Wyoming metal/rock band Righteous Vendetta has premiered the music video for “This Pain,” the first single from the upcoming The Fire Inside, to be released on Oct. 8. To support it, Righteous Vendetta will be joining Taproot and Trapt on tour this Fall. Solid work from a young group of guys.

With Taproot

9/20 — Montgomery, Ala. — Rock Bottom
9/21 — Biloxi, Miss. — WCPR Fest
9/24 — Merriam, Kan. — Aftershock
9/25 — Sauget, Ill. — Pop’s
9/26 — Memphis, Tenn. — New Daisy Theater
9/27 — Tupelo, Miss. — Good Time Charlie’s
9/28 — Columbus, Ga. — WRCG 106.9 Rock Presents Concert
10/2 — Port Richey, Fla. — Bourbon Street
10/3 — Clermont, Fla. — The Q Room
10/4 — Destin, Fla. — Club LA
10/5 — Jacksonville, Fla. — Jack Rabbit’s
10/7 — Charlotte, N.C. — Chop Shop
10/9 — Fayetteville, N.C. — Drink Horse Pub
10/11 — Springfield, Va. — Empire
10/12 — Woodstock, Va. — Chili Cookoff
10/13 — White Marsh, Md. — House of Rock
10/15 — Reading, Pa. — Reverb
10/17 — Akron, Ohio — The Rock Factory
10/18 — Battle Creek, Mich. — Planet Rock
10/19 — Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Pierre’s

With Trapt 2013

10/31 — Seattle, Wash. — El Corazon
11/2 — Spokane, Wash. — The Knitting Factory
11/4 — Minot, N.D. — The “O”riginal Bar
11/5 — Bismarck, N.D. — O.N.E.
11/6 — Fargo, N.D. — House of Rock @ The Hub
11/8 — Dayton, Ohio — McGuffy’s
11/9 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop
11/10 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — Intersection (Front Room)
11/12 — Rochester, N.Y. — Waterstreet Music Hall
11/14 — Luzerne, Pa. — Brew Brothers West
11/15 — Clifton Park, N.Y. — Northern Lights
11/16 — Portland, Maine — Asylum

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