Thursday, August 23, 2007


California metal heads Droid have moved from opening the main stage at this year’s Family Values Tour to closing the Guitar Hero Second Stage. This will give fans a chance to get up close and personal with the heavy hitters from Long Beach.

Also, from now until the end of the tour, Korn’s James “Munky” Shaffer will be joining Droid at their signing booth. Shaffer is the founder of Emotional Syphon Recordings, the record label that released Droid’s self-titled debut CD in July. When fans buy Droid’s CD at the signing booths, they will also receive a free bonus DVD. The DVD is available only at signings and online when you order the album from Droid’s website,

Guitarist Jamie Teissere had this to say about the move: “Since they’ve pushed us back, we haven’t had a bad show. The energy is the way it should be! It’s a lot easier to let people know we’re going on later. We’re playing in front of twice as many people, all concentrated in one area, instead of all spread out in a 20,000-seat amphitheater. Now we’ve got huge mosh pits with tons of people crowd surfing. We’ve even had a couple dudes carried out with broken legs!”

On their self-titled Emotional Syphon Recordings debut, Droid embraces a bludgeoning aesthetic that pummels, punishes and pushes the boundaries of heavy metal. Their assault stems from a musical skeleton fused by rapid-fire riffs, wicked power grooves and a violent, hardcore crash.

Make sure to catch Droid as they headline the Guitar Hero Second Stage at all remaining Family Values dates, and don’t miss them at their signings where they will now be joined by Munky from Korn!

Droid on tour:
8/24 – Denver, CO – Coors Amphitheater (Family Values)
8/25 – Albuquerque, NM – Journal Pavilion (Family Values)
8/26 – Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Pavilion (Family Values)
8/27 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues (off-date w/Trivium & Atreyu)
8/28 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum (off-date w/Trivium)
8/29 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena (Family Values)
8/30 – San Diego, CA – Soma (off-date w/Trivium & Atreyu)
8/31 – Sacramento, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheater (Family Values)
9/01 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Family Values)
9/02 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Family Values)

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