Orange County, CA-based metamorphic rock group RX BANDITS have announced a July 22nd release date for their seventh and much-anticipated new studio album, GEMINI, HER MAJESTY (Mash Down Babylon/INgrooves). Check out the band’s awesome new track, “Stargazer” below!
Produced by Jason Cupp (Maps & Atlases, Birthmark) and recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Sonoma County, CA, GEMINI, HER MAJESTY is the follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed release, Mandala.
“In the past, our aim was to bridge the gap between our recorded music and our live performance,” says vocalist/guitarist Matt Embree. “But this time around we really didn’t ever consider that. We almost willingly ignored it. It was really nice to make a record that we didn’t apply live performance constraints to. That said, now we’re going to have the hefty task of figuring out how we want to arrange and play these new songs live. We love the challenge.”
Over the course of the past 19 years (yes, 2015 will be their 20-year anniversary), RX Bandits have managed to stay light years ahead of the pack by taking a genre-blurring approach to songwriting. Their adventurous style of play gives them a unique sense of flexibility, one that allows them to seamlessly fit anywhere and everywhere, from the main stage at Bonnaroo and Coachella to Bamboozle and Reading. Their songs have been featured in video games (Guitar Hero, Rock Band), used as the backdrop for ESPN’s X Games and continues to be religion for their legion of diehard fans around the world.
On July 11th, the band (Embree, keyboardist Steve Choi, bassist Joseph Troy and drummer Chris Tsagakis) will kick off their headlining tour of North America with a show at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL. The tour, which includes co-headliner The Dear Hunter, will see RX Bandits playing a mix of new material and classic tracks.
Tour dates are below. Please let me know if you’re interested in going to a show, setting up an interview or need a review copy of GEMINI, HER MAJESTY.
RX BANDITS ON TOUR w/ THE DEAR HUNTER
Date City Venue
July 11 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre
July 12 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
July 13 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
July 14 Orlando, FL The Beacham
July 16 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
July 17 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
July 18 Springfield, VA Empire
July 19 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
July 20 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
July 22 New York, NY Best Buy Theater
July 23 Boston, MA House of Blues
July 25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theater
July 26 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
July 27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
July 28 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
July 30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Aug 1 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
Aug 2 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
Aug 4 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
Aug 5 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Aug 7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Aug 8 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
Aug 10 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Aug 11 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Aug 13 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Aug 15 Austin, TX Emo’s East
Aug 16 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Aug 17 Houston, TX The Studio @ Warehouse Live