Pop Evil Announces Summer Tour Schedule

Courtesy: eOne

Pop Evil will head back out on the road this summer.

The band made the announcement Tuesday through a news release. The announcement comes fresh on the heels of the release of the band’s latest album, Versatile, which was released Friday through eOne. The tour features performances in cities nationwide, such as Jacksonville, NC; Billings, MT, and Louisville, KY.

Zero 9:36, BRKN Love, and Like Machines will serve as support throughout the tour. Additionally, Shinedown will join the band for select dates, too.

The band expressed its anticipation for the tour’s launch in a prepared statement.

“This really is just as exciting as releasing our new album,” the statement reads. “Like many other musicians, we haven’t played a live show in over a year. We can’t wait to get back out there and play in front of our fans. We are thrilled to have hot and upcoming artists like ZERO 9:36, BRKN LOVE and Like Machines out with us. See you this summer!!!”

The tour’s schedule is noted below. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase. Public ticket sales begin at 10 a.m. local time Thursday.

POP EVIL 2021 TOUR DATES

July 14 – Lake County, IL @ Blarney Island – WIIL Summer Series

July 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Upheaval Festival

July 17 – Caddott, WI @ Cadott Festival

July 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #

July 20 – Minot, ND @ The Original #

July 21 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station #

July 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot #

July 24 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater #

July 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee #

July 27 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sport Café #

July 29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #

July 30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live #

July 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater #

August 1 – Sauget, IL @ Pops #

August 3 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater #

August 4 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle #

August 5 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierres #

August 6 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino &

August 7 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park &

August 8 – Evansville, IN @ Marina Point ^

August 10 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion &

August 11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozark Amp &

August 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

August 14 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Battery Park &

August 15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater #

August 18 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center #

August 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge #

August 21 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl #

August 23 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North #

August 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #

August 25 – Jasonville, NC @ Hooligans #

August 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #

August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #

September 1 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater *

September 4 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma

September 8 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #

September 9 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #

September 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #

September 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest

September 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest

September 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #

September 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #

September 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *

September 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *

September 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*

September 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *

September 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *

September 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest

October 8 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with ZERO 9:36 & BRKN LOVE

* with BRKN LOVE & LIKE MACHINES

^ with ZERO 9:36

& with SHINEDOWN

More information on Pop Evil’s new tour schedule and album is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Pop Evil’s Latest LP Lives Up To Its Title Through Its Musical, Lyrical Content Together

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When Pop Evil releases its new album, Versatile Friday, its release will end a wait of more than three years for the record.  The wait was well worth it, as its already existing singles – ‘Let The Chaos Reign,’ ‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Work,’ and ‘Breathe Again’ – show.  The singles paint a rich, melodic hard rock picture of the album that also boasts some engaging and accessible lyrical content.  They are just a portion of that overall picture, as they make up the first quarter of its 12-song body.  ‘Same Blood,’ the album’s penultimate entry, is another example of what makes Versatile successful.  It will be discussed shortly.  The infectious song of determination and self-confidence that is ‘Raise Your Flag’ is another example of what makes Versatile stand out among this year’s field of new hard rock and metal albums.  It will be discussed a little later.  Much the same can be said of ‘Survivor,’ another of the album’s late entries.  All three songs do their own, clear part to make Versatile successful.  When they are considered along with the album’s existing singles and the rest of its songs, the whole becomes one more of this year’s best new hard rock and metal offerings.

Pop Evil’s forthcoming album Versatile is a strong return for the established hard rock band.  It is a record that was worth the wait of more than three years.  All four of the singles that the album has already produced do their own part to support the noted statement.  They are only a portion of what makes the album stand out.  The whole album offers something for audiences to appreciate, including its penultimate offering, ‘Same Blood.’  The musical arrangement featured in ‘Same Blood’ is part of what makes this song stand out.  It is a very Sevendust-type composition.  That is evidenced in the juxtaposition of the heavy choruses and the softer, more contemplative verses.  That sort of point/counterpoint of the two approaches makes this arrangement just as much of a hit as the noted singles.  What’s more, it is just as viable of an option for the band in a live setting, as the choruses are sure to have audiences pumping their fists in the air as they sing along.  The power exuded by the arrangement (on both sides) works well with the song’s message of unity in its lyrical content to make the song even more memorable.

