In The Whale are the epitome of road warriors. Since forming in 2010, Nate Valdez and Eric Riley have taken to the highways of America and never looked back. Opting to go DIY, without a booking agent, this two-piece rock act consistently plays over 120 shows a year.
Most of these shows have been support dates for the likes of Jane’s Addiction, the Darkness, the Toadies and more, which were landed solely based on their talent and ability to connect with other artists…no “tour buy-ons” were employed.
That approach was by design. The duo and their management team, led by Dan Rutherford, agreed that playing as a supporting act would be best for them. With dates around the country through the rest of 2016, the band will break out of North America in February 2017 with their first U.K. and European dates…all booked without the help of an agency.
The Whale’s music resonates with anyone hungry for the time when bands simply rocked. Indeed, they showcase their “alternative, punk, blues” sound on their new EP, Quicksand.
Celebrating their five-year anniversary in 2016, the band has grown significantly. More and more artists and promoters have started to notice them, resulting in gigs at Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and over 400 shows with headlining acts.
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