Blacktop Mojo Cancel Upcoming Shows After Member Of The Band Tests Positive For COVID-19

Blacktop Mojo have been forced to cancel five shows due to a member of the band testing positive for COVID-19. The group issued the following statement:

“It’s with a heavy heart that we unfortunately have to announce the cancellation of the next 5 shows. We’ve done our part to get ourselves tested, to remain safe during these uncertain times, and to make sure we’re healthy and able to do our jobs safely for you leading up to this small run of shows. Today, one of the band members tested positive for Coronavirus. The next step for us is to follow the guidelines in place for him to recover and to properly quarantine himself in the process. We are heartbroken to share this news but this is the right way to move forward. We don’t want to put any of our fans or anyone at risk. Refunds for tickets can be received at point of purchase and refunds for VIPs will be given through our website. (VIPs can also be redeemed for a later date) We’re sorry y’all.”

Blacktop Mojo Premiere “Tail Lights” Video

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new video for their new song “Tail Lights.” This track is from the band’s new self-titled album, which will be released on August 13.

“Blacktop Mojo” Track Listing:

01. “Wicked Women”
02. “Bed Tundy”
03. “Latex”
04. “Rewind”
05. “Jealosy”
06. “Make Believe”
07. “Darlin’ I Won’t Tell”
08. “Do It for the Money”
09. “Hold Me Down”
10. “Cough”
11. “Stratus Melancholia”
12. “Tail Lights”

Tour Dates:

07/10 Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
07/11 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
07/13 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
07/14 Watertown, SD – The Goss Opera House
07/16 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival
07/19 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
07/20 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
07/22 Johnson City, TN – Capones
07/23 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
07/24 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory)
07/25 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
07/27 Jackson, MS – Hal & Mal’s Red Room
07/28 Leesville, LA -Shooters Bar & Billiards
07/30 Chickasha, OK -Legends Pub House
07/31 Kansas City, MO – Headlights Bar & Grill
08/01 Des Moines, IA -Leftys
08/03 Minot, ND – The ‘O’ Riginal Bar & Nightclub
08/04 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
08/06 Sheboygan, WI – Kiwanis Park
08/07 Fort Madison, IA – RiverfestFM
08/08 Madison, WI – The Annex
08/10 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
08/11 Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
08/13 Port Byron, IL – Port Byron Great River Tug Fest
08/14 Three Rivers, MI – Abate SummerFest
08/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
08/17 Nashville, TN – The End
08/18 Memphis, TN – Growlers
08/20 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
08/21 Hutchinson, KS – The Red Shed
08/22 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s

Matt James (Blacktop Mojo) & Kati Cher Team Up For Cover Of Seether’s “Broken”

Matt James (Blacktop Mojo) and Kati Cher have joined forces for a cover of Seether and Amy Lee’s “Broken.” You can check that out below:

Cher commented:

“I’m stoked to present you my collab with my friend Matt James of Blacktop Mojo! I hope you love it as much as I do! Please don’t forget to share and spread the word! <3"

James added:

“A little while back I did this little collaboration with my very talented friend Kati Cher of 'Broken' by Seether. It was fun to be able to make music with someone on the other side of the world while we were all locked in our houses. Many thanks to (BTM guitarist) Chuck Wepfer for helping me lay my part down.”

Blacktop Mojo Premiere “Signal’s Gone” Video

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new video for their song “Signal’s Gone.” This track is from the band’s latest EP “Static.” Matt James commented:

“All too often today, people have the option of not having the hard conversations with the people in their lives because we no longer have to do it face to face. It is much easier to “ghost” someone, and let a relationship fade in time with no real closure than it is to look that person in the eye and say, ‘This isn’t working.'”

EP Review: Blacktop Mojo’s “Static”

On the heels of their awesome album “Under The Sun,” Blacktop Mojo are back with more killer music in the form of a four-track EP titled “Static.” The effort, which will be released on May 29, kicks off with “The End,” an emotional track that offers the listener a sense of catharsis. This trend continues as “Watch Me Drown” and “Leave It Alone” break in with the kind of soulfulness one would expect from the band. “Leave It Alone,” which stands out as one of the highlights of the EP, is especially soul-stirring. That song leads into the closing track “Signals Gone,” which wraps everything up with one last display of blusey rock with honest lyrics. All in all, “Static” is another great collection of music from a band that never disappoints.

Blacktop Mojo Premiere New Song “Watch Me Drown”

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new song titled “Watch Me Drown.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Static,” which will be released on May 29.

Matt James commented:

“This song was written at a mental valley in my life. I was in my head all the time. I was angry. I was depressed. I felt like I was obviously down in the dumps and couldn’t understand why no one could see that I was in pain. The thing is though through that whole time, I never reached out for help. I bottled up those feelings and became angrier and angrier at everyone else for not being able to read my mind. I was a nightmare to be around. Eventually it got to a breaking point.

Luckily I live in a house with my band, who are around me day in and day out, who eventually said something to me (probably along the lines of ‘Hey you’re being a dick all the time lately. What the hell is going on, dude?’)

Never be afraid or ashamed to reach out to those around you, or to a professional if you’re having trouble. We all need help sometimes. You might think you can eat an entire pizza by yourself, but if you do, you’ll most likely get sick. Always share that pizza.”

Blacktop Mojo Premiere New Song “The End”

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new song titled “The End.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Static,” which will be released on May 29. In addition to “The End,” that effort will also feature: “Watch Me Drown,” “Leave It Alone,” and “Signal’s Gone.”

Matt James said the following about “The End”:

“The song was written after a break up. We had just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime and the break up had occurred a few days prior to us receiving the news. When we went in to rehearse that day it occurred to me that that person who had been there for many of the band’s ups and downs, would no longer be sharing in those ups and downs with me. That thought put my chest in a vice grip.

The guys started playing what came to be this song and I took all the anger and mixed up feelings I had about the whole thing, and the first thing I yelled into the microphone was the first verse and chorus of this song. I’ve never quite had anything pour out of me like that. When the guys stopped playing, though, I felt like a huge weight had lifted off of my shoulders. Like I had taken the first step in pulling myself out of my funk and started walking towards the things that were to come. I hope that anyone listening that’s struggling with some darkness of their own might glean some sort of catharsis from yelling along to it as well.”

Blacktop Mojo Announce Early 2020 Tour

Blacktop Mojo have announced an early 2020 U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dtes:

01/30 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar and Grill
01/31 Gallup, NM – The Juggernaut
02/01 Tucson, AZ – Encore
02/03 Anaheim , CA – The Parish at HOB
02/05 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
02/06 Reno, NV – The Saint
02/07 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
02/08 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
02/10 Portland, OR – Dante’s
02/11 Seattle, WA – Substation
02/12 Boise, ID – The Olympic
02/14 Denver, CO – Streets Denver
02/15 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
02/16 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
02/18 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s Reverb
02/19 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
02/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Limits
02/21 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
02/22 Jacksonville, TX – River Run ATV Park
02/23 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
02/26 Houston, TX – Studio at Warehouse Live
02/27 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/28 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Sports Cafe
02/29 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock