Pop Evil returns to American amphitheaters in full force supporting two legendary acts, Poison and Cheap Trick on the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour.
Vocalist Leigh Kakaty weighs in: "This spring is going to be an exciting one for POP EVIL, that’s for sure! What a fantastic opportunity to bring our live show across the country on the big stage with such legends like POISON and CHEAP TRICK."
Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. VIP Packages for Pop Evil will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.popevilvip.com. Because of this Pop Evil is canceling their European appearances at Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, and Sweden Rock. The band will make up these dates down the road, and they will be well worth the wait!
The band is also releasing episode two of their video series, chronicling their time spent at Sound Emporium Studios in Los Angeles this past summer. Directed by close friend Ryan Doyle of Video Vision 360, the video documents the band living together as they embarked on the writing process for their fifth studio album. Check it HERE.
Pop Evil released a music video for their newest single, "Colors Bleed," bringing back director Columbia Tatone, who also directed the recent "Waking Lions" video. "Waking Lions" is currently at #3 on the Rock Charts, rapidly approaching the #1 spot. Check that out over HERE.
"The #MeToo movement has been a paramount inspiration to my creative endeavors," says Tatone. "The courage of individuals has inspired and empowered me, not only as a female director but as a truth-seeker."
""Colors Bleed" highlights togetherness: standing together against global issues. #MeToo has put the spotlight on equality, and through this video, we were able to portray the many ways we’re pitted against each other and how we can’t fight fire with more fire. As men and women, we have come alongside one another and stand together peacefully. I’m grateful and honored that Pop Evil invited me to collaborate with them and be a part of their journey."
This is the second song we've heard from Pop Evil off of their new album slated for release next month. The band debuted "Waking Lions" back in October and it is quickly approaching Top 5 at Rock Radio with no signs of slowing down. Check that video out right HERE.
Both "Waking Lions" and "Colors Bleed" serve as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the new LP on iTunes will get the songs as instant downloads.
Pop Evil also had the opportunity to have their song "Be Legendary" debut on ESPN during last month's 2018 CFB Playoff National Championship game. ESPN loved it so much they picked up the song for the rest of the NCAA College Basketball Season.
Pop Evil will release Pop Evil, their fifth studio LP on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One.
The band brought on veteran producer Kato Khandwala and have been hard at work since early June. The band spent most of the summer in Nashville, TN at Studio A in Sound Emporium Studios and finished up the album at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA earlier this month.
The new self-titled LP will be the highly anticipated follow up to UP, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard U.S, Independent Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #25 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in the week of its release. UP produced four top 5 singles with "Footsteps," "If Only For Now," "Ways to Get High" and "Take It All." "Footsteps" not only reached #1 but went on to be the longest #1 single of the band's career.
Pre-order digitally HERE and physically HERE.
1. Waking Lions
2. Colors Bleed
3. Ex Machina
4. Art of War
5. Be Legendary
6. Nothing But Thieves
7. A Crime To Remember
8. God’s Dam
9. When We Were Young
10. Birds of Prey
The band will soon embark on the Music Over Words Tour, which will serve as the official kickoff for their recently announced all-new, self-titled LP. Additionally, Pop Evil is confirmed for festival dates Carolina Rebellion on Friday, May 5th, and Fort Rock on Sunday, April 29th 2018.
The massive US tour kicks off on February 14th 2018 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI at the Kewadin Casino. The band will hit both sides of the U.S. coast before wrapping things up at The Fillmore in Detroit on April 6th 2018. Band VIP goes on sale Tuesday at www.popevilvip.com. Support will be coming from Palaye Royale and Black Map. Check out all of the dates including those with Poison and Cheap Trick below!
Feb. 14 - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. @ Kewadin Casino
Feb. 15 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
Feb. 16 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave II
Feb. 17 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Music Hall
Fab. 21 - Denver, Colo. @ Summit Music Hall
Feb. 23 - Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 24 - Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 25 - Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
Feb. 27 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
Feb. 28 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades
March 1 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Roxy
March 2 - Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
March 3 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren
March 5 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theatre
March 6 - Lubbock, Texas @ Jake's Backroom
March 8 - San Antonio, Texas @ The Aztec Theater
March 9 - Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues
March 10 - Dallas, Texas @ House Of Blues
March 11 - Little Rock, Ark. @ Metroplex
March 13 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
March 14 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Buckhead Theatre
March 16 - Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Sound Stage
March 17 - Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Upstate Concert Hall
March 18 - Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club
March 20 - New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theater
March 22 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre Of Living Arts
March 23 - Portland, Maine @ Aura
March 24 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom
March 25 - Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theatre
March 27 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
March 28 - Cleveland, Ohio @ House Of Blues
March 29 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts
March 31 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Truman Theater
April 1 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Delmar Hall
April. 4 - Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Piere's
April. 6 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
May 22- Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
May 31 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
June 7 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
June 14 - Hartford, CT - The Xfinity Theatre
June 15 - Gilford, NH - Bank of NH Pavilion
June 17 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
June 19 - Toronto, ONT. - The Budweiser Stage
June 22 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts