Anyone in the mood for Pizza? Well you will be in a few minutes.

Last year, the Meat Puppets put out their 13th Studio Album ‘Lollipop’, made stops at SXSW, played the Minehead All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival in the United Kingdom curated by Animal Collective along with some other dates overseas, opened for Soundgarden on a few dates in the US and Canada-Including the Gorge Amphitheater, then finished up the year strong with over 25 shows running up and down the East Coast(which we also covered in NYC and NJ) and parts of the Mid West.

It’s still early, but 2012 is already shaping up to just as big of a year if not bigger. With a new record already at least in it’s preliminary stages, and a St. Patty’s Day show in Hood River, Oregon-a few more dates have been squeezed from the realms of the internet, three of them in Italy! That’s right, The Meat Puppets will be performing their classic record “Meat Puppets II” in it’s entirety at all three stops in the land of the pasta.

Meat Puppets 2012 Tour Dates As Of Now:

-3/17/12: Double Mountain Brewery And Taproom
Hood River, Oregon

ITALY:

    -4/5/12: MEZZAGO (MB) Bloom Club
    Concert starts: at 22.45
    Opening doors: at 22.00
    Price of ticket in advance: € 15.00 + presale rights
    Ticket price in cash on the evening of the show: € 15.00

    4/6/12: ROME Circle of Artists
    Concert starts: at 22.00
    Opening doors: 21.00
    Price of ticket in advance: € 13.00 + presale rights
    Ticket price in cash on the evening of the show: € 15.00

    4/7/12: Florence Auditorium Flog
    Concert starts: at 22.00
    Opening doors: 21.00
    Price of ticket in advance: € 12.00 + presale rights
    Ticket price in cash on the evening of the show: € 15.00

    Back in America:

    -4/27/12: Sam’s Burger Joint
    San Antonio, TX

    4/28/12: Dan’s Silverleaf
    Denton, TX

    I would not count out the Meat Puppets showing up at the Austin Psych Fest-which is held April 27-29 in Austin, TX. Just based on the two dates in Texas during which the festival is being held, it makes sense.

    UPDATED: The Meat Puppets WILL be performing at Austin Psych Fest, Sunday April 29th

    All of these dates can be found at the official Meat Puppets Website , as well as their Facebook fan page. You can also follow the band on Twitter ‘@TheMeatPuppets’.

    In the meantime, the video below should hold over any Meat Puppets itch you have until they come to your town. The 2nd guitarist in the video is Elmo Kirkwood, son of Curt, who was touring with the band on the Fall 2011 leg of their tour.

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