After a summer playing for audiences of thousands on the Vans Warped Tour
and at Woodstock '99, Atlanta hard-rockers Sevendust will take to the
road for a tour of North American theaters and clubs next month.
The tour starts Oct. 7 at the Rock in Tucson, Ariz., according to Carleen
Donovan, a publicist at TVT Records, the band's label. So far, dates
through Oct. 31 have been announced, and more may be added, Donovan said.
Openers, who will rotate, will include the hard-rock bands Chevelle,
Machine Head, Staind, DDT and Orange 9mm.
On their second album, Home, Sevendust examine the 21-month period
they spent on the road from early 1997 to late 1998, guitarist and
songwriter Clint Lowery, 27, said earlier this month. Lowery called the
period draining, but said it was a growing experience for the band.
excerpt), the first single, is about an argument with a girl,
Lowery said. "Headtrip," he added, is a response to what the band considered
to be the bad attitudes of acts they toured with.
"I can go on and on about it. But everything is about those 21 months,"
he said (RealAudio
excerpt of interview).
Home debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in
August, but has been sliding ever since; on Thursday, it will drop to
#64. Sevendust's self-titled 1997 debut has been certified gold by the
Recording Industry Association of America.
Sevendust North American Tour Dates:
Oct. 7; Tucson, Ariz.; The Rock
Oct. 8; Las Vegas, Nev.; Sam Boyd Silver Bowl
Oct. 9; Modesto, Calif.; Modesto Center
Oct. 10; San Jose, Calif.; Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
Oct. 13; Sacramento, Calif.; Crest Theater
Oct. 14; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Annex
Oct. 15; Seattle, Wash.; RKCNDY
Oct. 16; Spokane, Wash.; Egg Trade Building
Oct. 17; Boise, Idaho; Bogie's
Oct. 19; Vancouver, British Columbia; Croatian Culture Center
Oct. 20; Calgary, Alberta; MacEwan Hall
Oct. 21; Edmonton, Alberta; Golden Garter
Oct. 24; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Rendezvous
Oct. 30; Dallas, Texas; Starplex
Oct. 31; Houston, Texas; International Ball