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POP EVIL Confirms North American Headline "The Versatile Tour"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 11:57 AM


New Music To Be Released This Spring

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POP EVIL has announced an all-new North American tour today that will kick off this spring. Dates will begin on May 8 in Toronto, hitting markets throughout Canada and the U.S. before concluding on June 27 in Detroit, Michigan, the band's home state. Along the way, POP EVIL will make a highlighted appearance at Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, OH, on May 17.

"We are so ready to get back on tour to see all our diehard fans across North America," says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. "We're also very excited to debut and play some new material! The Versatile Tour will showcase some young up-and-coming rock bands; it will be one helluva rock show."

Support will come from JOYOUS WOLF, BRKN LOVE, JUNKBUNNY, LIKE MACHINES, and STUCK ON PLANET EARTH on select dates. The new tour dates will be the first return to the road for the band, who wrapped up a few dates closing out 2019 and starting 2020 on a short headline run.

The artist Pre-Sale/VIP starts today at noon local time and will run through Thursday, March 5, at 10 PM local time. Fans can use the code "WORK2020" when purchasing tickets at popevil.com.

The Citi/Live Nation pre-sale will run from Wednesday, March 4, at 10 AM local through Thursday, March 5 at 10 PM local time. The Blabbermouth pre-sale will run from Wednesday, March 4, at 10 AM local through Thursday, March 5, at 10 PM local time.

General on-sale will be this Friday, March 6, at 10 AM local.

  • 5.08, TORONTO, ON @ VELVET UNDERGROUND
  • 5.09, OTTAWA, ON @ BRONSON CENTRE
  • 5.10, KINGSTON, ON @ ALE HOUSE
  • 5.12, QUEBEC CITY, QC @ L'ANTI BAR & SPECTACLES
  • 5.14, PORTLAND, ME @ AURA
  • 5.15, BALTIMORE, MD @ SOUND STAGE
  • 5.16, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ @ ANCHOR ROCK CLUB
  • 5.17, COLUMBUS, OH @ SONIC TEMPLE
  • 5.19, ASHEVILLE, NC @ THE ORANGE PEEL
  • 5.20, ATLANTA, GA @ BUCKHEAD THEATER
  • 5.22, CHARLOTTE, NC @ THE UNDERGROUND
  • 5.23, ORLANDO, FL @ HOUSE OF BLUES
  • 5.24, TAMPA, FL @ THE ORPHEUM
  • 5.27, NASHVILLE, TN @ BROOKLYN BOWL
  • 5.28, NEW ORLEANS, LA @ HOUSE OF BLUES
  • 5.29, HOUSTON, TX @ WAREHOUSE LIVE (BIG ROOM)
  • 5.30, DALLAS, TX @ GAS MONKEY LIVE!
  • 6.01, GRAND JUNCTION, CO @ MESA THEATER
  • 6.02, SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ THE DEPOT
  • 6.03, BOISE, ID @ KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
  • 6.04, SEATTLE, WA @ THE SHOWBOX
  • 6.06, SPOKANE, WA @ KNITTING FACTORY CONCERT HOUSE
  • 6.07, KAMLOOPS, BC @ CACTUS JACK'S NIGHTCLUB
  • 6.09, CALGARY, AB @ THE GATEWAY
  • 6.10, GRAND PRARIE, AB @ BETTER THAN FRED'S
  • 6.12, REGINA, SK @ THE EXCHANGE
  • 6.13, MINOT, ND @ THE ORIGINAL
  • 6.15, DES MOINES, IA @ WOOLY'S
  • 6.17, DENVER, CO @ SUMMIT THEATER
  • 6.18, KANSAS CITY, MO @ THE TRUMAN
  • 6.19, EVANSVILLE, IN @ KC'S MARINA POINT
  • 6.20, MADISON, WI @ THE SYLVEE
  • 6.21, MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ VARSITY THEATER
  • 6.24, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK @ DIAMOND BALLROOM
  • 6.25, LINCOLN, NE @ BOURBON THEATER
  • 6.26, CHICAGO, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE
  • 6.27, DETROIT, MI @ ST ANDREW'S HALL
Kakaty and co have been hard at work in Los Angeles this winter, putting the finishing touches on the yet to be titled new L.P. due later this year. The band has teamed up with a team of producers and are eager to release new music. The latest effort will be the follow up to their S/T album that came out in 2018.

S/T featured standout tracks like "Waking Lions" & "Be Legendary", which both landed on the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Song Of The Year Charts for 2018 & 2019.

Kakaty continues, "We have been grinding away, narrowing down 30 written songs to the top picks... We are in the final stretch of making music. We have a few completely finished! We have been working with multiple producers that fit each song's dynamic, and we can't wait to unleash these new songs to the world."


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