Ned Flanders metal band Okilly Dokilly announce UK tour

Okilly Dokilly

Okilly Dokilly – the Ned Flanders-themed metal band – have announced their first ever UK tour.

The Arizona-based band (sadly not from Springfield) are coming to the UK in October for a string of seven dates including London, Bristol and Nottingham.

Okilly Dokilly took the internet by storm in 2015 with the release of their Okilly Demos. At the time we spoke to frontman Head Ned about the band and where the idea came from.

“The short answer is, we’re just nerds who really like The Simpsons and metal, and thought this would be funny. Long answer: our drummer, Bled Ned, and myself were stuck in line at a grocery store. We were coming up with really cutesy and harmless names for really hardcore bands. Okilly Dokilly came up, and we built on it. 

We had the idea for dressing like Ned and came up with the term Nedal. It all was, and still is hilarious to us. We went a bit too far with that humour and, well, here we are.”

The band released their debut album Howdilly Doodilly in 2016.

Tickets for Okilly Dokilly's UK tour are on sale now.

Okilly Dokilly UK tour dates

02 Oct: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
03 Oct: Norwich, Waterfront
04 Oct: Exeter, Lemon Grove
05 Oct: Bridgewater, Cobblestones
06 Oct: Bristol, Thekla
08 Oct: London, Borderline
09 Oct: Sheffield, Corporation

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.