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As gear up for the release of their new album MINUS THE MACHINE, the group have premiered their first single “Backlash” today on Monster Energy: http://www.monsterenergy.com/us/en/bands/10-years:tracks/. On June 19, the hard-driving track will head to radio and be available on iTunes. Due out July 31, MINUS THE MACHINE marks the band’s first release on their own label Palehorse Records, a partnership with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group (ILG).

“We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries,” frontman JESSE HASEK explains the decision to release MINUS THE MACHINE independently. “When you feel like you’re being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It’s better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.”

After a blistering performance at last weekend’s Rocklahoma, the Knoxville, TN-based band has also announced they’ll join the Rockfest Festival (July 20)–as well as the “Minus the Machine” summer headlining tour which kicks off June 27 in New Orleans with Fair to Midland and KYNG supporting. The four-week tour will take the band to Dallas, Nashville, Chicago and more, and includes a hometown show in Knoxville on July 6 (dates below).

After a hugely successful year and a half tour to support their previous record Feeding The Wolves–which broke into the Billboard Top 200 at #12–the rock quartet is ready to get back on the road and see the fans. “We live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences. Our fans are loyal. They travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves” says HASEK. “What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want because they’ve been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career.”

TOUR DATES:

“Minus the Machine” Tour w/ Fair to Midland & Kyng:

^Wed   6/27                 Jefferson, LA                                      Southport Hall
^Fri      6/29                 Dallas, TX                                           Trees
Sat       6/30                 Houston, TX                                        Warehouse Live
Sun      7/1                   Corpus Christi, TX                              Brewster Street Ice House
Tue      7/3                   Pensacola, FL                                     Vinyl Music Hall
Thu      7/5                   Tallahassee, FL                                 The Coliseum Tallahassee
Fri        7/6                   Knoxville, TN                                      The Valarium
Sat       7/7                   Chattanooga, TN                                Track 29
Sun      7/8                   Nashville, TN                                      Marathon Music Works
Tue      7/10                 Baltimore, MD                                     Ram’s Head Live
Wed     7/11                 Sayreville, NJ                                      Starland Ballroom
Fri        7/13                 Portland, ME                                       Asylum
Sat       7/14                 Hampton Beach, NH                           Wally’s Pub
Sun      7/15                 Bristol, CT                                           Bleachers
Wed     7/18                 Flint, MI                                               The Machine Shop
Thu      7/19                 Ft Wayne, IN                                       Piere’s
Rockfest w/ Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Hollywood Undead & Halestorm

Fri        7/20                 Cadott, WI                                           Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds
“Minus the Machine” Tour w/ Fair to Midland & Kyng:

Sat       7/21                 Chicago, IL                                          Bottom Lounge
Sun      7/22                 Sauget, IL                                            Pop’s
Tue      7/24                 Fayetteville, AR                                   George’s Majestic Lounge
Summerjam

Sat       8/4                   Summerville, VA                                  Summerjam

^ denotes no Fair to Midland.

 

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