Candlebox Premiere New Song “All Down Hill From Here”

Candlebox have premiered a new song titled “All Down Hill From Here.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wolves,” which will be released on September 17. Kevin Martin co-wrote the song with Christopher Thorne (Blind Melon) and he had the following to say about it:

“It can be challenging to be an artist who has enjoyed great success, and then down the line, still has great fans, but never really achieves that great success again. A lot of our friends in bands are in that position now. It’s a story I think a lot of people can relate to, not only musicians. Like the boxer who’s on his last legs, he still has an opportunity. You really can’t count anyone out.”

Candlebox Premiere New Song “In Your Hands”

Candlebox have premiered a new song titled “In Your Hands.” The track, which features Don Miggs and Zane Carney, was released to honor victims of gun violence.

Frontman Kevin Martin commented:

“When people read the words ‘gun violence awareness,’ a lot of folks just see the word ‘gun’ and get up in arms about the government coming to try and take their firearms, as opposed to taking a step back to think about the reality of the situation.”

“There have been more than 19,000 deaths from gun violence in the U.S. alone during 2021 so far, and the number has been staggering year after year. This phenomenon is clearly an epidemic, and it’s shocking to me that people aren’t willing to acknowledge that. While I am 100% supportive of the second amendment, I am concerned about the amount of damage that can be done very quickly with one small instrument in the wrong hands.”

“We need responsible gun laws in place to help make this a reality. What I mean by ‘responsible gun laws’ is that for one, I’d like to see a national mandate in place so gun regulations don’t vary so much by state. I can’t believe it’s not a requirement for a prospective gun owner to take a course and pass a test and become certified before being able to purchase a gun. We wouldn’t let people drive a car without a license because that would be dangerous. What makes guns any different?”

Miggs added:

“‘In Your Hands’ began as a riff that popped into my head one night at a party I was having. It came to me after a conversation about how out of hand the gun issue had become. Kevin spent the night and woke up to me insisting he get in my studio because I already tracked drums and the basics of the song. We needed to write the lyrics and have him sing it before he had to catch a plane back home.”

As previously reported, Candlebox’s new album “Wolves” will be released on September 17.

Candlebox Share Cover Of Loverboy’s “Turn Me Loose”

Candlebox have shared a cover of Loverboy’s “Turn Me Loose.” You can check that out below. Kevin Martin commented:

“I love Loverboy and always have – no guilt, pure pleasure. A friend asked us to cover “Turn Me Loose” for her boss, who is also a huge fan of the band, so not only were we happy to oblige, but we decided to go all the way and make a video. Shot in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, our longtime sound engineer and tour manager Carlos assembled the footage and we absolutely love it. Hope you do too!”

Candlebox Announce U.S. Tour

Candlebox have announced a summer/fall headlining tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Wolves,” which is set to be released on September 17.

Tour Dates:

08/05 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
08/06 Fort Madison, IA – Riverfest
08/07 St. Louis, MO – Pageant
08/08 Fort Smith, AR – Temple Live
08/10 Wichita, KS – Temple Live
08/12 Three Forks, MT – Rockin’ The Rivers
08/13 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
09/03 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
09/04 Houston, TX – KTBZ Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion
09/05 Dallas, TX – KEGL’s BFD at Dos Equis Pavilion
09/07 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
09/09 Wantagh, NY – South Shore Music Hall
09/10 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center – WDHA Rocks the Rock
09/11 Harrisburg, PA – Whitaker Center
09/12 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
09/15 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
09/17 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
09/18 Detroit, MI – WRIF RIFF-Fest/50th Anniversary – DTE Amp
09/19 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
09/21 Indianapolis, IN – Vogue
09/22 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
09/24 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
09/25 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
09/27 Columbia, SC – The Senate (formerly Music Farm)
09/28 Savannah, GA – Victory North
09/30 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10/01 Orange Park, FL – Rock the Box Charity Show for St. Michaels Soldiers
10/02 Tampa, FL – WXTB 98 ROCK FEST – Amalie Arena
10/03 Fort Meyers, FL – The Ranch
10/05 Birmingham, AL – Iron City Music Hall
10/07 N. Augusta, SC – SRP Park
10/08 Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Gulf Okaloosa Island
10/09 Orlando, FL – WJRR Earthday Birthday – Tinker Field
10/10 Dothan, AL – The Plant
10/14 San Antonio – Aztec
10/15 Waco, TX – The Backyard
10/16 Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot
10/17 Lubbock, TX – Cook’s Garage Lubbock
10/19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
10/21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/23 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
10/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
11/05 Seattle, WA – Crocodile (Original Lineup)
11/06 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (Original Lineup)

Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Etc. Set For 2021 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK on September 3-5 and it will feature the following: Rob Zombie, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, Falling In Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals (“A Vulgar Display Of Pantera” set), Sevendust, The HU, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Badflower, Grandson, Jelly Roll, Candlebox, Puddle Of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Andrew W.K., Knocked Loose, From Ashes To New, Tremonti, John 5 And The Creatures, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Light The Torch, Zero 9:36, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Diamante, Austin Meade, Cory Marks, Jeris Johnson, BulletBoys, Liliac, Another Day Dawns, Dead Metal Society, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Fist Of Rage, Travis Bond & The Rebel Souls, Outlaw Devils, 90LB Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumours, and Chaotic Resemblance.

