Sam Loeffler On Writing Sessions For New Chevelle Album: “We’ve Got Seven Songs Or So Together-ish And Then About 45 More Ideas”

During a recent interview with Knotfest, Chevelle’s Sam Loeffler offered an update on the writing sessions for the band’s next album. According to him, the group have “seven songs or so together-ish and then about 45 more ideas.”

Loeffler said the following:

“Well, Pete’s our songwriter so he’s our lyricist and everything. Basically, he just writes about what’s going on around him. If he’s taking the garbage out that night or has a bad day driving, he’s watching a documentary that really affected him, he hears a podcast — so he’s writing about those kinds of things. So if you’re able to internalize that kind of a thing, I think you have a lot to write about.

It doesn’t just have to be a relationship that — a relationship with your dad or your significant other. I think those are some pretty powerful feelings — I get it — but if you are able to bring in all those other things in from your everyday life, there’s a lot more to write about. So as far as inspiration goes, it’s not hard to find; it’s everywhere; it’s all around you. And especially nowadays, we have so much access to what’s going on around us that there’s even more ideas to pull from.

Yeah, we’re always writing; Pete’s always writing. We’ve got seven songs or so together-ish and then about 45 more ideas. But he has hundreds and hundreds of ideas from years. And you can’t use all those songs because your tastes change, especially over years and years and years. So you’re, like, ‘Well, this was a great song five years ago. I really liked it. Now I don’t like it at all.'”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Chevelle “Have A Whole Bunch Of Music Written” For Their Next Album

During a recent interview with Heavy New York, Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler offered an update on the band’s next album. He said the following:

“We have a whole bunch of music written now that we’re trying to put together another record for ’23. Because that’s what we do — you put music out, you write… It’ll be our first record in a long time not with a major label, which is just neither here nor there. Epic Records did a lot of good stuff; we were with them for a long time, but we’re finished with that contract now. So now we’re doing something different. And we’ll see how different it is.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Chevelle Writing New Album

During a recent interview with New Jersey’s WSOU 89.5 FM, Chevelle drummer Sam Loeffler confirmed that the band are writing material for their next album. He said the following about their current plans:

“We have some really fun festivals that we’re doing and just kind of summer shows, summer festivals and things like that. And then we have some pretty big tours that are coming up in the fall. And in between then, we’re writing another album right now. So hopefully we can get into the studio in November/December and have new music out in ’23, which is the thing that excites us. We wanna write, we wanna play — that’s our thing. So if we can get music out in ’23, because that’s what we do — we put out music, and hopefully we can keep new music coming out for the rest of our career. Keep going. We’re not old, so we’re just gonna keep doing it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, & New Medicine Set For 2022 Summerfest

Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Chevelle, and New Medicine will be performing at American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI on June 30 as part of this year’s Summerfest. Tickets will be available on May 13 at 10:00am CDT.

Chevelle Postpone/Cancel Immediate Live Dates Due To Positive COVID-19 Case

Chevelle have scrapped a couple of their immediate live shows due to drummer Sam Loeffler testing positive for COVID-19. The band commented:

“We are really 🤬 bummed to announce that we have made the unavoidable decisions to reschedule the Visit New Orleans show on Fri, April 29th at the The Fillmore New Orleans to Thurs, Sept 22nd and cancel the Beale Street Music Festival on Sat, April 30th in Memphis Travel due to Sam testing positive for Covid. Ticket holders from either show can obtain refunds from their original point of sale and all rescheduled tickets are still valid.”

Korn Announce U.S. Tour With Chevelle & Code Orange

Korn have announced a headlining tour in support of their new album “Requiem“ (out February 4). Chevelle and Code Orange will open.

Tour Dates:

03/04 Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
03/05 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
03/08 Evansville, IN – Ford Center
03/10 Knoxville, TN – University of Tennessee – Thompson-Boling Arena
03/11 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
03/13 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena
03/15 Hershey, PA – Giant Center
03/16 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
03/19 Manchester, NH – SNHU Arena
03/20 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
03/22 Rochester, NY – Blue Cross Arena
03/23 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
03/25 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
03/26 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/28 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
03/29 Madison, WI – The Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center
03/31 Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
04/01 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena

Chevelle Cancel November Tour

Chevelle have cancelled their November tour with Black Map. The band issued the following statement:

“We regret to inform our fans that we are unable to move forward with our planned November tour dates. Due to changing circumstances beyond our control, it has become difficult to resume performances to the same scale our fans deserve. Touring is our life and performing live for our fans is the best part of our job. We are disappointed to not hit the road again but we are making good use of this time to write new music. We want to thank our fans for supporting NIRATIAS and we will see you back out there!”

Black Map Added To Chevelle’s November Tour

Black Map have been added to Chevelle‘s November U.S. tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

11/04 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/05 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
11/06 Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Indoor Music Hall
11/09 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona International Speedway
11/13 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach
11/14 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
11/16 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/17 Richmond, VA – The National
11/18 Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater
11/20 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

Chevelle Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Chevelle have announced a fall U.S. tour. The band will be touring in support of their latest album “NIRATIAS.”

Tour Dates:

09/01 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/03 Pryor, OK – Catch the Fever Festival Grounds
09/04 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/05 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/08 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall
09/10 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Amphitheater
09/11 Mansfield, OH – Ohio State Reformatory (‘Inkcarceration‘)
09/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
09/14 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
09/15 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewery
09/17 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/18 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre (‘Riff Fest‘)
09/19 East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
09/21 Clive, IA – Horizon Events Center
09/22 Sioux Falls, SD – The District
09/24 Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center
09/25 Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Event Center – Grand Hall
11/04 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/05 Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
11/06 Columbus, OH – EXPRESS LIVE! – Indoor Music Hall
11/09 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
11/12 Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona International Speedway
11/13 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach
11/14 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall
11/16 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
11/17 Richmond, VA – The National
11/18 Norfolk, VA – Norva Theater
11/20 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE