Thanks to a friend in media I first learned of Doll Skin about a year ago with their debut album “In Your Face”. I felt that the ladies were a modern-day Runaways and have tried to be as supportive as possible when I am aware of their goings on. They keep a very healthy touring itinerary which is awesome to see and that makes me share this latest bit of news with you all below. Dig in.
The Press Release:
Phoenix pop-punk favorites **DOLL SKIN** have announced the release date for their upcoming sophomore LP **MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL** , in stores June 16th via **EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED** , and in Europe via **EMP/SPV**. Produced and Mixed by Cage9 frontman **Evan Rodaniche** (Lacey Sturm, Powerman 5000), MANIC is the follow up to Doll Skin’s EMP debut, 2016’s IN YOUR FACE (AGAIN), Produced by Grammy Award winning Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, which garnered massive Worldwide press, spawned multiple singles including, “Family of Strangers”, “Let’s Be Honest”, and “Furious Fixation”. 2016 saw the band tour much of the year with **Otep, Lacey Sturm, Fire From The Gods, Hellyeah, Dead Kennedys, Escape The Fate, September Mourning, Through Fire** , and more, capping off the year with a spot on **Alternative Press’s** list of “7 of the Best Rising Bands Under 21”, before settling in to record their new record.
Not to be outdone by last year, the band kicked off 2017 in equally notable fashion with a packed hometown show supporting **John 5** , and the announcement that the band would join the lineup of the **2017 VANS WARPED TOUR** from June 16-25, appearing on the “Hard Rock” Stage alongside Metal and Punk Icons including **The Dickies, Municipal Waste, Strung Out, The Adolescents, The Ataris, TSOL, (and their previous Otep tour-mates FIRE FROM THE GODS)** and more .
In addition to the stint on Warped Tour, Doll Skin has announced a run of headlining dates in April and May, as well as the release of “Shut Up (You Miss Me)” the first single from MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL.
Drummer **Meghan Herring** says, “How excited are we for Warped Tour?? Psyched. Ecstatic. Beside ourselves. We’re feeling it all at once. Before we were even a band, I would go to Warped with the girls. Now our names are on the poster. It’s a surreal feeling. The lineup this year is absolutely incredible as well. Let’s do this!!!”
And on the subject of the new album **Herring** adds, “We are so crazy excited for this new record to be released!! The sophomore album is an entirely different beast. It’s colorful, loud, and all over the place. It really shows the world who we are.”
Vocalist **Sydney Dolezal** adds: “I am so excited to be hitting the road again this spring! We’ve got some great new tunes that we know you’ll all love, and I can’t wait to see all of our friends and fans around the country!”
DOLL SKIN Headlining:
4/29 Tucson, AZ. @ The Loudhouse w/ Dead Horse Trauma
4/30 Albuquerque, NM. @ The Co-Op
5/02 Lubbock, TX. @ Backstage Live w/ Never Say Die
5/03 Abilene, TX. @ My Place w/ Never Say Die
5/04 Ft Worth, TX. @ Ridglea Theatre w/ Never Say Die
5/06 Hutchinson, KS. @ The Rusty Needle w/ Another Lost Year & Never Say Die
5/09 Peoria, IL. @ Rail II w/ Drugs Delaney & Evil Engine
5/10 Crest Hill, IL. @ Bada Brew w/ Drugs Delaney & Evil Engine
5/11 Ft Atkinson, WI. @ Hijynx w/ Evil Engine
5/12 Mt Calvary, WI. @ Maximillians w/ Evil Engine
5/13 LaCrosse, WI. @ The Warehouse w/ In Solace
5/18 Colorado Springs, CO. @ Sunshine Studios
5/19 Salt Lake City, UT. @ Club X
5/20 Las Vegas, NV. @ Adrenaline
**VANS WARPED TOUR 2017 PRESENTED BY JOURNEYS:**
June 16 — CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA
June 17 — Oregon State Fairgrounds – Salem, OR
June 21 — Balloon Fiesta Park – Albuquerque, NM
June 22 — Fear Farm – Phoenix, AZ
June 23 — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
June 24 — Utah State Fair Park – Salt Lake City, UT
June 25 — Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m not going to add much to this one since I have not yet seen the band in action. I’ve wanted to but they don’t get over to these parts very often yet. I am sure that once more people hear the kind of energetic Hard Rock that they are putting out there that they will be rallying behind them. As a media scribe in the Big Metal Apple, I know that there are a lot of clubs where they can play and while the Warped Tour will be rumbling through these parts I don’t really get to that one but that is fine for me since the band doesn’t appear to be a part of the tour at least when it comes here. The ladies play some great stuff and I think there is some serious potential behind them. What do you readers think about this tour? Will you be interested in catching them at some point? Let me know down in the comments section.
Official Website: http://www.dollskinband.com