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

Chevelle Announce Socially Distanced Shows With Sevendust, Fever 333, Etc.

Chevelle have announced two socially distanced shows with Sevendust, Fever 333, Dirty Honey, Tetrarch, and Austin Meade. Here’s the dates:

06/26 Oshkosh, WI – Ford Park Live
06/27 Hoffman Estates, IL – Now Arena

Chevelle’s Sam Loeffler Clarifies His Brother’s “No Money From Record Sales” Comments

Chevelle’s Pete Loeffler recently made headlines after saying that the band “haven’t made any money off of record sales,” despite having six million album sold. Now, during a recent interview with Two Doods Reviews, his brother and bandmate Sam Loeffler further addressed those comments.

Sam said the following:

“We didn’t say how much money we’ve made in anything except for we haven’t made any money from album sales, which is true. We’ve done very well on all the other parts of the business, which is great. And that seems to be what’s happened with the industry, is that it’s kind of like the industry knows that touring and merch and publishing and things like that are their own thing, so they’re, like, ‘Because of that, we’re gonna take everything else. So when it comes to your albums, you give us nine albums, and you’ll get nothing for it.’ The album becomes a promotional tool. And I think that that is something that is surprising.

There’s a lot of details — ins and outs and everything — there. Long story longer, the reality is had you not made that deal when you did, who knows if it ever would have gone to where it is now? Because we’ve done great in a lot of places — we still do.”

“I think the whole thing with Pete saying that, about how we haven’t made any money on albums, is more about letting people know how it works when you sign away your masters for 29 years. That’s really what it is. And if you can give a little bit of info out to somebody out there who’s, like, maybe on the fence about signing this major label deal but they’re doing really well on their own, promoting their own thing… It all depends on what’s out there and what you’re able to do on your own.

There are some great artists who have done a really good job promoting themselves and have been able to keep all the control. And that’s great too. And that’s the other side of it too — you can use the major label to get it out there and to do what you’re gonna do and then transition into a situation where you have more control.

The reality is, with Epic Records, where we’ve been for 20 years, we have a lot of control; they’ve been very good about letting us do almost whatever we want, and supportive. But [in] 20 years, we’ve had eight different [label] presidents, nine different A&R people. There’s no person at Epic that’s responsible for us not making money. Everyone there, I’m sure, wants us to make money. It’s just not the model that exists.

And they’ve been supportive. And we have good people there that have done a lot of work. And I think that, unfortunately, some of those people will probably be disappointed to hear that, but all you have to do is put yourself in anyone’s shoes. Somebody who’s an inventor and goes out and develops this fantastic engine that saves five miles a gallon for a super airliner and he spends his life’s work doing it, and then, at the end of it, he gets zero for it. It’s, like, well, he’s probably entitled to something. And maybe someday we will make something from it.”

He also added:

“People don’t understand how the major label record deal works. Just the standard deal is that the artist pays for everything — marketing, promotion, radio promotion, videos; the artist pays for every single thing. It goes against their record sales.

If you are a major pop artist, the label might spend millions of dollars to promote your music, and that money comes out of your share of the record sales. So if your share is 20 percent, your 20 percent pays for all the marketing — the millions of dollars. So until it gets paid back, you’re in a negative situation.”

[via Blabbermouth]