WITH MISERY SIGNALS & END
Canadian hardcore juggernauts COMEBACK KID released their latest album Heavy Steps earlier this year. Today, the band announces their July East Coast US tour with MISERY SIGNALS & END. The trek will include a performance at This is Hardcore in Philadelphia, alongside multiple headline club shows where tickets went on sale last Friday morning.
Confirmed COMEBACK KID East Coast US Tour Dates w/ MISERY SIGNALS & END:
07/05/2022 – St Paul, MN @ Turf Club
07/07/2022 – Milwaukee, WI @ Xray Arcade
07/08/2022 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
07/09/2022 – Cleveland @ The Foundry
07/10/2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
07/11/2022 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Monarch
07/12/2022 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
Prior to these dates, the band had announced a series of shows in Texas supporting ALEXISONFIRE featuring a performance at So What?! Music Festival, US/CAD headline club shows while appearing at Tied Down Fest in Detroit, and an extensive European and United Kingdom tour with a mix of major festivals and clubs throughout the Summer.
Confirmed COMEBACK KID North American Tour Dates:
5/24/2022 – Austin, TX @ The Ballroom
5/25/2022 – San Antonio @ Paper Tiger w/ Alexisonfire
5/26/2022 – Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ Alexisonfire
5/27/2022 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall w/ Alexisonfire
5/29/2022 – Arlington, TX @ So What?! Music Festival
06/09/2022 – St Catharines, ON, Canada @ Warehouse Concert Hall w/ Wild Side
06/10/2022 – Mount Elgin, ON, Canada @ Community Centre
06/11/2022 – Detroit, MI @ Tied Down Fest w/ Trash Talk
06/12/2022 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
Featuring the riff-heavy first single “No Easy Way Out”, the tone-setting dynamic title track with punishing bass lines, masterful drumming, and an infectious singalong chorus (“Heavy Steps”), and the no-frills metallic hardcore banger “Crossed”, Heavy Steps embodies all the things that make COMEBACK KID so revered in their genre. The record is fast, fun, beautifully crafted melodic hardcore. Heavy Steps, which follows the hardcore veteran’s 2017’s critically acclaimed full-length Outsider, sees the band returning to their roots both geographically and musically. Although the members of the band are currently residing across Canada in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Vancouver, the band decided to write and record their latest effort in the band’s originating city of Winnipeg, Manitoba at Private Ear Recording Studio and once again enlisted the services of producer John Paul Peters (CANCER BATS, PROPAGANDHI) who recorded the band’s debut album Turn It Around. In addition to co-production by Peters, on Heavy Steps, COMEBACK KID collaborated with prominent Grammy award-winning mixer and long-time fan of the band Will Putney (KNOCKED LOOSE, EVERY TIME I DIE). Featuring guest appearances by GOJIRA’s Joe Duplantier, Heavy Stepsis no longer a prerequisite to realizing COMEBACK KID’s influence on modern punk, but a delivery of pure anthemic chaos, sheer speed, and force. It is a statement of intent.
Over the last twenty years, COMEBACK KID has been hailed as one of the major counterparts when it has come to shaping and pioneering both the Canadian and international modern punk and hardcore sound and scene alike.
Having formed in Winnipeg, and breaking into the mainstream with 2005’s career-defining, Wake The Dead, COMEBACK KID broke boundaries and both literally and musically stormed across new terrains, projecting the once underground genre on a globally touring scale alongside the likes of then Victory Records label mates, EARTH CRISIS, TERROR, and REFUSED.
“We’re a hardcore band, but we don’t feel like we belong to any particular sect of that,” states Neufeld alongside band members, Jeremy Hiebert (guitar, FIGURE FOUR), Stu Ross (guitar, MISERY SIGNALS), Chase Brenneman (bass, LIVING WITH LIONS), and Loren Legare (drums, LIVING WITH LIONS). “We don’t want to be limited in any sense and prefer to work on our own terms.”
Now with their seventh record on the horizon, the band is defining what it means to be both an integral, yet impressive unit within both the foundation and edges of punk.