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Metal band inspired in Simpsons’ Ned Flanders announces tour

Okilly Dokilly is not what is expected of a metal band: they present themselves with sweaters, mustaches, well combed back. But there is reason: they want to be like Ned Flanders, the Christian neighbor of the Simpsons. And they are ready to show the style on tour.


The five-member band has 13 dates scheduled between Tuesday, April 11, and April 26, in Australia and the USA. The name of the tour is When the Comet Gets Here.

In addition to the announcement of the shows, Okilly Dokilly also released the track “Slaughterhouse.” The song was recorded in the sessions of Howdilly Twodilly (2019), the band’s second album, but was not included in it for making a “wrong quote” from Flanders.

Okilly Dokilly is formed by Head Ned (vocals), Shred Ned (guitar), Zed Ned (synthesizer), Dread Ned (drums) and Bed Ned (bass). The band even appeared in an episode of The Simpsons. They played “White Wine Spritzer” during the final credits.

Hear the Simpsons Ned Flanders theme band below:


The Simpsons is an American sitcom and animation series created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical parody of America’s middle class lifestyle.

Since its debut on December 17, 1989, 618 episodes have been shown. The series’ 28th season began airing in 2016. The Simpsons is one of the longest running US series and the longest running primetime show.

Okilly Dokilly 2020 tour dates


  • 12 WED The Basement Canberra Belconnen, Australia
  • 13 THU Cambridge Hotel Newcastle, Australia
  • 14 FRI Crowbar Sydney Leichhardt, Australia
  • 15 SAT Corner Hotel Richmond, Australia
  • 17 MON Whammy Bar Auckland, New Zealand
  • 18 TUE San Fran Wellington, New Zealand


  • 13 FRI The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 16 THU The Shrine Tulsa, OK, United States
  • 17 FRI Hi Tone Cafe Memphis, TN, United States
  • 18 SAT Exit/In Nashville, TN, United States
  • 19 SUN Radio Room Greenville, SC, United States
  • 21 TUE Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC, United States
  • 22 WED Jammin Java Vienna, VA, United States
  • 23 THU Kingsland Bar & Grill Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • 24 FRI Hard Rock Cafe Boston, MA, United States
  • 25 SAT Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub New Brunswick, NJ, United States
  • 26 SUN The Crafthouse Stage & Grill Pittsburgh, PA, United States
  • 28 TUE Rumba Cafe Columbus, OH, United States
  • 29 WED Grog Shop Cleveland, OH, United States


  • 1 FRI The Sanctuary Detroit, MI, United States
  • 2 SAT X-Ray Arcade Cudahy, WI, United States
  • 3 SUN Beat Kitchen Chicago, IL, United States
  • 5 TUE Red Flag St. Louis, MO, United States
  • 7 THU 89th Street – OKC Oklahoma City, OK, United States
  • 8 FRI Three Links Deep Ellum Dallas, TX, United States
  • 9 SAT Empire Control Room & Garage Austin, TX, United States

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