Behind the Veil: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

April 18, 2018

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers are headed to Veil Pavilion, but before they take the stage on Tuesday, May 1st we’re going to take a look Behind the Veil of the Arizona born singer so you’ll be that friend 100 percent in the know before the doors even open.

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and growing up in Tempe, Arizona, Clyne immersed himself in the southwestern, desert culture. He and his family took frequent trips to Mexico in his youth which is what influenced his music. While attending college at Arizona State University, Clyne played in several bands during the height of the Tempe music scene of the late 90’s. The two previous bands that he played with were The Refreshments and the Mortals. The Refreshments were best known for the single “Banditos” from their 1996 breakthrough album Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy. This alternative rock band opened for the Gin Blossoms and Dead Hot Workshop before headling and packing venues five nights a week.

Roger Clyne

His love of a beach town on the Sea of Cortez in Sonora, Mexico called Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) came through when he decided to have his band play there for a concert in 2000. What started as a one night, one band concert there, grew into what is now a 4-day annual music festival named, Circus Mexicus. The event brings over 5,000 people and two events, the Hot Dog & a Smile and the Rock & Beach Soccer tournament both raise money for charities based in Rocky Point.

Hear something familiar when you’re watching one of your favorite King of the Hill episodes? Clyne penned the theme song for the animated television series. He also wrote and recorded the victory song for his hometown Major League Baseball club, the Arizona Diamondbacks, entitled The D-Backs Swing.

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, we need to try his own brand of ultra-premium tequila, named Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila. Let’s all take a trip to Puerto Peñasco and check out his bar, Banditos.

Or just head over to Mi Casa Grill Cantina before the show on May 1st, after-all it is Taco Tuesday!

Want to win tickets? Click here to win (2) tickets to see Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers and dinner for 2 to Mi Casa Grill Cantina.

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