The Press Release:
NOMINATED FOR REVOLVER’S GOLDEN GOD AWARD FOR “BEST NEW TALENT” – Device, a collaboration featuring modern hard rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed, has announced a series of US tour dates. They will be kicking off a string of headline shows on April 10th in Mobile, AL and will be performing at several spring festivals. Gemini Syndrome and Nonpoint will support on select headline dates.
This tour will support the release of their self-titled debut album on April 9, 2013 via Warner Bros Records, which Draiman co-wrote and recorded with Geno Lenardo [formerly of Filter]. Upon finishing the writing and recording process, Draiman enlisted Evanescence drummer Will Hunt, and Dope and Rock of Ages guitarist Virus; the three comprise the touring incarnation of Device.
Device is already getting praise for its sound. They are nominated for a Revolver Gold God Award for “Best New Talent” and Artist Direct declared “welcome to the 22nd century of rock.” First single “Vilify”” has been most-added at radio for the past two weeks and is heading toward a Top 15 slot. Watch the video for the track below:
Their self-titled debut can be pre-ordered via iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/deviceitunes.
The album features guest artists like Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold) and Lzzy Hale from Halestorm.
The Tour Dates:
10-Apr – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen*
12-Apr – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*
13-Apr -Orlando, FL – Tinker Field – WJRR Earth Day Birth Day
14-Apr – Ft. Myers, FL – Fort Rock Festival
16-Apr – Destin, FL – Club LA**
17-Apr -Huntsville, AL -Sammy T’s**
20-Apr – Tyler, TX – Click’s**
21-Apr – Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre – KFMX Show
23-Apr – Dallas, TX – Trees**
25-Apr – Houston, TX – Scout Bar**
26-Apr – Beaumont, TX – The Gig**
28-Apr – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville Festival
30-Apr – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues**
1-May – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas**
3-May – Atlanta, GA -Centerstage*
4-May – Rockingham, NC -Carolina Rebellion Festival
*with Gemini Syndrome
**with Gemini Syndrome and Nonpoint
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not the biggest Industrial music fan but I’d be curious about what this project sounds like on the stage but as you can see by the listed stops there isn’t a NYC date on the run. I like Draiman and a number of Disturbed tracks so one has to assume that they would deliver a revamped version of some of their classics during a show. What do you readers think about this? Have you already listened to some of this and are ready to support? Chime in down below in the comments section below and I will see you next time. Thanks for reading.