The noted theme of unity is presented relatively clearly throughout the song.  It is clear right from the song’s outset as front man Leigh Kakaty sings, “We’re all the same blood” before adding, “Some people grow up/Too afraid to change/Some people wake up/In a place they hate/Some people give up/When it’s hard to stay/Some people press on.When the world begins to shake/I’ve seen a million different faces/Now I’m starting to see/We’re all the same blood/Every child, every race/Every life, we can’t replace.”  That clear message is presented just as clearly in the song’s second verse, in which Kakaty asks, “Who are we/To judge and pray/Dividing lines/Machines of fate/Finding my footsteps/I’m breathing again/Out of the trenches/We get the lions again.”  These are some straight forward comments that are full of so much emotion.  That emotion is translated just as well through the song’s musical arrangement, again.  Considering the impact of that musical and lyrical content together, there is no doubt as to the power of ‘Same Blood’ to Versatile’s overall presentation.  The heavy, melodic musical arrangement and call for unity together makes this song just as viable a single as the album’s existing singles and the album’s other works.

‘Same Blood’ is just one more of the songs featured in this record that makes it successful.  ‘Raise Your Flag’ also serves to exhibit the album’s strength.

‘Raise Your Flag’ is important because it is so different from ‘Same Blood’ and much of the rest of the album in terms of its musical arrangement.  This song is one of those works whose musical arrangement makes it heavy without being heavy.  The arrangement is more of a mainstream pop rock type composition a la Imagine Dragons.  This is a sign of evolution from Pop Evil because it has never really been known for going lighter and more poppy.  Where it is similar to the rest of the album’s musical content is that it is just as sure to be a hit on record and in live situations as the rest of the album’s works. 

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Raise Your Flag’ is just part of what makes it such a certain hit in its own right.  Its lyrical content, which delivers a message of self-confidence and determination, adds to its impact.  That message is delivered clearly in the song’s lead verse as Kakaty sings, “Nothing ever feels like it used to/No common ground we can break through/Time to change our ways/Or close the door/Same place/Same temptation/Life full of limitations/My pride/No more patience/Wave your flag/Stop running away/Face everything/Raise your flag/Don’t need to complain…Raise your flag/Stop running away/Lets raise our flag.”  The message is delivered just as clearly in the song’s second verse, which finds Kakty singing, “Howl at the moon/Go up in smoke/Just live your life/Some things to choke/This time/Turn around and close the door/Inside, the same frustration/Each day more motivation/My pride/No more patience/Raise your flag/Stop running away/Face everything.”  Again, here is a song that reminds listeners not to give up even in difficult times.  It is a familiar, message that is just as welcome here as is from any other act across the musical universe.  The addition of the song’s moving, infectious musical arrangement to the mix makes the song even more memorable.  Together with ‘Same Blood’ the songs show even more what makes Versatile such a strong new offering from Pop Evil.  It is hardly the last of the album’s most notable works, too.  ‘Survivor’ is one more example of what makes this record successful.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Survivor’ is the first thing that listeners will notice from the song.  The 90s rock type approach and sound immediately lends itself to comparison to works from Saliva and so many other bands.  Once again, this is a distinct change of pace and style from Pop Evil.  It is a change that many (if not most) audiences will welcome from the band, too.  That is because it shows the band is not afraid to take a chance.  What’s more the chance that the band took here paid off just as much as those taken with much of the rest of the album’s musical arrangements.  It is just one part of what makes the song stand out.  Its lyrical counterpart adds even more to its impact.

The song’s lead verse is difficult to decipher sans lyrics to reference, but the song’s lead chorus is clear enough that the message becomes obvious.  The message in question is that of learning from one’s life experiences and continuing on.  That is made clear as Kakty sings, “I’m a survivor/Come ride with me/Through hell and back/Don’t need your sympathy/Everything I want is right in front of me/I’m a survivor/Come ride with me.”  The message is made even clearer in the song’s second verse, which starts off just as difficult to decipher.  However, as the song continues, the message is easier to understand as Kakaty sings about the tide changing and getting those negative emotions, wanting the world to see.  The short and simple here is, again, that message of pushing on through life’s difficult times, having no remorse about it, moving on past those experiences.  It is, overall, a message that will resonate just as much with listeners as the messages in the album’s other songs.  To that end, it and its musical counterpart make it one more obvious example of how much Versatile has to offer audiences.  Between this message, the familiar theme of a broken relationship in ‘Worst of Me,’ the message of personal strength and determination in ‘Stronger (The Time is Now),’ and that of the same in ‘Fire Inside,’ the album’s lyrical content offers audiences plenty of motivation, engagement, and entertainment.  The addition of those songs’ musical arrangements to those noted here and those of the album’s existing singles makes for even more appeal.  All things considered, this record shows that it more than deserves a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.

Pop Evil’s forthcoming album Versatile is a strong new offering from the veteran hard rock outfit.  That is proven through its musical and lyrical content alike.  The songs’ musical arrangements show some familiarity to listeners as well as some growth and change from the band.  That aside, it all comes together to make this part of the album enjoyable from start to end.  The album’s lyrical content adds its own share of appeal to the whole because of its overall accessibility.  From themes of determination and drive, to the equally familiar matter of a broken relationship, to that of dealing with the stresses of work, and even things going on in the world, the themes add their own touch to the album’s presentation.  The album’s singles and songs examined here all serve to support the noted statements about the album’s appeal.  When they are considered along with the rest of the record’s songs, the whole makes Versatile an easy candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s best new hard rock and metal albums.  Versatile is scheduled for release Friday through eOne.

In other news, Pop Evil has scheduled a series of tentative live dates in support of Versatile. The dates are noted below.

POP EVIL will perform live at the following shows:  

Fri. 8/6 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort & **SOLD OUT**

Wed. 8/11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater

Fri. 9/24 – Orlando, FL @ Monster Energy Rebel Rock at Central Florida Fairgrounds

Thu. 10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock at Discovery Park & w/Shinedown

More information on Pop Evil’s new music is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.PopEvil.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/popevil

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Pop Evil Debuts New LP’s Latest Single; Announces Album’s Track Listing

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Pop Evil is giving audiences yet another preview of its new album.

The band debuted the latest single and video from its new album Versatile Friday. The single — ‘Set Me Free’ — and its video are the fourth from the album. Their premiere follows those of the singles ‘Work,’ ‘Let The Chaos Begin,’ and ‘Breathe Again.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Set Me Free’ is an infectious, upbeat composition. Its drums seem to form the foundation while the guitars and other elements build on that to flesh out the song even more.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the single and video’s debut. However, it is obvious right from the song’s outset that this song is lyrically, about someone dealing with his own inner turmoil. It is a familiar lyrical topic that will connect with any listener, especially when the song’s musical arrangement is considered along with this content.

The video that accompanies the song is a psychedelic, animated presentation. It features images, such as creatures meant to reflect the subject’s inner demons; front man Leigh Kakatay, singing, third eye protruding from his head, and more.

‘Set Me Free,’ ‘Work,’ ‘Let The Chaos Begin,’ and ‘Breathe Again’ are only four of the songs featured in Versatile. The record is composed of 12 songs, all of which were announced Friday along with the song’s premiere. The album’s track listing is noted below.

VERSATILE Tracklist:

1. Let The Chaos Reign

2. Set Me Free

3. Breathe Again

4. Work

5. Inferno

6. Stronger (The Time Is Now)

7. Raise Your Flag

8. Human Nature

9. Survivor

10. Worst In Me

11. Same Blood

12. Fire Inside

In other news, Pop Evil has scheduled a series of tentative live dates in support of Versatile. The dates are noted below.

POP EVIL will perform live at the following shows:  

Fri. 8/6 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort & **SOLD OUT**

Wed. 8/11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozarks Amphitheater

Fri. 9/24 – Orlando, FL @ Monster Energy Rebel Rock at Central Florida Fairgrounds

Thu. 10/7 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock at Discovery Park & w/Shinedown

More information on Pop Evil’s new music is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.PopEvil.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/popevil

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Pop Evil Premieres ‘Breathe Again’ Video

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Pop Evil debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Breathe Again‘ Wednesday. The video’s debut comes more than two months after the band debuted the song by itself. The video blends footage of the band performing its new single against a variety of backdrops with the story of an unidentified woman (with what looks like a Rubix Cube on her head) making her way through a building. The woman does finally escape her “prison” and gets away in the end, which is meant to help translate the message in the song’s lyrical theme.

