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THE BLACK MOODS Go Back To School In Rebellious Music Video “Youth Is Wasted On The Young”

DT: JUNE 9, 2022
FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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THE BLACK MOODS
GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG”

WATCH HERE

THIRD ALBUM ‘INTO THE NIGHT’ OUT NOW
VIA WIT HUSTLE / THE ORCHARD / STEELHORSE ENTERTAINMENT
STREAM/DOWNLOAD NOW

Phoenix, AZ-based trio THE BLACK MOODS mix hard-hitting rock with electric blues, strong attitude, and plenty of anthemic choruses on their newly released third studio album INTO THE NIGHT out now via Wit Hustle/The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment. Produced by Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down), INTO THE NIGHT “blends the most elemental components of rock and roll music into new songs that achieve a nearly-perfect balance of guts, glory, guitar, and big-league hooks,” according to Rock & Blues Muse who further praised the band as “one of the most crucial and exciting American bands working today.”

THE BLACK MOODSJosh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums) and Jordan Hoffman (bass)—have today (June 9) released a farcical music video for their vibrant and punchy single “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” following its exclusive premiere via MXDWN yesterday. The video was filmed at Combs High School in San Tan Valley, AZ and includes appearances from the school’s principal and student members alongside the band throughout various skits. Watch it streaming below or on YouTube HERE.

Loaded with rebellious lyrics (“You don’t like the like the way I spend my time / You don’t like the way we live our lives / You always let me know it’s on your dime / You act like being young is such a crime”), the song’s message of nonconformity is relatable to all generations.

Sharing how the song developed, Kennedy says, “The guys and I were hanging out in the studio jamming away and this song started crawling out. The hook line came right to me. I could hear it immediately. The first lines I wrote were the last ones in the song, ‘There’s no life where there’s no love, Youth Is Wasted On The Young’…it just flowed. The rest of it came out a few weeks later once everything was shut down due to Covid and reality had time to sink in. We felt like little kids being grounded, not allowed to go out and play, so we wrote it from that perspective.”

When it came to coming up with a video concept for “Youth Is Wasted On The Young,” Kennedy remarks, “We had a couple ideas as to what we wanted for the video. We wound up getting the option to take over a high school for a couple days, so we HAD to go with that. All the locations in one place, it was a no-brainer. A good friend of ours that we met from playing shows in Arizona and Mexico was retiring from his principal gig and asked us if we wanted to take over his school for a couple days. We couldn’t pass that up! Initially we were just gonna shoot some short videos for social media and then play a few songs for the kids, but inspiration struck. We brainstormed for a couple hours and storyboarded it out and it worked. We are huge Foo Fighter fans, to say the least. Their videos are amazing. We are most definitely paying homage to those guys in this video. It’s got a ‘Learn To Fly’ meets ‘Sabotage’ vibe for me. We are also fans of the Naked Gun movies as well as anything Broken Lizard does, so we obviously don’t take ourselves too seriously.”

THE BLACK MOODS – “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” Music Video

THE BLACK MOODS are currently in Mexico taking part in Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers’ annual Circus Mexicus festival (June 9 & 10) and will then return to Arizona for upcoming headlining shows in Tucson and Pinetop-Lakeside before making their way West for a stop in Wisconsin with Scott Stapp. Current upcoming shows can be found listed below. Stay tuned for further summer tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks.

INTO THE NIGHT is available to stream/download now at https://orcd.co/tbmintothenight.

Limited-edition autographed CDs (300 total) are also still available on their webstore HERE.

THE BLACK MOODS Tour Dates:
6/9 & 10 – Puerto Penasco, MX @ Circus Mexicus
6/18 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
6/24 & 25 – Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ @ Weekend In The Pines
7/23 – Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Crystal Grand Music Theatre (w/Scott Stapp)

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THE BLACK MOODS Drop Sultry Music Video For Blues-Drenched Rock Track “The Cure”; Announce Summer Tour Dates

DT: MAY 11, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

PHOENIX, AZ ROCK & ROLL TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
REVEAL SULTRY MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK
“THE CURE”
OUT THIS FRIDAY, MAY 13

WATCH HERE

NEW ALBUM ‘INTO THE NIGHT’ DUE JUNE 3
PRE-SAVE HERE

BAND ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

Phoenix, AZ rock & roll trio THE BLACK MOODS heat things up with a sultry music video for their latest track, “The Cure,” taken from their upcoming June 3 album INTO THE NIGHT via Wit Hustle/The Orchard /Steelhorse Entertainment. “The Cure” is a “sultry slowburner” that highlights the band’s “raw, riff-heavy, blues-drenched rock” style according to Metal Edge Magazine who premiered its video earlier this week. Watch “The Cure” music video–directed by Jim Louvau & Tony Aguilera (Jerry Cantrell, Killer Be Killed)– streaming above or on YouTube HERE in advance of its release across digital platforms this Friday, May 13.

“To me, ‘The Cure’ is the bluesiest song we have,” says vocalist/guitarist Josh Kennedy. “It came together very naturally and has ALL the sex appeal in it. It’s a love song about something being so good, but so bad for you at the same time. She’s Bella Donna.”

