Indian metal band Bloodywood have announced their first ever US tour!
If Bloodywood is not on your radar already then you should check them out now! Bloodywood formed in 2016 and are from New Delhi; they originally started out as a parody band that would do metal covers of pop songs and upload them to YouTube. However, the band ended up shifting gears and started creating their own original music; in fact, they released a new album this year titled Rakshak.
The band’s US tour is called the “Nine Inch Naans Tour” – which is an absolutely delightful and comical play on words.
Below you will find all the tour dates and locations associated with the upcoming Bloodywood Nine Inch Naans Tour. Tickets will be live this Friday at 10AM local time. Will you be heading out to see the band live?
9/24 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
9/26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
9/28 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
9/29 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
9/30 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East Downstairs
10/1 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theater
10/3 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
10/4 – St. Paul, MN – The Turf Club
10/6 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/9 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10/11 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
10/13 – Dallas, TX – Studio at The Factory
We actually had the chance to interview the band in the past and had an incredible conversation with them. Here is a small preview of that interview; if you want to read the full interview, click on the link below.
What is it about traditional Indian music that you think makes it work so well with metal? We’re sure plenty of young metal bands in India would want nothing to do with Indian folk music, or might see it as old-fashioned…
It’s probably the flair, passion and power of the Punjabi folk genre and the dhol drum itself. Those elements create a meeting point between metal and Indian folk music. Folk music may be old-fashioned but it’s stood the test of time because it represents something in us that’s timeless. Its fusion with metal and the way it’s been received around the world shows us that it represents more than just Indian people, it says something about the human spirit that we all share.
Words by: Michael Pementel