Toad plays triumphant reunion show in Santa Barbara, opens for Counting Crows, and rings in New Year at LA's Roxy

January 1, 2003: Toad is back together--for now. Dean, Glen, Randy, and Todd played a triumphant reunion show December 4 in Santa Barbara. The concert was a benefit for the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center and featured special guests Nickel Creek.

The band then joined Counting Crows, opening a few shows for Duritz & Co. in California, before closing out the year with a New Year's Eve concert at Los Angeles' Roxy.

A 24-city tour is planned for February and early March. The band hasn't announced any plans beyond the winter tour, but hasn't ruled anything out, either. (At least, not publicly.)

In other news...

  • Lapdog's second CD, Mayfly, is on sale now at
  • Glen is featured on a WRAX (Birmingham, AL) Radio'sLive at the X Lounge compilation. The CDs are almost sold out. Visit WRAX's web site for more information.
  • New MP3s are available for download. Live versions of "Let It Snow" (from the Mark & Brian KLOS Christmas Show Dec. 13) and "Brother" (from the Dec. 4 show) are available for download from, a live version of "Windmills" (with Glen and Nickel Creek) is available at, and Lapdog's annual Christmas song, "What Child Is This," is posted at

As always, stay tuned and keep an eye on the band's official website, as well as Glen and Lapdog's official sites, respectively: and The Toad-L and Victim lists at Yahoo! Groups are also great places to look for the latest news and discussion.

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