Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens‘ North American headliner ‘A TOUR OF THE CONCRETE JUNGLE’ is entirely sold-out, and the band has today announced two livestream events of their Irving Plaza, NYC shows on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12 (live event only). Both livestream events will also feature sets from Thousand Below, Make Them Suffer, and Dayseeker. Single-night tickets are available for $14.99 and two-night tickets for $24.99. Click here or the image below to secure your tickets now.
Leading up to today, the band’s smash-hit track “Just Pretend“ has been climbing the charts, claiming coveted spots including #1 on the iTunes Metal chart, #3 on the iTunes Rock chart, #6 on Spotify’s Viral 50 – US chart plus breaking through TikTok’s Top 50 viral trending songs, all the while being the fourth biggest streaming song at rock radio and amassing nearly 16 million Spotify streams and counting.
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have today announced their highly-anticipated North American headlining tour, A Tour Of The Concrete Jungle feat. Dayseeker, Make Them Suffer, and Thousand Below. The band has also released their new cinematic music video for the upcoming tour’s titular track “CONCRETE JUNGLE“, taken from their phenomenal new album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (out via Sumerian Records). Artist and Spotify pre-sales begin today at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT with tickets going on sale to the general public this Friday, 8/26 at 10 AM local time. Many of Bad Omens‘ previously announced UK/EU headlining dates have been upgraded due to high demand and are already sold out, so be sure to get your tickets at the link here before it’s too late.
A Tour Of The Concrete Jungle – North American Dates
November 3 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
November 4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)
November 5 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
November 7 – Houston, TX @ Rise Rooftop
November 8 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall
November 10 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
November 12 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 13 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfields
November 15 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
November 16 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
November 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
November 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
November 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
November 25 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
November 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
November 27 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
November 30 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
December 2 – TBA
December 3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
December 4 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
December 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
December 7 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
December 9 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Downstairs)
SUPPORTED BY SPIRITBOX, BAD OMENS AND STRAY FROM THE PATH
American metalcore band Underoath is currently wrapping up their Voyeurist North American tour, where they are supported by Spiritbox, Bad Omens and Stray From The Path. On March 20th they stopped in Starland Ballroom which is in South New Jersey town Sayreville.
Written by Andris Jansons
Voyeurist tour is about to come to the end with few shows left. And while the bands have been touring already since February 18th, they did not show any signs of fatigue. Actually, on contrary, all bands were performing with extreme energy.
First one on this night were Long Island natives Stray From The Path. While bands musical style can be interpreted in many ways, I really got that hardcore punk feeling listening to their songs, their onstage persona and lyrics. While they opened set with The House Always Wins, it was the second song Outbreak that made me think “Well, this is punk rock!”. You know, whenever you hear “Fuck The System” said repeatedly, you make no mistake.
What can I say? The band was simply amazing, and full of energy. Vocalist Andrew Dijorio was all over the stage, delivering powerful social messages with poise and passion. The band performed variety music from their ten studio albums, and also played their latest single Guillotine.
See full photo gallery from Stray From The Path performance here.
Next came American metalcore band Bad Omens. Band just released their new album The Death Of Piece Of Mind. You can read about it here. All first songs from their set were from the new record – The Death Of Peace Of Mind, Artificial Suicide (bands vocalist Noah Sebastian wore a mask while performing it), Like A Villain and What Do You Want From Me?. Rest of the songs were taken from their second studio album Finding God Before God Finds Me.
It was not my first time seeing Bad Omens live. They never disappoint. High energy performance is what you can expect from them every time. Bad Omens are poised for a success as their newest album has reached 11th position on Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums. After finishing tour with Underoath, Bad Omens will continue to tour with In This Moment.
See full photo gallery from Bad Omens performance here.
Bad Omens were followed by a Canadian sensation Spiritbox. Band released their debut album Eternal Blue in September of 2021, and instantly gained good reviews. Band is widely considered as metalcore. They opened the set with Rule Of Nines, standalone single not included in their debut album or any preceded EP’s. There was one more single like that called Blessed Be, while other songs from set were from Eternal Blue.
Bands vocalist Courtney LaPlante was beautifully transitioning her voice from melodic singing to a growl, while her husband Mike Stringer was shredding on the guitar. On the song Holy Roller she was joined by none other than Will Ramos from Lorna Shore. Needless to say, that this collaboration received very loud and positive reaction from the fans. Band wrapped up their set with title song Eternal Blue.
See full photo gallery from Spiritbox performance here.
Underoath performance was preceded by a masked man delivering a message to the audience. With his mask being illuminated as electronic human face, he asked audience to raise hands and fell the atmosphere and this specific time and place. As soon as the man delivered his message and disappeared into the darkness, Underoath stormed the stage under the pulsating lights and exploded with Damn Excuses, the song from their latest album Voyeurist. They followed with Breathing in a New Mentality and On My Teeth. Their set consisted with representation of the most of their albums while leaving out their earliest ones.
See full photo gallery from Underoath performance here.
With Underoath hard hitting style is hard to imagine that they did not use a single profanity in any of their songs, until that happy day when we first heard On My Teeth. While it was understood concept for a band that has been strongly labeled as a Christian band, though band themselves are distancing themselves from that label.
Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain delivered in your face aggressive performance, while bands guitarists played so close to the edge of the stage that any fan could easily reach out to them. Christopher Dudley was trying not to get lost between all the instruments that he is in charge of playing, and he did not miss a beat while doing all that with an extreme level of energy. And that was exactly the feeling you got, no matter where you stood, right by the stage or further away, full onslaught of in-your-face aggressiveness and energy. Absolutely astonishing performance!
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens has released their stunning visual stream for “The Grey”. The song is from the band’s forthcoming album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND‘ out next Friday, February 25 (via Sumerian Records). Prior to today’s release, Bad Omens have shared music videos for the album title track “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND“, “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE” and most recently “Like A Villain” which combined have clocked up 3.8 million views on YouTube, and the single releases (also including “What do you want from me?” and “Like A Villain“) have totaled over 16 million streams and counting across platforms. Watch “The Grey”here or at the link below and pre-order ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND‘ here.
Fans also have their chance to see Bad Omens hit the stage on the Voyeurist North American Tour with Underoath, Spiritbox, and Stray From The Path. For ticket information, please click here.
Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have dropped their latest track “Like A Villain”. The song (which premiered yesterday on SiriusXM Octane) is the latest release from the band’s forthcoming album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’, out on Friday, February 25 (via Sumerian Records). Bad Omens have previously released the album title track “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND” plus the double-single “What do you want from me?” and “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE”, which combined have totaled over 6.2 million streams on Spotify and counting. Watch the visual stream for “Like A Villain”here or at the link below and pre-order ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’
Taken From Their Upcoming Album ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’
Friday, January 7, 2022 – Los Angeles-based rock sensation Bad Omens have unleashed the official music video for their crushing track “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming new album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’, out on Friday, February 25, 2022, via Sumerian Records. Prior to today’s release, Bad Omens have shared the music video for album title track “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND” which has totaled a staggering 1.2 million views and counting on YouTube as well as the “What do you want from me?” and “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE” double single. Watch the music video for “ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE”here or at the link below and pre-order ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ here.
THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MINDBAD OMENSTrack Listing: 1. CONCRETE JUNGLE 2. Nowhere To Go 3. Take Me First 4. THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND 5. What It Cost 6. Like A Villain 7. bad decisions 8. Just Pretend 9. The Grey 10. Who are you? 11. Somebody else. 12. IDWT$ 13. What do you want from me? 14. ARTIFICIAL SUICIDE 15. Miracle
Bad Omens slither through boundaries, only to ultimately choke convention in the process. The quartet—Noah Sebastian (vocals), Joakim “Jolly” Karlsson (guitar), Nick Ruffilo (bass), and Nick Folio (drums)—materialize with ghostly atmospherics, striking hooks, and the tingles of sensual high-register harmonies uplifted by cinematic production. Racking up over 250M worldwide streams to date and earning acclaim, the band presents an uncompromising and undeniable vision on their third full-length album, ‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’ (Sumerian Records). “Making the record changed us as songwriters and musicians. In many ways, I feel like it set me free as an artist because every decision made in the writing process was for myself, with no fear for anyone else’s expectations of what our third album should sound like. Be it our fans or our record label.” They’ve always wielded this level of magic though… The group’s 2016 self-titled debut, ‘Bad Omens’, yielded fan favorites such as “Glass Houses” and “The Worst In Me” which eclipsed 21.9 million Spotify streams. On its heels, 2019’s ‘Finding God Before God Finds Me’ spawned “Dethrone” (10.6 million Spotify streams) and “Careful What You Wish For” (9.5 million Spotify streams). Along the way, they toured with numerous marquee acts and received tastemaker praise. After their first headline tour was canceled mid-way at the top of the global pandemic, the band found themselves at home in Los Angeles with plenty of time. Where they absorbed and imparted a different palette of unexpected inspirations. Channeling what the frontman describes at times as a “cursive sound” they embraced newfound confidence and boundlessly loose creativity. Anything went in the studio, and all “rules” were broken. Noah and Jolly wrote, produced, and engineered the music themselves while GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer and songwriter Zakk Cervini (Halsey, Grimes, Poppy, blink-182) lent his talents with the mix and master. Challenging himself, Noah decided to “make a track sampling items around the house, none of which were musical instruments”. This ultimately became the framework for the first single “THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND”. Claps puncture the icy soundscape as his voice stretches from a breathy moan into an evocative and entrancing hook, breaking from a whisper into the seductive chant, “It wasn’t hard to realize. Love’s the death of peace of mind.” It culminates on a climactic scream uplifted by a distorted crunch. “The whole record really details the loss of peace of mind,” he explains. “The lyrics in the title track are a little more specific in terms of the conflict at the heart of something more intimate and personal.” By speaking it aloud, Bad Omens offer a level of comfort and empathy, with a sinister shroud. At the same time, they also give rock music a sexy new shape on‘THE DEATH OF PEACE OF MIND’. “Sonically, we want to do something you can’t arrive late or early too,” he leaves off. “You can’t cheat your way to the final act. You have to get on the ride and process it until the end. The songs are meant to be heard from start to finish. We want you to take the whole trip with us.”