In This Moment‘s sixth album Ritual arrived on Friday, July 21, heralded by the “Half God, Half Devil” headline tour, which has been packing houses all summer and features Motionless in White and Vimic, and the Top 10-and-climbing active rock single “Oh Lord.” The album enjoyed a huge Top 25 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart and a Top 10 debut on the Top Current Albums Chart, with nearly 22,000 copies sold first week.
The album landed at #1 on the Hard Music Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart, #9 on the Top Current Albums Chart, #10 on the Digital Albums Chart, and #23 on the Top 200.
In This Moment will continue their wildly successfully “Half God, Half Devil” headline tour this fall, which will also see them making appearances at major fall festivals. Joining In This Moment on this leg of the tour will be Of Mice & Men, who will serve as direct support. Avatar will open the shows.
The tour kicks of on September 22 in Salt Lake City and runs through November. Fans can also plan to catch “can’t miss” sets at festivals: Rock Allegiance (Philadelphia), Louder Than Life (Louisville), Open Air (Houston), and Aftershock (Sacramento).
Press praise for Ritual is as follows.
“Maria Brink possesses one of the most powerful and compelling voices, male or female, in the modern rock genre… Sonic and emotional opulence has always come naturally to In This Moment, and Ritual doesn’t disappoint, as it struts about in the usual dark finery… its moody charms are administered with both muscle and grace.” — All Music Guide
“Ritual takes the qualities we enjoy about the band, and spins them in delightful ways.” — New Noise Magazine
“Brink has an outstanding voice with a lot of power and texture, and when unleashed is a potent force… Ritual is their most mature album, especially lyrically, but still musically adventurous.” — Loudwire
“At this point, In This Moment is unstoppable.” — Blabbermouth
“Ritual is a spell that you will want to fall under again and again. This is what it means to evolve organically.” — Cryptic Rock
“Ritual is a blast from beginning to end.” — Screamer
In This Moment also dropped their sonically arresting and dramatic reimagining of Phil Collins’ beloved ’80s classic “In the Air Tonight,” which lives on Ritual and has been incorporated into the band’s live set. In This Moment have truly made the song their own, thanks to a captivating rendition that both preserves and updates all the tension and release of the original. Listen here.
IN THIS MOMENT FALL 2017 TOUR DATES
With Of Mice & Men & Avatar
9/22 — The Complex — Salt Lake City, UT
9/23 — High Elevation Rock Festival — Greenwood Village, CO @
9/25 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
9/26 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL
9/27 — Wings Stadium — Kalamazoo, MI
9/29 — Shrine Mosque — Springfield, MO
9/30 — Tulsa State Fair — Tulsa, OK @
10/1 — Louder Than Life — Louisville, KY @
10/3 — Stanley Theatre — Utica, NY
10/4 — PlayStation Theater — New York, NY
10/6 — Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel — Providence, RI
10/7 — Rock Allegiance — Camden, NJ @
10/8 — The Fillmore Silver Spring — Silver Spring, MD
10/10 — The National — Richmond, VA
10/12 — Tabernacle — Atlanta, GA
10/13 — The Orpheum Theater — New Orleans, LA
10/14 — Houston Open Air — The Woodlands, TX @
10/18 — The Wiltern — Los Angeles, CA
10/21 — Brooklyn Bowl — Las Vegas, NV
10/22 — Aftershock — Sacramento, CA @
10/25 — Riverside Municipal Auditorium — Riverside, CA
10/27 — Revolution Center — Garden City, ID
10/28 — Knitting Factory – Spokane — Spokane, WA
10/29 — Roseland Theater — Portland, OR
10/31 — The Moore — Seattle, WA
11/1 — The Toyota Ice Arena — Kennewick, WA
11/8 — The District — Sioux Falls, SD
11/10 — Eagles Ballroom — Milwaukee, WI
1/21 — Shiprocked — Orlando, FL @