EVE TO ADAM TO RELEASE LOCKED & LOADED ON SEPT. 17TH
REVEAL ARTWORK FOR NEW ALBUM
ON TOUR WITH TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION
NYC rockers, Eve To Adam recently announced the release of their latest album, Locked & Loaded, on September 17th via 3for5 / Megaforce / Sony Red. The album was produced by multiple notable producers including Dave Bassett (Shinedown, Halestorm), Eric Bass (Shinedown), and Elvis Baskette (Puddle of Mudd, Alter Bridge, Chevelle) and features ETA’s sexy new single, “Straitjacket Supermodel.” Check out the clip below!
EVE TO ADAM W/ TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION TOUR DATES
7/13 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
7/14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
7/16 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/17 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
7/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
7/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/20 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
7/21 – Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox
7/22 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
7/24 – Pottsville, PA @ Goodfellas
7/25 – Harford, CT @ Webster Underground
7/26 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
7/27 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
7/28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar
7/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder
7/31 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
8/01 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/02 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
8/03 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
8/04 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada
8/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
8/08 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/09 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
8/10 – Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music House
8/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
8/12 – Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
8/14 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
8/16 – Abilene, TX @ The Lucky Mule
Texas Hippie Coalition kicks off their 29 city Highway Robbery Tour in Birmingham, AL at Zydeco on July 13, 2013. They will be joined on tour by New York based rockers Eve To Adam. Having conquered Brazil during a tour of the country this spring, frontman Big Dad Ritch, bassist John Exall, guitarist Cord Pool and drummer Gunner Molton are set to spread their brand of Red Dirt Metal to US stages. The summer tour will take THC from coast to coast in support of their latest release Peacemaker, on Carved Records. Since Peacemaker’s release last summer, the record has spent more than 24 weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and more than 15 weeks on the Billboard Hard Music Chart.
THC’s 3rd single Hands Up hit Active Rock stations July 10th.
Check out the Hands Up lyric video here:
Date Venue City/State
07/13/2013 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
07/14/2013 Exit / In Nashville, TN
07/16/2013 The Social Orlando, FL
07/17/2013 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
07/18/2013 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL
07/19/2013 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
07/20/2013 Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC
07/21/2013 The Soapbox Wilmington, NC
07/22/2013 Empire West Springfield, VA
07/24/2013 Goodfellas Pottsville, PA
07/25/2013 Webster Underground Hartford, CT
07/26/2013 The Note West Chester, PA
07/27/2013 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
07/28/2013 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
07/30/2013 Peabody’s Downunder Cleveland, OH
07/31/2013 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
08/01/2013 Mojoes Joliet, IL
08/02/2013 POV’s Spring Lake Park, MN
08/03/2013 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
08/04/2013 Granada Lawrence, KS
08/06/2013 Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, UT
08/08/2013 Studio Seven Seattle, WA
08/09/2013 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR
08/10/2013 Fat Cat Music House Modesto, CA
08/11/2013 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
08/12/2013 Club Red Tempe, AZ
08/14/2013 Mesa Theater & Club Grand Junction, CO
08/16/2013 The Lucky Mule Abilene, TX
08/17/2013 Trees (Ride For Dime) Dallas, TX (no Eve To Adam on this date)
Yes, it is that time of year again. Hard Rock Hideout writers, Rob Rockitt and Ryo Vie pick our Top 10 albums of 2012. 2012 was a solid year for hard rock. There were many great releases, and quite a few above average ones as well. Trying to pick the top 10 is always a daunting task each year. After a lot of thought, discriminating, listening and re-listening, I have finally made my choices. If you haven’t added the 10 albums below to your collection, you are truly missing out on the best of 2012.
The following albums almost made the cut in the top 10, but are definitely worth mentioning.
RUSH – Clockwork Angels
ACCEPT – Stalingrad
Youngblood – No Retreat
Dokken – Broken Bones
L.A. Guns – Hollywood Forever
The Darkness – Hotcakes
Foxy Shazam – The Church of Rock and Roll
Papa Roach – The Connection
The Treatment – This Might Hurt
Jackyl – Best In Show
Bullet – Full Pull
Slash – Apocalyptic Love
Kill Devil Hill – S/T
SNEW – What’s It To Ya
Europe – Bag of Bones
Jack Blades – Rock N Roll Ride
Fozzy – Sin & Bones
Trixter – New Audio Machine
In This Moment – Blood
Testament – Dark Roots of Earth
And now for my top 10 of 2012!
