Pop Evil Premiere New Songs “Work” & “Let The Chaos Reign”

Pop Evil have premiered two new songs, “Work” and “Let The Chaos Reign.” Both tracks will appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Leigh Kakaty told Loudwire the following about “Let The Chaos Reign”:

“This track reflects the anxiety of the times although that was not its intention, but definitely fits the moment. It gives me hope that we can beat this pandemic so we all can get back to those little things we use to take for granted. We all have to do our part. Until then, ‘Let The Chaos Reign.’”

He also added the following about “Work”:

“The decision to choose this song almost felt even more fitting as a lead single because of the state of the world during this horrible pandemic happening. The song is about being stuck in a mental rut, life in general is all ‘Work’. With technology infused in our lives, human communication and social media are at an all-time high. It’s almost impossible to completely shut down and rest your mind. This song embodies the angst and the emotions of just wanting to be left alone for a minute. I’m sure there are a lot of people out there that can relate to ‘Work’ even more so now than ever.”

Pop Evil Tease New Songs “Work” & “Let The Chaos Reign”

Pop Evil have posted teasers for two new songs, “Work” and “Let The Chaos Reign.” Both tracks will be released on Thursday (April 30).

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Pop Evil Announce Spring North American Tour

Pop Evil have announced a spring North American tour. Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, JunkBunny, Like Machines, and Stuck On Planet Earth will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/08 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground (with Stuck On Planet Earth and JunkBunny)
05/09 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre (with Stuck On Planet Earth and JunkBunny)
05/10 Kingston, ON – Ale House & Canteen (with Stuck On Planet Earth and JunkBunny)
05/12 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles (with Stuck On Planet Earth and JunkBunny)
05/14 Portland, ME – Aura (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/15 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/16 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club ACNJ (with Joyous Wolf and JunkBunny)
05/17 Columbus – OH – Sonic Temple
05/19 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/20 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/22 Charlotte, NC – The Underground at the Fillmore Charlotte (with Joyous Wolf and JunkBunny)
05/23 Orlando, FL – House of Blues Orlando (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum (with Joyous Wolf and JunkBunny)
05/27 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/28 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
05/29 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (co-headliner with Hoobastank)
05/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill & Gas Monkey Live (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
06/01 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
06/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
06/03 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
06/04 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
06/06 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (with Joyous Wolf, BRKN Love, and JunkBunny)
06/07 Kamloops, BC – CJ’s Lounge & Night Club (with BRKN Love and JunkBunny)
06/09 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (with BRKN Love and JunkBunny)
06/10 Grande Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s (with BRKN Love and JunkBunny)
06/12 Regina, SK – The Exchange (with BRKN Love and JunkBunny)
06/13 Minot, ND – The Original Bar and Nightclub (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/15 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/17 Denver, CO – Summit Denver (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/18 Kansas City, MO – The Truman (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/19 Evansville, IN – KC’s Marina Pointe (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/20 Madison, WI – The Sylvee (with JunkBunny and Like Machines)
06/21 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/25 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/26 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)
06/27 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall (with BRKN Love, JunkBunny, and Like Machines)

Metallica, Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The event will take place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 15-17 and it will feature the following artists: Metallica, Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise, Royal Blood, The Pretty Reckless, Alter Bridge, Anthrax, Flatbush Zombies, Pop Evil, HELLYEAH, Ghostemane, Suicidal Tendencies, Testament, Dance Gavin Dance, Ice Nine Kills, Sleeping With Sirens, The Darkness, Knocked Loose, Code Orange, Power Trip, Saint Asonia, Dirty Honey, Jinjer, City Morgue, Bones UK, Airbourne, Fire From The Gods, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Des Rocs, Counterfeit, Crobot, Cherry Bombs, DED, Goodbye June, Brutus, 3TEETH, BRKN LOVE, Killstation Brass Against, Crown Lands, Ego Kill Talent, DREGG, Bloodywood, and Zero 9:36.

Light The Torch Announce July Tour With Moon Tooth & Saul

Light The Torch have announced a summer North American tour. Moon Tooth and Saul will join the band on non-festival dates.

Tour Dates:

07/04 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater (feat. Megadeth, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, and Badflower) (no Moon Tooth/Saul)
07/08 Quebec, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec
07/09 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
07/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
07/12 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (feat. In This Moment) (no Moon Tooth/Saul)
07/13 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration Festival 2019
07/14 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
07/16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
07/17 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger (no Saul)
07/19 Newport, KY – Thompson House (no Saul)
07/20 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA Festival 2019
07/21 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews (no Saul)
07/23 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B at Skyway Theater
07/24 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
07/26 Edmonton, AB – Chaos AB Festival

Skillet & Sevendust Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Skillet and Sevendust have announced a co-headlining tour. Pop Evil and Devour The Day will open.

