Chevelle Bassist Dean Bernardini Plans To Take A Break From Touring In 2020

Chevelle’s Dean Bernardini has revealed that he will be stepping away from the band in 2020. The bassist decided to take a leave of absence so he could have more time to spend with his family.

Bernardini commented:

“To all my dedicated friends/fans: It is with a heavy heart that I have decided I will be taking a break from the road to spend some much needed time at home with my family. I consider myself lucky to have been a part of Chevelle & have shared the stage with such incredible musicians.

These past 15 years & 6 albums have been amazing to be a part of. I will continue to work on my passion of music in some form or another & continue to put time into my art & furniture business at home. I will be finishing out this years remaining shows on stage with my brothers and band mates. For updates on what’s going on in my world go to www.thewoodenrelic.com

~Dean“

The group currently have the following dates booked:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium (with Aeges)
10/16 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (with Aeges)
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival (with Aeges)
11/22 Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Cherokee (with Convey)
11/23 Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/24 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/26 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/27 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
11/29 Dothan, AL – The Plant (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/01 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/03 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/05 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/07 Columbus, OH – TBA (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/08 Oshkosh, WI – Menominee Nation Arena (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/13 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (with The Band Royale & Convey)
12/14 Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Tunica (with The Band Royale)

Chevelle Announce New Fall Shows

Chevelle have booked some fall headlining shows around their upcoming festival appearances. Here’s the dates:

09/27 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/19 Las Vegas, NV – Las Rageous Festival

These shows will follow the band’s ongoing tour with Breaking Benjamin.

Chevelle To Release “La Gárgola” Beer

Chevelle have joined forces with Revolution Brewing to create a new “classic German-style Helles Lager” called “La Gárgola.” The beer will officially launch during an event at the Revolution Brewpub in Chicago, IL on August 1. Members of the band are expected to attend. Pete Loeffler commented:

“We are incredibly excited to announce our collaboration beer with Revolution Brewing. We chose a Helles-style Lager because we wanted a beer that was easy-drinking and did not sacrifice taste or quality. Being from the Chicago area, we’ve been fans of their beers for as long as we can remember. Having the opportunity to work on our own special edition with one of our favorite breweries is a special moment for us.”

Sam Loeffler Says Chevelle’s New Album Will Be “More Melodic”

During a recent interview with Loudwire, Sam Loeffler talked a bit about Chevelle’s new album. According to the drummer, the effort will be “more melodic.”

Loeffler said the following about the direction of the new record:

“The last two records we’ve done, I think they were pretty aggressive. We were writing pretty hard rocking songs and I think some of our audience liked that, maybe some of our audience didn’t. But we find that people who are real rock fans, when they hear our records are like, ‘We didn’t know you were as heavy as you are.’

Now that we’ve done that a couple of times, we really did go back to where we made this album more melodic. That’s just the reality and that’s just the way that it is. I’m really excited about that, because I like music and I like our genre, whether it’s Pete screaming or Pete singing melodically.

To me, it’s just kind of piling onto this catalog we’ve created. This will be our tenth studio record so we’re just piling music on top of other music, and if you look at it as a whole, within our genre, it’s pretty diverse.”

He also talked about the themes that the band may explore on the album:

“I know for Pete one of the things that was inspiring him was the idea of populating another planet, going to Mars. There’s been a lot of talk about that and there’s a lot of debate about whether we should do it and why would should do it and all of that is interesting to us.

So there’s a little bit of a theme, I’d say interplanetary or Earth vs. Mars or anything that goes into it, because it’s so interesting to think that there are people signing up by as far as I know by the hundreds to get on a rocket ship and go to Mars and never come back to Earth or never have anything that they know from everyday life.

Can you imagine? There are people who are excited about that and those people are amazing. That freaks me out and I’m glad that they’re doing that because you have to explore. If we hadn’t we would’ve never explored outside of the first cave.”

Chevelle To Begin Tracking New Album In The Near Future

It looks like Chevelle will be hitting the studio in about a week to begin the recording process for their new album. Pete Loeffler confirmed the news to 99.7 The Blitz:

“We go in in [about] a week to start tracking, so it’s been about a year and a half of writing. And we’ve only played 13 shows in a year and a half.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot, Korn, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Tours Set For 2019 “Ticket To Rock” Promotion

A number of high profile summer tours have been revealed as part of the annual “Ticket To Rock” promotion, which gives fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to various shows at discounted prices. Tours that will be part of the deal include a Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth tour, a Korn, Alice In Chains, and Underoath tour, and a Breaking Benjamin and Chevelle tour. Slayer and Shinedown tours will also be part of the promotion in select cities.

Here’s the participating venues (three show packages for $59 unless otherwise noted):

Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater*
Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
Dallas, TX@ Dos Equis Pavilion*
Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Holmdel, NJ @ PNC BANK Arts Center*
Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion*
Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage & RBC Echo Beach+
Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater*
Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

* Four show package
+ Four show package will be available for $100
^ Five show package will be available for $93

Head to livenationentertainment.com for more info.