Droid Announces More Tour Dates
January 16, 2008
More dates were just announced for Droid on the Guerilla Carnival Tour with Ill Nino. The tours line up has been changed as well. The shows will no longer see support coming from Bury Your Dead or Soil, both of whom had to unfortunately drop off the tour. The band Ekotren have been added in their place.
James “Buddy” Eason lead singer of Droid had this to say, “We are really excited to get back out on the road and the Ill Nino guys are good friends of ours so it will be great to see them rip it up every night. I really like the fact that all the bands on this tour are a little different than each other musically. This diverse package will give fans an exciting show from beginning to end. Get ready Droid fans...here comes the pain!!!!”
Droid’s video for “Fueled by Hate” (which can be viewed below) came in as Headbanger’s Ball’s #11 Video of the Year. Droid were also voted Best Newcomers on TheGauntlet.com.
The Guerilla Carnival Tour:
(Droid w/ Ill Nino, Bobaflex, and Ekotren)
1/31 – Cleveland, OH - Agora
2/01 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
2/02 – Mokena, IL – Pearl Room
2/04 – Minneapolis, MN – The Rock
2/06 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
2/07 – Farmington, NM – Gator’s
2/12 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
2/13 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
2/14 – Abilene, TX – Midnite Rodeo
2/15 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
2/16 – Fort Worth, TX – Ridglea Theater
2/21 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
2/22 – Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Droid To Tour With Ill Nino
January 12, 2008
Coming off of successful touring stints last year with Family Values and a support slot for Hellyeah and Korn, California metallers Droid have announced their first string of dates for 2008. The band will be heading out on the road with Ill Nino, Soil and Bobaflex as part of the Guerilla Carnival Tour starting on January 31st. The tour will run through March 1st.
James “Buddy” Eason lead singer of Droid had this to say, “We are really excited to get back out on the road and the Ill Nino guys are good friends of ours so it will be great to see them rip it up every night. I really like the fact that all the bands on this tour are a little different than each other musically. This diverse package will give fans an exciting show from beginning to end. Get ready Droid fans...here comes the pain!!!!”.
Droid w/ Ill Nino, Soil and Bobaflex on The Guerilla Carnival Tour:
1/31 – Cleveland, OH – Agora
2/01 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
2/02 – Mokena, IL – Pearl Room
2/04 – Minneapolis, MN – The Rock
Bobaflex Announce Dates With Life Of Agony, Ill Nino
December 13, 2007
Bobaflex has just released new tour dates with Life of Agony and Ill Nino. The band offers a combination of intimate lyrics with some heavy guitar riffs and an intense connection with their fans. The latter factor has influenced Bobaflex to add an additional two months to their tour.
The band teamed up with Russ T. Cobb (Sevendust) to record their recently released third album 'Tales from Dirt Town', available in stores now.
w/ Life Of Agony:
1/9 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
1/10 - New York NY- Blender Theater
1/11 - Asbury Park NJ - Stone Pony
w/ Ill Nino:
1/16 - Bedford, NH - Mark’s Place
1/17 - Hartford - Webster Theater
1/18 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
1/19 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
1/20 - Cleveland - Peabodys
1/22 - Columbus - Newport Music Hall
1/23 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
1/25 - Grand Rapids - Intersection
1/26 - Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
1/27 - Rockford, IL - Elixur
1/29 - Milwaukee - The Rave
1/30 - Minneapolis - The Rock
2/1 - Cedar Rapids, IA - 3rd Street Live
2/2 - Lincoln, NE - Sokol Underground
2/3 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
2/5 - Denver - Bluebird
2/6 - Colorado Springs - Black Sheep
2/7 - Farmington, NM - Gator’s
2/8 - Phoenix - The Clubhouse
2/9 - Los Angeles - The Roxy
2/11 - Tucson - The Rock
2/12 - Albuquerque - Launch Pad
2/14 - San Antonio - White Rabbit
2/15 - Houston - Scout Bar
2/16 - Dallas - Ridglea Theater
2/17 - Oklahoma City - Conservatory
2/19 - Sauget, IL - Pop’s
2/20 - Louisville - Headliners
2/21 - Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
2/22 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
2/23 - New York – Gramercy
Bobaflex Premiere Video For 'Home'
October 31, 2007
West Virginia rockers Bobaflex
have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, 'Tales from Dirt Town'
. Check out the premiere of Bobaflex's
music video for their new single "Home
" and preview the new album 'Tales from Dirt Town'
in its entirety on Ultimate-Guitar.com
" Video Premiere
'Tales from Dirt Town' Album Preview
are currently on tour with supporting artists: Dope
, The Autumn Offering
and Fear Nuthin Band
10/30 – Lima, OH @ Northside Firehouse
10/31 – Toledo, OH @ Club Bijou*
11/1 – Portsmouth, OH @ Columbia Music Hall*
11/2 – Struthers, OH @ The Cellar
11/3 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s*
11/4 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys***
11/5 – Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights*
11/6 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*
11/7 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock*
11/8 – Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11**
11/10 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
11/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amo’s Southend**
11/14 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero**
11/15 – Orlando, FL @ The Social****
11/17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution**
11/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (dwnstrs)**
11/21 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans**
11/23 – Johnstown, PA @ Ace’s**
11/24 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop**
* W/ Dope
** W/ Dope
and The Autumn Offering
, The Autumn Offering, Fear Nuthin Band
, The Autumn Offering, Crossbreed
Bobaflex Shoot Video For 'Home'
October 17, 2007
recently filmed the video for their new single "Home
" in Columbus, OH. “Home
,” off the upcoming album 'Tales from Dirt Town'
, brings out the raw emotion of being of life on the road.
