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Hoots & Hellmouth plans new CD, tour

Friday, February 3, 2012 – Hoots & Hellmouth kick off 2012 with a busy schedule of touring and a new disc.

The Philly-based foursome, led by Sean Hoots, will be out with "Salt" on April 10 on sonaBLAST! The rootsy band apparently is delving into indie rock on the new release.

Hoots & Hellmouth is comprised of Robert Berliner, Mike Reilly, and Todd Erk comprise the band.

Tour dates are:

Feb. 4 - Elk Creek Cafe - Millheim, PA

Feb. 8 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT

Feb. 9 - Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA

Feb. 10 - Stone Mountain Arts Center - Brownfield, ME

Feb. 11 - Middle East - Cambridge, MA

Feb. 14 - Tin Angel - Philadelphia (2 shows)

Feb. 17 - The Black Oak - Oneonta, NY

Feb. 18 - The Rock Shop - Brooklyn, NY

Feb. 19 - City Winery - New York

March 2 - The Whiskey - Annapolis, MD

March 3 - Arden Gild Hall - Arden, DE

March 8 - Club Cafe - Pittsburgh

March 9 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH

March 10 - The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI

March 16 - Martyrs - Chicago *

March 17 - The Strutt - Kalamazoo, MI*

March 18 - The Mill - Iowa City, IA*

March 21 - Headliners - Louisville *

March 22 - High Watt - Nashville *

March 23 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC*

March 24 - UNCW 16th Ann. Wing Fling - Carolina Beach, NC*

March 24 - SoapBox - Wilmington, NC

March 25 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC*

March 28 - Gary Jackson - Roanoke, VA*

March 29 - The Southern Cafe - Charlottesville, VA*

March 30 - IOTA - Arlington, VA*

* indicates shows with Frontier Ruckus

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