Vaden Todd Lewis assumed this whole music thing would only last a few years. Tops. More than two decades later though, Lewis is not only still around, but he’s still going strong as he leads his band the Toadies through their paces and into New York City Tuesday night for a gig at Irving Plaza as part of the Summerland Tour with Everclear, Fuel and American Hi-Fi.
And yeah, they’ll be playing “Possum Kingdom” and Lewis doesn’t mind one bit.
“I’m just shocked and surprised that people still give a damn, and it makes me happy,” he said. “It never gets old. As long as people get happy hearing it, I’m gonna be happy playing it.”
Reviews From Toadies First Ever Rubberneck Show at SXSW:
“The Toadies are rock gods; deal with it America.” –Austin 360/ Austin American Statesman
“..Toadies album is timeless, and based on the crowd’s exuberant singing and cheers throughout, it was unanimously accepted as an appropriately powerhouse punch to end another grueling SXSW with a resounding bang.” –American Songwriter
“North Texas rock stalwarts the Toadies gradually packed Stubb’s on Saturday night while breathing new life into a top-to-bottom rendering of their signature album, the 20-year-old Rubberneck. The rousing reception was a testament to the staying power of the album and the ability of the band to deliver it perfectly.” –Dallas Morning News
“Lewis can still scream like a scalded cat, and the band was locked in tight from the first notes. The crowd sang along to nearly every track, and if you closed your eyes, you would’ve sworn you traveled back in time to 1994.” –DFW.COM
“People from all age ranges sang every word, which speaks to the staying power of Fort Worth’s Toadies” –San Antonio Current
“It was easily one of the highlights of the entire festival, and the crowd ate it up.”