Tonks & the Aurors

the Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock

Happy New Year!

2017 was a fun year for wizard rock and Tonks & the Aurors in particular as we traveled to Ireland and continued touring in the USA extensively. We also spent much of our time working with charities like the Harry Potter Alliance to teach young magical people to be activists in their local communities. 2018 is shaping up to be similar and we couldn't be happier!

Thank You, LEAKYCON!

I don't quite know how to describe LeakyCon Dublin. It exceeded expectations as a con, and Dublin was absolutely the most charming location we've ever visited. Here's some shots from our weekend...

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FINALLY, we're playing CONjuration!

After years of asking, we've finally been able to make it happen and rock out at CONjuration. This con is a fan favorite based in Atlanta, and we can't wait to explore the programming and rock out with so many awesome bands. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT https://www.conjurationcon.com

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Yes All Witches tour heads WEST this fall!

Are you excited for Yes All Witches to take their first ever tour all the way out west? Well you should be! We've launched a Kickstarter to make this the best Yes All Witches tour yet and take us farther, with more musicians than ever before. Learn more:

Where are we going?

October 14 @ TBA – Kansas City, MO (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers + the 8th Horcrux) Library Show – FREE & All Ages! Location TBA

October 15 @ 6:00 pm – Colorado Springs, CO (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) 21C Library  – FREE & All Ages! 1175 Chapel Hills Dr Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Colorado Springs Facebook Event

October 17 @ 8:00 pm – Las Vegas, NV (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) The Sci-Fi Center – All Ages! $5 suggested donation 5077 Arville St Las Vegas, NV 89118 Las Vegas Facebook Event

October 18 @ 6:30 pm – Milpitas, CA (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) Milpitas Library Library – FREE & All Ages! 160 N Main St. Milpitas, CA Milpitas Facebook Event

October 24 @ 5:00 pm – Mesa, AZ (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) Dobson Ranch Library – FREE & All Ages! 2425 S. Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ Mesa Facebook Event

October  25 @ 4:30 pm – Scottsdale, AZ (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) Scottsdale Civic Center Library 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Facebook Event

October 27 @ 7:00 pm – Springfield, MO (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) Springfield-Greene County Library 4653 S. Campbell Ave Springfield, MO Springfield Facebook Event

October 28 @ 6:00 pm – Washington, MO Washington Public Library 410 Lafayette St Washington, MO Washington Facebook Event

2016 Summer Wizard Rock Tour!

That's right, Tonks and the Aurors is bringing back the popular YES ALL WITCHES wizard rock tour for summer 2016! This will bring MORE fierce lady wizard rock and nerd rock bands to america to rock libraries with their original songs about Harry Potter, Star Wars, John Green's books, Percy Jackson, the Hunger Games, fan fiction, and more! May 7 - Oak Lawn, IL June 18 - Athens, TN July 22 - Rochester, NY (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers) July 23 - Worcester, MA (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers, Draco & the Malfoys + Ashley Hamel) July 24 - Woonsocket, RI (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers, Ashley Hamel, Draco & the Malfoys, + more!) July 25 - Mount Laurel, NJ (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers + Ashley Hamel) July 26 - Fayetteville, NC (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers + the Blibbering Humdingers) July 27 - Watkinsville, GA (w/ Tianna & the Cliffhangers + Hawthorn & Holly) July 29 - Orlando, FL (GEEKYCON)

Fall 2016 - Western USA!

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The Yule Ball

For the second year in a row, we have been asked to play Harry & the Potters' annual Yule Ball! We will be joining them in Brooklyn, NY at the Bell House on December 19th! Harry and the Potters, The Potter Puppet Pals, Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the Aurors, Ashley Hamel

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

Tickets $20

https://www.facebook.com/events/1493267340978051/

  

2015 rocked!

November 1st brought the 8th anniversary of Tonks and the Aurors first show. Back in 2007 we had no idea that such a crazy idea to start a wizard rock band would bring us to today. This summer alone, we rocked libraries, met new amazing fans, fell in love with some kick ass librarians, and started a new movement in YES ALL WITCHES. Currently we have 3 shows left in 2015, and we plan to use these to launch us into the most amazing year ever for this scrappy little wizard rock band with Detroit roots. Come part with us before be bust into 2016!

  • November 21 - the University of Louisville, 8pm @ the Red Barn
  • December 4 - St Louis, MO; 6pm @ St Louis Science Center
  • December 19 - Brooklyn, NY; 5pm @ the Bell House

Love, your favorite wizard rock band

Tonks & the Aurors

      

Summer Tour 2015!

FB Banner YAW Tour 2015 Featuring Tonks & the Aurors, Kirstyn Hippe, Tianna & the Cliffhangers and more!

