Koe previously elaborated on the sound of the album, saying it will be along the lines of the alternative sound we know and love already before he dives headfirst into a different, full-blown country album, which he also plans to do as soon as he finishes up the record he’s working on now.
And last night, the tour made a stop near me in Columbia, South Carolina (which I’ve renamed “Koelumbia” until further notice, FYI), and of course, in true Koe fashion, it was filled with plenty of unique one-liners that made absolutely no sense.
I should’ve kept a running list of all them to share with y’all (which I will do next time) because even when they’re confusing, they’re so damn funny… I did manage to write the most important one down, though:
"I've been all over the world touring, and South Carolina has the most beautiful f*ckin' women I've ever seen in my life" – @KoeWetzel (he really meant NC but we'll take it)
The real reason I’m here is to tell you about a new, unreleased song from the aforementioned record he has coming. He previously played it at a tour stop in St. Louis, but last night, he was filming a live version for something related to the new project.
When he introduced the new one a few weeks back, he introduced it like this:
“This song is called, ‘I Once Had Sex With An Armadillo But Then Thought Twice About It Because Armadillos Can Carry Leprosy And I Don’t Want Leprosy.’”
Based on the lyrics, I’d guess it’s probably titled “April Showers,” but last night, he introduced it by telling everyone about the live recording, and also saying that it was called “Fuck The Name” when someone apparently prompted him to say what it’s called:
“Y’all act as stupid as fuckin’ possible. I know y’all don’t know this song, but we’re gonna play it for ya.
Here we go, this is it. ‘Fuck the name’, that’s it.”
So I guess we still don’t have an official name, but it’s a kickass tune regardless. And if you’ve never seen Koe live before, what the heck are you doin’?
He puts on one on of the most exciting, high-energy concerts I’ve ever been to, and the man loves him some pyro. So yeah… his shows are, quite literally, fire:
KOE WETZEL ON TOUR:
3/03/2022 INDEPENDENCE, MO CABLE DAHMER ARENA
3/04/2022 ST. LOUIS, MO CHAIFETZ ARENA
3/05/2022 NEWPORT, KY PROMOWEST PAVILION AT OVATION
3/17/2022 NEW YORK, NY TERMINAL 5
3/18/2022 PITTSBURGH, PA STAGE AE
3/19/2022 PHILADELPHIA, PA FRANKLIN MUSIC HALL
3/24/2022 COLUMBIA, SC THE TOWNSHIP AUDITORIUM
3/25/2022 SILVER SPRING, MD THE FILMORE SILVER SPRING
3/26/2022 COLUMBUS, OH KEMBA LIVE!
3/31/2022 CEDAR PARK, TX HEB CENTER
4/08/2022 PARK CITY, KS HARTMAN ARENA
4/09/2022 TULSA, OK BOK CENTER
4/15/2022 EVANSVILLE, IL FORD CENTER
4/16/2022 KNOXVILLE, TN KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
4/21/2022 FRANKLIN, TN FIRSTBANK AMPHITHEATER
4/22/2022 BRANDON, MS BRANDON AMPHITHEATER
4/23/2022 OPELIKA, AL AUBURN RODEO
4/24/2022 BILOXI, MS BILOXI CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
5/04/2022 ORLANDO, FL HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO
5/05/2022 ST. PETERSBURG, FL JANNUS LIVE
5/06/2022 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATER
5/07/2022 POMPANO BEACH, FL POMPANO BEACH AMPHITHEATER
5/11/2022 SAYREVILLE, NJ STARLAND BALLROOM
5/12/2022 BOSTON, MA ROADRUNNER
5/13/2022 WALLINGFORD, CT THE DOME AT TOYOTA OAKDALE THEATRE
5/14/2022 RICHMOND, VA VIRGINIA CREDIT UNION LIVE!
6/02/2022 TUPELO, MS BANCORPSOUTH ARENA
6/03/2022 ATLANTA, GA COCA-COLA ROXY
6/04/2022 ORANGE BEACH, AL THE WHARF AMPHITHEATER
6/10/2022 FORT WORTH, TX DICKIES ARENA
6/11/2022 THE WOODLANDS, TX THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
6/17/2022 AMARILLO, TX STARLIGHT RANCH
6/24/2022 FILER, ID GORDY’S HWY 30 MUSIC FEST
7/22/2022 NEW BRAUNFELS, TX WHITEWATER AMPHITHEATER
7/23/2022 CORPUS CHRISTI, TX CONCRETE STREET