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ARTIST PROFILE | Okilly Dokilly
Okilly Dokilly, the world’s only Nedal band is announcing the ‘Tourdilly Do ‘22’ tour and it will be their last for a while.
The Tourdilly Do ’22 tour will take the place of the rescheduled ‘When the Comet Gets Here’ tour with shows occurring across the Midwest and Eastern US from April to May of 2022.
Following the tour, the band will be officially announcing an indefinite hiatus. After 6 years of existence, 2 albums and several national and international tours, the band will be taking some time to focus on family and other projects.
Lead singer, Head Ned said about the band’s history, “When we started Okilly Dokilly, our goal was to play, like, 2 shows. We imagined being the 2nd or 3rd band on one of those 7 band metal shows. We would step out in our sweaters and confuse the 12 or 13 people in attendance, and then have a great story. None of that came to fruition, except the great story.”
The band went viral in August of 2015, before ever playing a show. In one week, they amassed thousands of social media followers, had millions of streams on their bandcamp page and landed as the top trending topic on both Reddit and Facebook. In 2019, the band landed and even bigger honor, when their music video for ‘White Wine Spritzer’ was broadcast during the credits of a Season 30 episode of The Simpsons.
“Okilly Dokilly did way more than I ever expected,” said Head Ned. “I’m really grateful for all the people who have been part of it. And especially to everyone who came out to our shows to say howdilly doodilly. For me, it’s time for a break. We’ve been touring pretty relentlessly since 2016 and, last year, I became a dad. It’s time to shave off the Ned mustache and grow the dad mustache.”
The ‘Tourdilly Do ‘22’ tour will serve as a ‘going away’ tour for the band, but likely won’t be a permanent end. Head Ned said about the band’s future “We just want to let everyone know that we won’t be touring or making any new music in the next few years. I’m not sure when we’ll be back, but for now, it’s ‘toodilly do’.”READ MORE »