On Saturday, April 7, hard rock rising stars Cane Hill performed at NXT Take Over: New Orleans, as part of WWE's WrestleMania Weekend. The band opened NXT TakeOver with "It Follows," one of the event's Official Theme Songs, inside the sold-out Smoothie King Center in their hometown of New Orleans.
The band also performed with Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale, playing NXT Superstar Ember Moon's entrance theme "Free the Flame" before her Championship match.
Watch the performances of "It Follows" and "Free the Flame."
Check out the band's interview with WWE here and photo with WWE's Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque here.
"Opening NXT TakeOver and doing an entrance theme with Lzzy Hale was downright the coolest experience we’ve ever had," said Cane Hill singer Elijah Witt. "It's amazing seeing NXT and underground metal joining together to make both worlds bigger than ever and we're just honored to have been a part of it."
Last month, it was announced that Cane Hill was selected as #NXTLOUD artist and their singles "Lord of Flies" and "It Follows" would serve as the Official Theme Songs for #NXTTakeover: New Orleans.
Both tracks appear on the band's second album, Too Far Gone, out now via Rise Records. Upon release, the album, which cultivates a sound that splits the difference between the thudding nu-metal of Korn and the squealing power grooves of Pantera, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. It was recently selected by Loudwire as one of the best albums of 2018 so far, with the publication stating that we are "witnessing a piece of metal's future morphing in front of our eyes." AXS.com recently spent the day with the band in its hometown, as well.
The band will embark on another tour this spring, supporting Nonpoint and Butcher Babies. The band will also make their first appearance at Rock on the Range and Northern Invasion. All Cane Hill tour dates are below.
Press praise for Too Far Gone:
"Too Far Gone is an incredibly focused record; cuts like 'Lord of Flies,' 'Hateful' and the title-track find a cohesive (and very appealing) sonic middle-ground between Slipknot, Pantera, Korn and Alice in Chains. There isn't an ounce of musical fat anywhere on the album — it's just one ripping riff and jugular-slicing hook after another." —Revolver
"Cane Hill have truly discovered themselves as songwriters, as this is a wonderfully diverse and dynamic listen." —New Noise Magazine
KINGS & QUEENS TOUR
Featuring, Nonpoint, Butcher Babies, Cane Hill, and Sumo Cyco
4/25 — Dallas, TX — Canton Hall
4/26 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
4/29 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
5/1 — Huntsville, AL — Sidetracks Music Hall
5/2 — Monroe, LA — Live Oaks Music Hall
5/3 — Panama City, FL — Club LA
5/5 — Fredericksburg, VA — Hard Times Café
5/6 — Baltimore, MD — Soundstage
5/7 — Reading, PA — Reverb
5/8 — Hampton Beach, NH — Wally's
5/9 — Westbury, NY — The Space
5/11 — Racine, WI — Route 20 Outhouse
5/12 — Somerset, WI — Northern Invasion*
5/14 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
5/15 — Fort Wayne, IN — Piere's
5/16 — Cleveland, OH — Agora Ballroom
5/17 — Traverse City, MI — Ground Zero
5/18 — Flint, MI — Machine Shop
5/19 — Columbus, OH — Rock On The Range*
5/20 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
5/22 — Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall
5/23 — Toledo, OH — Civic Music Hall
5/25 — Memphis, TN — New Daisy Theatre
5/28 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
5/29 — Austin, TX — Come & Take It Live
5/30 — Corpus Christi, TX — House of Rock
5/31 — Lubbock, TX — Jake's Ballroom
6/4 — Colorado Springs, CO — Sunshine Studios Live
6/5 — Denver, CO — Bluebird Theatre
6/6 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
6/7 — Billings, MT — Pub Station
6/8 — Jerome, ID — Diamondz Event Center
6/10 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
6/11 — Sacramento, CA — Holy Diver
6/12 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
6/13 — West Hollywood, CA — Whisky A Go Go
6/14 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
6/15 — Mesa, AZ — Club Red