Candlebox Announces “Disappearing In Airports” Tour 2016

Too much brewing to dance around and opine great wisdoms to you when these touring announcements for the Spring start rolling in and with that let me share the latest one to hit the Metal Command HQ in-box, its one that lets us know that Candlebox will be embarking on a tour called “Disappearing in Airports” which is also the title of their latest album. Check out the press release, the poster and dates along with some of the information that was shared about the album. Don’t worry I will be back too because I know you want my extended thoughts on it all.

Tour - Candlebox - Disappearing In Airports - 2016

The Press Release:
SEATTLE, Wash. – Candlebox, the influential, multi-platinum rock band from the powerful 90’s Seattle music movement, has announced a spring headlining tour in support of its long-overdue sixth album Disappearing in Airports. The “Disappearing in Airports Tour 2016” will kick off on April 1 in Louisville, Ky. and continue through the first week of May, including festival stops at Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion. Indie singer-songwriter Pete RG will perform in support. A full list of tour dates can be seen below. Tickets and VIP packages will go on sale this Friday.

Disappearing in Airports is set to release on April 22 through Pavement Entertainment. It will be available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, YouTube Red, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music) and distributed by MRI/Sony RED. iTunes pre-orders are live now at: with Instant Gratification downloads of “Vexatious” and “Supernova.” The first single “Vexatious” is streaming on YouTube at:

“‘Vexatious’ is about the social networking-obsessed, unlimited bragging rights society we live in, where people come off as entitled yet so insecure,” commented band founder and frontman Kevin Martin. “Whether it’s a pop star feuding senselessly with another pop star, or people who can’t help but to take 50 different selfies in under a minute missing everything that’s happening around them, it’s a sad commentary on life that we can’t escape. Dating apps, bitching apps, secret sharing apps, apps, apps, apps-they all operate outside of any real or authentic human connection. It’s disconnect everywhere and it’s destroying us. No one cares what anyone else thinks or feels. It’s all ‘me, me, me’ and, if you ask me, it’s fucking sad.”

Disappearing in Airports showcases the group’s introspective and poetically candid songwriting with its signature musical immediacy. Candlebox worked with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Everclear, Rivers of Nihil), cutting the record at Think Loud Studios in York, Penn. With Kevin Martin, Dave Krusen on drums, Adam Kury on bass and the addition of guitarists Mike Leslie and Brian Quinn, the recommitment to creating music that is ‘pissed and urgent’ as well as bringing a new energy to the live show is at this record’s core.

“I want to take Candlebox into a new world, and this record is very different, very diverse for us,” said Kevin Martin. “It’s about growth and pushing the band in the direction for a new audience.”

CD - Candlebox - Disappearing In Airports

1. Only Because of You
2. Vexatious
3. Supernova
4. Alive at Last
5. I’ve Got a Gun
6. I Want It Back
7. The Bridge
8. Spotlights
9. Crazy
10. God’s Gift
11. Keep on Waiting *

*digital only bonus track

Tour Dates:
4/01 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
4/02 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
4/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/07 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
4/09 – Tyler, TX @ Click’s
4/10 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
4/12 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
4/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
4/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
4/19 – Butte, MT @ Butte Depot
4/20 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
4/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
4/23 – Pueblo, CO @ Pueblo Memorial Hall
4/26 – Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
4/27 – Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks
4/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
4/30 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
5/03 – Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern
5/05 – Nashville, TN @ 12th and Porter
5/06 – Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion
5/07 – Marietta, OH @ The Adelphia Music Hall

About Candlebox:
Formed in Seattle in 1991, Candlebox went quadruple platinum with their 1993 self-titled debut and released two more acclaimed and top-selling albums (1995’s Lucy and 1998’s Happy Pills) before going on a hiatus in 2000. Candlebox regrouped with a 2006 tour, then put out Into the Sun in 2008, followed by 2012’s Love Stories & Other Musings. Candlebox remains one of the most highly requested and played groups on radio, including the band’s mega hits “Far Behind” and “You.”

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I never really followed the band after that self-titled debut and its megasonic hit “You” because by that time I was growing quite tired of the Grunge and Alt-Metal style and needed copious doses of the pure, brain-throttling stuff. Of course now as a music fan with many more years under his belt I am trying to check out numerous artists that I missed over the years for one reason or another. With that being said I would have liked to cross this band off my musical bucket list but alas the touring run is NOT heading our way at all which kind of stinks. I mean we ARE NYC after all and everything is supposed to come here (do I sound like the spoiled/jaded New Yorker at all? Good. That is what I was going for). So what do you readers of the PiercingMetal prose think about this one? Is the tour stopping in your region and if it is will you be going to one of the shows? Let me know in the comments section below. See you soon with more tours, milestones and of course pounding Metal stuffs.

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