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The New Deal Releases "Phoenix"

originally published: 09/29/2019

The New Deal Releases "Phoenix"With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, The New Deal has returned in 2019 with ‘TND3’ – the third incarnation of the renowned live electronica trio: Jamie Shields (keyboards), Dan Kurtz (bass), and new drummer Davide Di Renzo.  The band's tour will bring them to the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on February 20th and the Brooklyn Bowl on February 22nd.

Their new album Phoenix was recorded live off-the-floor in the studio with no overdubs, no additional instrumentation and with every intention of re-establishing the sound of what TND is: the spirit of the unexpected.  As the first album since their 2016 release Mercury Switch, this highly anticipated new release is a series of epic live improvised studio jams broken into multiple parts but intended for continuous play. Click HERE to listen to the new album. 

The band’s evolution through three drummers has now brought The New Deal closer to its original direction.  “With Davide, it’s a bit like ‘coming back home’, as he was the drummer that inspired our original direction back in 1998 when the three of us played an impromptu gig together in Guelph, Ontario.  Each of the band’s drummers has brought something unique to The New Deal, and with Davide we’re reaching back to move forward with the organic-infused improvisation that has long-inspired a big part of The New Deal sound,” explains keyboardist Jamie Shields.

The New Deal first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto’s underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ experience with live, improvised music.  Soon the band brought their interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to the US where they were embraced by the crowds at NYC’s Wetlands Preserve and cultivated a loyal following in the American jam scene.  

After twelve years of touring, The New Deal took a hiatus in 2011; Dan spent much of the next few years touring the world with Electropop band Dragonette.  When The New Deal returned to stages in 2014 they brought on board a new drummer in Dragonette’s Joel Stouffer.  For three years, Dan, Jamie, and Joel enjoyed another successful round of touring and recording, and in 2017 Joel amicably parted ways to pursue other musical interests. 



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In 2018, The New Deal welcomed drummer extraordinaire Davide Di Renzo into the fold.  After several months of shedding in the studio, the band released the first taste of new music in March 2019 with “Halo Drive”, and played their first live shows with Davide in June 2019.   Now with the release of Phoenix, the band continues their long anticipated return to the touring and festival circuit.

“It's never been easier to make music with The New Deal than in this past year.  We're lucky to have pressed ‘record’ as often as we did, because we were mostly just having fun rediscovering what playing together was all about.  Phoenix came out of just a few of the dozens of great jams we did at my studio, and I'm really looking forward to releasing many more in the months ahead.” –Dan Kurtz

The New Deal UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Oct 4 – Saratoga Springs, NY | Putnam Place

Oct 5 – Syracuse, NY | Funk N Waffles

Oct 31 – Boston, MA | Brighton Music Hall

Nov 1 – New Haven, CT | Pacific Standard Tavern

Nov 2 – Burlington, VT | Metronome

Nov 8 + 9 – Charleston, SC | The Woodlands Music Festival

Nov 10 – Asheville, NC | Asheville Music Hall

Nov 20 – Raleigh, NC | Pour House Music Hall

Nov 21 – Charlotte, NC | Visulite Theatre

Nov 23 – Jacksonville, FL | 1904 Music Hall

Nov 24 – Boca Raton, FL | The Funky Biscuit

Jan 17 + 18 – Denver, CO | Cervantes’ Other Side

Feb 20 – Asbury Park, NJ | Wonder Bar

Feb 21 – Ardmore, PA | The Ardmore Music Hall

Feb 22 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl


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Event calendar
Saturday, Oct 19, 2019


MUSIC

MELVIN SEALS & JGB FEATURING JOHN KADLECIK @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

THE BILSBY BROTHERS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Reock & Roll Revue | A Tribute to Chicago II @ The Millstone Performing Arts Center, Millstone - 7:30pm

Eaglemania @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Last Whispers @ Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair - 8:00pm

RICK SPRINGFIELD & RICHARD MARX @ The Wellmont Theater, Montclair - 7:00pm

KIP MOORE: ROOM TO SPARE ACOUSTIC TOUR @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

American Song -Disney and the Boys: Will and Anthony Nunziata sing the Sherman Brothers @ The Chase Room @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Soulshine: An Allman Brothers Experience @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

TOTO @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Floyd Pink @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Annie Sing-Along! @ Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Township - 10:00am







THEATRE

East Lynne Theater Company presents POE BY CANDLELIGHT @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

Monster Princess Tales @ West Hudson Arts & Theatre Co, Kearny - 3:00pm

House on Haunted Hill (World Premiere) @ Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, Maplewood - 4:00pm and 7:30pm

Chasing Rainbows: The Road To Oz @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 8:00pm

Theater of Fear @ The Mill Race Theatrical Company, Mount Holly - 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Our Town @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

The Late Christopher Bean continues at WCP @ Westfield Community Players, Westfield - 8:00pm


COMEDY

Get Happy! Hollywood Hits from Harold Arlen @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

Comedian Kevin Downey Jr @ Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook - 8:00pm

THE JIM BREUER RESIDENCY @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Jo Koy @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm


DANCE

Nimbus Dance: 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala 2019 @ Harborside Atrium, Jersey City - 7:00pm


FILM

A NIGHT WITH CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY FEATURING DENZEL WASHINGTON @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:30pm

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