P.O.D. will bring the music to the masses in more ways than one this year.
The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its album, Satellite with a re-issue of that album Sept. 3. The re-issue will feature a total of 27 songs. Among those songs are rarities, re-mixes, previously unreleased demos and a full remastered presentation of Satellite.
The band premiered the previously unreleased demo of ‘Alive‘ Tuesday. The demo is a semi-acoustic take of the hit single. Among the rarities featured in the re-issue are the b-sides ‘Critic’ and ‘Sabbath’ that were previously available only in Europe. Re-mixes of ‘Boom’ and ‘Youth of the Nation’ are also featured as part of the extensive re-issue.
In other news, P.O.D. is scheduled to launch a new tour Aug. 14 in support of the album’s re-issue. The tour is scheduled to run through Oct. 7 in San Diego, CA. It features performances in cities, such as Columbia, SC; Louisville, KY and Minneapolis, MN.
Front man Sonny Sandoval said he and his band mates were looking forward to getting back out on the road in a recent interview.
“We’ve been touring and working hard for almost 30 years now,” said Sandoval. “It’s all we know. This past year has really made me realize how much I love what I do and how much I appreciate that I am still able to make music and play live for all of those who are still listening. Thank you to all of you who still love live music and can’t wait to be a part of the P.O.D. experience. We can’t wait to see all of your beautiful faces out on the road.”
Guitarist Marcos Curiel expanded on Sandoval’s thoughts with his own comments.
“It’s been way too long,” said Curiel. “We are beyond excited to get back to the stage — where we provide the rock and you provide the roll. From familiar faces to new ones, let’s get back to what we’ve all been waiting for. We are ready as a band to create new memories with you all. Let’s do this! Peace, love, light, and rock ‘n’ roll.”
The tour’s schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here. Sleep Signals, All Good Things, and From Ashes To New are scheduled to serve as support for the tour.
P.O.D. ON TOUR:
WITH FROM ASHES TO NEW, ALL GOOD THINGS, + SLEEP SIGNALS:
8/14 — Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip*
8/16 — Denver, CO — Gothic Theatre
8/17 — Omaha, NE — The Waiting Room
8/19 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District
8/20 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
8/21 — Glen Flora, WI – Northwoods Rock Rally^
8/22 — Minneapolis, MN — First Ave
8/25 — Louisville, KY – KY State Fair#
8/26 — Fort Wayne, IN — Piere’s
8/27 — Belvidere, IL — The Apollo Theater
8/28 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
8/29 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall
8/31 — Pittsburgh, PA — Roxian Theater
9/4 — Houston, TX – BuzzFest (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – KBTZ Show)~
9/5 — Dallas, TX – BFD21 (Dos Equis Pavilion – KEGL Show)~
9/9 — Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival^
9/10 — New Haven, CT — Toad’s Place
9/11 — Laconia, NH — Granite State Music Hall
9/12 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
9/14 — New York, NY — The Gramercy Theatre
9/15 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
9/16 — Baltimore, MD — Ram’s Head Live
9/18 — Atlanta, GA — Center Stage
9/19 — Mobile, AL — Soul Kitchen
9/21 — Birmingham, AL — Zydeco
9/22 — Savannah, GA — Victory North
9/23 — Orlando, FL – Rebel Rock Fest (Pre—Party)~
9/25 — Columbia, SC — The Senate
9/28 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues
9/29 — St. Louis, MO — Pop’s
10/1 — Tulsa, OK — Tulsa State Fair
10/2 — San Antonio, TX — The Rock Box
10/3 — Lubbock, TX — Jake’s Backroom
10/6 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
10/7 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
*With From Ashes to New
^With From Ashes to New & All Good Things
#With All Good Things
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