According to The Pulse of Radio, the dates and venues have been confirmed for the second annual "HardDrive Live" tour, produced in conjunction with the "HardDrive" and "HardDrive XL" weekend and nightly radio programs. As previously announced, SEVENDUST and 10 YEARS will top a bill also featuring SINCE OCTOBER, ARANDA and ANEW REVOLUTION. The trek will begin in Augusta, Georgia on October 4 and will hit 28 cities across North America by November 10, where it will wrap in Orlando, Florida.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday (August 20) and Saturday (August 21).
The members of SEVENDUST said in a statement, "We couldn't be more excited to be on the 'HardDrive Live' tour this fall . . . 'HardDrive' have been huge supporters of the band over the years."
SEVENDUST has been touring behind its eighth studio album, "Cold Day Memory", and drummer Morgan Rose told The Pulse of Radio that the band is really enjoying itself at the moment. "I mean, we're interacting with each other as well as the people out in the crowd just because we've played these songs so many times that we need to entertain ourselves a little bit," he said. "So, you know, I hope nobody minds that we're up there having a good time within each other, you know, and hopefully that translates to everybody out there."
ARANDA will replace SINCE OCTOBER on the bill beginning November 2 in Salt Lake City.
Last year's inaugural tour featured ALL THAT REMAINS, LACUNA COIL and others.
Confirmed "HardDrive Live" tour dates (subject to change):
Oct. 04 - Augusta, GA - The Country Club
Oct. 05 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
Oct. 07 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues
Oct. 08 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
Oct. 09 - Hampton Beach, NH - [to be announced]
Oct. 10 - Fitchburg, MA - Fitchburg Trade
Oct. 12 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Oct. 13 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
Oct. 15 - Indianapolis, IN - 8 Seconds Saloon
Oct. 16 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Oct. 17 - Mount Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
Oct. 19 - Sault Sainte Marie, MI - Kewadin Casino
Oct. 21 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Bar (Sevendust)
Oct. 22 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
Oct. 23 - Radio show [to be announced[
Oct. 25 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
Oct. 26 - Odessa, TX - Do Amigos
Oct. 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Fremont East District
Oct. 30 - Fresno, CA - Woodward Park
Oct. 31 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Nov. 02 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Nov. 03 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
Nov. 05 - Minneapolis, MN - [to be announced]
Nov. 06 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Nov. 07 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
Nov. 09 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
Nov. 10 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
10 YEARS will release its new album, "Feeding The Wolves", on August 31, but the first single, "Shoot It Out", is already on the radio now. The title of the record is actually taken from a line in the song, which Hasek says is about the pressures the band has faced in the music business. "It's a very aggressive song and it's a little bit of angst towards just how they don't leave you alone to be the musicians you are," he tells The Pulse of Radio. "You hear it with a lot of bands, the whole 'jaded' scenario, but it's true, because we're a bunch of musicians that were writing music all on our own with no outside sources affecting us. And then you get, it turns into a profession and you get pulled in all sorts of directions. And we just said, 'Enough's enough, we're just gonna do what we want.'"
The band recently promised that "Feeding The Wolves" will be "the heaviest album they've made in nearly a decade."
SINCE OCTOBER recently released its sophomore effort, "Life, Scars, Apologies", which features the single "The Way You Move".