2018 Summer Update

We continue to chase pavement and play shows around the USA. Visit the tours link on our web page to find the city nearest to you. Yes, we’re working on getting to the UK in 2019.

We’re going to wind down at the end of the year to devote time to writing and recording new songs. Stay tuned for that!

Enjoy these photos from our show at Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA.

Special Thanks to über fan Shareen Gustafson Newman for the photos.

Stay safe!!

We couldn’t do it without you. See you soon!

10,000 Thanks! Mary, Steven, Dennis, Jerome, John, and Jeff.


2017 West Coast Here We Come!

We are very excited to be heading to the west coast at the end of the month. Seattle to Phoenix!

Visit the tours link on our web page to find the city nearest to you.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of In My Tribe! L to R John Lombardo, Mary Ramsey, Jeff Erickson, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Jerome Augustyniak

Stay safe!!

We couldn’t do it without you. See you soon!

10,000 Thanks! Mary, Steven, Dennis, Jerome, John, and Jeff.


In My Tribe Turns 30 in 2017!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Holy cow, 2017 is the 30th Anniversary of In My Tribe!  In celebration of that milestone, we will feature many of those songs at our shows this year.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked In My Tribe (Elektra) #65 on their 100 Best Of the Eighties list.  “The album gave us a great chance to really coalesce as a band,” said keyboardist Dennis Drew. “At that point we had to save our career and make a good record. We fucking buckled up, tightened our belt and did it.”

We couldn’t do it without you. See you soon!

10,000 Thanks! Mary, Steven, Dennis, Jerome, John, and Jeff.


10,000 Maniacs in Brazil 2017


We have been offered shows in Brazil for 2017.  Initially we were going in January, but those dates have been moved to June.  See the press release from the promoter below.  We will be playing June 1 in Sao Paulo at Espaço Das Américas, June 2 in Rio de Janeiro at Vivo Rio and June 3 in Porto Alegre at Auditorio Araujo Viana. Please stay tuned for more details!

10KMTopCat press-note-10-000-maniacs


Maniacal News


Wow, what a year it’s been so far! We had a new pledge campaign (that is almost complete!) and released a new record, Playing Favorites, THANKS TO YOU ÜBER FANS! We’re enjoying playing our favorites for you and visiting new cities and meeting new fans.  We’re just about finished with performing for 2016. We have 9/23-Cedarburg, WI, 9/25-Newark, OH, 10/1-Rocky Mount, VA, 11/17-Woodstock, NY, 11/18-Bay Shore, NY and 11/19-Cohoes, NY.  We recently signed with Monterey International Agency and they are already booking shows for 2017. Stay tuned for those dates.  10,000 Thanks for your constant support! Mary, Jerry, Dennis, Steven, John and Jeff.


Atlanta, GA Venue Change!


City Winery Atlanta had some unforeseen challenges getting the venue opened for our June 4th show, so thanks to the very cool and, not to mention, available, Buckhead Theater, our 2 previously sold out shows will now have a few more seats available.  go to https://goo.gl/maps/ejPtKQYMJS52 for tickets or visit our tour page.

The Buckhead Theater


Here is the press release from City Winery:

Dear ticket holder,

Due to further unavoidable construction delays, we’ve been told to expect our Certificate of Occupancy from the building department on the second week of June. Because of this, the 10,000 Maniacs early show on June 4 has been moved to The Buckhead Theatre. Your seats will be reserved, and we will make sure they are comparable to your original tickets. The show will still take place at 7:00 PM, with a 6:00 PM door time.

We take pride in ensuring your satisfaction and, unfortunately, we did not meet your (or our own) expectations in opening by June 3. Despite this setback, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of service because our ticket holders deserve the very best. We will be sending vouchers for tickets to a non-sold out show based on availability, as well as $50 gift cards to everyone affected by the change to express how grateful we are for your business and support.

We ask that you choose from the following options for your 10,000 Maniacs tickets:

  1. Keep your tickets and attend the show at the Buckhead Theatre. Physical tickets will be available for pickup at the Buckhead Theatre will-call window on show day.
  2. Receive store credit for the full value of your original tickets.  Store credit can be used towards the purchase of tickets to any upcoming show at City Winery Atlanta, and it does not expire.
  3. Receive a refund back to your card.

Please let us know your choice by responding to this email. If you have further questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


JC Shurts

General Manager


Jessica Milde  I  Box Office Manager


650 North Ave NE Suite 201, Atlanta, GA 30308

Exciting news at Camp Maniacs!

A few weeks ago we gave away free songs at noisetrade.com and received tremendous response, For Crying Out Loud.  Included in that collection is an unreleased rehearsal tape of a  wild instrumental from 1986 called Go Song Go! with crazy guitar playing from Robert Buck. Also included is a LIVE recording of These Are Days from a recent concert.

