ALO at Camp Deep End by Joshua Huver 1

One of the Bay Area's best long-running bands is the family-oriented rock and roll outfit Animal Liberation Orchestra, or ALO. For the 11th February in a row, the quartet will embark on a West Coast love affair dubbed the Tour D'Amour.

On January 4, ALO announced a brand-new EP to be released ahead of Tour D'Amour called Love Songs. If you guessed it might be a collection of ALO-infused covers of love songs, you are correct.

Tour D'Amour XI will kick off on February 1 at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz with a dedicated two-set, no-opener evening with keyboardist Zach Gill, bassist Steve Adams, guitarist Dan Lebowitz, and drummer Dave Brogan. They will worm their way through California with rotating opening acts that include Rabbit Wilde, The Brothers Comatose, Moon Hooch, and the latest love-'em-or-hate-'em jam band sensation from Vermont, Twiddle, concluding the tour with a trio of events over two days at The Fillmore on February 24 and 25.

The Brothers Comatose will join ALO for a pair of shows in SoCal before Valentine's Day while Rabbit Wilde will open four dates following the 14th from Sebastopol to Sacramento. TBC were recently featured at ALO's inaugural family-festival Camp Deep End in October.

Concluding the tour will be a special trio of shows at The Fillmore that includes two full two-set shows and a sing-along matinee on Saturday, February 25, specifically aimed for children and families. The event combines storytelling, surprise guests, and a mix of classic sing-alongs as well as ALO originals with a twist.

For the evening performances, ALO enlisted Brooklyn-based sax-o-funk trio Moon Hooch and Twiddle for a performance each.

An evening with ALO
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Moe's Alley
8pm, $20

ALO, Moon Hooch
Friday, February 24, 2017
The Fillmore
9pm, $20

ALO Sing Along For Kids
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Fillmore
3pm, $13

ALO, Twiddle
Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Fillmore
9pm, $20