Trashcan Sinatras: One Night, Two Albums

TRASHCAN SINATRAS play The Coach House Oct. 4; press photo

TRASHCAN SINATRAS play The Coach House Oct. 4; press photo

Spanning North America for six weeks in the Fall, Trashcan Sinatras will play both A Happy Pocket and Weightlifting (celebrating its 15-year anniversary) in their entirety, stopping at The Coach House Oct. 4. In 2019, the band began the creative process for a new album, while its acoustic lineup reprised the “One Night, Two Albums” tour concept.

Trashcan Sinatras were formed in 1987 in the coastal town of Irvine, Scotland, by John Douglas, Paul Livingston, David Hughes, Stephen Douglas and Francis Reader. Quickly signed to esteemed British indie label Go! Discs, the group used its label advance to set up their own recording studio, Shabby Road, in nearby Kilmarnock, where they settled in to create three critically acclaimed albums.

The first of these, Cake, was released in the summer of 1990 and featured debut single “Obscurity Knocks” and its follow-up “Only Tongue Can Tell”, both of which became alternative radio hits in the USA, and introduced the group to what has become a loving and loyal fan base around the world. Their beloved second album, I’ve Seen Everything, came along in 1993, preceded by the lauded single “Hayfever.” The group’s next album, 1996’s self-produced A Happy Pocket, featured four singles, including the band’s much-loved cover of “To Sir, With Love”.

After leaving Go! Discs in 1998, the group kept a low profile until the release of their fourth album, Weightlifting, in the autumn of 2004. Extensive touring in support of that album followed, with shows in the UK, Europe, USA, Japan and Australia. In winter 2007/2008, they record a fifth studio album, In the Music, at Stratosphere Sound in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard. The group celebrated the album’s release in 2009 with concerts and promotional appearances over the next two years in the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. It was during the In the Music tours that the band began playing “house parties” for fans, which have since become a staple of their touring schedule.

In early 2015, the group set up camp with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Justin Townes Earle, First Aid Kit, Rilo Kiley) at his ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska to record their sixth LP.

Released in April 2016, the album, Wild Pendulum, received a warm welcome from music critics and fans. The A.V. Club said, “Wild Pendulum is lovingly crafted, with layers in all the right places,” while AllMusic exclaimed the album is “quite likely the best sophisticated guitar pop album anyone is likely to hear in 2016.” The band returned to the road for the first time in five years, supporting the release with concerts in the United States, Scotland, England, Ireland and Japan.

Paul, John and Francis hit the road as a three-piece unit in September 2017 for a six-week acoustic tour of North America, playing nearly all of the 100+ songs they had written together over the last 30 years. The tour included sold-out shows in New York City and Los Angeles, amongst others, and was capped off with a second sell-out in Los Angeles, where the group filmed the show for a live CD/DVD, All Night In America (released in October 2018).

Trashcan Sinatras toured again in 2018, in both their acoustic and full-band configurations. A 30 date North American acoustic “One Night, Two Albums” tour, where they played Cake and I’ve Seen Everything in their entirety, was followed by a full band supporting slot in the UK with Del Amitri, as well as their own headline shows in the UK and elsewhere.

Official Studio Album Discography:
1990 – Cake
1993 – I’ve Seen Everything
1996 – A Happy Pocket
2004 – Weightlifting
2009 – In the Music
2016 – Wild Pendulum

Experience Hendrix Brings Music Of Jimi Hendrix To The OC

Jimi Hendrix: Photo by MARC SHARRATT/REX/Shutterstock (16987c) The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club, London Various - 1967

Jimi Hendrix: Photo by MARC SHARRATT/REX/Shutterstock (16987c)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club, London
Various – 1967

The Experience Hendrix Tour, the acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s musical genius is returning in October with a trek down the West Coast featuring a date at City National Grove of Anaheim on Oct 9.

What began as a single show tribute at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000 has blossomed into a full-fledged concert experience that has thrilled countless fans across the U.S. The tour, which the Chicago Tribune called “a testament to the legacy of the iconic guitarist,” presents a host of great artists collaborating and interpreting Hendrix’s legendary repertoire as part of a dynamic, non-stop three-hour concert experience.

