The Official Website for The Dick Ourada Band
Well its been a long time coming. We are so excited to be hitting the road again this summer for another adventure filled with mischief, laughter, and stupidity. The DOB will be kicking off “The Situation” 2019 Summer Tour at our favorite venue The Rolling Lanes 10th Frame Lounge in Countryside, Illinois on Saturday Night June 1st at 9:00pm. We anticipate a fun filled evening that most of you Dickheads have been familiar with over the last 22 years, so arrive early and stay late for the food at the world famous Country Cup Restaurant.
Between yelling at one another and smoking fiercely, the boys and I have been in the rehearsal space pretending to work on new material and trying to remember the old songs. We also hope to have a few surprise guests join us on stage for your listening and viewing pleasure. So be prepared to be amazed.
I don’t know about you, but this has been one long winter filled with grey skies and cold days. We’re so looking forward to bringing you a little sunshine and doing what we do best, which is having a good time! See y’all on Saturday June 1st.
Love & Mercy,
A little history…..
In 1989, shortly after graduation from Lyons Township High School in La Grange, Illinois Dick Ourada called old friend Russ Rydin and asked him to come by and jam. Upon discovering that they had nothing better to do and very little talent, they enlisted Dick’s brother Randy to play drums and started The Dick Ourada Band. Several years and dozens of bandmates later the D.O.B. decided to make a fresh start. In October 1996 the boys persuaded Russ’ brother Ron to play one show with them at “Manions” in Willow springs, Illinois.
That show on May 31, 1997 was so magical that Ron Rydin never left the group. Somewhere along the road that summer the D.O.B. picked up second drummer John Kienzle, when one evening he just appeared on stage.
Years later they find themselves positioned as “The Greatest Band In The Western Suburbs Of Chicago”. With over 300 songs performed live that include such treasures as “Feel The Mustache” and “The Ballad Of Chris P. Licks” to classics like “Who Is This Guy” and “The Dave Rule Blues”, this band never quits. Their 3-hour shows are rockin’ with a splash of theatrics, and they always leave their faithful fans “The Dickheads” wanting more Dick. If you think this is just another band made up of idiots, you’re on the right track.