Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, and (hed)p.e. Announce U.S. Tour

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Somehow, nu-metal came back. The metal subgenre that overnight went from the most beloved music on the planet to the most hated music of all time somehow managed to claw its way back to popularity, and has made the world a safe place for gut-punching riffs once more. Now, as if to solidify this bizarre turn of events in the annals of history, it looks like professional counters Drowning Pool are heading out on tour with sorta-nu crew Ill Niño and rap-metallers (hed)p.e.

Along for the ride on what’s being branded the ‘Brothers In Arms Tour’ will be Evolution Empire, who confusingly hail from Dallas, New Jersey. Worthwhile about the tour is that it manages to hit some solid stages, if not arenas. New York City’s Gramercy Theater is the kind of place that a band like Soulfly pack regularly. And while that’s not exactly Metallica-sized, it’s worth noting that some of these bands probably couldn’t have gotten arrested in Manhattan six years ago, much less played Gramercy (not Ill Niño, of course, those dudes will always be welcomed to NYC with open arms, but Drowning Pool certainly).

Let the bodies hit the floor at one of the following dates:

09/29 Abilene, TX – Abilene Convention Center
09/30 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/01 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/02 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/04 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/05 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
10/07 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/08 Portland, ME – Aura
10/09 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
10/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/12 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater
10/14 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/16 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
10/17 Fort Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
10/19 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
10/20 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
10/22 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
10/23 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
10/25 Bozeman, MT – The Elm
10/26 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater
10/27 Tacoma, WA – Spanish Ballroom
10/29 Roseville, CA – Goldfiend Trading Post
10/30 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee Theater


Words by Chris Krovatin