Candy Butchers to Perform at WFUV-Sponsored Show in NYC At Joe's Pub on Wednesday, June 9 at 9:30 PM

Candy Butchers Also Set to Perform at the Point In Philadelphia on Friday, June 11 at 7 PM


Candy Butchers, who just wrapped up an 18-city tour, will be performing at a WFUV-FM Radio sponsored show at Joe's Pub in New York City on June 9 at 9:30 pm. The band will also be performing live on WFUV the morning of June 9th on the station's "City Folk Morning" program with Claudia Marshall. "Nice To Know You," the first single from their latest release, HANG ON MIKE, has been on rotation at WFUV and received an enthusiastic response from the station's listeners. In addition to the New York show, Candy Butchers will also be appearing in Philadelphia at The Point on Friday, June 11 at 7 PM opening for Ben Arnold.

HANG ON MIKE, released on RPM Record, features 12 tracks all written by Candy Butchers frontman, Mike Viola. Entertainment Weekly commented, "This is power its finest. A-" and Performing Songwriter noted, "...his songs resonate with new depths of emotions and they're shaped with classic elegant lines." Candy Butchers were recently featured on Pete Fornatale's syndicated radio show, "Mixed Bag," and appeared on both "The Late Show with Conan O'Brien" and "Last Call with Carson Daly" to perform their single.

Candy Butchers are based in New York and feature Mike Viola on lead vocals/guitar, Pete Donnelly on bass, Mike Gent on guitar, Jed Parish on keyboards and Mike "Beans" Benigno on drums. For further information on Candy Butchers please visit their website at

Tickets for the Joe's Pub performance on June 9 are $15 each and can be purchased by calling 212-539-8770 or at their box office located at 425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place). Tickets for the June 11 show in Philadelphia at The Point are priced at $10 in advance or $12 at the door. The Point is located at 880 W. Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA and for further ticket information please call 610-527-0988.


CONTACT: Sylvia Weiner of RPM Records, +1-908-301-1779, or

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