Michigan rockers Pop Evil To Release Album Lipstick On A Mirror
On Universal Republic Records On May 26
National Summer Tour with Judas Priest Ushers in the Major Label Debut
Fabled Michigan rockers Pop Evil has signed with Universal Republic Records and will be re-releasing their 2008 acclaimed indie album Lipstick On A Mirror, on May 26th. The album will be re-mixed and re-mastered, with a brand new song, “Rolling Stone,” and a riveting acoustic rendition of their signature song “100 In A 55,” which is already gaining traction online and via radio’s underground radar even before its officially release to multiple radio formats.
In support of the re-release, Pop Evil will sweep the nation on a two month long tour supporting Judas Priest and Whitesnake beginning July 5th in Wallingford, CT.
Led by larger-than-life frontman Leigh Kakaty, the band is already the stuff of legend in their native Michigan and throughout the Midwest for its pull-no-punches brand of searing rock. Billed as post-grunge and pre-revival of authentic-to-the core alternative hard rock (the group has barnstormed tours with such alt-rock luminaries as Puddle Of Mud, Tesla, Saving Abel and others,) the fierce fivesome has earned their stripes as rigorous, crowd pleasing live rockers, criss-crossing the U.S. for years, rallying fans at dyed-in-the- wool rock vestiges such as the Intersection in their home turf of Grand Rapids, MI, and the Rumble Rally in Mason, Ohio.
Pop Evil has sustained a formidable grassroots following thanks to their constant touring, and an intricately timed scattering of releases refining their trademark sound. Lipstick On A Mirror also features Pop Evil signature songs such as “Another Romeo & Juliet,” “Hero,” “Stepping Stone,” And “Somebody Like You,” among others.
The band has released a really cool video in support of the CD called “Hero” (See below).
Check out Hard Rock Hideout’s live footage of Pop Evil from the Rumble Rally at this link.
You can also check out some behind the scenes footage from the Rock at The Range Music Festival in the video below.
Check out this awesome picture featured in Rolling Stone Magazine of Matt tearing it up on the stage at Rock on the Range.
Enter the Pop Evil Guitar Giveaway contest for a chance to win a Dean Z-X electric guitar signed by the band. Click here!
Make sure you check out the re-release of Pop Evil’s Lipstick on the Mirror on iTunes. Click here to purchase directly from iTunes!
Pop Evil is:
Leigh Kakaty (vocals)
Dylan Allison (drums)
Dave Grahs (guitar)
Tony Greve (guitar)
Matt DiRito (bass)
The following tour dates are confirmed:
Jul. 05 – Chevrolet Theatre – Wallingford, CT
Jul. 07 – Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Jul. 08 – CMAC – Canandaigua, NY
Jul. 09 – Molson Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
Jul. 11 – PNC Banks Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
Jul. 12 – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
Jul. 15 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Clarkston, MI
Jul. 19 – Charter One Pavilion – Chicago, IL
Jul. 21 – PNC Pavilion (Riverbend Music) – Cincinnati, OH
Jul. 22 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Jul. 25 – Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX
Jul. 26 – Concrete Street Amphitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
Jul. 31 – Sleep Train Pavilion – Concord, CA
Aug. 01 – Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Marysville, CA
Aug. 02 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Universal City, CA
Aug. 04 – SDSU Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
Aug. 05 – Pacific Amphitheatre – Oc Fair – Costa Mesa, CA
Aug. 07 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 08 – Thomas & Mack Center – Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 11 – Red Rock Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Aug. 13 – Nokia Live Theater – Grand Prairie, TX
Aug. 15 – St Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Aug. 16 – St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
Aug. 22 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
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