Tommy & The High Pilots Visit JBTV Chicago + National Summer Tour Dates with The Dangerous Summer

By on August 20, 2013


In the midst of their national tour with The Dangerous Summer and Rare Monk, Santa Barbara natives Tommy & The High Pilots stopped by Chicago’s renowned music television channel  JBTV for an 8-song performance. JBTV released a sneak-peek of “Devil To Pay” from the band’s exclusive live full-set. Performances of additional tracks including current single, “Outta My Head” will be rolled out on JBTV in the coming weeks. Both “Devil To Pay” and “Outta My Head” appear on the band’s latest album, Only Human, released in May through Redbird Records.

Tommy & The High Pilots will perform at The Highline Ballroom in New York on August 21st with The Dangerous Summer and Rare Monk. All three acts will finish the remaining dates of the tour, hitting major market cities such as Toronto, Philadelphia, Nashville and Austin before concluding in Fresno, CA on September 14th.  Full tour dates below.



The phrase “devil to pay” means dealing with the consequences of your actions.  That’s basically what I started with – just that phrase and I ended up writing about someone who had made mistakes and was finally willing to face the consequences in order to be forgiven.  We’ve played it every night on tour so far and it’s definitely a fun one to do live.- “Tommy Cantillon


Tommy & The High Pilots are Tommy Cantillon (vocals/guitar), Michael Cantillon (keys), Steve Libby (bass), and Matt Palermo (drums). Only Human was helmed by a trio of prolific producers – Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Train) Jason McEntire (Son Volt, Ha Ha Tonka) and Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo).


Tommy & The High Pilots Tour Dates
Purchase tickets HERE. 

*The Dangerous Summer

8/20 Cambridge, MA – Middle East*

8/21 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom*

8/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary* 

8/23 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar*

8/24 West Springfield, VA – Empire* 

8/25 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Club* 

8/27 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern* 

8/28 Orlando, FL – Backbooth* 

8/29 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits* 

8/30 Tampa, FL – Orpheum*

8/31 Gainesville, FL – 1982 Bar*

9/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade* 

9/03 Nashville, TN – Exit/ln*

9/04 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory* 

9/05 Dallas, TX – The Prophet Bar* 

9/06 Houston, TX – Mango’s Cafe*

9/07 San Antonio, TX – Korova*

9/08 Austin, TX – Mohawk*

9/10 West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre

9/13 San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing*

9/14 Fresno, CA – Victory Cafe at Hardy’s*


“Only Human, and its lead single “Outta My Head” is so much fun you very well might be playing it at one of your summer sloppy barbecues” – Huffington Post, A-Side Series


“Bright, buoyant Southern California pop from the group’s crowd-funded album, Only Human, has a near-irresistible chorus.” – USA Today, The Playlist 


“Tommy and the High Pilots, just the kind of chill, happy music that’s perfect for summer.”  

OK Magazine, The Next Big Deal 


“You know what we mainly really love about Tommy of folksy Santa Barbara indie-pop act Tommy & The High Pilots? Everything.” – MTV Buzzworthy


“Sweet as pie. And once you get to the chorus… feel like I’m Julia running towards Richard. You know, in the movies.” – Dianna Agron, Glee, You Me & Charlie Blog

Keep up with Tommy & The High Pilots: 

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Purchase Only Human:

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.