In case you didn’t watch TV in the early 1990s, Polaris was the house band for Nickelodeon’s iconic series, The Adventures of Pete & Pete. Comprised of Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey, the trio has only played live once before, during a charity concert in 2012, and their sole release came with the show’s soundtrack back in 1999.
Now, with all things Pete & Pete making a resurgence in recent years, Polaris is set to hop out of the ol’ boob tube and into reality with their inaugural tour and first new music in nearly 20 years.
Entitled “Waiting for October”, the nine-date outing includes stops in New York City, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Providence, and more.
Of special interest, though, is the October 26th date at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. Consequence of Sound is presenting an entire Pete & Pete-themed evening, including an art sale, photo booth, and a live taping of the The Adventures of Danny and Mike: The Podcast. For more info, head here.
To coincide with the tour, Polaris will release a new 7-inch single entitled “Happy Green Moon Face” via Mulcahy’s own Mezzotint Records. No word yet on an official release date, so stay tuned.
Below, check out the full tour schedule followed by the band’s signature song, “Hey Sandy”.
Polaris 2014 Tour Dates:
10/04 – Providence, RI @ The Met
10/09 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/10 – Hamden, CT @ Spaceland Ballroom
10/11 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
10/25 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow
10/26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/29 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage