For many Texas music lovers, a local commercial stole the show during the Super Bowl in early 2017.
During a spot for the Texas Rangers baseball club, an oddly cheerful Vaden Todd Lewis, lead singer for beloved D-FW hard-rock outfit the Toadies, offered up a silly take on the sing-along classic "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," written especially for the ad. Primarily known for some of the most menacing wails and screams North Texas has ever heard, it was wild to see Lewis serving up a fun little jingle.
But around the time Lewis filmed the commercial, he felt that a full-on Toadies take of the classic summer song was in order.
After all, as a lifelong Texan, Lewis has been a Rangers fan since those scorching days in the rusty old Arlington Stadium.
Here's the Toadies' extended version of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame,' created specifically for the Texas Rangers baseball team:
The band jumped at the chance to not only record a full-throttle Tex-centric cover of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for the Rangers, but to also perform a post-game concert this weekend, on April 29 at Globe Life Park after the Rangers play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Recorded in Dallas, this is one version of the iconic ditty is so distinctly the Toadies'.
And since the group's recently recorded next album won't be ready for another few months, a new track from Lewis and crew is more than welcome.
The Toadies perform after the Texas Rangers game on Saturday, April 29. The concert is free with the price of a baseball ticket. Details here.