POWERMAN 5000: Spring 2018 U.S. Tour Announced


POWERMAN 5000 has announced the second leg of the U.S. tour in support of the band's latest album, "New Wave". The trek kicks off in Lubbock, Texas, and makes its way through the southern part of the U.S., including two iHeartRadio shows (98 Rockfest and Earthday Birthday) in Florida, and ends in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Tour dates:

Apr. 10 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Backroom Apr. 11 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live Apr. 12 - San Antonio, TX - Rock Box Apr. 13 - Tyler, TX - Clicks Apr. 14 - Dallas, TX - Trees Apr. 15 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar Apr. 17 - New Orleans, LA - Southport Hall Apr. 18 - Dustin, FL - Club LA Apr. 19 - Tallahassee, FL - The Warrior Apr. 20 - Tampa, FL - 98 Rockfest Apr. 21 - Orlando, FL - Earthday Birthday Apr. 22 - Cape Coral, FL - Rack 'Em Billiards Apr. 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Apr. 25 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger Apr. 26 - Wilmington, NC - The Reel Cafe Apr. 27 - Baltimore, MD - Fish Head Cantina Apr. 28 - Philadephia, PA - Voltage Lounge Apr. 29 - Clifton, NJ - Dingbatz May 01 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse May 03 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room May 04 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom May 06 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room

"New Wave" was released last October via Pavement Entertainment.

Regarding the overall sound of the follow-up to 2014's "Builders Of The Future", vocalist Spider One said: "We went a bit dirtier on this one. Ripped it up more than the last couple of records. One of the goals was to recreate the noise of the live show. Keep in the chaos."

On the topic of the new album title, Spider said: "New Wave? Are we a new wave band? Well, I would say that we have always had more in common with DEVO than DIO."

Spider One told the Farmington Daily Times that "the most important ingredient" in the band's ascent in the early 1990s "was the absence of the Internet. And what I mean by that is how the Internet has changed music and monetized it. Nobody ever thinks about that, but what it did is, it killed the local sound. Before music was instantly available through downloads, musical sounds would germinate over the course of years in places like Seattle or Austin. Now, that's just been eliminated. If a band comes out with a unique sound, everybody copies it right away."

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