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ACIDIC HITS THE ROAD AGAIN ON TRAPT “REBORN” TOUR

By David Thompson

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Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC will join Trapt on the “Reborn” Tour kicking off January 17th in Seattle, Washington and winding up February 10th in Clifton Park, New York.  Tickets and concert info are available at http://acidicband.com/ 

ACIDIC, which consists of lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski and drummer Matt Whitaker, will release their fourth full-length, 10-track album Copper Man due out March 19th with their single of the same name available February 19th.  The band is once again teaming up with producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Ryan has worked with Santana, Lynrd Skynrd and Styx among others). “This album is the album we’ve been wishing and praying for.  We love playing these songs. This was a pure collaboration of the whole band, a labor of love between three friends. It’s organic, carnivorous rock n’ roll,” says frontman Gossard.  In describing their sound, Gossard calls it  “a high-powered fusion of insanity-based rock,” adding “I find that much of our music is inspired by grunge bands like Jane’s Addiction and Pearl Jam as well Green Day, Cage the Elephant and Foo Fighters.  I also find inspiration from artists like Mozart for structure and harmonies.”

Their last album, “Chronic Satisfaction” garnered critical praise.  PureGrainAudio said the single “Uninspired” is “a well-written and well performed ode to nostalgia with a chorus that will keep you humming all day long.” ArtistsOnDemand said ‘Chronic Satisfaction’ is jammed packed with tunes that are sure to make any fan, or new listener want more.” And Alternative Press said that ACIDIC “rocks like Funeral Party, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant.”

In the past two years ACIDIC has toured with Candlebox, Fuel, Warner Drive, Alien Ant Farm, Marcy Playground, Filter, Hawthorne Heights and The Higher. In 2011, the band visited Germany and Kosovo as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, an experience that inspired Gossard to write “The Brave.” "I would be approached by all these soldiers and they'd tell me stories," Gossard said. "I'd listen and decided I needed to write about it.”

When they’re not touring, ACIDIC regularly plays around Southern California recently playing to a sold out house at the legendary Troubadour.

Trapt (originally from Los Gatos, California) includes lead singer Chris Taylor Brown, lead guitarist Robb Torres and bass guitarist Peter Charell and is best known for their hit single, “Headstrong.” The dates for The “Reborn” Tour are as follows:

 

DATE                                       CITY/STATE            VENUE           

Thursday, Jan. 17                      Seattle, WA                      El Corazon

Friday, Jan. 18                            Boise, ID                          Knitting Factory

Saturday, Jan. 19                       Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory

Monday, Jan. 21                         Denver, CO                      Marquis Theatre

Tuesday, Jan. 22                         Salt Lake City, UT          In The Venue

Friday, Jan. 25                            Abilene, TX                      The Lucky Mule

Saturday, Jan. 26                       Houston, TX              House of Blues

Monday, Jan. 28                         San Antonio, TX             Tequila Rock Room

Tuesday, Jan. 29                        Dallas, TX                         Trees

Wednesday, Jan. 30                   Little Rock, AR              The Rev Room

Monday, Feb. 4                          Minneapolis, MN              Triple Rock

Tuesday, Feb. 5                          Rockford, IL               District

Wednesday, Feb. 6                    Cleveland Hhts OH   Grog Shop

Friday, Feb. 8                             Pennellville NY              Monirae's

Saturday, Feb. 9                        Uncasville CT              Mohegan Sun Casino - Wolf Den

Sunday, Feb. 10                        Clifton Park NY              Upstate Concert Hall

Published on Jan 22, 2013

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