The Experience Hendrix Tour offers fans a rare opportunity to see critically lauded musicians performing timeless Jimi Hendrix classics such as “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child” and “Little Wing” in a unique setting. This latest edition of the tour will feature guitar wizard Joe Satriani, as well as Taj Mahal, Dweezil Zappa, Jonny Lang and Eric Johnson. Mainstays Billy Cox, Slide Brothers and Doyle Bramhall II will also be on board for the duration.

Experience Hendrix poster 2019 Fall

Experience Hendrix poster 2019 Fall

Joe Satriani, 15-time Grammy Award nominee, who recently came off the eastern leg of the Experience Hendrix Tour, will be back for the Oct. 1 kickoff in Jimi’s hometown of Seattle. Notable for being the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, Satriani came to the forefront with the release of his 1987 solo album Surfing with the Alien. He has worked with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and the fabled Spinal Tap and is a member of rock super group Chickenfoot. In keeping with the spirit of the Experience Hendrix Tour, Satriani has formed an all-star trio especially for the occasion, calling upon bassist and vocalist dUg Pinnick from King’s X, and prolific sideman Kenny Aronoff on drums to serve as his rhythm section.

“The Experience Hendrix Tours are always so much fun,” Satriani told Billboard. “The camaraderie between all the musicians on the show is magical. I’m so excited to play some deep Hendrix tracks in a power trio setting with dUg Pinnick and Kenny Aronoff!”

Like Buddy Guy, singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal knew Jimi Hendrix personally. Virtually the same age, the two had contemporaneous careers that similarly navigated the blues world and the much larger rock world. Taj Mahal has been a staple of past Experience Hendrix Tours, and has the utmost admiration for his old friend. “He [Jimi] moved the blues – the language of the music – into the future.”

Billy Cox, bassist for both Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys and the Jimi Hendrix Experience, has been the backbone of the tour since its inception, providing a spiritual connection between the past and present. Rounding out the lineup are drummer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chris Layton of Steve Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, as well as Mato Nanji of Indigenous, Henri Brown and bassist Kevin McCormick.

“There’s something so special about playing Seattle. Author Thomas Wolfe wrote, ‘You can’t go home again,’ but that’s definitely not the case with Jimi,” said his sister Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. “His music is like a beacon that always brings him back to Seattle, where it all began. Celebrating his legacy here brings it full circle. Even the musicians play stronger, as if they’re channeling the vibe of Jimi. We love Seattle, it’s home . . . it’s family.”

Critics have been gushing about the Experience Hendrix Tour since its inception. “Hendrix’s classic songs came one after the next and the electric licks were delivered by a who’s who of modern guitar greats,” noted Loudwire, which went on to call it “the guitar tour of the year.”

“At the very end of the night, all the participants came back out for a final bow,” Consequence of Sound observed this past March. “And one thing you couldn’t help but realize by this point – the music of Jimi Hendrix will seemingly live on forever and continue to inspire future generations.”

The 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour is sponsored by Fender Musical Instruments, the renowned manufacturer of Jimi’s iconic Stratocaster guitars, along with Dunlop, Hal Leonard, and Axe Heaven.

The Raconteurs Unveil Two Amazon Originals

The Raconteurs; press photo

The Raconteurs; press photo

The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have announced today’s premiere of Amazon Original versions of “I’m Your Puppet” and “Now That You’re Gone,” recorded August 23, 2019 at Muscle Shoals, at the legendary FAME Studios and available now only on Amazon Music.

Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, “I’m Your Puppet” was made famous by James & Bobby Purify; the original version of “Now That You’re Gone” can be found on The Raconteurs’ acclaimed new album, Help Us Stranger (Third Man Records).

“I’m Your Puppet” and “Now That You’re Gone” are available to stream and purchase now, and fans can watch behind-the-scenes footage of the band recording and discussing the tracks. The tracks are also available to stream on Amazon Music HD, a new premium tier quality streaming audio from Amazon Music.

Launched earlier today, Amazon Music HD provides customers with the best quality recording available for streaming, with more than 50 million songs in High Definition, and millions of songs in Ultra HD, the highest quality streaming audio available. Both “I’m Your Puppet” and “Now that You’re Gone” are available in Ultra HD, (better than CD quality), with a bit depth of 24 bits and a sample rate of 96 kHz.

