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The Toadies "Possum Kingdom" is in the Top 30 Gold Alternative Radio Chart along with Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Green Day, getting 600+ spins a week and is in rotation in over 75% of all Alternative and Active Rock Stations.
Why is it such a big deal that the Toadies are back? The band rose to fame in the 90's when their debut album, Rubberneck, went platinum on the strength of two smash singles “Possum Kingdom” and "Tyler." It then took a long seven years for their follow up album, Hell Below/Stars Above to be released. Shortly thereafter, bassist Lisa Umbarger quit the band. The remaining members played a few farewell shows, before going their separate ways. Vocalist Vaden Todd Lewis started a new band, The Burden Brothers, drummer Mark Reznicek began playing with Eleven Hundred Springs and guitarist Clark Vogeler moved to LA to start a career in film.
It wasn’t until 2005 that the band got together again for a one off show on St Patrick's Day in Dallas. In 2006, they reunited once more for a string of sold out shows in Dallas, Austin and Houston. Vogeler says, “The fan response really surprised us all. I had no idea that people would show up in the numbers that they did. Clearly, people still wanna see a Toadies show." Lewis adds “After the first show, we started getting more offers for the Toads. I like to work. A lot. So we did a few more shows during my time off from the Burden Brothers. They turned out to be a gas.” So what's next for the Toadies? “Expect lots of rock. And maybe even new Toadies releases in the future. Whether that involves putting out some unreleased archival stuff, or even recording new material... who knows?” says Reznicek.