Independent rock artist Very Alora will join Smile Empty Soul and Tantric on the road this winter.
The tour is in support of the up-and-coming Texas-based performer’s as-yet-untitled EP, which is bring produced by Michael Wagner (King’s X, Metallica, Dokken). In anticipation of the EP’s release, Very Alora has debuted the record’s lead single ‘Mama Don’t Make Me.’
The song’s musical arrangement instantly lends itself to comparisons to the best works of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. The song’s lyrical content is relatively straight forward as it finds Very Alora singing in the chorus, “Mama/Please don’t make me go to school.” Very Alora talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview, saying it was related to her school days.
“Don’t Make Me’ was honestly such a blast to write,” she said. “Any time I think back on high school, i get a little nostalgic, then I remember I didn’t actually like school. And yes, mom and I fought — a LOT.”
‘Don’t Make Me’ is just one of the songs featured in Very Alora’s forthcoming EP. The record also features a song titled Carbon Copy Jealousy’ that she said “was my way of venting my frustration about someone who was in my life for a while.”
Very Alora’s upcoming run with Smile Empty Soul and Tantric is scheduled to start Jan. 16 in Joplin, MO and to run through Feb. 8 in Fayetteville, AR. The tour’s schedule is noted below.
VERY ALORA/SMILE EMPTY SOUL TOUR DATES:
** with SMILE EMPTY SOUL & TANTRIC
Thu, Jan 16, 2020 in Joplin, MO @ Guitars Rock N Country Bar
Sat, Jan 18, 2020 in Cape Girardeau, MO @ The Barn
Sun, Jan 19, 2020 in Nashville, TN @ The End
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 in Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
Wed, Jan 22, 2020 in Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Thu, Jan 23, 2020 in Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole **
Fri, Jan 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall **
Sat, Jan 25, 2020 in Longwood, FL @ Shovelhead Live **
Sun, Jan 26, 2020 in Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug **
Wed, Jan 29, 2020 in Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks **
Thu, Jan 30, 2020 in Monroe, LA @ The Hub **
Fri, Jan 31, 2020 in Shreveport, LA @ Strange Brew **
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 in New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall **
Mon, Feb 3, 2020 in Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Wed, Feb 5, 2020 in San Angelo, TX @ Dead Horse Saloon
Thu, Feb 6, 2020 in San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 in Fayetteville, AR @ Club Red
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