Tuesday, April 19, 2016

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Reveals New Track 'Come Get It'
New Album 'Dark Side Of Black' Out Friday, April 22
Listen Now via Guitar World and Read an In-Depth Interview with Vocalist Big Dad Ritch
New Album 'Dark Side of Black' Out April 22nd via Carved Records
Pre-Order via iTunes | Amazon | Google Play
U.S. Tour Begins April 19th in Minot, ND
Get Tickets @ THCofficial.com   

The true inventors of Red Dirt Metal, Texas outlaw quartet TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, are pleased to reveal another brand new track cut from their upcoming release Dark Side Of Black, out April 22 via Carved Records. The song appears as track one on the new album and is available for streaming right now via Guitar World. While listening, read an in-depth interview with vocalist Big Dad Ritch.
When asked by Guitar World what the significance of the album's title is, vocalist Big Dad Ritch stated, "There are a lot of people who will work hard at blacking out your light, as opposed to working on making their own light bright. I feel I represent a mighty powerful bright light, but I also feel that when push comes to shove, the darkness I have hidden behind my light is ready to blacken all that holds color. When this happens, I cannot control my dark side. You see, there is always someone who has a darker side and I am the Dark Side of Black..."
Colorado THC fans should brace themselves for the band's upcoming album release party and performance at Herman's Hideaway in Denver, CO, taking place on April 23rd. It's no secret that the show will celebrate the 4/20 holiday and that special plant the band holds dear, so in preparation for the show, premier local rock station 106.7 KBPI FM will premiere the band's weed-friendly track "Knee Deep" on April 20th during "Your Morning Show" with host Willie B. The show airs from 6-10am U.S. mountain time and can be streamed live worldwide here.
The newly-explored heavy side of TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION is evident throughout Dark Side of Black, which embraces the band's southern roots while exploring a murky, groovier feel - not straying too far from THC's tried and true brand of rugged outlaw rock.
Pre-orders for Dark Side of Black are available now via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.Dark Side of Black was recorded at Boot Hill Studio in Corinth, TX and Valve Studios in Dallas, TX with producer Sterling Winfield (Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan).
Dark Side of BlackTracklisting:
1.         Come Get It
2.         Angel Fall
3.         Shakin' Baby
4.         Knee Deep
5.         Villain
6.         Into The Wall
7.         Dark Side
8.         Rise
9.         Hit It Again
10.       Gods Are Angry
In celebration of the album's release, TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will venture out on a U.S. headline tour with support from fellow Texas namesakes and natives Sons of Texas. The "Dark Side of Black" tour will begin its first leg on April 29th in Shreveport, LA and visit a total of 26 cities before ending at River City Rockfest on May 29th. The tour will include five spring festival stops (these will not include Sons of Texas). Before the tour, the band will perform five headline dates, one of which will act as their official album release party.
Tickets for the first leg of the "Dark Side of Black" tour are on sale now via http://thcofficial.com/. See below for a full listing of tour dates.  
Headliner w/ local support:
4/19     Minot, ND @ The 'Original Bar                      
4/20     Mandan, ND @ Rock Point                            
4/21     Spearfish, SD @ ZBar & Nightclub    
4/22     Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep            
4/23     Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway - Official Album Release Party

"Dark Side of Black" Tour w/ Sons of Texas:
*Festival appearances in bold - NO Sons of Texas on festival dates
4/29     Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse        
4/30     Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell           
5/1       Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park - Welcome to Rockville
5/3       Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse                   
5/4       Richmond, VA @ The Broad berry                
5/5       Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club                  
5/6       Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox Billiards
5/7       Concord, NC @ Rock City Campgrounds - Charlotte Motor Speedway - Carolina Rebellion
5/8       VA Beach, VA @ Shaka's                              
5/10     Cambridge, MA @ Middle East - Upstairs (NO Sons of Texas)         
5/11     Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance                              
5/12     Manchester, NH @ Jewel Nightclub               
5/13     Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall           
5/14     Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop           
5/15     Louisville, KY @ Trixie's Tiger Room
5/18     Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe                  
5/19     Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierre's                              
5/20     Battle Creek, MO @ The Music Factory                     
5/21     Columbus, OH @ MAPFRE Stadium - Rock On The Range
5/22     Libertyville, IL @ Austin's Fuel Room           
5/24     St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird 
5/25     Omaha, NE @ Chrome Lounge          
5/26     Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's                            
5/27     Lawrence, KS@  Granada Theater      
5/28     Pryor, OK @ Catch The Fever Festival Grounds - Rocklahoma
5/29     San Antonio, TX @ One AT&T Center Parkway - River City Rockfest

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are the purveyors of their own patented Red Dirt Metal sound: designing their own line in life and in music. For them, there is no other way. TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION are committed to crafting a unique, original and thoroughly raucous brand of music that's born of both life experience and a respect for rock 'n' roll's forefathers. What exactly is Red Dirt Metal? Take outlaw country, toss in a dash of Southern-fried classic rock and mix it with some potent Texas power grooves and you've got a combustible sonic cocktail on your hands.
TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION's 2014 release Ride Onhit #8 on the iTunes Rock Album chart, #5 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, and #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. 2012's Peacemaker spent 30+ weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 17+ weeks on the Hard Music Chart. Dark Side of Black aims to smash those records and bring on a whole new chapter of THC.

Cord Pool (Guitar)
Timmy Braun (Drums)
Big Dad Ritch (Vocalist)
John Exall (Bass Guitar)

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