The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single works well with its companion musical content. That is because it presents a familiar, positive message about overcoming life’s obstacles and adversities. The energy exuded through the song’s musical arrangement adds to the power in that noted lyrical theme.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Breathe Again’ takes the band’s familiar melodic hard rock and adds in some electronics and aggro-rock elements for a unique new composition that holds its own against the band’s most recent singles and that will appeal widely to the band’s audiences.

‘Breathe Again’ is expected for inclusion in the band’s next album, Versatile. Along with ‘Breathe Again,’ Versatile is also expected to feature the band’s singles ‘Let the Chaos Reign‘ and ‘Work,’ which it premiered in 2020.

More information on Pop Evil’s new music is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://www.PopEvil.com

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Twitterhttps://twitter.com/popevil

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Pop Evil Debuts New Single, ‘Breathe Again,’ Companion Video; Announces New Album Title

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Pop Evil debuted its latest single and video this week.

The band debuted its new single ‘Breathe Again‘ and its companion video Friday. The song is the band’s third this year and first new song in more than six months. The band debuted the songs ‘Work‘ and ‘Let The Chaos Reign‘ in May. Their debut was followed in July by the debut of the video for ‘Work.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Breathe Again’ takes the band’s familiar melodic hard rock and adds in some electronics and aggro-rock elements for a unique new composition that holds its own against the band’s most recent singles and that will appeal widely to the band’s audiences.

The lyrical theme featured in the band’s new single works well with its companion musical content. That is because it presents a familiar, positive message about overcoming life’s obstacles and adversities. The energy exuded through the song’s musical arrangement adds to the power in that noted lyrical theme.

In other news, Pop Evil also announced Friday, the title of its forthcoming album. The band announced the album’s title as Versatile and that the record is scheduled for release in 2021, with a definite release date under consideration.

More information on Pop Evil’s new music is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.PopEvil.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/popevil

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Pop Evil Debuts ‘Work’ Video

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Pop Evil debuted the video for one of its recently released singles this week.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Work‘ Friday.  The video features people in a factory going day to day in the same rut over and over until one person breaks out of the rut, infiltrates the system so to speak and takes down the factory.

The video’s visuals are meant to illustrate the song’s lyrical theme.  Front man Leigh Kakaty discussed that theme early this year in an interview with Loudwire when the single debuted.  In talking about ‘Work,’ Kakaty said during his Loudwire interview, that the song’s lyrical theme centers  on the impact of work, technology and social media on our lives.  The interview is available to read in full here.

The steady, thumping drumbeat at the heart of the song’s arrangement and the force in the guitars serve to help illustrate that emotion.  the overall approach is another rap-rock approach that in this case, lends itself to comparisons to Imagine Dragons’ hit song ‘Radioactive.’

‘Work’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Pop Evil’s new music is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.PopEvil.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Pop Evil Debuts Two New Singles, ‘Let The Chaos Begin,’ ‘Work’

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Pop Evil is preparing to release its next new album, and in anticipation, has released two singles from the album.

The band is debuting the singles ‘Let The Chaos Reign‘ and ‘Work‘ today.  The title of the forthcoming album has not yet been announced, nor has the album’s release date.

Front man Leigh Kakaty discussed the singles’ release in a recent interview.

“We won’t bore people with the same song over and over,” he said.  “When you come to our live show, we feel like there should be an ebb and flow, peaks and valleys that are similar to real life.  Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down.  We like to take people on a journey when they listen to our music or come to see us live.”

Kakaty also held an interview with Loudwire, in which he said the lyrical theme of ‘Let The Chaos Begin’ started out as a general commentary, but organically evolved into something more.  The song’s musical arrangement is a heavy, driving composition that supports Kakaty’s statement about each Pop Evil song being different from the last.  The band opts here for a straight-forward rap-rock approach than its usual hard rock sound.

‘Let The Chaos Reign’ is available to stream and download here.

