On November 28th, “The Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant” first annual tour will kick off in Grand Rapids, MI.  The Atlanta-based band’s combination of dance and rock, funky rhythms and percolating club grooves will get anyone up out of their seats. “The Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant” tour promises to be no different, putting the Family Force 5 touch on classic holiday tunes and age-old favorites. The inspiration for the tour comes from The Family Force 5 Christmas Pageant album, set to release on October 6.

In accordance with the holiday spirit and in an effort to give back to the communities that “The Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant” will be visiting, Family Force 5 has asked that their fans bring canned goods for donation to local food banks.

Family Force 5 is currently ruling the road with their very own “DANCE RAWR DANCE 3” tour, powering the rise of their most recent album, DANCE OR DIE. The tour has already proven a huge success, but the band, feeling no need to slow down, wants to bring their notoriously crazy style on the road with them throughout the holidays as well. “We encourage fans to dress up in costumes, whether it be a killer whale, a big chicken or a Skeletor outfit,” says guitarist Chap Stique. Or a Santa Clause suit!

Family Force 5’s recent notable partnership with Target and Skelanimals has also been drawing national attention lately – The Target EP exclusive “Keep The Party Alive” features six songs including the new title track and enhanced DVD video. “Keep The Party Alive” debuted at #12 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album Chart this week!

To be a part of the Family Force 5 holiday fury, see below for holiday tour dates, with more to come.

11/28       Grand Rapids, MI                                Resurrection Church

11/29       Grayslake (North Chicago), IL             The Chapel

11/30       Kankakee (South Chicago), IL             Chalfant Hall on ONU campus

12/3         Indianapolis, IN                                    The Gathering Place

12/4         Cincinnati, OH                                      The Underground

12/5         Nashville, TN                                       Rocketown

12/6         Memphis, TN                                       Hope Church

12/8         Little Rock, AR                                    Church at Rock Creek

12/10       Oklahoma City, OK                             Bricktown Event Center

12/11       Georgetown (Austin), TX                     Celebration Church

12/12       Houston, TX                                        Pasadena Conv. Ctr.

12/13       San Antonio, TX                                  TriPoint

12/15       Orlando, FL                                         Plaza Theatre

12/16       Jacksonville, FL                                    Murray Hill Theatre

For further information please log onto www.myspace.com/familyforce5 .

Features

The Drowned God 2021

Drowning The Sound

Andrew Voigt, a contributing writer to HM Magazine, sat down with Cody Golob, the lead vocalist and one of the original two members of The Drowned God, to discuss their as-yet-unnamed upcoming record, the inspiration behind its writing, and a mutual love for sparkling water.

By

Full Feature
Pantokrator 2021

Marching Onward

After being together for a quarter of a century, they've been called Illuminati, fundamentalists, and even fascists. Now, with their first new album in seven years, 'Marching Out of Babylon,' they're honed in more than ever, a steadfast and evolved version of themselves. Andrew Voigt digs a little deeper into the Swedish band's roots, uncovers the narratives on the new release, and finds out how a little playground spat brought the band together.

By

Photo by Rebecka Gustafsson

Full Feature
Brian "Head" Welch

Love and Death and Resurrection

After an eight year hiatus, Love and Death return with 'Perfectly Preserved,' an eclectic and personal release for nu-metal icon and frontman Brian 'Head' Welch. Still at the heart of it all, the man with the dreads details his life in the spotlight after returning to Korn, the launch of a holistic recovery center, and his spearheading of an autobiographical documentary. As fresh as he's ever been at 50 years old, he's still got more to give.

By

Full Feature
ODDKO

The Industrial Revolution

Italian creative Giovanni Bucci, otherwise known as ODDKO, has spent a professional career pushing the limits of some of the world's largest brands. HM contributor Andrew Voigt talks with the man behind the curtain to find out what it looks like when he pushes the limits of his own creativity.

By

Full Feature
All Features