10. Texas Hippie Coalition – Peacemaker – Texas Hippie Coalition released their third album Peacemaker in 2012, and in my opinion, in it is their best one yet. These boys are obviously still “Pissed Off and Mad About It”. Their anger has inspired a new set of killer tunes including “Hands Up”, “Damn You To Hell”, “Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll”, and “Paw Paw Hill”. Don’t miss this!! Check out the song “Hands Up” below.
9. Halestorm – The Strange Case Of – Halestorm’s latest effort The Strange Case Of isn’t without some cheesy tunes (especially if you have the version with the bonus tracks) but overall, it is a very strong release and Lzzy Hale has never sounded better. Check out the song “Freak Like Me” below.
8. Jettblack – Raining Rock – Raining Rock is no sophomore slump for the UK rockers Jettblack. It is a shame that this hasn’t had an official U.S. release. I am betting a lot of folks missed this one, and everyone who loves classic rock should check this one out. You can get it at Amazon.com.
7. Shinedown – Amaryllis – I loved Shinedown’s 2008 CD The Sound of Madness, so I was really looking forward to hearing Amaryllis. Amaryllis might be borderline when it comes to hard rock, but this is easily one of Shinedown’s best CD’s to date, and easily one of the best of 2012.
Check out the song “Unity” below.
6. Adler – Back From The Dead – One of the biggest surprises of 2012, is the debut album from former Guns N’ Roses drummer Stephen Adler. This CD has great rocking tunes, and no filler tracks. Adler outdid his former band mate Slash as far as new music in 2012 in my opinion.
5. Adrenaline Mob – Omertá – What happens when Russell Allen (Sumphony X) and Mike Portnoy (Ex-Dream Theater) join forces? They put out a damn find hard rock album that is NOT progressive metal. I think the non progressive style of Omerta surprised some folks, but give this one a few spins, and you can’t deny that this is a great album. Everyone should be talking about Mike Orlando, who is one incredible guitarist.
Check out the song “Indifferent” below.
4. The Cult – Choice of Weapon – With the Cult set on releasing time capsules instead of albums, I didn’t think we would ever have another new album from the band. Much to my surprise and utter happiness, The Cult released Choice of Weapon last May. In my opinion, this albums stands up to some of the Cult’s best work including Electric and Sonic Temple.
Check out the song “For the Animals”!
3. Charm City Devils – Sins - It took a few years for CCD to put out their second effort Sins, but I can gladly say that it was worth the wait. John Allen is a fine song writer, and pretty decent singer too. Sins leans more toward the modern side of hard rock but their isn’t a bad song on Sins. I love their remake of “Man of Constant Sorrow”, and have played the hell out of Sins in 2012.
Check out the song “Unstoppable” below.
2. Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth – Everyone wanted to see David Lee Roth rejoin Van Halen, but it took a few years for the band to record some new tunes. I say “new” loosely with so many older demo cuts being used on A Different Kind of Truth, but as must people already know. OLD Van Halen is the best Van Halen, and A Different Kind of Truth is a great album. (And yes, I even like the song “Tattoo”.)
1. KISS – Monster – You wanted the best, you got the best!! Never in my wildest dreams did I think KISS would be able to put out another album as strong as Monster. I enjoyed their previous effort Sonic Boom, but Monster outshines that album by a mile. Easily my favorite KISS album since Revenge! This album is practically worth picking up for “Wall of Sound” all by itself. Hopefully KISS will tour for this album another year, and do more songs from it.
Texas Hippie Coalition has just released a brand new video “Turn It Up”. This song will be on THC’s new album Peacemaker that will be released August 14th, 2012. The new song is now available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon.com.
THC – GEARING UP FOR TOUR NOW!!!
Select Dates with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
The Texas Hippie Coalition will hit the road to unleash their brutal fury of hard driven Southern Fried Metal across the U.S.. – THC will start their journey in Las Vegas, September 12th at the Crown Theater in the RIO Hotel.
