Monday, May 26, 2014

Battleme Announces July US Tour With Recently Reunited Veruca Salt-!!


 Battleme Announces July US Tour With Recently Reunited Veruca Salt
Summer Trek Follows Spring US Tour With Toadies & March 11th Release of New Full-Length Studio Album – Future Runs Magnetic (El Camino Media) 
New York, NY – Battleme announced a July US tour with the recently reunited Veruca Salt earlier this week as he wrapped up two months of touring with the Toadies.  The Portland by way of Austin artist continues on the road in support of his new full-length studio album – Future Runs Magnetic – which was produced by Doug Boehm (Girls, Guided by Voices) and was released on March 11th on El Camino Media.  A week after the album dropped, Battleme hit the road with the Toadies on a mega sold-out US trek that had the band playing every major city across the US.  He filled in the days off with a number of headlining shows and will be doing this again the first two weeks of June when the band plays a number of Pacific Northwest and West Coast dates including a show at Barboza in Seattle, WA, Doug Fir Lounge in his homebase of Portland, OR, The Echo in Los Angeles, CA, and Brick & Mortar in San Francisco, CA.

Future Runs Magnetic is Battleme’s second full-length album and the follow-up to his self-titled debut.  The brainchild of Matt Drenik, Battleme is the musical persona Drenik created in 2009 when he started writing songs for FX’s hit television show Sons Of Anarchy.  It has since evolved and two studio albums later, Drenik continues to find and define his voice as an artist.  Future Runs Magnetic was recently described as, “bedroom-pop” by Magnet Magazine who also tapped him to guest edit their web site.  KEXP streamed the album in advance and had Music Director Don Yates describing the album as featuring “consistently well-crafted songs with crunchy guitars, energetic rhythms and strong melodic hooks.”  And USA Today premiered a song off the new album saying that Battleme “…creates music that emits somewhat of a ‘90s alternative rock vibe.”

It is only fitting then that Battleme is sharing the stage this summer with Veruca Salt who just reunited after 18 years and is touring for the first time since their 1994 hit song “Seether” was all over the airwaves.  Battleme’s ability to effortlessly straddle the line between “bedroom pop” and “muscular rock” has made him a sought after touring mate.  A complete list of confirmed dates are below and please check for the most up-to-date information.   

Battleme Headlining
June 5th @ Barboza in Seattle, WA
June 6th @ Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR
June 11th @ U-31 in San Diego, CA
June 12th @ The Echo in Los Angeles, CA
June 13th @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
June 14th @ Axe & Fiddle in Cottage Grove, OR

Battleme w/Veruca Salt
July 9th @ Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
July 10th @ Turner Hall    in Milwaukee, WI
July 12th @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
July 13th @ Firebird in St. Louis, MO
July 14th @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL
July 21st @ Black Cat in Washington, DC
July 22nd @ Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
July 24th @ Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY
July 25th @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY
July 26th @ Brighton Music Hall    in Boston, MA

Battleme's Matt Drenik is this week's Guest Editor at Magnet! 

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