Amazon Music listeners can find “I’m Your Puppet” and “Now That You’re Gone” on the Rock Scene playlist. Customers can also simply ask, “Alexa play the Amazon Original by The Raconteurs” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to “I’m Your Puppet” and “Now That You’re Gone,” Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Originals featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music.

Help Us Stranger, the acclaimed third studio album from The Raconteurs debuted at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its June release – bands’ first-ever #1 and third consecutive trip to the top 10. The album also debuted atop of the Physical Albums chart and as well as the Vinyl Albums chart. In fact, Help Us Stranger garnered the sixth highest first-week vinyl sales in the SoundScan era (with Jack White holding the #1 and #4 spots for Lazaretto and Boarding House Reach, respectively).

The album is also the first #1 for an independent record company in 2019 and is the fourth consecutive Billboard #1 for Jack White as an artist. In addition to its chart-topping achievements here in the United States, Help Us Stranger also debuted at #1 on the album sales chart in Canada and #2 on the overall Canadian album chart. The success continued in the UK where the album took the top spot on the UK vinyl chart, along with being the #3 independent album and #8 on the Official UK Albums chart. Help Us Stranger is available physically and digitally now worldwide.

The Raconteurs are currently in the middle of the North American leg of an epic world tour.

Atreyu To Embark On 20th Anniversary Tour This Fall

Atreyu; press photo

Atreyu; press photo

Atreyu will celebrate 20 years of rock with an anniversary tour this fall. The tour features support from Whitechapel, He Is Legend, Tempting Fate, and Santa Cruz. The tour kicks off on October 19 in Las Vegas and runs through November 20 in Ventura, California. All dates are below.

“This year has been a huge one for Atreyu,” said drummer Brandon Saller. “Not only because of the beautiful support we have received for In Our Wake but also because this is our 20-year anniversary as a band. What better way to celebrate than with the reason we are all here…YOU. So here’s how it goes. 20 years. 20 songs. Chosen by YOU…the fans. This will be the longest Atreyu set ever and also the first time the fans get to choose. Let’s do this.”

Atreyu tour dates

Atreyu tour dates

“We are very blessed to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year,’ singer Alex Varkatzas concours. “It’s been a long, rewarding road and we are not slowing down anytime soon. We would like the help of our friends and supporters in picking the set they will see on this upcoming coming run with Whitechapel. We owe so much to the wonderful people who support and connect with us. We are very excited for these shows.”

The deluxe version of Atreyu’s latest album In Our Wake is out now.

10/19: Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival#
10/20: Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
10/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
10/22: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/23: Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
10/25: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/26: Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
10/27: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
10/28: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/30: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
11/1: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/2: Providence, RI @ The Strand
11/3: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
11/4: Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy’s
11/7: Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theater
11/8: Toledo, OH @ Civic Music Hall
11/9: Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theater
11/10: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/11: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
11/13: Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live
11/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/15: Chico, CA @ The Senator Theatre
11/16: Reno, NV @ Cargo
11/18: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/19: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
11/20: Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Ventura Theater

Karen O & Danger Mouse Only Live Show In Support Of Collaborative Album

KAREN O and DANGERMOUSE play Ace Hotel Sep. 6; press photo

KAREN O and DANGERMOUSE play Ace Hotel Sep. 6; press photo

Karen O & Danger Mouse will play a very special live show Friday, September 6 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, their only live engagement in support of their collaborative album, Lux Prima, released earlier this year on BMG.

Lux Prima, the first collaboration from the iconic Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and the legendary musician-producer, was released in March to widespread critical acclaim. In celebration of the album, Karen O & Danger Mouse presented a companion piece, the groundbreaking immersive installation “An Encounter with Lux Prima” in April with a completely sold out run at Los Angeles’ Marciano Art Foundation.

In addition to four albums with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a solo album, Crush Songs, Grammy-nominated O has contributed to soundtracks for Where The Wild Things Are and Her, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Grammy-winning artist Danger Mouse’s projects include Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and Danger Doom as well as work with Adele, The Black Keys, Gorillaz, A$AP Rocky and beyond.

