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Thursday, December 19 2013 23:11

SNOCORE Tour Returns with THE PRETTY RECKLESS to Headline...

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I remember the early days of the Snocore Tour (bands like SYSTEM OF A DOWN, MR. BUNGLE, and THE AQUABATS rockin' the stage), though in recent years it sorta dropped off my radar, even going completely AWOL for the past two. Now, after it's short hiatus, Wind-Up Records and TKO are bringing it back as a celebration of music and winter sports. Headlining this year are the THE PRETTY RECKLESS with HEAVEN'S BASEMENT, THE LETTER BLACK, and CROBOT in support. On each date of the tour, one local artist will be chosen to play from ReverbNation. Full details from the official announcement below...

artist theprettyrecklessThe Pretty Reckless will release their sophomore studio album Going To Hell this March via Razor & Tie. The band formed in 2009 and released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 as well as a follow-up EP Hit Me Like A Man in 2012. After two years on the road supporting Light Me Up, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut and EP, the quartet has sold over one million combined albums and digital singles and have supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. Taylor Momsen and her bandmates delivered nothing short of killer performances on their just-wrapped headlining North American “Going To Hell Tour” and the band will support Fall Out Boy on tour in Europe March 2014 after SnoCore wraps. Watch the Fan Instagram video for the current single “Heaven Knows”, about to break the Rock Radio Top 20, and view the music video for “Going To Hell”, both tracks from the forthcoming album.

artist heavensbasementHeaven’s Basement have been making a name for themselves via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound. Formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have toured with the likes of The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Halestorm, Seether and more. Kerrang declared, “Heaven's Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name - bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.” The band’s debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE, is in stores now via Red Bull Records; the first single from the album, “Fire, Fire,” cracked the Top 10 on the Active Rock Radio chart. Heaven’s Basement’s new single, “Nothing Left To Lose,” is set to impact at Active Rock in January; the video can be seen here. Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).

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artist theletterblackThe Letter Black burst onto the alternative rock landscape with their EP followed by the full-length debut, Hanging On By A Thread, in 2010 - now one of label Tooth & Nail’s top selling debuts in recent memory. The Letter Black has also had radio success with four radio singles from their debut, “Best of Me” (CHR No. 17), “Hanging On By A Thread” (CHR No. 23, Rock No. 6), “Believe” (Rock No. 4) and “New Fire” (Rock No. 17). Media have also gravitated to this heavy-hitting band as they have been covered in Revolver, AOL Noisecreep and AOL RadioBlog. Tooth & Nail Records’ Pennsylvania-based rockers released their sophomore project, Rebuild in November 2013. The band is vocalist Sarah Anthony, guitarist Mark Anthony, bassist Matt Beal and drummer Taylor Carroll.

artist crobotCentral Pennsylvania band Crobot recently signed to Wind-up Records. The band is currently in the studio with famed producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) to work on their 2014 Wind-up album release, the follow-up to their self-released debut album, The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer. Crobot embodies a mixture of groove-heavy riff-rock that will want to make you bang your head and shake your ass. Think of them as Wolfmother’s American cousins on acid who smell like leather and whose music scorches your ears like hot sauce to the taste. You can't help but feel that you are taken into another dimension and back again with the songs of Crobot. Crobot will be on tour in select cities across the United States in 2014 with Clutch and The Sword before heading out with SnoCore. Crobot is Brandon Yeagley (Lead Vocals, Harmonica), Chris Bishop (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Figuroa (Bass) and Paul Figuroa (Drums).

Using ReverbNation’s state-of-the-art reviewing dashboard, SnoCore will choose an up-and-coming artist to play in each market. Over three million musicians and bands use ReverbNation to manage their online presence and advance their careers through strategic industry opportunities. ReverbNation artists can submit to be selected through the opportunity listings in their free online profile here from January 29 through February 23.

For more information about SnoCore or any of the artists on the tour, please go to the SnoCore website.

SnoCore Tour Dates (Routing Subject To Change):

01/29 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
01/30 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
01/31 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/01 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Hall
02/02 Joliet, IL Mojoes
02/04 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
02/05 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/07 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
02/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
02/09 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/11 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
02/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
02/13 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
02/14 State College, PA Levels
02/15 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
02/19 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
02/21 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl - Hard Rock Hotel Casino
02/22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
02/23 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues        

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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