Asked whether THC are rock ‘n’ roll, heavy metal or southern rock – or a bastardization of the three, the band will tell you one thing, they are a wrecking crew of BRUTALITY! “We’re as southern as southern can be,” says ‘Big Dad’ Ritch, the behemoth front man and driving force behind Texas Hippie Coalition. “Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, ZZ Top, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – we’re as outlaw as we can get, while at the same time having the power of that Texas groove, like Pantera. We’re metal with a southern rock and roll spirit. We are a band of outlaws.” Big Dad Ritch (vocals) leads this driving force along with Randy Cooper (lead guitar), Wes Wallace (rhythm guitar), John Exhall (bass) and Tim Braun (drums).
THC will join the much anticipated BLACK LABEL SOCIETY select shows dates while they trek the U.S. with their guns blazing across the U.S. – THC will have latest release available “Rollin” on Carved Records.
MON, SEPT 12 Las Vegas, NV The Crown Theater/Rio Hotel
THURS, SEPT 15 Davenport, IA Redstone Room/River Music Experience
FRI, SEPT 16 Merriam, KS Aftershock
SAT, SEPT 17 Glendale Heights, IL Shark City
SUN, SEPT 18 Covington, KY The Mad Hatter
TUES, SEPT 20 Fredricksburgh, VA Q Balls Billiards
WED, SEPT 21 Sarver, PA Peter B’s
THURS, SEPT 22 Watertown, NY Fatboys
FRI, SEPT 23 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
SAT, SEPT 24 Tupper Lake, NY Old Northern Pub
WED, SEPT 28 Worcester, MA The Lucky Dog
THURS, SEPT 29 Seabrook, NH Chop Shop
FRI, SEPT 30 Auburn, ME Club Texas
SAT, OCT 1 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
SUN, OCT 2 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
TUES, OCT 4 Morgantown, WV 23 Pleasant Street
WEDS, OCT 5 Reading, PA Reverb Rock Garden
FRI, OCT 7 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom **
SAT, OCT 8 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall **
SUN, OCT 9 New Orleans, LA House of Blues **
FRI, OCT 14 San Antonio, TX Jack’s Bar
SAT, OCT 15 Houston, TX Flamingo Room
THURS, OCT 20 Tempe, AZ Club Red
FRI, OCT 21 Gallup, NM The Juggernaut
FRI, OCT 28 Georgetown, OH Victory’s Sports Bar
FRI, NOV 4 Rochester, MN Wicked Moose
SAT, NOV 5 Mankato, MN Buster’s
WED, NOV 9 Kearney, NE The Garage
THURS, NOV 10 Omaha, NE The Hideout
FRI, NOV 11 Waterloo, IA Spicoli’s Grill and Reverb Rock Garden
SAT, NOV 12 Illiopolis, IL Bunker’s Bar
MON, NOV 14 Urbana, IL The Stop City
WEDS, NOV 16 Fargo, ND The Nestor Tavern
** Denotes date with BLS
THC plan to go back in studio after this extensive tour and record their new material for a 2012 follow up release, yet to be titled. For more information on THC go to www.thcoutlaw.com or www.carvedrecordds.com.
After a year of non-stop touring and promoting their sophomore album, Rollin’, Texas Hippie Coalition recently headed into the studio to give a song from the album a little shake-up. The song, Beg (The 420 Recording), has been re-recorded and remastered, giving it a completely different sound from the original version, as featured as the closing track on Rollin’.
“While on tour, playing songs from the album night after night, one of the tunes from Rollin’ began to shift forms,” says vocalist Big Dad Ritch. “So we went into the studio between shows and re-recorded Beg – taking a different approach this time. It turned out even better than we expected, and the label decided to throw it’s weight behind the track and get it out to the fans.”
THC guitarist, Randy Cooper, adds, “The song is a favorite from the album. Fans so far have really dug the 420 version at our shows.”
Beg (The 420 Recording) has already garnered early radio spins at KXTQ in Spokane and KQYK in Mankato. Also be on the look-out for Texas Hippie Coalition as they continue to live on the road.
The new single, Beg (The 420 Recording) is available digitally at iTunes and Amazon.
Catch THC on Tour:
8/27 – Miami, OK Rock Allegiance Tour, Buffalo Run Casino
9/1 – Chillicothe, OH Easy Riders Rodeo
9/9 – Davis, OK Arbuckle Ballroom
9/10 – Alva, OK Red’s Place
9/12 – Las Vegas, NV The Crown Theater/Rio Hotel
9/15 – Davenport, IA Redstone Room at the River Music Experience
9/16 – Merriam, KS Aftershock
9/17 – Glendal Heights, IL
9/18 – Covington, KY The Mad Hatter
9/20 – Fredricksburgh, VA Q Balls Billiards
9/21 – Sarver, PA Peter B’s
9/23 – Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
9/24 – Tupper Lake, NY Old Northern Pub
9/28 – Worcester, MA The Lucky Dog
9/29 – Seabrook, NH
9/30 – Auburn, ME Club Texas
Beg (The 420 Recording) on iTunes: http://bit.ly/r29wkf
Beg (The 420 Recording) on Amazon: http://amzn.to/nBTvqu
Texas Hippie Coalition posted the following update:
While on tour, one of our songs from Rollin’ began to shift into a different form, so we hopped into the studio between shows and rerecorded it for digital release. We are so proud of the new version it will be released to the public as a new track. It will be available beginning Tuesday, August 9th on iTunes – be looking for it to drop!
BIG DAD RITCH – Since the Texas Hippie Coalition released their sophomore album, “Rollin'”, (Carved Records), on July 6, 2010, this Hard Rockin’ meets Heavy Metalin’ band has been tearing up every venue they play at and attracting new fans by the second. This is a band built on American and Southern pride, fronted by a large man, with a large voice that can’t mask the fact he also has a large heart for his community, kids and U.S. troops abroad. Big Dad Ritch is his name and bellowing out songs that can make cement foundations split apart… is his Rockin’ game.
Hard Rock Hideout had the Rockin’ pleasure to speak with Big Dad Ritch recently and he was never lacking any Texas hospitality or pride. Touring, patriotism, politics, influences, charity and of course, the new Texas Hippie Coalition album were all covered, in a very candid and Texas big way, by Big Dad Ritch. When it was all said and done, this writer walked away knowing he spoke to one of the biggest gentleman he has ever interviewed. Contrary to an old fashioned line which is used much too often, however, sometimes big things do come in big packages. Here is what Big Dad Ritch had to say:
HRH: Texas Hippie Coalition has a full slate of touring ahead, any tales about life on the road you want to share?
BIG DAD RITCH: Naw, that’s all a big secret. I have a wife, a girlfriend and an ol’ lady! (laughs)
BIG DAD RITCH: That’s how we say it down here in Texas, ol’ lady! (laughs)
HRH: Did you and the guys ever think “Rollin'” would have such an immediate impact like it did?
BIG DAD RITCH: We felt strong about this album from the start. From beginning to end, it’s a very strong album. Two months were spent on drums, twenty days spent on bass, one month spent on guitar and just twelve hours were spent on vocals!
HRH: Whoa, you spent just twelve hours on vocals for this album?
BIG DAD RITCH: That’s right, twelve hours! I did vocals for six or seven songs in eight hours and the other four or so in four hours. Everyone wondered what our producer, David Prater, would do. As it came out, it’s a masterpiece! People always said, when you’re working with him, he is a juggler and just let him do his thing. Well, he’s actually a magician after it was all said and done! Listening to this album now, he was a magician.
HRH: Are there any Summer festivals you’ll be playing in 2011?
BIG DAD RITCH: Man, we’re trying for Rocklahoma, playing for those people was the greatest experience of my life. Texas Hippie Coalition got their break at Rocklahoma. Being there, it’s like being packed into a tent on a Sunday afternoon with the bible! Rocklahoma was a religious experience for me! We’d also like to get back to Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
HRH: “Rollin'” has an enormously bold and loud made in America sound and vibe to it. Have you or will you play overseas for our U.S. troops?
BIG DAD RITCH: As a matter of fact, our management are trying to get us on the USO package for next year! We’re just building on our name and recognition right now, but we’re chomping on the bits to go there and play for our troops. We’re proud to be from Texas! Our colors are red, white and blue and at home nationwide! Texas Hippie Coalition has a “boot campaign” for our troops, check it out, it’s on our website.
HRH: That’s really cool, Big Dad Ritch.
BIG DAD RITCH: I received a letter from a girl that’s serving in the military. She wrote, that every morning when they wake up, the troops hear sirens. The sirens are practice for being ready to battle. So, she had the speakers rewired to blast out the our song “Crawlin'”, from our first album! She wrote it was blasting as loud as hell! That’s awesome stuff to hear. We’re all spreading our wings for the red, white and blue. Everything about this band is red, white and blue. That’s what Texas Hippie Coalition wants to be known for too, as an American band that’s proud of their country and troops.
