NEW ALBUM ‘UNDERWORLD’ OUT TODAY
U.S. TOUR WITH I PREVAIL/STARSET + HEADLINE DATES KICKS OFF MAY 2
Japanese rock band VAMPS—featuring HYDE (L’Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust)—release their highly-anticipated fourth studio album UNDERWORLD TODAY, April 28 via Eleven Seven Music. Produced by Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Motörhead) and Kane Churko (In This Moment, Five Finger Death Punch), the album’s 11 tracks see the band elevating their signature sound into new territory with tracks like "Inside Of Me," featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless In White, “Rise Or Die” (co-written with Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe), and “Sin In Justice,” their collaboration with Apocalyptica and “Break Free” featuring Man With A Mission bassist Kamikaze Boy.
The album also includes VAMPS’ new single “Calling.” Watch the official video for “Calling” HERE. The artwork for UNDERWORLD was created by renowned graphic artist Rockin’ Jelly Bean.
Says vocalist HYDE: “We’re really excited about UNDERWORLD finally coming out. We tried to push the envelope with this album. It’s a musical evolution for us yet still very much a VAMPS record. We hope rock fans around the world will enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.” Adds guitarist K.A.Z.: “Recording the album in the US and working with different producers like Howard Benson and Kane Churko was a great creative experience. We can’t wait to get out there in a few days and take the new songs on the road. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the shows."
Supporting the release of the new album, VAMPS will embark on a month-long U.S. tour, set to kick off May 2 in Birmingham, AL. The tour includes dates with I Prevail and Starset, as well as a string of headline dates with support from newcomers Palaye Royale (www.palayeroyale.com) and Darke Complex (http://darkecomplex.com). The tour will wrap on May 27 with an appearance at Blackest of The Black Festival in Irvine, California where VAMPS will play alongside rock legends such as Danzig, Ministry and Suicidal Tendencies, amongst others. See full tour routing below.
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VAMPS 2017 U.S. Spring Tour Dates
(I PREVAIL Dates = * Headline Dates = bold print)
5/2* Birmingham, AL Workplay Soundstage
5/3* Knoxville, TN The International
5/4* Richmond, VA Canal Club
5/6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
5/8* Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
5/9* Portland, ME Aura
5/11 Boston, MA Middle East Downstairs
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel Club Lounge
5/14* West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
5/15* Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
5/17* Traverse City, MI Ground Zero
5/18* Louisville, KY Diamond Pub Concert Hall
5/19 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage
5/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
5/22 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
5/24 Denver, CO Bluebird
5/25 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
5/27 Irvine, CA Blackest of The Black Festival