Nonpoint Announce U.S. Tour With Blacktop Mojo And Sumo Cyco

Nonpoint have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Blacktop Mojo and Sumo Cyco will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
03/03 Fredericksburg, VA – Hard Times Four Mile Park
03/04 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
03/05 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
03/07 Johnson City, TN – Capones
03/08 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
03/10 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
03/11 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
03/12 Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
03/14 Chattanooga, TN – Barrelhouse Ballroom
03/15 Nashville, TN – Basement East
03/17 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
03/18 Biloxi, MS – Point Cadet Plaza
03/19 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
03/21 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
03/22 Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
03/24 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/26 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box

Blacktop Mojo Premiere “Darlin I Won’t Tell” Video

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new video for their song “Darlin I Won’t Tell.” That track appears on the band’s 2021 self-titled album. The group commented:

“From our fourth record, ‘Jealousy/Make Believe’ and ‘Darlin I Won’t Tell’ are sort of a concept album within the album. The three songs flow together as a singular narrative and we wanted to create a striking visual to convey the story. We decided to do something cool that we’ve never done before and make a three-song animated video to tell this story of heartbreak, murder, and deception.”

Blacktop Mojo Release Cover Of The Temptations’ “My Girl”

Blacktop Mojo have released a cover of The Temptations’ “My Girl.” You can check that out below:

Frontman Matt James commented:

“We all know this song. It’s a song that comes on the radio or starts playing in the background as you’re in the grocery store and immediately you begin to hum along and have visions of the new girl you’re falling head over heels for, and you feel all the warm fuzzy feelings she gives you, welling up inside. Our version of the song is when you fast forward into that relationship with the same girl that gave you all that warmth and sunshine, but she’s up and left you and taken the ‘Month of May’ with her.”

The band also added:

“We love the original tune. Everyone grew up listening to it. There’s definitely something special about Motown and that era of music and there’s a reason why artists like the Temptations have stood the test of time. However when you’re having a bad day, or maybe having it out with your lady, and a song like “My Girl” comes on, while nine times out of ten it’ll cheer you up, sometimes you just don’t want to hear a happy love song. Sometimes you’re in the ‘Lonely Hearts Club’ instead, and that’s where our version comes in.”

Blacktop Mojo Premiere New Song “Strike Me”

Blacktop Mojo have premiered a new song titled “Strike Me.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

Matt James commented:

“‘Strike Me’ was recorded in our sessions for our self-titled album (released in 2021) at Sound Emporium in Nashville, TN and we had the privilege to add the background singing of the world famous McCrary Sisters on the track, who were an honor to work with. It was our first time bringing in outside background singing.”

The band also added:

“The song is a sardonic answer to living through the great many turmoils we’ve all dealt with, especially in the last two years. It’s essentially us observing the world around us and exclaiming, ‘I’m coming, Elizabeth!’ to quote the late, great Redd Foxx.”

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.”