Lux Prima continues to receive widespread critical praise…

“An album of sprawling, soulful, cinematic psych rock filled with astral bass lines, gauzy strings and Karen O-isms like ‘You’re not coming for me/I’m coming for you.’…The nine tracks on Lux Prima unspool grandly, from the ominous lullaby ‘Ministry’ to the stomping girl-group squall of ‘Woman’ to the compact psych-funk groove of ‘Leopard’s Tongue.’”—The New York Times

“Lux Prima ventures fully out of this stratosphere…a cinematic journey through the outer reaches of the cosmos and the inner reaches of the artists themselves.”—GQ

“Lux Prima is a gloriously wide-screen album, sweeping and epic,
with a lush, multi-layered sound”—Variety

“Karen O & Danger Mouse bring out best in each other”—Associated Press

Band Of Skulls Playing Baby Darling Doll Face Honey In Its Entirety

Band Of Skulls; press photo

Band Of Skulls; press photo

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, Band of Skulls will be heading out on a US tour and releasing a special deluxe book edition of their breakthrough debut album available September 27 on SO Recordings.

special deluxe book edition of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

Special deluxe book edition of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

Band of Skulls – Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) are getting set to embark on a US tour where they will be playing Baby Darling Doll Face Honey in its entirety in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago followed by a full set of new songs and band classics. The tour will start on September 1 in Nashville, see the full list of tour dates below.

Special deluxe book edition of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey cover

Special deluxe book edition of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey cover

The special deluxe book edition of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey is presented in a twelve-inch padded casebound book with 60 inner pages, thread sewn, all housed within a rigid slipcase. The release includes two vinyl albums and four CDs: A 12″ milky-clear colored vinyl of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey and a 10″ transparent red colored vinyl with B-sides and bonus tracks. The CDs also feature live recordings from concerts at The Troubadour (11/12/09), the Fingerprints Record Store (15/12/09), Viper Rooms L.A. (04/06/09), Daytrotter (26/08/10) and the Village L.A. (31/08/09).

The box also contains a USB-stick with all mentioned recordings as well as video content including music videos, live videos, documentaries, and making-of behind the scenes footage. Preorder now at

The band recently released a Richard X remix version of their song “Gold” from their fifth album Love Is All You Love out now. Released early this year the album has garnered 40.1 Million Spotify Streams with 650,000 Monthly Spotify listeners to date and Classic Rock Magazine said its “prowling pop perfection…. the most harmonious clash of muck and melody in recent history.”

Love Is All You Love is the sound of a band reinventing itself, the sound of a band who is unafraid to take chances and push their music forward in new directions, Band of Skulls may have made the album of their career.” – Concert Guide Live

Tour dates:
9/1 The Basement East Nashville, TN
9/4 Meow Wolf Santa Fe, NM
9/7 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
9/9 Trees Dallas, TX
9/10 Mohawk Austin, TX
9/11 Tipitina’s Uptown New Orleans, LA
9/12 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
9/13 Saturn Birmingham, AL
9/14 Park Tavern Atlanta, GA
9/16 Webster Hall New York, NY
9/18 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
9/19 9:30 Club Washington, DC
9/20 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH
9/21 Mod Club Theatre Toronto, Canada
9/23 El Club Detroit, MI
9/24 Thalia Hall Chicago Chicago, IL
9/25 Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis, MN
9/26 Marquis Theater Denver, CO
9/27 The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
9/30 Venue Nightclub Vancouver, Canada
9/31 Neumos Seattle, WA
10/2 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
10/4 August Hall San Francisco, CA
10/5 La Santa Santa Ana, CA
10/6 The Mayan Los Angeles, CA

CHEVELLE Announces Intimate Headline Dates And Festival Appearances



CHEVELLE’s Latest Release, 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities, Out Now

On the heels of the current massive amphitheater tour with Breaking Benjamin, multi-platinum alternative rock band CHEVELLE has announced two intimate headline shows and two festival appearances on the West Coast this fall.

CHEVELLE will perform at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October 13, followed by headline shows at the Riverside Auditorium in Riverside, CA, and San Diego’s House of Blues on October 15 and 16. Aeges will support CHEVELLE on both headline dates. The trio will then head to the Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas on October 19.

Tickets will be available Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM Local Time.

Since the release of their full-length debut Point #1 in 1999, CHEVELLE have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of ubiquitous and inescapable anthems. 2002’s breakout Wonder What’s Next would go platinum, yielding smashes such as “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below,” while its follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In reached gold status. In 2011, Hats Off to the Bull landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered “Face to the Floor.” La Gárgola crashed into the Top 5 at #3 and boasted “Take Out the Gunman.” 2016’s The North Corridor represented new heights for the group, marking its fourth Top 10 bow on the Billboard Top 200.

Last fall, CHEVELLE released 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities – a comprehensive compilation of sought-after B-Sides and rarities. The album contains music from 2002-2016, spanning their acclaimed career and remastered on one brand new collection for the very first time. One of the most creatively fearless bands in hard rock, CHEVELLE’s 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities reveals a treasure trove of under-the-radar ‘finds’ and hidden gems, as well as other enlightening musical detours that deserve to be considered alongside CHEVELLE’s incomparable body of work.

CHEVELLE is currently touring with Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Dorothy, and Diamante. Remaining dates are below.

CHEVELLE TOUR DATES with Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante*:
8/21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
8/22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/25 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/28 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/30 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/4 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/6 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amphitheater – Arkansas Music Pavilion
9/7 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
9/9 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
9/10 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
9/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/16 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater
9/18 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
9/21 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
9/22 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
9/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre

*CHEVELLE and Breaking Benjamin to perform on all dates. Individual lineups may vary based on other artists’ availability.

9/27 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/15 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/16 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival

TURBONEGRO Vocalist HANK VON HELL Announces North American Summer Tour!

HANK VON HELL 2019 tour poster

HANK VON HELL 2019 tour poster

Legendary rock frontman and longtime Turbonegro vocalist Hank Von Hell has announced his return to North America for this summer! In addition to Von Hell, the Hank Von Hell band features Jones Kelly II (lead guitar), Major Sam (rhythm guitar), Jean Genus (bass) and Dead Said Fred (drums).

Presented by MetalSucks and Tone Deaf Touring, the Hank Von Hell 2019 North American tour will rock with hellacious force, reaffirming the singer’s standing as the King of “death punk” while introducing first time fans to one of hard rock’s most voracious vocalists and biggest bad boys.

The tour will launch on August 6th in Atlanta, GA and runs through September 12th in Greenville, SC. Find a complete list of dates below. Support on the first half of the tour will come from Spiders, the second half will see support from Overdose.

Hank Von Hell comments on the tour:
“It’s been a long, long time since I’ve toured North America. But now, the wait is finally over. I’m beyond excited to once again hit the stage in front of some of the best audiences in the world, and I can guarantee that the fans wont be disappointed. This tour is maxed out to the fullest, with a setlist that’ll make your heads fuckin’ pop. I’ll bring the thunder, you’ll bring the riot. Let’s party – Hank is BACK.”

Hank Von Hell who for 17 years fronted Turbonegro, the self-styled “biggest underground rock ‘n’ roll band in the world”, is known for his raucous ringleading, over-the-top personality and gaudy stage make-up that turns every concert into a party. Touring in support of his new LP, Egomania, Von Hell is set to prove, once again, that his formidable reputation proceeds him for a reason.

His highly successful comeback album Egomania was released last year, with the title track “Bum to Bum” featuring non other than Steve-O from Jackass fame in the video, resurrecting Hank from the dead and back to rock. Watch the video HERE.

The follow-up album to “Egomania” is due to be released in a very near future throughSony Music Entertainment.

HANK VON HELL – Summer Tour (North America)
with Spiders
8/6: Atlanta GA @ The Earl
8/7: Richmond VA @ Richmond Music Hall
8/8: Brooklyn NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar
8/9: Philadelphia PA @ Trocadero
8/10: Boston MA @ Middle East
8/11: Montreal QC @ Bar Le Ritz
8/12: Toronto ON @ Lees Palace
8/13: Detroit MI @ El Club
8/14: Lombard IL @ Brauerhaus
8/15: Minneapolis MN @ 7th St Entry
8/16: Kansas City MO @ Riot Room
8/17: Denver CO @ Oriental Theater
8/19: Seattle WA @ Crocodile
8/20: Vancouver BC @ Rickshaw
8/21: Portland OR @ Dante’s
8/22: San Francisco CA @ Bottom of the Hill
8/23: Los Angeles CA @ Echoplex
8/24: Phoenix AZ @ Rebel Lounge
8/25: Albuquerque NM @ Sister Bar
8/26: Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey
8/27: Austin TX @ Come and Take it Live
8/28: Houston TX @ White Oak Music Hall
8/29: New Orleans LA @ Santos Bar
8/31: Cookeville, TN @ Muddy Roots Festival #

with Overdose
9/1: Memphis, TN @ Growlers
9/2: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/3: Milwaukee, WI @ X-Ray Arcade
9/5: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
9/6: Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival
9/7: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/8: Youngstown, OH @ Westside Bowl
9/10: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
9/11: Louisville, KY @ Tiger Room
9/12: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room

THE BLACK MOODS Announce Tour Dates in Support of Their Second Top 40 Single

THE BLACK MOODS summer tour 2019

THE BLACK MOODS summer tour 2019

Tempe, Arizona’s The Black Moods have announced tour dates this summer with Them Evils. The tour will kick off on July 14th in Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court. The band continues to support their second top 40 single, “Bad News.”

Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, the band delivers a modern update of a timeless sound, breathing fresh life into a familiar mix of electric guitars, anthemic hooks, and percussive stomp. The Black Moods’ three members — frontman/guitarist Josh Kennedy, drummer Daniel “Chico” Diaz and bassist Jordan Hoffman — aren’t looking to reinvent the wheel. Instead, they’re piling into a vehicle that’s existed for decades, souping up the engine to suit their contemporary needs, and steering those wheels toward their own rock & roll horizon.

The Black Moods began building their audience the old-school way: by hitting the road. They toured heavily, promoting albums like their 2012 self-titled debut and 2016’s Medicine with gigs across the country. By the time Bella Donna hit the radio airwaves during the summer of 2018, The Black Moods’ fanbase had grown exponentially. The song became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, paving the way for the band’s biggest shows to date.

Modern-day torchbearers of ageless rock & roll, The Black Moods aren’t shy about nodding to their influences. Bella Donna was partially inspired by the Doors’ slinky strut, while the climatic chorus of “Bad News” points to alt-rock mainstays like the Foo Fighters. With one boot planted in the same ground as their influences and the other pointed toward unexplored territory, The Black Moods blaze their own path while still paying tribute to those who came before them.

Both Bella Donna and “Bad News” were recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny Karkazis, who flew to Phoenix and set up a makeshift studio in the band’s own rehearsal space. There, in the same practice facility once shared by hometown heroes like the Refreshments, the band funneled the spirit and swagger of their live show into their most dynamic recordings to date. That live show — which The Black Moods sharpened with cross-country tours alongside the Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Eve 6, Cracker, and numerous other headliners — has always been one of the band’s strongest selling points. Now, thanks to singles like Bella Donna (which also lends its name to the first wine in The Black Moods’ wine series), The Black Moods’ fury and fire onstage is matched by their electricity on record.

The Black Moods Tour Dates:
6/22 Pinetop, AZ The Lions Den
6/30 Madison, WI WJJO Boob Toob
7/5 Monett, MO First On Front
7/12 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
7/14 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court w/ Them Evils
7/15 Denver, CO Steets w/ Them Evils
7/16 Sioux City, IA The Marquee w/ Them Evils
7/17 Des Moines, IA Leftys w/ Them Evils
7/18 Mankato, MN Whats Up Lounge w/ Them Evils
7/20 OshKosh, WI Rock USA
7/21 Racine, Wi Route 20 w/ Them Evils
7/23 Pekin, IL Twisted Spoke Saloon w/ Them Evils
7/25 Whitesburg, KY The Listening Room Whiteburg
7/26 Toledo, OH Frankies Inner City
7/28 Southbend, IN 103.9 Presents (The Big Growl)
7/30 Waterloo, IA Spicolis Reverb
7/31 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater w/ Gin Blossoms
8/1 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom w/ Gin Blossoms
8/2 Ft. Wayne, IN Sweetwater Pavillion w/ Gin Blossoms
8/6 Wilmington, NC Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre w/ Gin Blossoms
8/7 Chattanooga, TN The Signal w/ Gin Blossoms
8/9 Springfield, MO Mothers Brewing Company (KQRA WienerFest)
8/10 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino (KSHE Pig Roast)
8/13 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre w/ Gin Blossoms & Collective Soul
8/14 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room @ HOB
8/15 Costa Mesa, CA Pacific Amphitheatre w/ Gin Blossoms & Collective Soul
8/16 Tucson, AZ The Rock

