Pop Evil Launch “The Cube” Video Game

Pop Evil have launched a new video game called “The Cube.” You can play that HERE. The game features “a scrambled digital Rubik’s cube that gets more complex in each level.” Frontman Leigh Kakaty commented:

“Over the last few weeks, I played the hell out of this game during my COVID isolation. Just warning everyone, it’s not an easy game to nail down. Good luck beating Hayley’s score; she currently has the highest score on the bus…”

Pop Evil Announce Rescheduled Dates For Recently Postponed Shows

As previously reported, Pop Evil recently postponed several shows on their headlining tour after frontman Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19. However, most of those dates have now been rescheduled. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

Aug. 27 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Elevation 27 #
Aug. 28 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls #
Aug. 31 – Savannah, Ga. @ Victory North #
Sept. 1 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel #
Sept. 1 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Westcott Theater *
Sept. 2 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl ^
Sept. 8 – Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews Hall #
Sept. 9 – Flint, Mich. @ Machine Shop #
Sept. 10 – Harrisburg, Pa. @ XL Live #
Sept. 11 – Mansfield, Ohio @ Inkcarceration Fest
Sept. 12 – Danville, Va. @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
Sept. 15 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live #
Sept. 16 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom #
Sept. 17 – Portland, Maine @ Aura *
Sept. 18 – Hampton Beach, N.H. @ Wally’s *
Sept. 21 – Huntsville, Ala. @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center*
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theater *
Sept. 23 – Destin, Fla. @ Club LA *
Sept. 24 – Orlando, Fla. @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
Sept. 29 – Fargo, N.D. @ Sanctuary Events Center #
Oct. 1 – Denver, Colo. @ Oriental Theater #
Oct. 3 – Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge #
Oct. 5 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Wooly’s #
Oct. 8 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Aftershock Festival

# with Zero 9:36 and BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE and Like Machines
^ with Zero 9:36

Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Tests Positive For COVID-19, Band Postpone More Shows

Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band have been forced to postpone several more shows. The group issued the following statement:

“To our Evilz, we always want to be fully transparent with our fans and the status of our shows. All of our band members and crew have been vaccinated prior to us starting tour. Yesterday, and again this morning, Leigh Kakaty tested positive for COVID-19. Leigh wanted to make sure his test wasn’t a false positive before postponing any more shows. With his second positive test this afternoon, out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing our shows and be back for our show in Virginia Beach on August 27. We are doing our best to move the following shows: Denver, CO (8/15), Des Moines, IA (8/17), Fargo, ND (8/18), Joliet, IL (8/20), Nashville, TN (8/21), Savannah, GA (8/23), Asheville, NC (8/24) and Jacksonville, NC (8/25) to the end of the tour. Leigh is already feeling much better and will be back on his feet in no time. We want to thank everyone for their continued support! See you soon.”

Pop Evil Postpone Denver, CO Show Due To Positive COVID-19 Test Within Their Camp

Pop Evil have postponed their August 15 show at the Oriental Theater in Denver, CO due to a positive COVID-19 test within their camp. The band commented:

“Dear Denver, one of the members of our team has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of concern for everyone in our organization and the safety of our fans, we will be postponing tonight’s show. We will test again tomorrow to determine the status of our upcoming shows.”

Watch Pop Evil Cover Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls” With Brkn Love’s Justin Benlolo

During Pop Evil’s July 29 show at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX, the band were joined onstage by Brkn Love’s Justin Benlolo for a cover of Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Bassist Matt DiRito Exits Pop Evil

Bassist Matt DiRito has announced his departure from Pop Evil. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

DiRito issued the following statement:

So long, but not goodbye.

The time has come for me to part ways with Pop Evil.

The decision has been made that I will not be joining them on their upcoming tour, or any future tours.

Walking away from something I’ve helped build is not easy- but it is the best thing for the band, myself and our respective futures. Pop Evil will continue on and so will I, just not together.

The details surrounding my departure are only known by a few people, and respectfully it will remain that way.

Having the opportunity to meet so many fans across the world is something that has made a lasting impression on my heart. I would have loved to play for you all one more time, and I am sorry that it did not work out that way. I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your endless support and love.

I wish Pop Evil nothing but success in all of their future endeavors and I am thankful for the time (2007-2021) that I was able to be part of it. ~Matt DiRito”

Pop Evil Announce U.S. Tour

Pop Evil have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Zero 9:36, BRKN LOVE and Like Machines will open on select dates. Several shows will also find Pop Evil opening for Shinedown.

Tour Dates:

Jul. 14 – Lake County, IL @ Blarney Island – WIIL Summer Series
Jul. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Upheaval Festival
Jul. 17 – Caddott, WI @ Cadott Festival
Jul. 18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s #
Jul. 20 – Minot, ND @ The Original #
Jul. 21 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station #
Jul. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot #
Jul. 24 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater #
Jul. 25 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee #
Jul. 27 – Lubbock, TX @ Jakes Sport Café #
Jul. 29 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
Jul. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live #
Jul. 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Truman Theater #
Aug. 01 – Sauget, IL @ Pops #
Aug. 03 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater #
Aug. 04 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle #
Aug. 05 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierres #
Aug. 06 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 07 – Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 08 – Evansville, IN @ Marina Point ^
Aug. 10 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 11 – Camdenton, MO @ Ozark Amp (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Aug. 14 – Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock Battery Park (feat. Shinedown)
Aug. 15 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater #
Aug. 18 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center #
Aug. 20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge #
Aug. 21 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl #
Aug. 23 – Savannah, GA @ Victory North #
Aug. 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
Aug. 25 – Jasonville, NC @ Hooligans #
Aug. 27 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
Aug. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls #
Sep. 01 – Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater *
Sep. 04 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
Sep. 08 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall #
Sep. 09 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop #
Sep. 10 – Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live #
Sep. 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration Fest
Sep. 12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rockfest
Sep. 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live #
Sep. 16 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom #
Sep. 17 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
Sep. 18 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s *
Sep. 21 – Huntsville, Al @ Mars Music Hall – Von Braun Center *
Sep. 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater *
Sep. 23 – Destin, FL @ Club LA *
Sep. 24 – Orlando, FL @ Central FL Fairgrounds – Rebel Rock Fest
Oct. 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

# with Zero 9:36 and BRKN LOVE
* with BRKN LOVE and Like Machines
^ with Zero 9:36

Pop Evil Premiere New Song “Set Me Free”

Pop Evil have premiered a new song titled “Set Me Free.” This track is from the band’s new album “Versatile,” which will be released on May 21. The group commented:

“We are very excited to announce our sixth studio album is being released May 21. ‘Versatile’ is available for pre-order now! With this launch we are releasing a brand-new track from the album, ‘Set Me Free’, which embodies the challenging times the world has faced this past year. We are very proud and humbled to see our current single ‘Breathe Again’ trending Top 5 on the rock radio charts, and the video being embraced by our fans. We can’t wait for you all to hear the rest of the album, as we feel it’s our strongest to date.”

“Versatile” Track Listing:

01. “Let the Chaos Reign”
02. “Set Me Free”
03. “Breathe Again”
04. “Work”
05. “Inferno”
06. “Stronger (The Time Is Now)”
07. “Raise Your Flag”
08. “Human Nature”
09. “Survivor”
10. “Worst in Me”
11. “Same Blood”
12. “Fire Inside”