Atlantic recording group Bad City has announced details of their upcoming US tour. The Chicago-based rock outfit — whose debut album, â€œWELCOME TO THE WASTELAND,â€ arrives everywhere on August 24th and is currently available for pre-order at their webstore, http://store.badcitymusic.com/ â€“ will join Hinder for a string of dates on their eagerly anticipated North American headline tour.
Currently on the road with The Smashing Pumpkins, Bad City was hand picked as tour support by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan himself. â€œBad City play with the fire of early SP (Smashing Pumpkins) and somehow have managed to gene splice in ’80s hair metal. A superfresh take on the Rock,â€ exclaimed Corgan. The series of intimate club dates with the veteran rockers is currently wrapping up and will conclude with a performance July 24th at Mr. Smalls Theater in Millvale, PA. From there, Bad City will join hard rockers Hinder for a series of US dates, which will kick off at Kansas Cityâ€™s The Beaumont Club on August 4th, with dates running through the end of the month (see dates below).
With its pounding drums, soaring guitars, and stadium size choruses, â€œWELCOME TO THE WASTELANDâ€ aims to revive the over the top spirit of classic rock â€˜nâ€™ roll, while maintaining an attitude and philosophy all its own. â€œThe point isnâ€™t to be retro, itâ€™s to embody the spirit of what rock â€˜nâ€™ roll bands used to be like before things got so boring and safe,â€ noted guitarist Tom Schleiter. Produced by Grammy Award-nominee Johnny K (Staind, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down), The album offers powerful cuts like the gritty anthem â€œWildlifeâ€ and the swaggering focus track â€œTake Me For A Ride.â€ Both can currently be heard at the bandâ€™s www.myspace.com/badcitymusic as well as their own YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/badcity.
On The Road Summer 2010
July 6-21 w/Smashing Pumpkins
August 4-22 w/Hinder
6 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
8 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
9 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
13 Richmond, VA The National
15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
16 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
17 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
19 Orlando, FL House of Blues
20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
21 Tampa, FL The Ritz
23 Knoxville, TN Valarium
24 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
4 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
5 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
7 Albert Lea, MN Freeborn County Fair
8 Fargo, ND The Venue
12 Sturgis, SD Rock Nâ€™ Rev
14 Great Falls, MT Expo Park Exhibition Hall
17 Cedar Rapids, IA 1St Ave Live
19 Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s
20 Lewisburg, WV West Virginia State Fair
21 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
22 Jacksonville, NC Hooliganâ€™s Music Hall