Hard rockers Through Fire whose single “All Animal”has been #1 for the last two weeks on the Octane Big Uns Countdown have just announced The Holiday Havok Tour. The tour starts on December 5th in Chippewa Falls, WI and wraps up December 15th in Waterloo, IA. The tour will include special guests BRKN LOVE, Saul and Dead Posey.
Tickets are on sale at http://throughfiremusic.com
Through Fire VIP Packages are available here: https://www.national-acts.com/throughfire
“We’re so excited to hit the road and headline the HOLIDAY HAVOCK TOUR! The whole line up is incredible and we’re all looking forward to putting on a show YOU WILL REMEMBER!!” – Through Fire guitarist Justin McCain.
“We are extremely excited to be going on tour this December with all these great bands. This lineup is the next generation of rock. We are all beyond stoked to be on this. Christmas really did come early this year!” – BRKN LOVE.
“We are pumped up to hit the road on the Holiday Havok tour with our friends in Through Fire! We have a lot of amazing things going on right now and this will be a great run to end off such a big year for SAUL.. See you EQUALS on the road!” – Saul’s lead guitarist Zach Bedsaul.
“We’re lookin’ forward to bringing some twisted Yuletide spirits to the Holiday Havok tour with Through Fire this winter…” – Dead Posey.
The Holiday Havok Tour Dates:
December 5- Chippewa Falls, WI/ Every Buddy’s Bar
December 6- Belvidere, IL/ The Apollo Theater
December 7- Racine, WI/ Route 20
December 8- Cincinnati, OH/ Riverfront Live
December 10- Heath, OH/ Muddy Creek Saloon
December 11- Flint, MI/ The Machine Shop
December 12- Joliet, IL/ The Forge
December 13- Madison, WI/ The Annex
December 14- Springfield, IL/ Boondocks (No BRKN Love)
December 15- Waterloo, IA/ Spicoli’s
ABOUT THROUGH FIRE
The Omaha, NE quartet—Justin McCain [lead guitar, songwriter], Grant Joshua Kendrick [lead vocals], Kyle LeBlanc [bass], and Grant Brooks [drums]—fuses hard-hitting riffs, electronic provocations, and contagious melodies. As a result, this impactful, immediate, and infectious fusion defies categorization and incites energy as boundless as the style itself. Additionally, the approach transformed the quartet into a phenomenon with chart-topping radio successes and over 20 million Spotify streams and 48 million YouTube views in under two years.
They set the stage to take such action on their 2016 full-length debut, Breathe. Not only did the breakout single “Stronger” clock millions of streams and spend 26 weeks on Billboard’s Rock Charts, it also spent five weeks at #1 on Octane’s popular Big Uns Countdown. Proclaimed “Breakout Artist of the Year,” Sirius Octane named “Stronger” among the Top 3 songs of the year, placing them in a league of their own next to none other than Metallica and Highly Suspect. On iTunes, “Stronger” quickly went to #1 and outsold the bulk of bands in the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal genres. The single soundtracked various mixed martial arts matches for NBC Sports and the Stanley Cup Finals. It also served as the theme for WWE’s Backlash.
Their second single “Breathe” repeated this success, landing the band their first top 10 single at rock radio and then reaching #1 on Billboards Mainstream Rock Indicator Recurrent Chart.
Reclaiming the top spot, “Breathe” also ascended straight to #1 on Big Uns Countdown. As the band crisscrossed the country on tours with Seether, Fozzy, Nonpoint, Sick Puppies, Black Stone Cherry and performed at festivals such as Chicago Open Air, Louder Than Life, Sonic Boom, and Rock Fest, among many others, they amassed a fervent fan base which helped them continue to sell an impressive amount of singles.
ABOUT BRKN LOVE
Lines still stretch around the block at clubs, warehouses, and theaters on a nightly basis worldwide. Amplifiers still blare out of suburban garages everywhere. Guitars, drums, and bass still translate the emotion and energy of a generation better than anything. No matter what prevailing opinion may be, rock music still maintains its foothold just behind the pop culture curtain—as if in the wings waiting to return.