Courtesy: eOne

In talking about ‘Work,’ Kakaty said during his Loudwire interview, that the song’s lyrical theme centers  on the impact of work, technology and social media on our lives.  The interview is available to read in full here.  The steady, thumping drumbeat at the heart of the song’s arrangement and the force in the guitars serve to help illustrate that emotion.  the overall approach is another rap-rock approach that in this case, lends itself to comparisons to Imagine Dragons’ hit song ‘Radioactive.’

 

‘Work’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Pop Evil’s new music is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Sevendust, Skillet Announce Co-Headlining Tour

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Skillet and Sevendust will embark on a co-headlining tour this summer.

The bands will launch the “Victorious War” tour Aug. 11 in Memphis, TN.  The tour, which runs almost one month in length, features performances in cities, such as Spokane, WA; Cincinnati, OH and Tulsa, OK.

Pop Evil and Devour The Day will serve as support for the tour on select dates. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

SKILLET + SEVENDUST ON TOUR:
WITH POP EVIL + DEVOUR THE DAY:

8/11 — Memphis, TN — Minglewood Hall
8/13 — Richmond, VA — Virginia Credit Union Live!
8/14 — Lancaster, PA — Freedom Hall
8/16 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
8/17 — Indianapolis, IN — The Lawn
8/18 — Peoria, IL — Peoria Riverfront
8/20 — Clear Lake, IA — Surf Ballroom
8/21 — Springfield, MO — Complex
8/24 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
8/25 — Boise, ID — Revolution Center*
8/27 — Spokane, WA — Knitting Factory*
8/28 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Sodo
8/30 — Reno, NV — Grand Sierra Resort
8/31 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
9/1 — Los Angeles, CA — Wiltern
9/2 — Phoenix, AZ — Marquee
9/4 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theater
9/6 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live Ballroom
9/7 — Tulsa, OK — Brady Theater**
*No Pop Evil
**No Sevendust

Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday.  Pre-sale tickets are available here.

Skillet front man John Cooper talked about the tour in a recent interview.

“We’re thrilled to be touring with Sevendust,” Cooper said.  “The lineup is incredible and I think the fans will be very happy.  We can’t wait to play our new songs on the tour and connect with the Panheads out on the road.

The new songs to which Cooper referred are songs from the band’s as  yet untitled new record.  A full announcement on the record is scheduled for May 7.

Sevendust front man Lajon Witherspoon shared Cooper’s enthusiasm for the tour in a separate interview.

“We are looking so forward to touring with Skillet,” Witherspoon said.  “What an amazing band — these shows are going to be amazing.  We can’t wait to share the stages with them.”

Sevendust’s new tour schedule announcement as the band wraps its current Australian tour.  That tour ends April 30 in Pert, Australia.  After a few days to rest and recharge, the band will head back to the U.S. for an almost three-week tour that launches May 5 in Atlanta, GA.  That run runs through May 24 and features performances in cities, such as Council Bluffs, IA; Silver Springs, MO and Louisville, KY.

Skillet is currently wrapping its own European tour schedule.  That tour winds down Sunday in Rostov-Na-Donu, Russian Federation.  the band will head back to the U.S. starting May 4 at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Fla.

Pop Evil is currently in the midst of its own North American tour while this summer’s tour will be just the latest for Devour The Day.  Pop Evil’s current tour schedule also features a string of dates with Disturbed in July before the band joins Devour The Day, Sevendust and Skillet for the “Victorious War” tour.

Sevendust will be touring in support of its most recent album, All I See Is War (2018). Skillet’s performances are in support of its 2017 album Unleashed.

Pop Evil’s performances are in support of its 2018 self-titled album.  Devour The Day joins the tour in support of its 2018 album Signals.

More information about Sevendust’s upcoming dates is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.sevendust.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sevendustofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sevendust

 

More information on Skillet’s tour schedule is available online along with all of the band’s news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.skillet.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skillet

Twitter: http://twitter.com/skilletmusic

 

More information on Pop Evil’s run with Sevedust is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

More information on Devour The Day’s upcoming dates is available online along with the band’s latest news at http://www.facebook.com/devourtheday.

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Pop Evil Wants Audiences To ‘Be Legendary’

Pop Evil debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single ‘Be Legendary‘ on Thursday.  The video follows childhood versions of the band’s members as they face a pair of bullies who took every chance to make the then young friends miserable.  Eventually the group stands up to the bullies before the video flashes forward to the band looking back on the site of that face-off as the song ends.

Courtesy: Entertainment One

Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s videos for ‘A Crime to Remember,’ ‘Colors Bleed‘ and ‘Waking Lions,’ the video illustrates the song’s lyrical theme, which he discussed in a recent interview.

“This story is for the underdogs,” Tatone said.  “It’s about friendship and togetherness.  A reminder that although life doesn’t always ‘play fair,’ know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you’re indeed made of and what you are made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up.”

Pop evil front man Leigh Kakaty expanded on Tatone’s comments.

“When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive yet hypnotic guitar riff,” Kakaty said.  “Suddenly, I could see our friends coming together as one.  I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could possibly motivate people.  Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives.  Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live.  Time will tell just how big this song can become.”

‘Be Legendary’ is taken from the band’s self-titled 2018 album, which was released via Entertainment One. Pop Evil just wrapped the North American leg of its tour in support of the album with veteran comedian Don Jamieson..

With the North American leg of its tour done, the band will head to Europe next week for a 10-date run there.  From there, the band will take a month off to rest and recharge before heading down under for a series of dates across Australia from Apr. 4 to Apr. 7.

Once the band winds down its European and Australian runs, it will return to the U.S. for another run from Apr. 10-20.  The band’s current schedule is noted below.

Tue, Feb 19, FRANKFURT, DE ZOOM
Wed, Feb 20, PARIS, FR LE TRABENDO
Thu, Feb 21, MUNICH, DE BACKSTAGE HALLE
Fri, Feb 22, BERLIN, DE FRANNZ-CLUB
Sat, Feb 23, HAMBURG, DE HEADCRASH
Sun, Feb 24, COLOGNE, DE LUXOR
Wed, Feb 27, MANCHESTER, UK REBELLION
Thu, Feb 28, BIRMINGHAM, UK O2 ACADEMY3
Fri, Mar 01, ISLINGTON, UK O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON
Sat, Mar 02, AMSTERDAM, NL MELKWEG
Thu, Apr 04, ADELAIDE, AU THE GOV
Fri, Apr 05, MELBOURNE, AU THE PRINCE
Sat, Apr 06, SYDNEY, AU METRO
Sun, Apr 07, BRISBANE, AU WOOLLY MAMMOTH
Wed, Apr 10, CINCINNATI, OH BOGARTS
Thu, Apr 11, GREENSBORO, NC DENIM
Fri, Apr 12, CHARLESTON, SC WYBB SHOW
Sat, Apr 13, ORLANDO, FL EARTHDAY BIRTHDAY
Tue, Apr 16, DESTIN FL CLUB LA
Thu, Apr 18, PITTSBURGH, PA JERGELS
Fri, Apr 19, AKRON, OH GOODYEAR THEATER
Sat, Apr 20, DETROIT, MI THE FILLMORE

More information on Pop Evil’s upcoming live dates, its new video, single and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://popevil.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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Pop Evil Debuts ‘A Crime To Remember’ Video

Courtesy: entertainment one

Pop Evil has released more new music from its latest album.

The band debuted the video for its latest single ‘A Crime To Remember‘ this week.  Directed by Columbia Tatone, the video is meant to illustrate the song’s message of the importance of unity.  Front man Leigh Kakaty explained in a recent interview, saying the world needs to come together, adding that Tatone’s treatment did an exceptional job of delivering that message.

“Columbia has delivered what we feel is the most powerful video to date for Pop Evil,” Kakaty said.  “The concept keeps an open book storyline on how human beings view the world at the moment.  Our hope is to raise awareness that it’s time for all of us to come together and be united.”

A Crime To Remember‘ is the third single to be released from Pop Evil’s recently released self-titled album.  ‘Waking Lions‘ and ‘Colors Bleed‘ are the album’s other two current singles.

Pop Evil is currently touring in support of its new album.  The band’s current tour schedule is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.PopEvil.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/popevil

Twitter: http://twitter.com/popevil

 

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