Drive A released their new album ‘The World In Shambles’ earlier this week via the band’s own imprint Dead Conflict Records (distributed by EMI).
The LA rockers wrapped up a tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and will soon be heading out on the Rock Allegiance Tour with Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., RED and Crossfade. That tour gets underway August 24th in Grand Prarie, Texas and runs through September 25th.
Drive A has also been tapped to perform at THE 2011 Epicenter Festival in Irvine, Califronia on September 24th with Limp Bizkit, Staind, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, P.O.D. and more.
Sometimes a chance meeting is more than it seems – in the case of Drive A, a random moment ignited a fuse resulting in a incendiary new band. Songs about rebellion, crunchy guitars and killer hooks have their foundation in old school punk and rock n’ roll that the band reveres but their stage presence and delivery is fresh and in the now. With a fan following that is expanding exponentially, it’s clear that the band is onto something. Drive A come roaring into 2011 with their brand new album, The World in Shambles, out on Dead Conflict Records this Spring.
Drive A frontman Bruno Mascolo, talking about the band’s progression on the new album, explained that “although we’re still proud of ‘Loss of Desire’, we feel we’ve come along way as musicians and songwriters, you can hear that we’ve played about 200 shows since our last record. We wanted to make something that was raw, and that sounded like our band when we played live. Songwriting is the essence of the band but playing live is how we truly connect with people, with that in mind we recorded The World in Shambles completely live, there were no click tracks, so what you hear is what we sound like. It was about capturing the energy and not trying to achieve perfection.”
Drive A Tour Dates
Rock Alliance Tour (8/24-9/21 & 9/25):
Aug 24 Verizon Theatre Grand Prairie, TX
Aug 26 Zoo Amhitheatre Oklahoma City, OK
Aug 27 Buffalo Run Casino Ampitheatre Miami, OK
Aug 30 Family Arena St Charles, MO
Sep 01 On The Waterfront Rockford, IL
Sep 02 SOARING EAGLE CASINO Mt Pleasant, MI
Sep 04 AMP @ WHARF Orange Beach, AL
Sep 05 Green Iguana Tampa, FL
Sep 07 FAU Arena Boca Raton, FL
Sep 09 LAWRENCE JOEL COLISEUM Winston Salem, NC
Sep 10 Ntelos Wireless Pavillion Portsmouth, VA
Sep 11 The Brewery Rochester, NY
Sep 13 WEST VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY Parkersburg, WV
Sep 14 PromoWest Pavillion Columbus, OH
Sep 16 Main Street Armory Rochester, NY
Sep 18 THE WOODS Nashville, TN
Sep 20 HEARTLAND EVENT CENTER OUTDOORS Grand Island, NE
Sep 21 THEATRE @ WORLD ARENA Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 24 Verizon Amphitheater Irvine, CA EPICENTER FESTIVAL 2011
Sep 25 Power Balance Pavilion