Tour Dates:

08/11 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
08/13 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
08/14 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
08/16 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
08/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn
08/18 Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront
08/20 Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
08/21 Springfield, MO – Complex
08/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/25 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (no Pop Evil)
08/27 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Pop Evil)
08/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
08/30 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
08/31 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/01 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
09/02 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
09/04 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
09/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
09/07 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (no Sevendust)

Disturbed Announce North American Tour With In This Moment & Pop Evil

Disturbed have announced a headlining North American tour. In This Moment and Pop Evil will join the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/18 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple
05/26 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
07/20 Oshkosh, WI – Rock USA
07/21 Mankato, MN – Mankato Civic Center (with Pop Evil)
07/23 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place (with Pop Evil)
07/24 Regina, SK – Brandt Centre (with Pop Evil)
07/28 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena (with Pop Evil)
07/30 Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena (with Pop Evil)
07/31 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena (with In This Moment)
08/02 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre (with In This Moment)
08/03 Portland, OR – Moda Center (with In This Moment)
08/06 Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
09/19 Estero, FL – Hertz Arena (with In This Moment)
09/21 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (with In This Moment)
09/22 Orlando, FL – Amway Center (with In This Moment)
09/24 Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena (with In This Moment)
09/25 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
09/27 Huntington, WC – Big Sandy Superstore Arena (with In This Moment)
10/01 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
10/02 Cleveland, OH – Wolstein Center (with In This Moment)
10/04 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center (with In This Moment)
10/05 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (with In This Moment)
10/07 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum (with In This Moment)
10/09 Cedar Rapids, IA – U.S. Cellular Center
10/11 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with In This Moment)

Pop Evil Premiere “Be Legendary” Music Video

Pop Evil have premiered a new video for their song “Be Legendary.” This track is from the band’s latest self-titled album.

Frontman Leigh Kakaty commented:

“When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive-yet-hypnotic guitar riff. Suddenly I could see our fans coming together as one. I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could positively motivate people. Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives. Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live. Time will tell just how big this song can become.”

Director Columbia Tatone added:

“This story is for the underdogs. It’s about friendship and togetherness. A reminder that although life doesn’t always ‘play fair,’ know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you’re indeed made of and made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up.”

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) To Play Acoustic Set At Star Treatments Fundraising Benefit

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) will be playing an acoustic set at Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, NV on December 14 as part of a fundraising benefit for Star Treatments. That organization was founded by Matt DiRito (Pop Evil) and it “provides a VIP transportation experience for children battling cancer to medical facilities.” The event will also feature Jason Christopher (Prong), the all-girl dance group Cherry Bombs, Bravo Delta, and Words As Weapons. Tickets can be found HERE. Taylor commented:

“We’ll be raising money for Star Treatments – an amazing charity started by Matt Dirito. It’ll be a helluva night with performances by yours truly and my stunt double, Jason Christopher, a set by Cherry Bombs and much more. Hope you can join us Dec 14!”

Pop Evil Announce Tour With Don Jamieson, Them Evils, & Savage After Midnight

Pop Evil have announced a tour with comedian Don Jamieson (“That Metal Show”). Them Evils and Savage After Midnight will also perform on select dates. Pop Evil will be launching a contest next month to choose local bands to open each date. Bands will have to submit an original cover of Pop Evil’s “Be Legendary” to enter. Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty commented:

“We are excited to blend rock and comedy for this unique touring experience. We are big fans of Don; he will bring a lot of energy to the stage each night. We think this is going to be one of the most memorable tours to date with Don Jamieson, Them Evils and Savage After Midnight. Another great part of this tour is the opportunity for local bands to win our contest to be the opening band each night. Can’t wait to see everyone in 2019.”

Tour Dates:

01/16 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (with Them Evils)
01/17 Denver, CO – Summit (with Them Evils)
01/18 Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom (with Them Evils)
01/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (with Them Evils)
01/20 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues (with Them Evils)
01/23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (with Them Evils)
01/25 Atlanta, GA – The Loft (with Savage After Midnight)
01/26 Charlotte, NC – The Underground (with Savage After Midnight)
01/27 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with Savage After Midnight)
01/29 Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater (with Savage After Midnight)
01/30 Boston, MA – The Paradise Rock Club (with Savage After Midnight)
01/31 Portland, ME – Aura (with Savage After Midnight)
02/01 Long Island, NY – The Space At Westbury (with Savage After Midnight)
02/02 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (with Savage After Midnight)
02/05 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club (with Them Evils)
02/07 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues (with Them Evils)
02/08 Ft Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre (with Them Evils)
02/09 Peoria, IL – Monarch Music Hall (with Them Evils)
02/10 Louisville, KY -Mercury Ballroom (with Them Evils)
02/12 Nashville, TN – The Cowan (with Them Evils)
02/13 Fort Smith, AR – Templelive (with Them Evils)
02/14 Springfield, MO – The Complex (with Them Evils)
02/15 Kansas City, MO – The Truman (with Them Evils)
02/16 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater (with Them Evils)