Black Tide Tours, Releases New CD in 2008

BLACK TIDE burst onto the metal scene with a month-long stint opening up the main stage of Ozzfest. It’s no coincidence that at the young ages of 14 (Gabe-vocals, guitar) 18, (Zakk- bass and Alex-lead guitar) and 19 (Steven- drums), Black Tide already has an Ozzfest notch on their belt and are getting ready for their major label debut. The February release, Light From Above, is a heavy hitting, heart pounding album. It will bring back memories of explosive ’80’s metal to some and introduce a harder rocking sound to those who are too young to remember.

Confident stage presence and jaw dropping skill is what attracted Ozzfest to Black Tide, yet their ages caused them to be kicked off the Jagermeister-sponsored stage. Festival organizers and fans alike were outraged and as a result, Black Tide found themselves on the main stage opening up for Ozzy Osbourne and Lamb of God. Black Tide was embraced by the bands and fans all summer. They felt the same, especially Zakk who said, “Opening for Ozzy was like playing for God!”

Fresh off the main stage at Ozzfest, Black Tide is ready for a six-week tour supporting Avenged Sevenfold.

10/27 Los Angeles, CA 740 Club

10/29 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre

10/31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues – Las Vegas

11/2 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

11/4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

11/5 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium

11/6 St. Louis, MO Pageant

11/8 Chicago, IL Congress Theater

11/9 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit

11/10 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

11/12 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

11/14 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom

11/15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

11/17 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues – Myrtle Beach

11/18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

11/20 Charlotte, NC ks gorgeous! I need the hard facts – e of this maybe stuff like PAul Amos’ Southend

11/21 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place Richmond

11/24 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing

11/25 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution

11/27 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

11/28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

11/30 Corpus Christi, TX The Pavillion

12/1 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa

12/4 Lubbock, TX The Pavillion

12/6 Tucson, AZ Rialto

12/10 San Francisco, CA Warfield

12/13 Portland, OR Roseland

In 2008, Black Tide will be taking it to a whole new level with the release of Light From Above on Interscope Records. The music draws from the best hard rock and thrash from the ‘80s and these kids are too young to remember that time! Don’t be left behind…ride the wave that is Black Tide.

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