Saturday, September 19, 2009

Middle Class Rut to support Social Distortion on upcoming US Tour

“A diverse offering, but uniformly brilliant” - Kerrang!

“Exhilarating, like running naked through a bee storm” - NME

New York, NY - Sept 18th - MIDDLE CLASS RUT will be taking a break from recording their full length debut and will hit the road supporting Social Distortion on their upcoming U.S. tour. The band will be showcasing material from their recently released 25 Years Mini LP as well as their forthcoming full-length which will be released via Bright Antenna Records.

Hailing from Sacramento, California, the band have already created a huge buzz in the UK and recently played the Reading and Leeds festivals. You can check out an example of their charged live performance here from a live session they did for MTV UK : The buzz is traveling back over to our shores with stellar reviews of 25 Years with Alternative Press giving the release 4.5 stars and stating:

On the “25 Years” EP, you’ll find echoes of any number of other bands: Fugazi, Jane’s Addiction (especially in Lopez’s Farrell-esque wail), even the late lamented Death From Above 1979, another muscular duo who used primal rock riffs and oceans of reverb to create a larger-than-life sound. But whatever special sauce a band needs to transcend its influences, Lopez and Stockham have it in spades; snarling mission statements like “I Guess You Could Say” fairly leap out of the speakers with their originality and conviction. The duo’s neatest trick is their uncanny ability to take the massive dynamics of stadium rock and compress them down to something dank, sweaty and close enough to slip a shiv between your ribs. It’s hard to pick a highlight, but try starting with “Dead Set,” one of the EP’s best showcases for Lopez’s throat-shredding vocals and Godzilla-like guitar riffs.

Tour dates: (More TBA)

Fri-Sep-18 Ventura CA Ventura Theatre
Tue-Sep-22 Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theatre
Wed-Sep-23 Aspen CO Belly Up
Thu-Sep-24 Fort Collins CO Aggie
Sat-Sep-26 Kansas City MO Beaumont
Sun-Sep-27 Sauget IL Pop's
Mon-Sep-28 Omaha NE Sokol Aud.
Wed-Sep-30 Cincinnati OH Bogart's
Fri-Oct-02 Younstown OH Wedgewood Ent. Ctr
Sat-Oct-03 Cheswick PA (Pittsburgh) Ces-A-Rena
Sun-Oct-04 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom
Tue-Oct-06 Buffalo NY Town Ballroom
Wed-Oct-07 Sayerville NJ Starland
Tue-Oct-13 Albany NY Northern Lights
Thu-Oct-15 Hampton Beach NH Hampton Beach Casino
Fri-Oct-16 Allentown PA Crocodile Rock
Sat-Oct-17 Atlantic City NJ House of Blues
Sun-Oct-18 Norfolk VA The NorVA
Tue-Oct-20 Richmond VA The National
Wed-Oct-21 Charlotte NC Amos' Southesnd
Fri-Oct-23 Athens GA 41 Watt Club
Sat-Oct-24 Myrtle Bch SC House of Blues
Sun-Oct-25 Hilton Head SC Shoreline Ballroom -

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