HRH: I’ve never been a huge fan of ballads, yet if “Groupie Girl” is your answer to one, that is a damn cool ballad. How have the fans responded to this song live?
BIG DAD RITCH: We have a pretty big canvas we’re painting on, with a broad stroke. Man, that song, when this song Rocks, it makes the fans go wild! I had put this song on the back burner and didn’t know how Metal fans would like it. We were playing a club in Texas one night, we just started clowning around playing “Groupie Girl” during our sound check. All the tough bastards liked it! Then, when we played that night, we didn’t play “Groupie Girl”, all the tough bastards and biker dudes wanted it! (laughs)
BIG DAD RITCH: It went over great though when we played it. Everyone seems to love it, girls always seem to find that big pole to dance around when we play “Groupie Girl” though! (laughs)
HRH: (laughs) I’m sure they do, Big Dad Ritch!
BIG DAD RITCH: Aw, yeah!
HRH: Texas Hippie Coalition blends Hard Rock, Southern Rock and Metal to perfection. Was this blending of music styles deliberate or just the way it happened?
BIG DAD RITCH: Actually, I’ve been in a lot of bands and it was always someone else’s band. When I was forming Texas Hippie Coalition, I told the guys, this is what I’m doing, I want to be as southern as 38 Special, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd and have the Metal rawness of Pantera and Corrosion Of Conformity, while still being outlaws like Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Absolutely, it was deliberate to blend all those styles together.
HRH: I’ve read how Johnny Cash influenced you at a young age. How important is your connecting to the fans while performing live?
BIG DAD RITCH: Oh man, I want to personify the front man, not just by singing the songs. Texas Hippie Coalition is a band of brothers and I want the fans to perceive us as like pro wrestlers or super heroes. In between songs, what I say is very important, I want to affect and touch people with my words. I know my audience and fans. I know what my fans are looking for in a front man and I want to lead our fans into battle and come out with a victory!
BIG DAD RITCH: It means a lot to us. Just like our song “Jesus Freak” says and comes across, you can never tell by looking at a man as to how religious he is. I’m the guy that wants to go down by the river, with a beer and whiskey bottle in my hands, smokin’ something on the grill, yet we have prayer before we hit the stage before every show. We’ve given a hundred guitars to children, through the “Little Kids Rock” charity. We’ve given an entire school music supplies. We believe in giving back to the community so that youngins’ can learn and hear about good music. Through giving, these youngins’ may be the next little Ozzy or Eddie Van Halen when they grow up.
HRH: What’s your favorite Southern pastime that is not Rock And Roll related?
BIG DAD RITCH: Football! I’m a sports addict and football is the only sport I bet on! My bookie hates me, I’m undefeated on nighttime football! I live in Northern Texas and Texas is my favorite team. I drive all of my friends crazy with my Longhorns!
HRH: I feel so strange asking this next question, cause you are such a nice guy to talk to, Big Dad Ritch.
BIG DAD RITCH: Go ahead, fire away!
HRH: What really pisses off Big Dad Ritch?
BIG DAD RITCH: Bitches that don’t pay the bills when you leave them the bill money! (laughs)
BIG DAD RITCH: What pisses me off are government bailouts of the filthy rich and not the poor or middle class. Tax cuts for the upper class and upper middle class, with no tax cuts for the lower class. So much in politics pisses me off!
BIG DAD RITCH: Right? The guy I voted for president six years ago did a good job and delivered. Our new president we have now I voted for and he is not delivering what he said he would deliver to me. Our current government this time around pisses me off. Out in California, marijuana not being legalized. The people are not out there in California pushing their ticket to get marijuana legalized. I just want to tell all these politicians, if you guys just did what you said you were gonna do, you all wouldn’t have been voted out of office!
HRH: What dream band or musician would Texas Hippie Coalition want to jam onstage with?
BIG DAD RITCH: Man, you know, it’s like that old question, if you could have a quarterback who would you have? For my two minute drill it’s Roger Staubach. For my Super Bowl it’s John Elway. For my full season it’s Joe Montana. There’s different ways to look at it. We are the biggest party band out there of this era! We are drinking with our fans at the bars! To play with Motley Crue, with all the girls at that show, it would be ridiculous! If we paired up with Hellyeah and Black Label Society, we could do some major damage together!