June 22 @ 6:30pm - Ocean City, NJ Ocean City Free Public Library - FREE & ALL AGES 1735 Simpson Ave Ocean City, NJ 08226 Facebook Event

June 23 @ 7pm - New York, NY Sidewalk Cafe - FREE & ALL AGES 94 Avenue A New York, NY 10009 Facebook Event

June 24 @ 4pm - Rochester, NY Penfield Library Branch - FREE & ALL AGES 1985 Baird Rd Penfield, NY 14526 Facebook Event

June 24 @ 7:30pm - Rochester, NY Chili Library Branch - FREE & ALL AGES 3333 Chili Ave Rochester, NY 14624-5324 Facebook Event

June 26 @ 6:30pm - Chicago, IL Open Books! $5 suggested donation & ALL AGES NOTE NEW ADDRESS: 651 W. Lake St. Chicago, Illinois 606661 Facebook Event

June 27 @ 6:00pm - Princeton, IL Princeton Library's WIZARD & WONDER FAIR! FREE & ALL AGES 698 E Peru St Princeton, IL 16356 Facebook Event

June 28 @ 3:00pm - Jefferson City, MO Missouri River Regional Library - FREE & ALL AGES 214 Adams St Jefferson City, MO Facebook Event

June 29 @ 6:30pm - Springfield, MO Springfield-Greene County Library District - FREE & ALL AGES 4653 S Campbell Ave Springfield, MO 65810 Facebook Event

June 30 @ 6:00pm - Manhattan, KS K-State Student Union - $5 suggested donation, ALL AGES 17th & Anderson Manhattan, KS 66502 Facebook Event!

July 1 @ 3:00pm - St. Louis, MO Florissant Valley Public Library - FREE & ALL AGES 195 S New Florissant Rd Florissant, Missouri 63031 Facebook Event

July 2 @ 7:00pm - Florence, AL Florence-Lauderdale Public Library - FREE & ALL AGES 350 N Wood Ave Florence, AL 35630 Facebook Event

July 25 @ Chatanooga Public Library with Tianna & the Cliffhangers Downtown Library - FREE & ALL AGES 1001 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

Orlando, FL - GEEKYCON 2015 Mainstage Concert (Full band) July 29 - August 1 Concert included in admission to GeekyCon (formerly LeakyCon). http://GeekyCon.com

August 8 @ 5pm - Elyria, OH with Tianna & the Cliffhangers Central Public Library - FREE & ALL AGES 320 Washington Ave. Elyria, Ohio 44035

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Lexington: February 2015

10334280_10203251187469749_5659899535166722819_nLexington, KY Plantory February 28 6-10pm

The social justice organization, Lexpecto Patronum, invites you to enjoy a magical Harry Potter themed evening at the Plantory in downtown Lexington. If you are looking for an out of the ordinary experience, then this is the event for you. The evening will start with a Magical Feast catered by the Lexington Diner. Chef Ranada West-Riley has planned an imaginative menu full of surprises! Believe me, you've seen nothing like it. Stay for the Winter Wizard Ball featuring special guest Tonks and the Aurors. Known as "The Bruce Spingsteen of Wizard Rock," she is beloved by both magical and muggles alike.

Ages 14+ • Formal Dress • Cosplay Encouraged • Limited tickets available! Look for the option to have invites hand delivered on Valentines Day! TICKET SALES BEGIN JANUARY 28, 2015 at NOON.

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In partnership with: Lexington Fairness Lexington United

with a Social Justice Grant from: The Coulson Firm, PLLC

Lexpecto Patronum is a community chapter of The Harry Potter Alliance

Chicago: April 2015

BadFicLove2 Tonks & the Aurors is always looking for cool new opportunities to partner with people in the arts around the US (and internationally!). This year, we were approached with something awesome, and couldn't say no. In April we'll be playing wizard rock before a few performances of a brand new play that focuses on some of the best and worst parts of fandom: crack fanfic

Tonks & the Aurors will be playing 30 minute sets before 3 performances of Strange Bedfellows Theatre's BADFIC LOVE at the Den Theatre in Chicago. T&tA will play at 7:00 before the show, and sell merch at each performance April 16 - 19.

RSVP on Facebook for our performance dates!

Show Dates: April 16 at 7pm April 17 at 7pm April 18 at 7pm

Tour 2014 Wrap-Up, and 2015 news!

image After the final concert in Ann Arbor, MI, the entire #RockTheLibrary tour went to Brighton, MI for a day on the lake. After so many days in a car, I loved the chance to relax by the water. We floated, sunbathed, and enjoyed the last few moments together as a tour!

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While lying by the lake, Tianna, Kirstyn, Monica, and I began to outline plans for another crazy tour next summer! I can’t wait to start booking tour dates in December.

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After tour wrapped, Automatic rolled out a new web-based dashboard that allows you to manipulate your travel data more than ever before. I’m using this data now to show me trends and to track our path for 2015’s tour schedule.

