Sick Puppies and Red Sun Rising lead the 2016 HardDrive Live tour, which kicks off on April 22nd in Houston and wraps up on May 21st in St. Louis. Also joining the lineup is Stitched Up Heart, Hudson and Smashing Satellites. Tickets, plus VIP packages for Sick Puppies, will be available starting Friday (March 4th) at 10:00 a.m. local time via www.ticketmaster.com,www.sickpuppies.com, and www.harddrivelivetour.com.

This will be Sick Puppies’ first full tour with new singer/guitarist Bryan Scott, and drummer Mark Goodwin said they can’t wait to introduce the new lineup: [“We’re super-stoked that we’re gonna be playing the HardDrive tour. It’s gonna be our first tour with Bryan and we’re like super looking forward to it, super-stoked to be headlining it and get back out there, because I think that was the biggest thing for me and Em (Emma Anzai, bass), you know, after finding Bryan and the success we had there, it was just like, you know, when are we gonna tour, you know? ‘Cause that’s the history of this band, that’s what we do, you know. And yeah, we’re just stoked that the HardDrive Tour is gonna be the first one back.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . first one back.)

  • Sick Puppies will also make several festival stops while on the HardDrive Live trek, including Welcome To Rockville on May 1st, Carolina Rebellion on May 6th and Rock On The Rangeon the weekend of May 20th.
  • Sick Puppies will release their fifth studio album this spring. The first single is already out and called “Stick To Your Guns.”
  • The band parted ways with original frontman Shim Moore in October 2014 after 17 years and four studio albums.
  • Red Sun Rising is on the road behind its third full-length CD, Polyester Zeal, which features the singles “The Otherside” and “Emotionless.”
  • Confirmed HardDrive Live Tour dates (subject to change):
    April 21 – San Antonio, TX – Siesta Fest (non-HardDrive)
    April 22 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
    April 23 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory (non-HardDrive)
    April 24 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
    April 26 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theater
    April 27 – Destin, FL – Club LA
    April 29 – Tampa, FL – 98 Rockfest Amalie Arena (non-HardDrive)
    April 30 – Orlando, FL – The Social
    May 1 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville (non-HardDrive)
    May 3 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
    May 4 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room
    May 6 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
    May 7 – Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon Club
    May 8 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
    May 9 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
    May 11 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
    May 12 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
    May 13 – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
    May 14 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
    May 15 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
    May 17 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater
    May 18 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
    May 20 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range (non-HardDrive)
    May 21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater (non-HardDrive)
    May 23 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center (non-HardDrive)
    June 12 – South Bend, IN – St. Joseph County 4H Fairgrounds

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to a preview of “Stick To Your Guns”: