Here’s another tour to pencil in to your daily planner, I mean log in to your mobile device of choice. Yep, the dudes in Pop Evil are bringing you “Music Over Words” in 2018 with Palaye Royale and Black Map. Dig into the full on press release and dates after the poster. I’ll close out with the usual editorial musings.
The Press Release:
POP EVIL have announced Music Over Words Tour today that will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new self-titled LP. “It’s with great excitement to announce our US headline tour,” says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. “We can’t wait to play our new material and see all our amazing fans across the states. It’s all about the music, it’s Music Over Words.”
The massive US tour kicks off on February 14th in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at the Kewadin Casino. The band will hit both sides of the U.S. coast before wrapping things up at The Fillmore in Detroit on April 6th. More dates will be announced in a few weeks, so fans are encouraged to stay tuned. Band VIP goes on sale Tuesday at www.popevilvip.com. PALAYE ROYALE and label-mates BLACK MAP will serve as support on all dates.
The Tour Dates:
14-Feb: Sault Ste. Marie, MI @ Kewadin Casino
15-Feb: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
16-Feb: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
17-Feb: Minneapolis, MN @ Music Hall
21-Feb: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
23-Feb: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
24-Feb: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
25-Feb: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
27-Feb: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
28-Feb: Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
1-Mar: Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
2-Mar: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
3-Mar: Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
5-Mar: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
6-Mar: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
8-Mar: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
9-Mar: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10-Mar: Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
11-Mar: Little Rock, AR @ Metroplex
13-Mar: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
14-Mar: Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
16-Mar: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
17-Mar: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
18-Mar: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
20-Mar: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
22-Mar: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
23-Mar: Portland, ME @ Aura
24-Mar: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
25-Mar: Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theatre
27-Mar: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
28-Mar: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
29-Mar: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
31-Mar: Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater
2-Apr: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
4-Apr: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
6-Apr: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
POP EVIL recently announced a brand new single and music video for a track called “Waking Lions”, exclusively through VEVO. As previously heard on SiriusXM’S Octane channel, “Waking Lions” is the first bit of music we’re hearing from the band’s 5th studio album. “This is a Dawn of a New Day for Pop Evil,” says Kakaty. “The new lineup feels like a whole new chapter for us. We could not be more proud to lead off this new album cycle with Waking Lions, sending a positive message to our fans.”
Pop Evil teamed up with Columbia Tatone on the video and couldn’t be happier with the outcome.“Columbia brought a unique and distinctive approach with her visuals for our new music video. We really feel she delivered the energy that the song carries.”
Pop Evil will release Pop Evil, their fifth studio LP on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One.
The band brought on veteran producer Kato Khandwala and have been hard at work since early June. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios (http://www.soundemporiumstudios.com) and finished up the album at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA earlier this month.
The new self-titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard U.S, Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with “Footsteps,” “If Only For Now,” “Ways to Get High” and “Take It All.” “Footsteps” not only reached #1 but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band’s career.
Pop Evil is: Leigh Kakaty / Hayley Cramer / Dave Grahs / Matt DiRito / Nick Fuelling
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve seen Pop Evil a few times over the years and found their live presence to be of great appeal. This is however my only background on them since I’ve not really followed many of their releases despite wanting to find the proper time to do it. It happens because as I’ve always said there is a ton of great music out there to support and you get to as many as you find the time to cross off the list. I’ll be marking down the March date at Gramercy because I’ve interest in seeing the opening acts as well. Palaye Royale is a new name to me, but I am fairly certain I’ve seen Black Map at least once. With so many bands from back in the day closing out their careers it’s never been a better time to begin following stuff that you might have let slip by you. I’m trying to do this as much as possible and as I close this one up I wonder what you readers think of this tour. Chime in down in the comments section below. Until next time.