Drummer Devon Carothers Announces His Departure From Texas Hippie Coalition

Devon Carothers has announced his departure from Texas Hippie Coalition. The drummer says he is “going to take a break from playing for a little while to deal with some personal things.”

Carothers said the following:

“I’ve enjoyed my time playing with Texas Hippie Coalition over the past few years but the time has come for me to part ways with the other members of the band. This is a decision made on both ends. I’m going to take a break from playing for a little while to deal with some personal things in my life because it’s starting to come between my duties to the band and I feel it’s not fair to the THC members and crew for me to not be able to give them my all. I love each and every one I’ve played with and the people I’ve met in my time with the band. I wish the band the best and can’t wait to see what they do in the years to come. Thanks to the THC family for taking care of us on the road and all of the great times. Thanks again for everything!

Love y’all.
Devon Carothers.”

He later added:

“I’ve received some messages since posting this and I didn’t want anyone to be concerned about me. This is more about making a life change, and not about anything going wrong in my life.”

Texas Hippie Coalition Premiere “Dirty Finger” Music Video

Texas Hippie Coalition have premiered a new video for their song “Dirty Finger.” This track is from the band’s latest album “High In The Saddle.” Big Dad Ritch commented:

“Let me see your dirty finger in the air! This set was the most fun I’ve ever had shooting a video, bar none, we just cut loose. Around 4:20 PM, we started partying, grilling, drinking, and burnin’ with a bunch of friends and extended family. BarBQ, Beer, and Bud! Living in live color! That’s OUTLAW Baby!”

Texas Hippie Coalition Premiere “Moonshine” Music Video

Texas Hippie Coalition have premiered a new video for their song “Moonshine.” This track is from the band’s new album “High In The Saddle,” which will be released tomorrow (May 31). Big Dad Ritch commented:

“I’ve always wanted to make a Quentin Tarantino type video, flashing forward & back. Grainy and sexy like an old B movie. Grindhouse style. That’s the direction we took with the video.”

[via Revolver]

Texas Hippie Coalition Premiere New Song “Moonshine”, Reveal Details For New Album “High In The Saddle”

Texas Hippie Coalition have premiered a new song titled “Moonshine.” This track is from the band’s new album “High In The Saddle,” which will be released on May 31. Frontman Big Dad Ritch commented:

“When you hear the word moonshine, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a mason jar filled with grandpa’s creek water. This is a different kind of moonshine. Many men throughout time have referred to their woman (sweet thang) as their sweet sunshine. Me being a creature of darkness and a lord of the night, I do all my dirty deeds under the moonlight. And when I talk about my baby girl, my sweet thang, I refer to her as my moonshine…”

“High In The Saddle” Track Listing:

01. “Moonshine”
02. “Dirty Finger”
03. “Bring It Baby”
04. “Ride Or Die”
05. “Tongue Like A Devil”
06. “Why Aren’t You Listening”
07. “Stevie Nicks”
08. “BullsEye”
09. “Tell It From The Ground”
10. “Blue Lights On”

Tour Dates:

04/19 Golden, CO – Buffalo Rose
04/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
04/21 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
04/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/26 Stateline, ID – Cruisers
04/28 Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk
04/30 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
05/03 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
05/08 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
05/11 Gillette, WY – Energy Rock Festival
05/12 Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar
05/14 Green Bay, WI – Riverside Ballroom
05/17 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
05/18 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
05/22 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
05/23 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/24 Waterloo, IA – Spicolis
05/25 Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Fall
05/26 Dubuque, IA – Mississippi Moon
05/28 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
05/29 Akron, OH – Empire
05/30 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
05/31 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
06/01 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
06/02 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
06/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Craft House
06/05 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
06/07 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
06/08 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
06/09 Johnson City, TN – OT’s
06/19 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
06/20 Houston TX – Scout Bar
06/21 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
06/22 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Texas Hippie Coalition Announce Late 2018 Tour

