DETROIT ROCKERS – SPONGE – PREPARE FOR CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH SPACEHOG IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘STOP THE BLEEDING’
Tour Set To Include Support Acts – Lionize, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades, and The Red Paintings; Tickets For All Dates ON SALE TODAY!
New York, NY – (October 9, 2013) – The members of Detroit based, gold-certified rock act – Sponge, featuring vocalist Vinnie Dombroski, Billy Adams (drums), Tim Patalan (bass), Kyle Neely and Andy Patalan (guitar), are set to head out on the road this winter on a co-headlining run with celebrated English rock act – Spacehog. The tour, which launches in Long Island, New York at The Emporium on December 5th, also includes support acts – Lionize, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades, and The Red Paintings (check select dates below).
Sponge is currently touring in support of their seventh full-length studio album titled - Stop The Bleeding (The End Records/Three One Three Records), which was released on September 17, and will be performing at Raks Sports Bar in Michigan Center, MI on October 19th.
In related news, the Michigan Center show at Raks Sports Bar on October 19th marks the third annual costume ball and concert series ‘ROCK-O-WEEN’, for RockUrFace Entertainment and MSW Productions. In addition to headliners Sponge, the night will also feature musical acts – Kaleido, Darling Down, Kung-Fu-Diesel, Red Stone Souls and Oeno. For tickets and additional info, visit: http://rockurfacenow.
Sponge’s new single “Come In From The Rain” is quickly gaining attention at Rock Radio across the country, with nearly a million in monitored audience (900K plus), Sponge is currently #7 on the Mediabase Active Rock Indie Label Report and #58 on the Mediabase Active Rock Published Charts. The single is also currently in regular rotation on over 3 dozen Commercial Rock Radio outlets across the country including WIIL/Chicago, WRIF/Detroit, KFRQ/McAllen, WGRD/Grand Rapids and WYBB/Charleston.
Other notable tracks on the new album that incorporate the traditional “Sponge sound” in addition to exploring edgier, industrial grooves include – “Dance Floor”, “Star”, “Destroy The Boy” and “Fade From View”. Watch the video for “Fade From View” (Directed by Steve Greene/Production SG Creative) here: http://bit.ly/
Catch Sponge live at the following venues:
10/19 – Michigan Center, MI – Raks Sports Bar
12/5 – Long Island, NY – The Emporium †
12/6 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage †
12/7 – New York, NY – Marlin Room @ Webster Hall †
12/8 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music †
12/11 – Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s ††
12/12 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick ††
12/13 – Racine, WI – Rt. 20 ††
12/14 – Joliet, IL – Mojoes ††
12/15 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop ††
† – w/ Spacehog, Lionize, and Trapper Schoepp & The Shades
†† – w/ Spacehog, Lionize, and The Red Paintings
To purchase Stop The Bleeding online, visit: http://ter.ly/
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Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City’s heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata (Sony).
Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts. Frontman Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence.
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On October 24, 1995, Spacehog released their debut album, Resident Alien, produced by Bryce Goggin. Resident Alien was widely received, selling a million copies, and spawned the hit single and video “In The Meantime”. Spacehog created their own genre of sound challenging the moniker of glam-rock by rounding out to a whole new identity, carrying forth the profound influences of T Rex, Iggy Pop, Queen, David Bowie & the Spiders, by colliding these influences with a wall of distorted guitars, and the stupendous daring of their lead vocals. It was a musical statement that seemed to say, life is too serious to be taken seriously, and was a welcome reprise from the levity of late-90’s alt-rock.
As the band prepares to invade our airspace once again with their long awaited 4th album – As It Is On Earth, a series of residencies are being planned for NYC this winter with Timo Ellis, the multiinstrumentalist of Netherlands fame. Timo has stepped in on guitar and vocals for Antony Langdon, whilst he pursues celluloid success out west. Jonny, Richard and Royston are geared up and ready to remind us, that after all, the essence rock and roll is drama. “As It Is on Earth” promises to deliver.
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