Drowning Pool’s Debut Getting The Vinyl Treatment; Band Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: Craft Recordings/Wind-Up Records

Drowning Pool has partnered with Craft Recordings to re-issue Drowning Pool’s debut album.

The recording, Sinner, is scheduled for release on vinyl Sept. 17 through Craft Recordings. Pre-orders are open. The re-issue, which marks the 20th anniversary of the album’s original release, is the first ever vinyl presentation for the record.

Front man Jason Moreno had only positive things to say of Drowning Pool and Sinner during a recent interview.

Sinner is literally perfect,” said Moreno. I remember hearing and seeing it all come together.  We shared the local Dallas scene back then—Drowning Pool and an old band I used to be in—and I’d like to say we kept each other honest and made each other better through competition…but it was never even close. Dave and the guys were the dudes shaping the scene. I shared many stages with Drowning Pool before I was ever their lead singer, and I remember feeling hyped after each performance. I remember believing we’d finally upstaged them. I would have that hope right up until they took the stage and began to play, and then the truth was evident—Dave, Stevie, C.J., and Mike were always multiple steps ahead of any other band on the scene.”

Added Moreno, “The Sinner album was magic, and the guys were on fire. I believe that the record is perfect as a whole, full of catchy hooks both vocally and musically. I heard and saw those songs before a million other people around the world did, and I knew back then that Drowning Pool was destined to win. It feels crazy to go from a hater to their frontman, but let that be my testimony to the undeniable force that remains Sinner.”

Drummer Mike Luce expanded on Moreno’s comments with his own thoughts.

“To be here marking twenty years of Sinner is just mind-blowing,” said Luce. “There are so many memories of this record that I’ll carry for life.  It would require a book to properly express all that’s in my head and heart and all that led up to and came out of its release. As a kid growing up and playing drums, I dreamed of being in a band with my buds and maybe someday putting out a record. Well, we did – and it kicked ass! Thanks to all that allowed this messed-up, work-in-progress of a soul to live a dream.”

Sinner peaked at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and certified platinum following its release in June 2001 through Wind-up Records. Its lead single, ‘Bodies,’ reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart, and No. 3 on the UK’s Rock and Metal Chart. Additionally, the song gained popularity through use in televised World Wrestling Entertainment events, and various TV ads and shows, as well as movies.

Sinner‘s track listing is noted below.

Sinner tracklist:

Side A

1.     Sinner

2.     Bodies

3.     Tear Away

4.     All Over Me

5.     Reminded

6.     Pity

Side B

1.     Mute

2.     I Am

3.     Follow

4.     Told You So

5.     Sermon

In other news, Drowning Pool has recently announced an extensive summer/fall tour that will take the band across North America. The tour is scheduled to launch Sept. 2 in Corpus Christi, TX and to run through Oct. 31 in Phoenix, AZ. It features performances in cities nationwide, such as Hartford, CT; Bozeman, MT and Tacoma, WA.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Drowning Pool 2021 tour dates:

Sep 02 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater

Sep 04 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock

Sep 05 – Ozawkie, KS @ Paradise Point

Sep 06 – Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood

Sep 08 – Harrison, OH @ The Blue Note

Sep 09 – Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs

Sep 10 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall

Sep 12 – Concord, VA @ Blue Ridge Music Festival

Sept. 29 – Abilene, Texas @ Abilene Convention Center

Sept. 30 – Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater

Oct. 01 – San Antonio, Texas @ Rock Box

Oct. 02 – Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live

Oct. 04 – Destin, Fla. @ Club LA

Oct. 05 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage

Oct. 07 – Hartford, Ct. @ Webster Theater

Oct. 08 – Portland, Maine @ Aura

Oct. 09 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally’s

Oct. 10 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium

Oct. 12 – New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theater

Oct. 13 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Roxian Theater

Oct. 14 – Flint, Mich. @ Machine Shop

Oct. 15 – Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge

Oct. 16 – Belvidere, Ill. @ The Apollo Theatre

Oct. 17 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Pierre’s

Oct. 19 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Red Flag

Oct. 20 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave II

Oct. 22 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Sunshine Studios

Oct. 23 – Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater

Oct. 24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Royal

Oct. 25 – Bozeman, Mont. @ The Elm

Oct. 26 – Missoula, Mont. @ Wilma Theater

Oct. 27 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Spanish Ballroom

Oct. 29 – Roseville, Calif. @ Goldfiend Trading Post

Oct. 30 – West Hollywood, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go

Oct. 31 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Marquee Theater

More information on this and other titles from Craft Recordings is available at:

Websitehttp://CraftRecordings.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/craftrecordingsofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/craftrecordings

More information on the album’s re-issue and Drowning Pool’s forthcoming tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/drowningpool.

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