Hurt Announce First Tour Dates in Support of New Album

Beginning on May 1st in Hattiesburg, MS, Hurt will have upcoming stops in Chicago, Houston, St. Louis and will also perform at this year’s Rock On The Range Festival and Edgefest. Dates are scheduled through the end of May right now, and more are expected to be added shortly.

“This band’s all about touring,” commented lead singer J. Loren. “We like to stay in touch with fans and be out there. Just do more of what we do, and hopefully make it to Europe and places abroad with the entire band this time – the only chances we got to go over there have been acoustic shows.”

Hurt’s latest single “Wars” (currently #24 on the active rock charts) is the band’s fifth straight hit at rock radio and has already become one of the band’s fastest rising singles of their career.” Some people could misunderstand some of the songs,” says J., “But I assure people, that I’m not going to tell them what to think. With ‘Wars,’ I’m already getting what I expected – people are used to artists doing the whole peacenik thing. But the fact is I worked as an aircraft consultant, and I made jets to blow the shit out of people. It’s not like I’m a complete pacifist, I’m saying, it’s a damn shame that people have to do this.”

The band’s brand new album, Goodbye To The Machine, is the follow up to Vol. II, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart upon its week of release. It’s the band’s fifth release overall and the first release via their new label, Amusement Recordings.

“We had this idea of doing a record ‘the old school method,’ as opposed to the previous two records, that had been recorded to Protools – as almost all records are done nowadays,” explains Rek. “What we wanted to do was go back to our roots, and show a different side of the band – not so much hide behind layers and layers of production. We wanted to write songs that stood more on their own and to record them to analog tape, using analog gear.”

The results of this new approach for the band has certainly paid off, as evidenced by such standout tracks as “Pills,” “Dreams Away,” “Fighting Tao,” and “World Ain’t Right,” the latter of which features Shaun Morgan of Seether.

Their previous albums – 2000’s self-titled debut, 2003’s ‘The Consumation,’ 2006’s ‘Vol. 1,’ and 2007’s ‘Vol. 2’ – helped the band build a substantial following throughout the world, while they have also scored several popular rock radio anthems (“Rapture,” “Falls Apart,” “Ten Ton Brick,” etc.), and have toured alongside some of rock’s biggest names (Staind, Three Days Grace, Alice in Chains, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, etc.).

Based in Los Angeles, California (by way of Virginia), the group – which is comprised of members of J. Loren (vocals), Paul Spatola (guitar), Rek Mohr (bass), and new member Louie Sciancalepore (drums).

HURT MAY TOUR DATES

May 1st Hattiesburg, MS The Bottling Company

May 2nd Jackson, MS Mississippi Fairgrounds

May 3rd Houston, TX Scout Bar

May 4th Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center*

May 5th Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena*

May 6th Corpus Christi, TX Concrete St. Amphitheater*

May 8th Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse

May 9th Little Rock, AR KDJE Edgefest

May 12th Lexington, KY The Dame

May 13th Johnson City, TN Capone’s

May 14th Columbia, SC Headliners

May 15th Greenville, SC Crawfish Boil

May 16th Columbus, OH Rock on the Range

May 19th Chicago, IL Double Door

May 20th Flint, MI The Machine Shop

May 21st Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

May 22nd Madison, WI Annex

May 23rd St. Louis, MO Pointfest

* – Opening For KORN

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