After trials and tribulations, both personal and professional, Bobaflex
comes out on top once again. With their optimistic attitude, dedication and determination, Bobaflex
continues to prevail. Whether from a small town or a big city, Bobaflex’s
” is a song for everyone.
Bobaflex’s 'Tales from Dirt Town'
hits stores on October 30th.
Audio stream of "Home
Photos from video shoot:
On Tour with Dope
October 25th Minneapoli, MN - The Rock
October 26th Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
October 27th Mokena, IL - Pearl Room
October 28th Rockford, IL - Apollo Theatre
October 30th Lima, OH - The Northside Firehouse
October 31st Toledo, OH - Club Bijou
November 1st Portsmouth, OH - Columbia Music Hall
November 2nd Struthers, OH - The Cellar
November 3rd Detroit, MI - Harpo's
November 4th Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
November 6th Hartford, CT - Webster Theater
November 7th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
November 8th Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
November 10th Springfield, VA - Jaxx
November 13th Charlotte, NC - Amo’s Southend
November 14th Spartanburg, SC - Ground Zero
November 15th Orlando, FL - The Social
November 17th Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
November 20th Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (downstairs)
November 21st Jacksonville, FL - Hooligans
November 23rd Johnstown, PA - Ace's
November 24th Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
YEAR FORMED: 1998
HOME TOWN: Point Pleasant, WV
Jerod Mankin (bass)
Mike Steele (guitar)
Shaun McCoy (vocals/guitar)
Martin McCoy (vocals/guitar)
Thomas Johnson (drums)
BOBAFLEX was established in 1998 by Martin and Shaun McCoy. The brothers are no strangers to the press, having ancestral ties to the most infamous family feud in American history, between the Hatfields and the McCoys which almost caused a war between the states of West Virginia and Kentucky in the 1880’s. With their anthem-style songs and maniacal live performances, the group quickly gained popularity throughout the OH, WV, and KY tri-state area establishing their “base of operations” in Point Pleasant WV, home to the infamous Mothman Prophecies. Influenced by their surroundings and the elements of the MOTHMAN legend, the band (Marty McCoy, Shaun McCoy, Mike Steele, Jerod Makin, and Tommy Johnson) began to develop their unique style of songwriting. Describing the band’s sound is difficult, however the press and newspapers have often compared their sound to that of new metal artists like System of Down and Disturbed fused with the lyrical aggression of hip-hop pioneers Wu-tang Clan and song structural elements of classic rock pioneers Queen.
Finding themselves overwhelmed by popularity, BOBAFLEX soon became the only out of state un-signed act to headline Columbus OH’s premier all-ages rock club the Alrosa Villa. Continuously co-headlining Ohio’s largest independent rock festival WOODSHOCK three years in a row, they performed for crowds of over 5,000. ”It was crazy”, the fans were buying everything we had, even the shirts off our backs” stated Shaun McCoy. After playing out of state for months at a time, the band returned to West Virginia to find themselves booked on 106.3FM’s X-Fest, (West Virginia’s largest Rock festival, sponsored by Huntington’s largest commercial rock radio station, WAMX). Performing to an audience of 12,000 and sharing the stage with Nickleback, Disturbed and many others, BOBAFLEX has now played the X-Fest 3 years in a row, thus landing them a spot on the renowned LOCABAZOOKA tour in 2002 performing alongside Filter, Sevendust, and Mushroomhead just to name a few. BOBAFLEX continued to hit the road throughout 2002, independently booking tour dates through more than 13 states. “It’s been unbelievable, the response we get from the fans, they seem to come out of the woodwork night after night in markets that we had no idea they knew about us. It’s been a very rewarding experience to meet and get to know them”, says Jerod Makin.
“The demand for a new release was incredible, our web site was blowing up, there were hundreds of postings in our guest book and message boards from people all over the country”, Tommy Johnson stated, “it was easy to see that this was getting much bigger than any of us anticipated”. In September BOBAFLEX independently released its 2nd EP, “Primitive Epic”. Sales of the sci-fi reality thriller began to take off. The band sold all 1,000 copies of the initial pressing in it's first four weeks strictly through live performances, word of mouth, and mailorder, which quickly caught the attention of New Jersey’s Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Disarray). On March 10th, BOBAFLEX signed with Eclipse and went back into the studio to record additional material and remix “Primitive Epic” for a national release sometime this summer. Shortly thereafter, the band signed an exclusive booking agreement with Spotlight Talent (Testament, Mushroomhead, Coal Chamber, Iced Earth) and the band is already planning to tour nonstop in support of their national debut.
Pushing the sonic boundaries of what is “the norm” in modern rock music, this band has the hunger and determination to overcome any obstacle in their way, as 2003 will show… there shall be no stopping these BOBAFLEX warriors.