The Expendables To Launch ‘Winter Blackout’ In January

The Expendables take to America’s touring superhighway come Jan. 23 with the reggae-rock band cruising from coast to coast and back again with stops ranging from Ventura, Calif., to New York to San Diego.

Featuring Geoff Weers (guitar/vocals), Adam Patterson (drums/vocals). Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass), The Expendables will launch the outing a week after the band’s sixth full-length studio album, Sand In The Sky, arrives Jan. 13.  The band has released a taste of the new album via a lyric video for “Starry Night.”

Pre-ordering the album from iTunes gives you an instant download of “Starry Night” along with another new track, “Music Move Me.”

Talking about The Expendables brings back memories here at Pollstar’s Fresno location.  The band stopped by and played a few tunes in early 2013.

Photo: Mike Oberg / Pollstar
Pollstar HQ, Fresno, Calif.

“We are beyond excited to finally release Sand In The Sky. We know our fans have been waiting for new music and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it!” the band said in a statement.  “Go grab ‘Starry Night’ for free to hold you over until January and then get ready for us. This year’s ‘Winter Blackout Tour’ is going to be insane and we’re stoked to come to your city and rock your faces off!”

Here’s the plan:

Jan. 23 – Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theater
Jan. 24 – West Hollywood, Calif., House Of Blues
Jan. 25 – San Luis Obispo, Calif., SLO Brew
Jan. 27 – Sacramento, Calif., Ace Of Spades
Jan. 28 – Chico, Calif., Senator Theatre
Jan. 29 – Portland, Ore., Wonder Ballroom
Jan. 30 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
Jan. 31 – Eugene, Ore., WOW Hall
Feb. 3 – Park City, Utah, Park City Live
Feb. 4 – Aspen, Colo., Belly Up Aspen
Feb. 5 – Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theatre
Feb. 6 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Feb. 7 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
Feb. 8 – Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre
Feb. 10 – Minneapolis, Minn., Mill City Nights
Feb. 11 – Madison, Wis., Majestic Theatre
Feb. 12 – Indianapolis, Ind., Deluxe
Feb. 13 – Chicago, Ill., Bottom Lounge
Feb. 14 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop
Feb. 15 – Philadelphia, Pa., The Balcony
Feb. 17 – South Burlington, Vt., Higher Ground – Ballroom
Feb. 18 – Portland, Maine, Port City Music Hall
Feb. 19 – New York, N.Y., HighLine Ballroom
Feb. 20 – Asbury Park, N.J., Stone Pony
Feb. 21 – Silver Spring, Md., The Fillmore Silver Spring
Feb. 22 – Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club
Feb. 24 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
Feb. 25 – Jacksonville, Fla., Freebird Live
Feb. 26 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Jannus Live
Feb. 27 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla., House Of Blues
Feb. 28 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Revolution
March 1 – Gainesville, Fla., High Dive
March 3 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre
March 4 – Corpus Christi, Texas, House Of Rock
March 5 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
March 6 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
March 7 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
March 12 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
March 13 – Santa Ana, Calif., The Observatory 
March 14 – Tempe, Ariz., Tempe Beach Park (Pot Of Gold Music Festival)
March 15 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues

Katastro appears on all dates.  Fortunate Youth appears Jan. 23-28 and March 12-13 & 15.  Ballyhoo! appears Jan. 29-March 7.

Photo: John Davisson
Vans Warped Tour, Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Fla.

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