Texas Hippie Coalition released their sophomore effort, Rollin’ in July. If there was any rock CD in 2010 that instantly had me wanting to down a beer and dive into a mosh pit, it was “Rollin”. This southern fried Metal effort is high energy, tough as nails metal that makes you feel like you can take on the world.
The first song I heard off of this CD was “Pissed Off and Mad About It”. I knew immediately after hearing this tune, that I had to buy this CD immediately. It may be the closest thing to a hit on “Rollin'”, but who cares. This kick ass tune is practically worth the price of admission all by itself. (Check it out in the video below!)
The CD starts off with the powerful rocker “Intervention”. Every time I listen to this song, I think Big Dad Ritch could easily be a stand in for Phil Anselmo. His screams are quite similar to Phil’s, and his voice reminds me of the former Pantera front man a lot.
“Groupie Girl” starts off with a cool southern rock vibe, and blast off into a heavy rocker that brings one of my old favorites Saigon Kick to mind. This is another cool tune that ought to get some radio play.
If you want a one-two punch that leave you wanting more, the closing songs “Back From Hell” and “Beg” will do just that. “Back From Hell” is a heavy tune that will rock your face off. The album closer “Beg” has some similarities to the Pantera song “This Love”. This is a cool heavy rocker to close the CD with!
While Texas Hippie Coalition’s sound may not be original, they most certainly rock. Rollin’ seems to get better every time I listen to it. If you are a fan of bands like HELLYEAH, Pantera or Black Label Society, you have to check out Rollin’.
- Jesus Freak
- Pissed Off and Mad About It
- Groupie Girl
- Saddle Sore
- Cocked and Loaded
- Back From Hell
Texas Hippie Coalition is:
Big Dad Ritch – Vocals
Randy Cooper – Guitar
Crawfish – Guitar
John Exall – Bass Guitar
Ryan “The Kid” Bennett – Drums
The kings of “red dirt metal,” Texas Hippie Coalition (THC) have announced a string of US tour dates in support of their latest release, Rollin’. The first single, “Pissed Off and Mad About It” is off to a stellar start at Metal radio, already cracking the Top 10 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Albums chart. The video premiered online yesterday on AOL and can be seen here:
Not only has the single been added at both commercial Active Rock stations and on Metal programs across the country, including Sirius/XM Satellite Radio’s Liquid Metal channel, and Music Choice Metal, but it has also been embraced by influential nationally-syndicated programs such as Full Metal Jackie and it will be highlighted on HardDrive the weekend of August 28th.
The band has just returned from some overseas festival performances, including the Bospop Festival in Amsterdam. To see some behind the scene footage of their travels, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN92RS_uy4g THC recently performed at the Rock N America Festival and sat with Eddie Trunk for an interview and an update on the band. To see Eddie talk to them about their music’s “swagger… groove… and nastiness” click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN90O_PKWvs&feature=related
8/13 Oklahoma City, OK America’s Pub
8/14 Merriam, KS Aftershock
8/20 Davis, OK Arbuckle Ballroom
8/21 Wichita Falls, TX The Boneyard
8/22 Wichita, KS America’s Pub
8/24 Cincinnati, OH Play By Play
8/25 Pittsburgh, PA Hard Rock Café
8/26 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
8/27 Champaign, IL Bradley’s 2
8/28 Bolingbrock, IL Tailgaters
8/29 Springfield, IL The Field House
8/31 Sauget, MO Pops
9/1 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theater
9/3 Tarzana, CA Paladino’s
9/4 San Bernardino, CA National Orange Show
9/7 Santa Clara, CA Avalon
9/11 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Everyone’s favorite band of outlaw’s, Texas Hippie Coalition, have just released two new clips. In the first clip the band invited renowned disc jockey and host of That Metal Show Eddie Trunk into the tour bus to have a roundhouse chat with the band about their new album and touring plans.
The second clip features footage from the band’s recent trip to Holland and the Bospop Festival. Follow the band from the airport to the stage where thousands of orange clad concert goers got their first taste of Southern Fried Metal.
