ACIDIC Joins Hinder on North American Tour
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by BWW News Desk
Southern California based alternative rock band ACIDIC will join Hinder on their North American tour kicking off February 21st in Council Bluffs, Iowa and winding up March 24th in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Tickets and concert info are available at http://acidicband.com/
ACIDIC, which consists of lead singer and guitarist Michael Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski and drummer Matt Whitaker, will release their fourth full-length, 10-track album Copper Man out March 19th with their single of the same name available February 19th. The band once again teamed up with producer John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Ryan has worked with Santana, Lynrd Skynrd and Styx among others). "This album is the album we've been wishing and praying for. We love playing these songs. This was a pure collaboration of the whole band, a labor of love between three friends. It's organic, carnivorous rock n' roll," says frontman Gossard. In describing their sound, Gossard calls it "a high-powered fusion of insanity-based rock," adding "I find that much of our music is inspired by grunge band like Pearl Jam as well Green Day, Cage The Elephant and Foo Fighters. I also find inspiration from artists like Mozart for structure and harmonies."
Their last album, "Chronic Satisfaction" garnered critical praise. PureGrainAudio said the single "Uninspired" is "a well-written and well performed ode to nostalgia with a chorus that will keep you humming all day long." ArtistsOnDemand said "'Chronic Satisfaction' is jammed packed with tunes that are sure to make any fan, or new listener want more." And Alternative Press said that ACIDIC "rocks like Funeral Party, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant."
In the past two years ACIDIC has toured with Candlebox, Fuel, Warner Drive, Alien Ant Farm, Marcy Playground, Filter, Hawthorne Heights, The Higher, and Trapt. In 2011, the band visited Germany and Kosovo as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, an experience that inspired Gossard to write "The Brave." "I would be approached by all these soldiers and they'd tell me stories," Gossard said. "I'd listen and decided I needed to write about it."