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    Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:57:18

    Bad City to Tour With Hinder - <i>Welcome to the Wasteland</i> Out August 24

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    Atlantic recording group Bad City has announced details of their upcoming US tour. The Chicago-based rock outfit -- whose debut album, Welcome to the Wasteland arrives everywhere on August 24 and is currently available for pre-order at their webstore, http://store.badcitymusic.com/ – will join Hinder for a string of dates on their eagerly anticipated North American headline tour. The tour begins August 4.

    Currently on the road with The Smashing Pumpkins, Bad City was handpicked as tour support by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan himself, who has shown himself to be in touch with the underground, with Bad City and with the Pumpkins July 27 benefit show for injured Madina Lake bassist Matthew Leone. "Bad City play with the fire of early SP (Smashing Pumpkins) and somehow have managed to gene splice in '80s hair metal. A superfresh take on the Rock," exclaimed Corgan. There's no better endorsement than one from an alterna rock god like Corgan.

    With its pounding drums, soaring guitars, and stadium size choruses, Bad City's debut aims to revive the over the top spirit of classic rock ‘n' roll, while maintaining an attitude and philosophy all its own. "The point isn't to be retro, it's to embody the spirit of what rock ‘n' roll bands used to be like before things got so boring and safe," noted guitarist Tom Schleiter in an official statement. Produced by Grammy Award-nominee Johnny K (Staind, Sevendust, 3 Doors Down), the album offers powerful cuts like the gritty anthem "Wildlife" and the swaggering focus track "Take Me For A Ride." Both can currently be heard at the band's www.myspace.com/badcitymusic as well as their own YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/badcity.

    Tour dates below are with Hinder.

    4 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont Club
    5 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
    7 Albert Lea, MN Freeborn County Fair
    8 Fargo, ND The Venue
    12 Sturgis, SD Rock N' Rev
    14 Great Falls, MT Expo Park Exhibition Hall
    17 Cedar Rapids, IA 1St Ave Live
    19 Fort Wayne, IN Piere's
    20 Lewisburg, WV West Virginia State Fair
    21 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
    22 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan's Music Hall

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    —Amy Sciarretto

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