Silverada (Formerly Mike And The Moonpies) Releases Song From Forthcoming Album, “Anywhere But Here”

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A new name and a new self-titled album.

Silverada, formerly known as Mike and the Moonpies, have a new self-titled album coming in June, which they just announced would be out on June 28th. In addition, they put out a new song from the record today called “Anywhere But Here.”

Frontman Mike Harmeier wrote most of Silverada at home in his studio after years on the road, after wanting to branch out some in terms of the classic, beloved Mike and the Moonpies sound. He found a lot of inspiration through various books, sci-fi novels, astronomy and more.

In addition to Harmeier, Silverada is comprised of Zach Moulton on steel guitar, bassist Omar Oyoque, Catlin Rutherford slinging guitar, and drummer Taylor Englert. Together, they made up one of the tightest bands in country music for nearly two decades as Mike and the Moonpies, and they’ll continue to do the same for many more years as Silverada.

In terms of the name change, in a post on Instagram, they explained that they’ve felt for a while it was time for a change after 17 years performing as Mike and the Moonpies:

“We have felt for some time now that we needed a new name to bring the band into the future and allow us to grow musically and professionally as well as expand our fan base even further beyond the current die hard loyal fans we are fortunate enough to know, love and appreciate.

We’ve only made it this far because of our fans and we are forever grateful.”

They added that they feel like this new name encompasses everything they want to grow into as a group going forward:

“After discussing hundreds of potential names, we finally fell in love with Silverada. We believe it pays homage to who we were when we started, who we have grown into and who we hope to become.

You know from our songs that we have a deep affinity for all things Silver and Gold and we hope our fans will see the silver lining in this new chapter for the band and fans alike.

It’s all about the music and the relationship we have with our loyal listeners and we hope to continue to nurture that relationship as we evolve our music and brand. We truly hope you will join us as we take our band and our music into the future.”

The band plans to continue to perform all of the songs from their back catalogue, the same as before, so don’t worry longtime fans… they’re still going to be playing all of their solid country gold at live shows. Silverada will also perform an album release show at The Ryman Auditorium on July 5th with Uncle Lucius opening.

You can listen to the new song “Anywhere But Here” below:

They also previously debuted “Wallflower” at Mile 0 Fest earlier this year:

Silverada 2024 tour dates:

March 30 – Tampa, FL – Skipper’s Smokehouse
April 1-5 – Miami, FL – Midland’s The Last Resort Cruise
April 8 – Hye, TX – Eclipse Party at Ron Yates Winery
April 12 – Saint Jo, TX – Red River Station
April 13 – Ft. Worth, TX – Syndicate Smokedown & Music Festival
April 20 – San Antonio, TX – Chaparral Music & Heritage Festival
April 22 – Stephenville, TX – Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival
May 3 – Alexandria, LA – Alex River Fête
May 11 – McAllen, TX – McAllen Convention Center (with Midland)
May 18 – Columbus, TX – Magnolia Days
May 25 – Fredericksburg, TX – Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
June 8 – Weatherford, TX – Parker Co. Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo
June 21-22 – Yorkville, IL – Summer Solstice Festival
June 27 – Pendleton, OR – Jackalope Jamboree
June 30 – Sisters, OR – Big Ponderoo
July 4 – Phenix City, AL – Phenix City Amphitheater
July 5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
July 6 – Madison, IN – Roostertale Music Festival
July 12 – Ft. Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s
July 13 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
August 10 – Worthington, IA – Benefit the Vets
August 17 – Henriette, MN – Northwoods Jam
September 14 – Bristol, TN/VA – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
November 7-9 – Clarksdale, MS – Jason Eady’s Way Down in Mississippi Fest

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