At the start of summer 2016 we’re going to release a new album, Playing Favorites, on Omnivore Records.  It’s a collection of our favorites and your’s, recorded at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in beautiful downtown Jamestown, NY, September 13, 2014.

We’ll be starting a new pledgemusic.com campaign for that with pre-orders and other fun exclusives available.  Check out our last pledge campaign, Twice Told Tales.  Stay tuned to maniacs.com and our social media splat for more information on that.  Guaranteed one real fine time.

#10000Thanks for your continued support!

Jeff, John, Mary, Steven, Jerome and Dennis.  That’s Amanda Barton on fiddle upstage right!

Jeff, John, Mary, Amanda, Steven, Jerome and Dennis.

10,000 Maniacs and the Jon Lehrer Dance Company!

We played last weekend in Cleveland, OH at the Music Box Supper Club, which is a delightful venue. It’s always a great time. The Cleveland audience is one of the best. They really enjoy their music!

We also had the wonderful opportunity to perform with the JON LEHRER DANCE COMPANY in Buffalo, NY at the UB Center for the Arts. WOW! What an incredible show. 1,700 people on their feet and the Lehrer troop flying through the air. Amazing! We added a 3 piece string section and played a few songs from our recent release, TWICE TOLD TALES, and they danced to Because The Night, Gold, These Are Days, and More Than This. We also periscoped the show, so watch out for more of that. We are in discussions with Jon regarding more collaborations in the future. Stay tuned!



So Long Summer!

We’ve had a wonderful summer traveling around America. There are always great people to meet and fun sites to see, when there is time.
This summer we played in Manhattan, Amagensett and Clayton, NY. We got rained out in Woodstock, MD. What storm that was! We also played in Lisle, IL, Clarence, NY, Napa, Oakland and Lake Forest, CA, Park City UT (WHAT A CROWD!) and Scituate, Beverly, Greenfield and Cape Cod all in Massachusetts. It’s been great fun playing with founding member John Lombardo again. We’re also dragging Jamestown, NY native, Amanda Barton along for harmonies, violin and acoustic guitar playing. We look forward to a productive fall. We’ve been working on some live recordings and we recently purchased an in-ear monitor rig, finally! We have some cool gigs lined up including a few holiday shows in December. Our agent is booking shows for 2016! Thanks for all the support.

Record Release Party!

Join us Friday May 8, 2015 at Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo, NY as we celebrate the release of our new album, Twice Told Tales. Old pal John Lombardo will be joining us on stage and we encourage the venue to #callaroofer.

We’ll play many songs from the new release along with deep cuts, early tracks, all the hits, and maybe a surprise or two. Bring your dancing shoes as this is a stand-up venue.

Get tickets here!

Record Release Surprise

We have been so excited for this day to come. It’s taken a year to get TWICE TOLD TALES in the can and we can’t wait for you to hear it. We played a special release show at Record Theater in Buffalo, NY to commemorate the release. We had a lot of friends stop by to enjoy the short concert. We signed many autographs and had great time. Go get TWICE TOLD TALES now!

Early reviews of Twice Told Tales. What’s your review?

“Full of atmosphere, atmosphere and reported accessible sound on “Twice Told Tales” traditionals of the British Isles, the album will stand the test of time – not only because of the 10,000 MANIACS.” – Music-Scan, Germany

Delightful album…fun, bouncy…” – Exclusive Magazine

“Their new release,Twice Told Tales, is a collection of British Isles folk songs, but with a definite 10,000 Maniacs spin to them. sweet and pretty…catchy and fun tunes” – Pop Culture Beast

“While many of the songs on this new album are over a hundred years old, the 10,000 Maniacs easily turn them into modern folk/pop gems with a natural sound” – JPs Music Blog

“10.000 Maniacs are back on the right track! What 10,000 Maniacs does with these traditional songs is breathtaking: some songs are upbeat songs, others are more emotional heartbreaking versions.” – Keys & Chords, Belgium

“This album, if given the right exposure, may prove to be a meth amphetamine folk album, bringing many into its spell and addiction, I know I’m hooked. With no UK tour dates listed on their site, this will continue to be a fix until I can see them perform it live. “Twice Told Tales” is an album to buy and breathe in deep.” – Fatea, UK

New Photos from our show in Riverhead, NY

We had a delightful trip to Riverhead, NY to play the finale at the Live on the Vine Festival at the Long Island Aquarium. Wonderful people and weird fish.

Check out these cool photos from the gig. http://maniacs.com/gallery/long-island-aquarium-03-28-15/ PHOTO CREDIT Wendy Anne

We’re in the Washington DC area April 3 at The Fabulous Birchmere and April 4 at the SOLD OUT Ram’s Head Tavern. Tales are that our Stalkers will be in attendance. They are wonderful people and Don Semmens is fond of buying strangers drinks. See you there!