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Saturday, February 26, 2011
DRIVE A ANNOUNCE “THE WORLD IN SHAMBLES”, REVOLT TOUR 2011
DRIVE A ANNOUNCE THE WORLD IN SHAMBLES, REVOLT TOUR 2011
Inaugural Bill Includes Hollywood Undead, 10 Years, Drive A, New Medicine
Sometimes a chance meeting is more than it seems – in the case of Drive A, a random moment ignited a fuse resulting in an incendiary new band. Songs about rebellion, lethal guitars and killer hooks have their foundation in old school punk and rock n' roll that the band reveres but their stage presence and delivery puts them firmly in the now. With a fan following that is expanding exponentially, it's clear that the band is onto something. Drive A come roaring into 2011 with their brand new album, The World in Shambles, out on Dead Conflict Records and a support slot on the House of Blues Revolt Tour 2011 with Hollywood Undead, 10 Years and New Medicine. The tour kicks off April 6th in Boston and runs through May 27th, covering the United States. TICKETS: http://www.livenation.com/Hollywood-Undead-tickets/artist/1244694
"We are excited to be a part of the inaugural run of the REVOLT! Tour," says frontman Bruno Mascolo. "We look forward to sharing the stage with Hollywood Undead, 10 Years, and New Medicine. It's going to be a great tour." Drive A are celebrating the tour and new album by offering a free download of "Revolt" from The World In Shambles, check it out here! www.therevolttour.com
The World in Shambles is the follow up to their debut album Loss of Desire (2009). The critically acclaimed album which featured singles "Are You Blind" and "Can't Sleep It Off" set the precedent for Drive A's form of high energy rock n' roll and provided the soundtrack for their energetic live show. Frontman Bruno Mascolo explains "although we're still proud of Loss of Desire, we feel we've come along way as musicians and songwriters, you can hear that we've played about 200 shows since our last record." The band freely admits that their singular mission upon entering the studio was to craft an album that bottled their firecracker live energy and onstage prowess. They collectively rejected polished, computerized techniques and technologies in favor of beautiful, genuine imperfections, all of which serve to make The World in Shambles that much more authentic.
The California quartet formed after singer/guitarist Bruno Mascolo and guitarist Jason Nott ran into each other one night outside of Hollywood's Troubadour in 2006. After realizing they both possessed the drive and passion to start their own band, they recruited drummer Cody Root via a mutual friend. Bassist Taylor Knowles joined the band after seeing them open for Set Your Goals in Orlando. He became a fan based on their live performance and when the bass player position opened, he got in touch through the wonders of social networking and secured his slot in the rhythm section.
Drive A has steadily built a following of fans by touring with the likes of Alkaline Trio, The Used, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape the Fate over the past two years. It's the band's onstage power that has attracted an alliance of kids that continue to multiply with every tour. Nott summed up the band's relationship with their fans and the crowds, saying, "We're a breath of fresh air for them. We're only a couple years older than the kids listening and they can relate."
A switchblade to the soft, white underbelly of today's watered-down state of music, DRIVE A are pure, raw energy--on stage and in the studio--which is, after all, what Rock 'N' Roll has always been about. The release of their sophomore album and the House of Blues Revolt Tour 2011 are a match made in heaven. "Touring is the life's blood of this band," says Bruno. "Recording and everything else is cool, but we are a live band and that is the best way to experience DRIVE A."
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