The band are back home now and will soon embark on a few select dates. Tour dates are as follows:
Jul 30 2010 6:30P
Choctaw Events Center w/ Bad Company Durant, OK
Jul 31 2010 8:00P
Dreamworld music complex/ RIDE FOR DIME 6 Arlington, Texas , US
Aug 13 2010 7:30P
America’s Pub Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 14 2010 8:00P
Aftershock Merriam, Kansas
Aug 20 2010 8:00P
Arbuckle Ballroom Davis, Oklahoma
Aug 21 2010 7:30P
The Bone Yard Wichita Falls, TX
Aug 25 2010 8:00P
Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 26 2010 7:30P
Agora Ballroom Cleveland, OH
Aug 27 2010 7:00P
BRADLEYS 2 CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Aug 28 2010 7:30P
Tailgater’s Bolingbrook, Illinois
Sep 4 2010 6:30P
National Orange Show San Bernardino, CA
Texas Hippie Coalition’s sophomore album, Rollin’, is in-stores now.
Interview with Eddie Trunk
THC Invade Amsterdam URL:
NEW ALBUM ROLLIN’ AVAILABLE JULY 6TH
Texas Hippie Coalition have just released a new Flipcam video featuring footage from the band’s recent tour stops in Lubbock and Houston. The clip takes you into the wild world of Big Daddy Ritch and Co. on tour, and showcases THC’s rowdy and raucous live show. Stay tuned for more THC Flipcam clips from the road.
New album Rollin’ is available everywhere July 6th
Tour dates are as follows:
6/11 AUSTIN, TX R.O.T. BIKER RALLY
6/12 LUBBOCK, TX TEQUILA JUNGLE
6/19 MISSION, TX SMOKIN’ ACES
6-25 FT LAUDERDALE, FL REVOLUTION LIVE
6-26 FT MYERS, FL THE SPOT
6-27 MUNCIE, IN WATER BOWL
7-10 AMSTERDAM, NL MELWEG
7-11 LIMBURG, NL BOSPOP FESTIVAL
7-22 SALINA, KS THE BLUE GOAT
7-23 ARKANSAS, KS MIDWEST ROCKFEST
7-25 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ROCK ‘N AMERICA FEST
7-31 ARLINGTON, TX DREAWORLD COMPLEX – RIDE FOR DIME
8-13 DAVIS, OK ARBUCKLE BALLROOM
8-14 MERRIAM, KS AFTERSHOCK
8-25 PITTSBURGH, PA HARD ROCK CAFE
NEW EPK AVAILABLE NOW
The kings of “red dirt metal,” Texas Hippie Coalition have set July 6th for the release of their new album, Rollin’ via Dallas label, Carved Records. Produced by David Prater, the album includes the already familiar and consistently requested first single “Pissed off and Mad about it”, which will impact metal radio on June 28th. The band will be touring the US in support of the album and will head overseas to take part in a few festival dates including the Bospop festival in the Netherlands on July 11th. Tour dates and album tracks for Rollin’ are listed below.
The band also just released an EPK that gives a glimpse of the band’s massive personality and sound.
Tour dates are as follows:
6/4 HOUSTON, TX THE SCOUT BAR
6/5 SAN ANTONIO, TX THE SCOUT BAR
6/11 AUSTIN, TX REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BIKE RALLY
6/12 LUBBOCK, TX TEQUILA JUNGLE
6/19 MISSION, TX SMOKIN’ ACES
6/25 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL REVOLUTION LIVE
6/26 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL PATIO DE LEONE
7/10 AMSTERDAM MELKWEG
7/11 LIMBURG, NETHERLANDS BOSPOP FESTIVAL
7/23 ARKANSAS CITY, KS MIDWEST ROCK FEST
7/25 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ROCK N AMERICA FESTIVAL
7/31 ARLINGTON, TX RIDE FOR DIME FESTIVAL – DREAMWORLD MUSIC COMPLEX
8/13 DAVIS, OK ARBUCKLE BALLROOM
8/14 MERRIAM, KS AFTERSHOCK
8/25 PITTSBURGH, PA HARD ROCK CAFÉ
4. JESUS FREAK
5. PISSED OFF AND MAD ABOUT IT
6. GROUPIE GIRL
7. SADDLE SORE
8. COCKED & LOADED
9. BACK FROM HELL
Texas Hippie Coalition EPK:
Rock Gone Wild Wednesday’s start today! Videos from bands playing at the Rock Gone Wild Festival, every Wednesday until August.
Check out Texas Hippie Coalition’s “Pissed Off and Mad About it ” below.