BRKN LOVE carry on this tradition, while evolving it. Toronto singer and guitarist Justin Benlolo envisions a fresh future for the genre on the band’s 2019 full-length debut for Spinefarm Records produced by Joel Hamilton [Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights].
“When I first thought about starting a band, it needed all of the elements of rock ‘n’ roll that I respond to—big guitars, big drums, and big vocals,” he explains. “I didn’t want it to be too complex. It had to be something everybody could digest in a short and sweet format. It’s alternative, but it’s also heavy. I try to get right to the point. There are so many of these kids still showing up to shows and moshing to real rock music. That’s refreshing. There’s still a place for something authentic. That’s what I want to provide.”
Born and raised in Canada, Justin cut his teeth by obsessing over the likes of Soundgarden and Led Zeppelin in his youth, while learning how to write music. With the advent of bands such as Royal Blood and Highly Suspect, he recognized the potential for a “different kind of band—that’s not too macho and slick, but edgy enough for the punks.” Justin started tracking demos for BRKN LOVE and shortly after determined that Joel Hamilton was the perfect producer. Joel responded to the tracks by inviting him to Brooklyn to record at Studio G. Together, they cut the 13 tracks that would comprise the album as the band landed a deal with Spinefarm Records after a New York showcase.
Recorded live to tape in the studio, the sound preserves “a raw, real, and alive” feeling in the riffing tempered by “relatable and emotional lyrics.”
Now, the first single “Shot Down” hinges on thick guitars before Justin’s howling takes hold. It seesaws between dirty blues verses and a skyscraping refrain as he chants, “Landslide, shaking the crowd…Shot down in the bottom of a valley!”
Written at the infamous Mate’s Studio in North Hollywood, CA, it captures all of the seedy, glorious grit of the San Fernando Valley.
“It’s got a lot of sexual innuendos,” he goes on. “On the contrary, it can be interpreted as a massive disaster song. There’s a landslide shaking the ground, and we’re in the middle of the valley. The world’s ending as we’re playing away. You could also interpret as about a girl.”
The airy harmonies and syncopated riffs of “I Can’t Lie” take dead aim at West Coast fakery and “friends who stabbed me in the back for no reason” with a hypnotic and heartfelt chorus. Everything culminates on “In Your Hands,” which slides from a clean intro towards a wall of fuzz and his most impressive vocal performance. The latter serves as “an ode to life that we’re going to ride the universe’s wave without worrying.”
In the end, BRKN LOVE represent a new era for rock music that’s as powerful as it is emotional.
SAUL is the result of a profound passion for music shared by brothers Blake and Zach Bedsaul. They always knew music would be their life and worked tirelessly to develop a sound that pushes the boundaries of modern rock music. SAUL places a great amount of focus on writing songs that mean something. Forming their sonic inspiration listening to bands like Tool, Pearl Jam, Nothing More, and Tesseract, the band went through a few lineup changes after high school, but the sound was starting to take shape. Blake and Zach had a vision and kept writing and working tirelessly until they brought that vision to life. That vision is a sound that is both modern and precise, but also chaotic and turbulent. Everyone shares the same passion and the music reflects their chemistry as a band.
SAUL is already gaining massive amounts of attention in their home state of Iowa and beyond. Bringing in new fans with every performance, you can hear the soul of the music and get lost in its timeless, aggressive, and haunting melodies.
ABOUT DEAD POSEY
A brew of rough-and-tumble guitars, melancholy lyrics, and femme fatale vocal invocations, Dead Posey casted a sonic spell that seduced as it scorched. The Los Angeles based band- vocalist/co-producer Danyell Souza and producer/multi-instrumentalist Tony F (formerly of EVE 6) – immediately enchanted on their debut EP Freak Show released in 2018.
While forming Dead Posey, the two tapped into an intense creative chemistry while quietly working in the studio for nearly a year to hone in on their sound rather than diving into the live show circuit. Beyond early acclaim from Huffington Post and more on their first ep they landed high-profile syncs everywhere from Fox’s Lucifer, MTV’s Teen Wolf, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Macy’s, Sony Playstation and more.
Dead Posey is currently anticipating the release of their second EP as they continue to tour domestically and abroad.