Chevelle release “Jars” video, album Sci-Fi Crimes in store today, will play hometown release shows Thursday


Multi-platinum Epic Records recording artists Chevelle have just released their fifth album this morning: Sci-Fi Crimes.

The band’s first single from their new album “Jars” is one of their biggest hits ever becoming their seventh Top 5 hit at rock radio. “Jars” is also currently #12 on the modern rock chart and climbing. They’ve also released the video for “Jars” (watch below):

Later this week on Thursday September 3rd Chevelle will take part in three events in their hometown of Chicago, IL. Early that afternoon the band will be on hand for an induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Café. Chevelle will be donating an item to the restaurant for display.

Following the conclusion of that event Chevelle will perform two special hometown shows at the Lasalle Power Company. At 4:30pm that day Chevelle will perform a 30-minute set for the first 350 fans who show up and purchase the new album. Later that evening the band will perform a full set for Q101 listeners. Tune into Q101 to find out how to win tickets for that private show.

“There’s nowhere we’d rather be than in our hometown during our release week, remarked lead singer Pete Loeffler. “Our Chicago fans have been a huge part of our success since we started and we’re thrilled to be doing two special shows just for them.”

Chevelle begins a national headlining tour on September 11th with Atlantic Records recording artists Halestorm opening all dates.

Sci-Fi Crimes is the follow up 2007’s smash album Vena Sera. The Chicago-based trio spent seven weeks co-producing Sci-Fi Crimes with Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, 30 Seconds to Mars, Deftones) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Formed in 1995, the Chicago-based band has remained a staple in the rock scene with six Top 5 Modern Rock hits under their belt, including the #1 songs “Send the Pain Below” and “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” as well as fan favorites, “The Red” and “The Clincher”. The band is made up of Pete Loeffler (vocals, guitars), brother Sam Loeffler (drums), and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini (bass).

Friday, September 11 Nashville, TN Riverfront Park
Saturday, September 12 Huntington, WV Harris Riverfront Park
Sunday, September 13 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
Monday, September 14 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Wednesday, September 16 Windsor, ON CANADA / University of Windsor
Friday, September 18 Sayreville, NJ / Starland Ballroom
Saturday, September 19 Baltimore, MD / Bourbon Street Ballroom
Monday, September 21 Norfolk, VA / The Norva
Tuesday, September 22 Knoxville, TN / Valarium
Thursday, September 24 Orlando, FL / House of Blues
Friday, September 25 Charlotte, NC / Amos’ Southend
Sunday, September 27 North Myrtle Beach, SC / House of Blues
Wednesday, September 30 Richmond, VA / The National
Saturday, October 3 Mobile, AL / Bayfest Downtown
Tuesday, October 6 Omaha, NE / Sokol Auditorium
Wednesday, October 7 West Des Moines, IA / Val Air Ballroom

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