In the three long years since Pittsburgh heavy-music trailblazers Code Orange dropped their breakthrough album, 2017’s critically lauded and Grammy-nominated Forever, they’ve hardly been resting on their laurels. Among many other endeavors, the hard-working quintet dropped an EP featuring guest vocals from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, unleashed a bizarre NSFW documentary, and wrote a new theme song with WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt. But what the group’s growing legion of fans have really wanted is a new album — and now they’ve got it. The band’s fourth LP overall and third since they changed their name from Code Orange Kids, the 14-track Underneath sees the group taking another major step in their evolution, embracing alt-rock, industrial noise and hip-hop production more than ever, all while still making the darkest and heaviest music of their career to date.
“Underneath is about facing the duality in ourselves as individuals and as a society in an overcrowded, overexposed, all-consuming digital nirvana,” Code Orange’s Jami Morgan said of the album at the time of its initial announcement. “Everyone has a voice and no one’s seems to matter… plummet down the rabbit hole of your deepest fears, anxieties and regrets to confront the monster that has been building underneath.
Should they not be impacted by Coronavirus restrictions, Code Orange are set to play a hometown record release show tomorrow alongside Every Time I Die, Zao, Jesus Piece, Machine Girl and Facewreck. Then, on March 30th in Boston, Massachusetts, Code Orange will kick off their first headlining trek in support of the new album — dubbed the UNDERNEATHTHESKIN_TOUR — which will see likeminded boundary-pushing acts Show Me the Body, Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife and Machine Girl playing in support. See the band’s full itinerary below.
Code Orange UNDERNEATHTHESKIN_TOUR dates with Show Me the Body, Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife and Machine Girl:
MAR 30 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
APR 01 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
APR 02 – Virginia Beach, VA – Peabody’s
APR 03 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
APR 04 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
APR 07 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
APR 09 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile
APR 11 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
APR 12 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
APR 13 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
APR 15 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
APR 20 – Salt Lake City, UT
APR 21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
APR 23 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
APR 24 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
MAY 2 – Concord, SC – Epicenter Festival
MAY 10 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville
MAY 17 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival
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