POP EVIL ANNOUNCES 2018 CANADIAN HEADLINE TOUR DATES
ROYAL TUSK TO SUPPORT
ALL NEW SELF-TITLED LP OUT NOW
Toronto, ON – October 9, 2018 –Pop Evil has announced a fresh batch of headline tour dates in Canada today in continued support of their latest self-titled release. Dates will kick off on November 17, 2018, in Toronto at Lee's Place hitting both coasts before wrapping up in Saskatoon at the Coors Event Centre on December 3, 2018. New label-mates, Royal Tusk, will support.
"We are very excited to finally be back North of the border in my home country of Canada," says frontman, Leigh Kakaty. Pop Evil is eager to perform for their fans in Canada. The only time the band has been there was at Rock The Park Festival in London, Ontario over the summer. "It always brings me full circle touring in the country I was born in. Plus, having the opportunity to play music off our new album brings a smile to my face. We can’t wait to play for our diehard Canadian fans!"
The band debuted a stunning new music video for their track, A Crime To Remember, just a few months ago. Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s last two videos, Waking Lions and Colors Bleed, it was the third music video instalment we'd seen from the band’s most recent self-titled LP.
The video beautifully defined the core message of the song, which is clear and present in the song’s triumphant background vocals: “Are we divided / Are we united?” - also a constant theme throughout the new LP. The video was in memory of late producer, Kato Khandwala, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this year in Los Angeles. Kato had produced countless rock albums including the most recent Pop Evil LP.
In March of this year, Pop Evil’s single, Waking Lions, landed at #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart. Waking Lions reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart and is in the position of being one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. Waking Lions is the band's fifth #1 single with the previous four being Footsteps, (2015) Torn to Pieces, (2014) Deal With the Devil, (2013) and Trenches, (2013).
Pop Evil released their fifth LP, a self-titled album, on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL captures Kakaty and his bandmates at their most inspiring.
Every song on the album offers a different spin on the concept behind the band’s name and in an era when many rock bands create a few strong singles, and six or seven less memorable songs and call it an album. POP EVIL is all killer, no filler – the best 11 songs culled from 30 demos.
It’s a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock and even some electronic music. In the wake of the band’s peppy, upbeat 2015 album, UP, which debuted #1 on the Independent Artist Billboard Album Chart, it went on to produce their biggest single to date, Footsteps. It’s a wake-up call, a musical rebirth that inspired the band to self-title the release, partially since they’d never done so.
November 17 – Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
November 18 – Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
November 19 – Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti
November 20 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
November 22 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
November 23 – Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
November 24 – Regina, SK @ Casino
November 25 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo's Bar
November 26 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
November 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
November 30 – Kamloops, BC @ CJ's Nightclub
December 1 – Grande Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred's *
December 2 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
December 3 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
December 5 – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District *
December 6 – Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery *
December 7 – Menomonie, WI @ Stout Ale House *
*POP EVIL ONLY
"Pop Evil will make you want to 'rewind, start again' and enjoy repeated listens.” - LOUDWIRE
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