Produced in conjunction with Ledge Entertainment, Sick Puppies return with new music and new lead singer for the 2016 HardDrive Live Tour. Openers Red Sun Rising, Stitched Up Heart, Hudson and Smashing Satellites are confirmed for the month long trek. The tour starts April 22 in Houston, TX and will continue through May 21 ending in St. Louis, Missouri. All dates can be found below.
Sick Puppies fourth album is due to be released this spring and features the single, Stick To Your Guns. Since bursting into the rock scene, headliners Sick Puppies have sold over 1 million records, including a Gold album certification for their breakout second full-length Tri-Polar which yielded 2 million in single sales including the gold-certified You’re Going Down as well as rock smashes Maybe, Riptide and Odd One.
Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising proudly carries on the tradition of pure rock music with their full-length debut, Polyester Zeal (Razor & Tie). The band has been steadily climbing the rock radio charts since and was recently dubbed “New Artist of the Year” at the 2016 Radio Contraband Awards. Their debut single The Otherside topped the Active/Mainstream Rock radio charts, making them the only artist in 2015 whose debut single reached number one on the Rock chart. Their second single Emotionless is closing in on the Top 15 of Active Rock radio charts.
Stitched Up Heart forged their path in sheer passion and earned their keep in physicality and volume. Both on the road and in the studio, front woman Mixi and the Los Angeles-based quintet face 2016 and their forthcoming Another Century debut with brazen confidence. Finally Free is the clarion call for the band’s day of reckoning and delivers on the promise hinted at on their self-released EP, Skeleton Key.
Hudson is a rock and roll band from Los Angeles that formed in the fall of 2013. The band’s dirty, bluesy, swagger-infused sound, shaped by childhood influences ranging from Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd and Nirvana, is catching the attention of fans and critics alike.
Sal Costa lead singer, songwriter, co-producer and guitarist of Toronto’s alternative-rock band Smashing Satellites, is comprised of childhood friend/guitarist-keyboardist Mick Valentyne, drummer Mykey Thomas, and Vancouver guitarist-keyboardist Devon Laughed. “Coming from a straight up rock band, I wanted people to know that that wasn’t the only place where my heart lies,” says Sal. “Smashing Satellites is a quirky alternative rock band with a throwback to all the greats of many genres and eras that influenced me growing up. This is who I am and this is what I’m going to do in the future.”
Sick Puppies 2016 Tour Dates
21: San Antonio, TX @ Siesta Fest *
22: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar #
23: Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory*
24: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock **
26: Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theater
27: Destin, FL @ Club LA
29: Tampa, FL @ 98 Rockfest Amalie Arena*
30: Orlando, FL @ The Social
01: Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville*
03: Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
04: Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room
06: Concord, NC @ Carolina Rebellion*
07: Lancaster, PA @ The Chameleon Club ^
08: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
09: New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
11: Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
12: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
13: Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
14: Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center ^
15: Battle Creek, MI @ The Music Factory ^
17: Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
18: Nashville, TN @ Exit In
20: Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range*
21: Maryland Heights, MO @ Pointest Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
23: El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center*
12: South Bend, IN @ The Bear’s Big Growl 5 St Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds*
* = These dates are not hardDrive Live Tour stops, but include Sick Puppies
** = No Red Sun Rising
^ = No Red Sun Rising/With Smashing Satellites
# =No Red Sun Rising or Stitched Up Heart