Infinity Hall is opening a new location in addition to its original location in Norfolk, CT. The new location is opening August 21 in the downtown area of the state’s capital, Hartford. The next taping of IHL will be at the Hartford venue when Toad the Wet Sprocket does their show on Thursday, August 28. The Hartford site is also set to host some classic Infinity Hall Live acts like Los Lonely Boys and Brett Dennen.
When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack.
Since that day, “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been the name of the four piece California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which combined sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.
After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. They also decided to update their classic catalog, and created a new Greatest Hits album “All You Want”, which came out in 2011. New fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts!
Toad the Wet Sprocket is currently touring through the end of Aug 2014. Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in the 1986 has brought them back full circle to come back together again. It’s official: TOAD IS BACK!