Ska is Dead Tour (The)
The Ska Is Dead tour is quickly proving to be the premiere North American Ska festival tour and becoming a catalyst for the entire Ska scene. Ska Is Dead 1 kicked off in February of 2004 and featured co-headliners Catch 22 and Mustard Plug as well as Big D and the Kids Table and the Planet Smashers. The initial tour was an obvious success and played in front of over 20,000 fans tour-wide. Ska Is Dead 2 went out in January of 2005 and featured Voodoo Glow Skulls, Streetlight Manifesto and MU330. The tour built on the success of SID1 and sold out many of the shows including such high profile venues as the Metro in Chicago and Starland Ballroom in NJ. The basic idea behind the tour is to revive the North American Ska scene by creating a really strong package, playing the best all ages venues, and keeping ticket prices reasonable. Ska is Dead 3 featured American Ska legends The Toasters and Mustard Plug touring in September 2005. Ska is Dead IV features on select dates The Toasters, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Buck-O-Nine, Monkey, Deal’s Gone Bad, Mustard Plug, and the Pilfers.