Texas Hippie Coalition have announced a late 2018 tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
11/21 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
12/07 Racine, WI – Route 20 Outhouse
12/08 Chippewa Falls, WI – Every Buddy’s Bar
12/09 Joliet, IL – The Forge
12/14 Bowling Green, KY – Spillway Bar & Grill
12/15 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
12/16 Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
12/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
12/29 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
12/30 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/31 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway

Lamb Of God, Jonathan Davis, Motionless In White, Etc. Set For 2018 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place on September 1-3 at the DeVault Vineyards in Concord, VA, and it will include: Lamb Of God, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Motionless In White, All That Remains, Puddle Of Mudd, Fuel, Anti-Flag, DevilDriver, Whitechapel, CKY, Saliva, Nonpoint, Texas Hippie Coalition, Orgy, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Upon A Burning Body, Stevie Stone, Slaves, Unearth, Boondox, Tantric, The Veer Union, Motograter, He Is Legend, Shallow Side, The Crowned, Royal Thunder, Awaken I Am, Nine Shrines, Brand Of Julez, Defending Cain, Famz And The Hooliganz, LNV, and Gypsy Road.

Texas Hippie Coalition Announce 2018 Tour With Kobra And The Lotus, Brand Of Julez, & Granny 4 Barrel

Texas Hippie Coalition have announced a 2018 tour with Kobra And The Lotus, Brand Of Julez, and Granny 4 Barrel. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
04/20 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
04/21 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
04/22 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
04/25 Johnson City, TN – MarX The Spot
04/26 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
05/03 Louisville, KY – Trixies
05/05 Winchester, VA – Blue Fox
05/07 Providence, RI – Alchemy
05/09 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
05/10 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
05/11 New York, NY – Kingsland
05/12 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts center
05/13 Warrendale, PA – Jergels
05/15 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
05/16 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
05/17 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/18 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
05/19 Racine, WI – Route 20
05/20 St Louis, MO – Fubar
05/23 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/24 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
05/25 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/27 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
05/30 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater
06/01 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
06/02 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
06/03 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live

Texas Hippie Coalition Part Ways With John Exall

Texas Hippie Coalition have parted ways with bassist John Exall. His departure comes as a result of “professional differences.”

The group said the following:

“Due to professional differences, the band THC has decided to part ways with bassist John Exall. We know our fans are hurt by this, and the pain the band feels from parting ways with their brother is equally as hurtful. Texas Hippie Coalition wishes John Exall Oliver the best of luck in the tomorrow that awaits us all.”

Exall also commented:

“As of today, I am no longer in THC. I was let go. Thank you to everyone who has supported me all of these years. You are all very much appreciated and I will be forever grateful to all of you. Hopefully I’ll see you all down the road….”

Alice In Chains, Godsmack, Muse, Etc. Set For 2018 Carolina Rebellion

The 2018 Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion has officially been announced. The event will take place on May 4-6 at the Rock City Campgrounds at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC, and the daily lineups can be seen below:

May 4: Alice In Chains, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Parkway Drive, Pop Evil, Sevendust, Andrew W.K., Tremonti, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, He Is Legend, Turnstile, Counterfeit, Stick To Your Guns, and The Wild!.

May 5: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, In This Moment, The Used, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Butcher Babies, New Years Day, Shaman’s Harvest, From Ashes To New, Emmure, Toothgrinder, Palisades, Bad Wolves, Palaye Royale, Joyous Wolf, and Them Evils.

May 6: Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Incubus, Billy Idol, The Struts, Clutch, Thrice, Baroness, Greta Van Fleet, Quicksand, The Sword, Red Fang, Code Orange, The Bronx, Mutoid Man, The Fever, The Blue Stones, Black Foxxes, and Spirit Animal.

Godsmack, Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Set For 2018 Fort Rock Festival

The lineup has been announced for the 2018 Monster Energy Fort Rock festival. The event will take place at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL and you can see the daily lineups below:

April 28: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Trivium, Hatebreed, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, ‘68, and Bad Wolves.

April 29: Ozzy Osbourne, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and Toothgrinder.