Sick Puppies To Headline 2016 HardDrive Live Tour With Stitched Up Heart, Hudson, Red Sun Rising, & Smashing Satellites

Sick Puppies will be headlining the 2016 HardDrive Live tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Stitched Up Heart, Hudson, Red Sun Rising (select dates), and Smashing Satellites (select dates)

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Tour Dates:

04/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Siesta Fest (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
04/22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar (no Red Sun Rising/Stitched Up Heart)
04/23 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
04/24 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock (no Red Sun Rising)
04/26 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater
04/27 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
04/29 – Tampa, FL @ 98 Rockfest Amalie Arena (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
04/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
05/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
05/03 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
05/04 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
05/06 – Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
05/07 – Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club (with Smashing Satellites) (no Red Sun Rising)
05/08 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
05/09 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
05/11 – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
05/12 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
05/13 – Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
05/14 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center (with Smashing Satellites) (no Red Sun Rising)
05/15 – Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory (with Smashing Satellites) (no Red Sun Rising)
05/17 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
05/18 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
05/20 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
05/21 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Pointest Hollywood Casino Amphitheater (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
05/23 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)
06/12 – South Bend, IN @ The Bear’s Big Growl 5 St Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds (Sick Puppies date, not part of HardDrive Live)

Sick Puppies Reveal New Vocalist/Tease New Song “Stick To Your Guns”

Sick Puppies have revealed that guitarist/vocalist Bryan Scott has joined the band. He will be taking over for Shim Moore, who left in 2014. You can check out a teaser for the band’s new song “Stick To Your Guns” below (courtesy of Loudwire):

Scott issued the following statement:

“As soon as I found out about the lineup change, my gut feeling told me to reach out to Emma [Anzai] and Mark [Goodwin], and we clicked right away. I knew this was a shot that could change the course of my life so I flew out to L.A. to audition the next morning.”

Anzai and Goodwin added:

“Before we met Bryan in person, we knew he’d be a great fit. His audition of ‘Odd One’ and ‘You’re Going Down’ was on point and from there the music progressed naturally.”

Sick Puppies Comment On Shimon Moore’s “Firing” Statement

When Sick Puppies parted ways with vocalist, Shimon Moore, he fired back claiming that he was kicked out of the band, and that the band’s announcement was the first he heard of it. The band have now issued a new statement to defend their selves from Moore’s statement.

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The band issued the following statement, via Loudwire:

“Hey Everyone,

We have always wanted to be professional and respectful to everyone involved, but unfortunately Shim has taken a different approach and has been distorting the facts to make himself out to be the victim of a surprise “ousting.” We released a statement on October 20th and had planned on not responding to Shim’s posting, but after reading all your comments we felt the need to set the record straight.

Shim’s claim that “This was the first I had heard of it” is simply not true. The truth is Shim engaged a lawyer against US … for the second time. He notified us through his lawyer that he wanted to dissolve the band. All our hard work and dedication was now in jeopardy, not to mention all YOUR years of love and support of the band. We couldn’t let that happen so we made the difficult decision to move forward without him.

Despite Shim’s actions we still wish him the best.

We, Emma and Mark, love writing music, performing and being in this band. If you know us at all then you know that we would not casually throw away 15 years of hard work. We trust you understand and each of you should know that moving forward we only want, and have always wanted — to keep the focus on the music.

Thank you so much for all your love and support and we’ll see you out on the road real soon.

Emma and Mark.”

Shimon Moore Says He Was Kicked Out Of Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies announced that they had parted ways with vocalist, Shimon Moore, and stated he left to pursue “other endeavors.” Now Moore has responded by claiming he was kicked out of the band.

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He issued the following statement:

“On October 20th Sick Puppies announced that I was leaving the band. This was the first I had heard of it. The truth is that there was tension in the band after the many years of touring. I had hoped that some time apart would resolve these issues and lead us to the next phase of our career. It unfortunately seems that Emma and Mark have decided to move on with a new singer instead. It has taken a couple of days for me to respond because I have needed a bit of time to get over the news.

Emma, Mark and I have done the impossible together. We turned a bunch of songs and a dream into a reality, then traveled the world to show it to everyone. For that I will always be grateful to them. I am deeply saddened to have lost my band after all these years.

I am so touched by the messages from you all asking me if I will be continuing in music and the answer is obviously “Yes.”

Since the announcement I have been locked out of all the Sick Puppies socials and mailing lists so you won’t be able to hear about it through those sites. If you want to hear my new music, please follow and share my socials with your friends from the links below.

For those of you I may lose during this time, I will miss you.
For those of you who will stand by me, I will not let you down.

Please remember one of my favorite lyrics.
“Every new beginning, comes from some other beginnings end.”

… I’ll be right here”