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.
3. Tear Away
4. All Over Me
2. I Am
4. Told You So
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
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