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Zombie Alt-Rock Icons THE NEARLY DEADS Announce 10-State U.S. Tour; March 8-21, 2014
"The SURVIVAL Tour" Includes Headlining Slot at LIAN Riot Music Series And Skate Fest In Milwaukee On March 8 And Shows In WI, IL, MI, PA, NJ, MD, DE, VA, TN & SC. Providence, RI Rockers, IT LIVES IT BREATHES Provide Direct Support March 9 - 21.
Kicking off in Milwaukee, with a co-headlining slot at the inaugural LIAN Riot Music Series, the band then synchs up with Providence, RI rockers It Lives, It Breathes, from March 9 - 21, as they storm Chicago, Allentown, Baltimore, Springfield, Harrisonburg and other cities along the East coast.
Originally formed in Tampa, Florida, before relocating to the music mecca of Nashville three years ago, The Nearly Deads emit polished grit. Led by the gripping vocal embrace of Ms Theresa Jeane, her classical training is evident in the power and range of her voice, while her pop and punk influences shine through in her lyrics and captivating melodies. Matching her emotional countenance with a potent combination of agility and sensibility, guitarists Steven Tobi and Javier Garza Jr, along with bassist Kevin Koelsch, layer her fertility with a sturdy cloak of conductivity.
Imagine Kelly Clarkson flicking the wick of My Chemical Romance. Imagine Shirley Manson holding Foo Fighters ransom. Imagine dragons, smashing pumpkins.
Let your imagination soak in the burgeoning realization of new found glory.
On Survival Guide, the band's most-recent six-song Ep, producer Jon King (Augustana, 3 Pill Morning, Darling Parade) helped guide the band to fully unleash their immersive cohesion. Ingesting the elegant dynamics of “Fact and Friction, ” the fragile invincibility of "Changeover," the raw rancor of "Reasons," and the intoxicating empowerment of "Brave," one quickly realizes that The Nearly Deads are modern masters of the ascension of tension, coloring their palette with elastic splashes. With a deft adeptness of effervescence, their songs elicit bristle with an infectious sizzle.
Evidence of this lightning-in-
It's this majesty of chemistry that fuels their consummate combustion of exposition. Touring the U.S. extensively for years, the band has shared bills with the likes of Halestorm, All-American Rejects, Tonight Alive, Warner Drive, Man Overboard, Sick of Sarah, Cherri Bomb, Captain Capa and Darling Parade and have cratered stages at Summerfest, Vans Warped Tour and Journey's Backyard BBQ.
From record to stage to the written page, The Nearly Deads continue to amass wide-spread critical acclaim throughout the industry. Crowned victors in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a Converse Battle of the Bands competition, the band has received significant airplay on MTVu, FUSE, BlankTV, Vevo and YouTube, achieved glowing features in Alt Press, ARTISTdirect, Outburn and Substream Magazine and rose to #14 on the Billboard Next Big Sound Chart.
It all foretells an apocalypse of pomp and circumstance.
History beware, a zombie nation is erecting the foundation of elucidation to composite global manifestation.
The Nearly Deads are hitting their stride.
Get ready for the thrill ride of your life.
"Kelly Clarkson meets the grunge genre" Stitched Sound
"So much better than their contemporaries"
"Destined to ascend to Paramore’s vacated scene throne" Examiner
"Theresa Jeane asserts herself as a younger, grittier Pat Benatar. Certainly a buzz band" Outburn
"There is something special about the voice of TJ that is absolutely mesmerizing to listen to" Pure Grain Audio
Mar 07 - Chicago, IL @ Fearless Radio (Live Acoustic, 4pm CST)
Mar 08 - Milwaukee, WI @ Cream City Skatepark**
Mar 09 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall*
Mar 11 - Muskegon, MI @ Port City Tavern*
Mar 13 - Dillsburg, PA @ The KRUX*
Mar 14 - Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog*
Mar 15 - Sicklerville, NJ @ JumpZone*
Mar 16 - Baltimore, MD @ House of Rock*
Mar 17 - Springfield, VA @ Empire*
Mar 18 - Newark, DE @ Mojo Main*
Mar 19 - Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile*
Mar 20 - Elizabethton, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theatre*
Mar 21 - Aiken, SC @ HIC Skatepark & Warehouse*
*w/ It Lives, It Breathes
**w/ Lost In A Name
THE NEARLY DEADS
Theresa Jeane - Vocals/Keys
Steven Tobi - Guitar
Javier Garza Jr - Guitar
Kevin Koelsch - Bass