Ned Flanders-themed metal band Okilly Dokilly have announced a Spring 2022 US “farewell” tour, appropriately dubbed “Tourdilly Do ’22.”
The world’s only “Nedal band” will be heading out on what could be its final tour. According to a press release, the group is planning to go on indefinite hiatus following the outing, and they may end being a permanent breakup.
What started as a tongue-in-cheek novelty act among musician friends quickly turned into a viral sensation. When the metal scene caught wind of a band based on Homer Simpson’s loveably pious neighbor Ned Flanders, Okilly Dokilly became a hot commodity overnight. Tours were booked before they even played a show.
“When we started Okilly Dokilly, our goal was to play maybe two shows,” frontman Head Ned said. “We imagined being the third or fourth band on a seven-band metal show. We would step out in our sweaters and confuse the 12 or 13 people in attendance, and then have a great story. Things turned out a little differently.”
“Okilly Dokilly did way more than I ever expected,” said singer Head Ned. “I’m really grateful for all the people who have been part of it. And especially to everyone who came out to our shows to say howdilly doodilly. We’ve been touring pretty relentlessly since 2016 and, last year, I became a dad. So it’s time for a break. It’s time for me to shave off the Ned mustache and grow the dad mustache.”
On the band’s future, Head Ned added: “We just want to let everyone know that we won’t be touring or making any new music in the next few years. I’m not sure if or when we’ll be back, but for now, it’s ‘toodilly do.’”
The upcoming US tour kicks off April 14th in Tulsa and runs through a May 7th concert in Austin, Texas. You can get tickets via Ticketmaster.
See Okilly Dokilly’s 2022 US tour dates below.
Okilly Dokilly 2022 US Tour Dates with Steaksauce Mustache:
04/14 – Tulsa, OK @ The Shrine
04/15 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
04/16 – Nashville, TN @ EXIT/IN
04/17 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
04/19 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
04/20 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
04/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland Bar & Grill
04/22 – Boston, MA @ Hard Rock Café Boston
04/23 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
04/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Crafthouse Stage & Grill
04/26 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
04/27 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
04/28 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail
04/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI Indy
04/30 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
05/01 – Cudahy, WI @ X-ray Arcade
05/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
05/04 – Springfield, MO @ Front of House Lounge
05/05 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
05/06 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
05/07 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room