3 Doors Down Announce “The Better Life” 20th Anniversary Tour

3 Doors Down will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “The Better Life” by performing it in full on a U.S. tour. Seether will open on most dates, while Candlebox, Theory Of A Deadman, Blackberry Smoke, Chayce Beckham, and Koe Wetzel will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

06/26 Greeley, CO – Island Grove Regional Park *
07/17 Huber Heights, OH – The Rose Music Center *
07/18 Corbin, KY – Corbin Arena *
07/22 New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square *
07/23 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater *
07/24 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Ampihtheatre *
07/29 Bossier City, LA – Brookshire Grocery Arena *
07/30 Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland *
07/31 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory *
08/05 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *
08/06 Indianapolis, IN – TCU Ampitheater at White River State Park *
08/07 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill *
08/12 Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove Casino *
08/13 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino #
08/14 Belcourt, ND – Sky Dancer Casino *
08/19 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre *
08/20 Baltimore MD – MECU Pavilion *
08/21 Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann *
08/27 Funner, CA – Harrah’s Resort SoCal ^
08/28 Maricopa, AZ – The Event Center at Harrah’s AK Chin Casino ^
08/29 Paso Robles, CA – Vino Robles Amphitheatre ^
08/31 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic Theater *
09/02 Corning, CA – Rolling Hills Casino *
09/03 Reno, NV – Grand Theater @ The Grand Sierra Resort *
09/05 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Street Experience *
09/07 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre *
09/08 Denver, CO – Bellco Theatre *
09/10 East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt %
09/11 Allegan, MI – Allegan County Fair %
09/12 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park %
09/23 Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *
09/24 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP *
09/25 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater *
09/30 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion $
10/01 Providence, RI – Bold Point Park $
10/02 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater (opener TBA)
10/07 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater !
10/08 Simpsonville, SC – CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park !
10/09 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park !
10/14 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place *
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live *
10/16 West Palm, FL – iThink Financian Amphitheatre *

* with Seether
# with Candlebox
^ with Theory of a Deadman
% with Chayce Beckham
$ with Blackberry Smoke
! with Koe Wetzel

Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Avatar, Etc. Set For 2021 Riff Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s edition of 101 WRIF’s Riff Fest. The event will be held on September 18 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI and it will feature the following: Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Avatar, Candlebox, Ayron Jones, Twiztid, Eva Under Fire, and South Of Eden.

The Offspring, Chevelle, P.O.D., Etc. Set For 2021 Buzzfest & BFD Concerts

The Offspring, Chevelle, P.O.D., Candlebox, Mammoth WVH, and Ayron Jones are set to perform at Buzzfest at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX on September 4 and at BFD at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX on September 5. Zero 9:36 will also perform at BFD as well.

Candlebox Premiere New Song “My Weakness”

Candlebox have premiered a new song titled “My Weakness.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wolves,” which will be released on September 17.

Kevin Martin said the following about the new song:

“The song is kind of guttural and like ‘The Summer Of ’69’ and Bruce Springsteen tunes; it’s one of those love songs where you can feel the band just wants to take off with you the whole time.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“It comes from where we are as humans right now, and what we’ve become. Yes, there’s beauty in these wolves, but there’s the pack mentality, and that lone wolf mentality on the other side.”

“Wolves” Track Listing:

01. “All Down Hill From Here”
02. “Let Me Down Easy”
03. “Riptide”
04. “Sunshine”
05. “My Weakness”
06. “We”
07. “Nothing Left To Lose”
08. “Lost Angeline”
09. “Trip”
10. “Don’t Count Me Out”
11. “Criminals”

Candlebox Premiere New Song “Let Me Down Easy”

Candlebox have premiered a new song titled “Let Me Down Easy.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album, which will be released in 2021.

Kevin Martin commented:

“We’re all sinners. Ain’t a saint amongst us, and you can only hope that when your time comes it’s not a struggle, that maybe you might be lucky enough to be forgiven for your sins and allowed into the gates of heaven because you are aware — that is… if that’s what you believe in.”

“Peter Cornell and I had been chatting about doing something together and he sent me the song. I really loved writing this one with Peter. He’s incredibly talented and has an innate ability to produce something that is easy to sing to… I really loved this process with him. I think it’s an amazing song. We put it together as a full band in pre-production pretty quickly because it was so well-structured, which in turn allowed/inspired me to write the lyrics.”