POP EVIL will embark on their highly anticipated 2017 headlining tour, “ROCK ‘N’ ROLL NOW TOUR: RIGHT NOW,” with support from Red Sun Rising and Badflower. The tour kicks off in Louisville, KY tonight and wraps on February 26, 2017 in Sault Ste Marie, MI.
About the tour, frontman Leigh Kakaty says:
“What an exciting time to announce a full headline tour across the states as we launch our final single off UP ‘If Only For Now.’ It’s no secret, as a ‘Rock’ musician this is a very difficult era to survive in. That’s why we take it very seriously to appreciate what is happening RIGHT NOW by living in the moment. We are not taking success for granted and will continue to waive the Rock ’N’ Roll Flag! It’s time for the ROCK community to come together to spread the awareness that Rock N Roll is a force to be reckoned with. Come join us this January as we embark on our Rock ’N’ Roll quest across the states on the ROCK ’N’ ROLL NOW TOUR: RIGHT NOW!”
Friends Red Sun Rising have been touring relentlessly off their debut album Polyester Zeal which has achieved two straight #1 rock singles with “The Otherside” and “Emotionless.” Check out the video of their newest single “Amnesia” here. Los Angeles based rock group Badflower just finished a tour with Billy Talent and will be putting out their debut EP this winter on John Varvatos/Republic Records.
Pop Evil are enjoying more success at radio. Their current single, “If Only For Now” is currently Top 20 and climbing. Be sure to find drummer Hayley Cramer is also featured in the February 2017 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine.
POP EVIL released UP in 2015 and saw the release land at #1 on the Billboard Indie Chart in the week of its release. The LP pulled in at #25 Billboard Top 200, #16 Overall and #3 Top Hard Music albums.
UP was released with some serious critical accolades. Blabbermouth called it “an album that will rock the socks (and other clothes, no doubt) off their fans.” Huffington Post said the new LP “finds the Michigan band is in fine form.” News powerhouse USA Today even recognized that Pop Evil have “become a familiar presence on rock radio” in a recent feature with vocalist Leigh Kakaty. POP EVIL released a flurry of tracks off their LP before its release. “Footsteps” led the charge with “In Disarray,” “Dead In The Water” and “Ghost Of Muskegon” right behind it.
“The strongest Pop Evil album to date.” – REVOLVER MAGAZINE
“UP is Pop Evil’s most ambitious album so far. It has that mainstream appeal while allowing them to push their musical boundaries a bit. It’s a satisfying album which sports a title that reflects the band’s current career trajectory.” LOUDWIRE
“There is no shortage of boisterous anthems.” TEAM ROCK