Before Automatic, touring with a rental car could be hectic and worrisome. Driving unfamiliar vehicles in unknown locales means you have to be ready for any possibility. However, Automatic gave us more control over our vehicle and location, more data to keep us on track, and even gave us peace of mind if anything disastrous should happen.

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As a musician who travels often, not having to worry about a rental car with issues or being unfamiliar with the gas mileage and performance on a borrowed vehicle, means that I can focus less on avoiding potential problems and focus more on what I do best: playing music! I think Automatic has made the biggest impact on my long-range travel technology since the iPhone became my travel companion many years ago.

Armed with the data that Automatic gives, my favorite musicians to travel with, and a map app, I’m more prepared than ever for next summer! I hope to see you at a library or bookstore soon.image

Steph, Kirstyn, Tianna, and Monica will be back on tour June 22 - July 3, 2015!

2014 Fall Mini-Tour!

FALL TOUR 2014! Wizard Rock-Tober! Florence, AL Florence-Lauderdale Public Library October 11 @ 7pm Wizard Rock Halloween party!

The Harry Potter Alliance's GRANGER LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Auburn, ALA October 18, 2014 | Concert included in Registration - $40 Get your ticket!

Greensboro Public Library Greensboro Public Library Central Branch October 25 @ 3pm Wizard Rock Halloween party + Costume Contest

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Rock the Library Tour!

SUMMER TOUR 2014!!! Are you a wizard living in the muggle world this summer? A nerd looking for a way to express your devotion to all things nerdy? Get off the computer and in to your library or book store to see this year’s WIZARD + NERD ROCK SUMMER TOUR! All shows are FREE & ALL AGES unless noted!

Indianapolis Public Library - Central Branch 40 E. St. Clair St. Indianapolis, IN June 23 @ 6pm Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe & Neville's Diary RSVP on Facebook!

Open Books! 213 W. Institute Pl Chicago, IL June 24 @ 6pm ($5 suggested donation) Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe & Neville's Diary RSVP on Facebook!

St Louis Library - Florissant Valley Branch 195 S New Florissant Rd Florissant, MO June 25, 2014 @ 6pm Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe, Neville's Diary, Tianna & the Cliffangers RSVP for St Louis!

Main Branch, Huntsville-Madison County Public Library 915 Monroe St Huntsville, AL June 26 @ 6pm ALSO FEATURING FOOD TRUCKS + Tianna & the Cliffhangers RSVP for Huntsville!

Decatur Library 315 Sycamore St Decatur, GA June 27 @ 6pm Also Featuring: Tianna & the Cliffhangers RSVP for Decatur!

Greensboro Public Library 219 N Church St Greensboro, NC June 28 @ 2pm Also featuring: Tianna & the Cliffhangers, the Blibbering Humdingers, Hawthorn & Holly RSVP for Greensboro!

Ocean City Free Public Library 1735 Simpson Ave Ocean City, NJ June 30 @ 6pm Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tianna & the Cliffhangers RSVP for Ocean City!

Friends & Lovers - 21+ SHOW 641 Classon Ave Brooklyn, NY July 1 @ 8pm ($8 in advance, $10 at the door) Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tianna & the Cliffhangers RSVP for Brooklyn!

Amazing Books Pittsburgh, PA July 2 @ 7pm ($5 suggested donation) Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tianna & the Cliffhangers RSVP for Pittsburgh!

The Ann Arbor District Library 343 S. 5th Ave Ann Arbor, MI July 3 @ 6:30pm Also featuring: Kirstyn Hippe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Tianna & the Cliffhangers RSVP for Ann Arbor!

Summer Tour Fundraiser!

Hello, Friends! This summer we will be touring with Justin Finch-Fletchley and Kirstyn Hippe! To prepare for another summer of fun and love about books, we've started fundraising!

In an effort to get creative with our fundraising, we’ve partnered up with Out of Print Clothing for something that I think a lot of our fans are going to absolutely love. Use the code WIZARDROCK when checking out and 1. You will get FREE SHIPPING 2. Tour will receive 30% of whatever you buy! 3. A book will be donated to Books for Africa

We decided to partner with Out of Print because they make clothing, accessories, and jewelry exclusively about the books we love, and we’re fans ourselves! So, help us get the chance to spend another on the road seeing you, and get cool stuff!

Go to Out of Print now to check it out!

As always, our fundraisers go directly towards our rental vehicle and gas to get us started on tour. Our initial first goal is $500, which will get us part of the rental car...but I know you guys can do better than that! OOP Image2

Chicago in April!

AccioBooks It's official, Tonks and the Aurors will be playing FULL BAND in Chicago on April 5th!

As a part of Chicago's HPA Chapter (The Alliance for Awesome)'s annual read-a-thin and book drive we'll be rocking out along with Alex Carpenter, and reading books from 5pm-midnight.

For more information, check this out!