New Year’s Run and Squad Tour 2020 Next Up for TAUK

TAUK are warming up (maybe the wrong word!) for their Squad Tour 2020, which kicks off at the end of January, with a pair of shows to say adios to 2019. On December 30, they play The Broadberry in Richmond with Jouwala before further south for The Electic Kool-Aid Asheville Test: A Psychedelic New Year’s Eve with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Arena. That should be a trip!

The Squad Tour begins with two shows in upstate New York: Syracuse January 30 and Buffalo on the 31st. They will zing around the Midwest and Northeast for two weeks, then play four shows in Colorado before a break.

They return in March for a pair of shows with The Motet in D.C. and Harrisburg before another heavy trip, this time to Iceland to join Umphrey’s McGee for a night of Rockjavik. The remainder of the U.S. run travels through the Southeast and Texas.

TAUK are: Matt Jalbert, guitar; Charlie Dolan, bass; Alric “A.C.” Carter, keyboards, organ; and Isaac Teel, drums. They play masterful fusion and prog. MusicFestNews caught them at Suwannee Hulaween:

The last time TAUK played at Spirit Lake, it was at Bear Creek 2014, affectionately referred to as BRRR Creek. This time, it was 40 degrees warmer (at least), and the band was on fire. Isaac Teel powered the band through a set of favorites and new tunes from his drum kit, Charlie Dolan laying down nasty bass lines. After the set, I showed keyboard player Alric ‘AC’ Carter his picture from BRRR Creek blowing a huge cold vapor cloud; his response: “I remember that! I got sick! I had to wear hand warmers!”


12/30  The Broadberry | Richmond VA  w/ Jouwala
12/31 Center | Asheville NC  w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong


01/30  The WestcottTheater | Syracuse NY
01/31  Buffalo Iron Works | Buffalo NY
02/01  Beachland Ballroom & Tavern | Cleveland OH
02/04  The Parliament Room at Otus Supply | Ferndale MI
02/05  Woodlands Tavern | Columbus OH
02/06  Madison Theater | Covington KY
02/07  The Rex Theater | Pittsburgh PA
02/08  Chameleon Club | Lancaster PA
02/12  The Warehouse FTC | Fairfield CT
02/13  Higher Ground | South Burlington VT
02/14  Port City Music Hall | Portland ME
02/15  Paradise Rock Club | Boston MA
02/19  Agave | Avon CO
02/20  Ullrs Tavern | Winter Park CO
02/21  Boulder Theater | Boulder CO
02/22  Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver CO  w/ Aaron Kamm & the One Drops
03/13  9:30 Club | Washington DC  w/ The Motet
03/14  XL Live | Harrisburg PA  w/ The Motet
03/21  Rockjavik | Reykjavik ICE  w/ Umphrey’s McGee
03/25  The Jefferson Theater | Charlottesville VA
03/26  Lincoln Theatre | Raleigh NC
03/27  Variety Playhouse | Atlanta GA
03/28  The Basement East | Nashville TN
03/31  Saturn | Birmingham AL
04/01  Revolution Music Room | Little Rock AR
04/02  Tipitina’s | New Orleans LA
04/03  Deep Ellum Art Company | Dallas TX
04/04  Mohawk | Austin TX
04/07  Songbirds South | Chattanooga TN
04/08  Charleston Pour House | Charleston SC
04/09  Elevation27 | Virginia Beach VA

TAUK shot by Zach Sanders


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