Check out some of the earliest Red Devils/Lester Butler fliers.
There isn’t much in the way of merchandise for The Red Devils or 13. Beyond the records, here is some of the swag that has been coveted by fans.
Sorting fact from fantasy on The Red Devils at Gino Rock Club in Sweden, 1993.
The Red Devils played several shows in Missouri in 1992, including two at The Regency Showcase in Springfield, Mo. Their first date was Aug. 22, 1992, according to an “Early Warning” brief in the Aug. 13, 1992, Springfield News-Leader. The band’s next show at the Regency would be just a month and a half later,Continue reading “Red Devils show ’em in Missouri in 1992”
They destroyed their rooms, and they checked out late. How The Red Devils found themselves banned after a disastrous stay at Days Inn in 1992.
14 gigs, 9 sellouts, 8,500 fans … the contracts behind The Red Devils’ 1993 tour of Holland.
Reporters never knew what they were going to get during a Lester Butler interview, as this Aug. 8, 1997, piece by Randy Cordova for the Arizona Republic shows. Chief among the surprises are some hotel hi-jinks between Les Butler and another guest, the unfortunately named Wes Butler.
There is no better way to show your devotion to a band than a concert T-shirt. Unfortunately, there are very few options for The Red Devils or 13; when we saw 13 on tour in the Midwest in 1997, they really had no merch to speak of (and unfortunately, the Devils’ 1992 tour is somethingContinue reading “Hard-to-find Devils & 13 T-shirts”
Thanks as always to our pal Vince Jordan for providing great photos, including this picture of the touring version of 13, James Intveld, left, on drums, Lester Butler, bassist Mark Goldberg and guitarist Alex Schultz (photographer unknown), outside the Blue Cafe in Tahiti, probably 1997. This is just one of many different 13 live lineups,Continue reading “13 on the road: Butler, Schultz, Goldberg, Intveld”