+

Oct 27 – Duffys Tavern – Lincoln, NE

Oct 28 – Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS

^supporting Turnpike Troubadours

* w/ Old 97’s

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