10,000 Maniacs, one of America’s most beloved independent bands with hits These Are Days, Because The Night, and Candy Everybody Wants, returns to live performance after a 15-month hiatus with a fall tour beginning September 23 at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland.
10,000 Maniacs also announce that after 30 years and five albums as lead singer, Mary Ramsey will be taking a step back from her primary role in the band. Long-time guitarist Jeff Erickson has also decided to step away from full-time active touring.
For these autumn dates, 10,000 Maniacs are pleased to welcome two new friends into the lineup, two faces fresh yet familiar. Lead singer Leigh Nash and guitarist Matt Slocum are both founding members of Sixpence None the Richer, the band well known for its smash hit, “Kiss Me”. Fans can expect to hear all their Maniacs favorites, the band’s versions of Sixpence songs, and a few other surprises as well. Through it all the creative core of the band remains, along with its trademark sound.