Multi-platinum Epic Records recording artists Chevelle will begin a headlining tour in Nashville, TN on September 11th in support of their new album Sci-Fi Crimes (August 31st – Epic Records). Atlantic Records recording artists Halestorm will open all dates.
Prior to the launch of the tour, the band will have a busy day in their hometown of Chicago, IL on September 3rd. That afternoon, the band will take part in an induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Café. Following the conclusion of that event Chevelle will perform two special hometown shows at the Lasalle Power Company. At 4:30pm that day Chevelle will perform a 30-minute set for the first 350 fans who show up and purchase the new album. Later that evening Chevelle will perform a full set for Q101 listeners. Tune into Q101 to find out how to win tickets for that private show.
Chevelle’s first single from their new album “Jars” is well on is way to becoming one of the band’s biggest hits ever. The song is currently at #15 on the modern rock chart and #6 at Active Rock. The band has also just completed their video for the single, which will have two different endings. You can catch the debut of “Jars” Version 1 on MTV 2 and MTVU on August 25th, and “Jars” Version 2 on Yahoo.com on August 26th.
Sci-Fi Crimes is the follow up 2007’s smash album Vena Sera. The Chicago-based trio spent seven weeks co-producing Sci-Fi Crimes with Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones) in Nashville, Tennessee.
Formed in 1995, the Chicago-based band has remained a staple in the rock scene with six Top 5 Modern Rock hits under their belt, including the #1 songs “Send the Pain Below” and “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” as well as fan favorites, “The Red” and “The Clincher”. The band is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass).
Chevelle’s new album is the work of a band taking stock of itself after a strenuous decade of recording and touring (“Weird to think we’re a ‘veteran’ band; I’m kind of shocked by how long we’ve been going,” Pete muses) and, especially, a blistering tour schedule behind Vena Sera.
Too often lumped into the “just another hard rock band” ghetto, Chevelle emerges with Sci-Fi Crimes as an admittedly heavy-sounding group whose wit and intelligence now stand fully revealed.
CHEVELLE – SCI-FI CRIMES TOUR DATES
Friday, September 11 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park
Saturday, September 12 Huntington, WV Harris Riverfront Park
Sunday, September 13 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Monday, September 14 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Wednesday, September 16 Windsor, ON CANADA / University of Windsor
Friday, September 18 Sayreville, NJ / Starland Ballroom
Saturday, September 19 Baltimore, MD / Bourbon Street Ballroom
Monday, September 21 Norfolk, VA / The Norva
Tuesday, September 22 Knoxville, TN / Valarium
Thursday, September 24 Orlando, FL / House of Blues
Friday, September 25 Charlotte, NC / Amos’ Southend
Sunday, September 27 North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
Wednesday, September 30 Richmond, VA / The National
Saturday, October 3 Mobile, AL / Bayfest Downtown
Tuesday, October 6 Omaha, NE / Sokol Auditorium
Wednesday, October 7 West Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom
More Dates Will Be Announced Shortly