Switchfoot & Their Fantastic Traveling Music Show Coming Fall 2019


SWITCHFOOT; photo Erick Frost

GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band SWITCHFOOT announce their Fantastic Traveling Music Show coming this Fall 2019. The 26-city tour kicks off on October 3rd in Des Moines, IA and will hit major markets across the U.S. and Canada. With this tour, SWITCHFOOT promises a brand-new experience for their fans, with a deep dive into their catalog as well as playing hits old and new. Each night will consist of two sets back-to-back, the first a stripped-down acoustic set with never before heard stories woven throughout followed by a full-blown rock show to end the night. Full routing is below and for more information please visit

When asked about the fire that fuels their acclaimed live performance, bassist Tim Foreman says, “We don’t play all these different shows all over the world to JUST bring people together. We play these songs to show that all along we never were that far apart.”

This tour follows the release of SWITCHFOOT’s highly acclaimed 11th studio album Native Tongue which debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart and the Native Tongue Spring 2019 tour which saw the band perform to sold-out crowds at prestigious venues nationwide including The Ryman in Nashville, TN and The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.

Last month, the band released the six-track, Live From The Native Tongue Tour Digital EP which includes five live songs recorded during the band’s powerful performance at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA along with the original album version of Native Tongue.

Watch the live video for Native Tongue that captures the quintet’s signature high-energy performance and passionate connection with their fans.

Additionally, this summer SWITCHFOOT will host their annual BRO-AM Beach Fest in their hometown of San Diego, CA on June 29th. A Southern California summer staple, the fest brings tens of thousands of people together for an empowering weekend of giving back through surf, food, fun, and live music. The band will also join legendary rock band Bon Jovi on select dates during their This House Is Not For Sale Summer 2019 tour.

June 29 BRO-AM – San Diego, CA
July 3 Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 5 Gullbrannavägen – Eldsberga, Sweden
July 6 Seaside Music Festival – Gjeving, Norway
July 8 Electric Ballroom – London, UK
July 9 Kulturkirche – Cologne, Germany
July 10 Letzigrund Stadion – Zurich, Switzerland*
July 12 National Football – Stadium Warsaw, Poland*
July 14 TW Classic – Werchter, Belgium*
July 15 Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 17 Ernst Happal Stadion – Vienna, Austria*
July 19 Worthersee Stadion – Klagenfurt, Austria*
Aug 3 The Filmore – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 3 Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA
Oct 4 Paramount Theater – Cedar Rapids, IA
Oct 5 Honeywell Center – Wabash, IN
Oct 6 Temple Theatre – Saginaw, MI
Oct 8 The Pablo Center at The Confluence – Eau Claire, WI
Oct 10 Peoria Civic Center Theater – Peoria, IL
Oct 11 The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts – Brown Theatre – Louisville, KY
Oct 12 Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH
Oct 13 Athenaeum Theatre – Columbus, OH
Oct 15 Hershey Theatre – Hershey, PA
Oct 16 The Egg – Hart Theater – Albany, NY
Oct 17 Palace Theatre – Stamford, CT
Oct 18 Roberts Wesleyan College – Voller Athletic Center – Rochester, NY
Oct 22 Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC
Oct 24 Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
Oct 25 Saenger Theater – Mobile, AL
Oct 26 GRACELAND LIVE – Graceland Soundstage – Memphis, TN
Oct 27 Thalia Mara Hall – Jackson, MS
Oct 29 Robinson Center – Robinson Performance Hall – Little Rock, AR
Oct 30 The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 2 Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
Nov 5 Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA
Nov 7 Fred Kavli Theatre – Thousand Oaks, CA
Nov 8 Uptown Theatre – Napa, CA
Nov 9 Bob Hope Theatre – Stockton, CA
Nov 10 Redding Civic Auditorium – Redding, CA
*with Bon Jovi