THE BLACK MOODS have previously shared three tracks from INTO THE NIGHT: “She Gets Out,” “Hollywood” and their current radio single, the hedonistic anthem “Saturday Night,” which is currently in the Top 50 Billboard rock charts. The album was recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (3 Doors Down, Disturbed), who the band previously enlisted on their critically acclaimed 2020 sophomore effort SUNSHINE. INTO THE NIGHT is an album that’s felt as much as heard, rooted in the stomp of drummer Chico Diaz‘s kick drum, the pulse of Jordan Hoffman‘s bass, and the larger-than-life presence of Josh Kennedy. Pre-save INTO THE NIGHT now at: https://orcd.co/tbmintothenight.

The blazing rock trio will ignite stages across the midwest this summer as they head out on a run of dates alongside Royal Bliss in addition to a handful of headlining shows and a stop in Mexico to take part in Roger Clyne’s Circus Mexicus festival. Full dates are listed below. THE BLACK MOODS were recently seen performing as the halftime entertainment for their hometown NBA team Phoenix Suns winning semi-finals game on May 10 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ to over 16,000 attendees. This followed their performance at Cannaval Festival in late April and a sold-out show at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ earlier this year.

THE BLACK MOODS Tour Dates:

5/25 Council Bluffs, IA @ Big Kels*
5/26 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Chrome Horse Saloon*
5/27 Keokuk, IA @ L-Treyns*
5/28 Madison, WI @ Bratfest
6/9-10 Puerto Penasco, MX – Circus Mexicus
6/18 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
6/24-25 Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ – Weekend In The Pines
7/23 Wisconsin Dells, WI – Crystal Grand Music Theatre (w/Scott Stapp)
*with Royal Bliss

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Credit: Jim Louvau

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THE BLACK MOODS Announce ‘Into The Night’ out 6/3; Reveal New Track “Hollywood”

DT: APRIL 11, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

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BLAZING ROCK TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
TAKE EVERYONE INSIDE
“HOLLYWOOD”
OUT NOW, LISTEN HERE

BAND SHARE DETAILS ON THIRD ALBUM
‘INTO THE NIGHT’
DUE JUNE 3
PRE-SAVE ‘INTO THE NIGHT’ HERE

“We’re hanging out with the worst of them,
we make the bad look good.
After parties where you can’t invite your friends,
yea, this is Hollywood.”

Blazing rock trio THE BLACK MOODS warm up listeners with another new track, “Hollywood,” taken from their upcoming June 3 album INTO THE NIGHT via Wit Hustle/The Orchard/Steelhorse Entertainment. Streaming now across all digital platforms, “Hollywood” unflinchingly looks at the dark side beneath the glitz and glamour of the star-studded entertainment capital. Listen here: https://orcd.co/tbmhollywood.

For INTO THE NIGHT, the Phoenix, AZ band–Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums) and Jordan Hoffman (bass)–reenlisted Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis (3 Doors Down, Disturbed), who also worked with the trio on their critically acclaimed 2020 sophomore effort SUNSHINE, which produced the Top 20 rock track “Sunshine.” Unable to tour when the pandemic hit, the band packed up their studio and headed East to the Ozarks and set up a makeshift studio in their label owner’s home. At first, our plan was to record some songs in his basement,” shares Kennedy. “…but we wound up taking over the entire house from June to October (2020).”

Recording a full album inside a private residence required the band to get creative–drums were tracked in the wide-open living room, guitar amps were placed inside the walk-in closets and so on. THE BLACK MOODS spent the summer immersed in the most dynamic and diverse project of their career, mixing hard-hitting rock & roll with electric blues, punky attitude, and plenty of anthemic choruses. For Kennedy, who’d grown up just a short drive away, he’d come full circle returning to the Ozarks, the place where he’d first fallen in love with music. Citing influence from the classic sounds of Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and Creedence Clearwater Revival and even ’90s mainstays like Counting Crowes and Better Than Ezra, INTO THE NIGHT marked another chance to blend his influences from the past into a sound for the present.

INTO THE NIGHT’s 12 tracks were every bit as inspired as the recording sessions that produced them. “Saturday Night” paid tribute to the wild, celebratory thrill of the weekend, which the band portrayed in the rousing music video seen HERE, while “She Gets Out” (released November 2021) showcased a softer side of the band, with jangling acoustic guitars and tight vocal harmonies giving way to a singalong refrain. INTO THE NIGHT is an album that’s felt as much as heard, rooted in the stomp of drummer Chico Diaz‘s kick drum, the pulse of Jordan Hoffman‘s bass, and the larger-than-life presence of Josh Kennedy.

Pre-save INTO THE NIGHT (out 6/3) at this link: https://orcd.co/tbmintothenight

INTO THE NIGHT Track Listing:
1, Youth Is Wasted On The Young
2. Hollywood (LISTEN)
3. Saturday Night (WATCH)
4. She Gets Out (WATCH)
5. Big Time
6. Leadin’ Me On
7. On & On
8. Junkie Excuses
9. Two Kinds of People
10. Fire & Gasoline
11. Seen Enough
12. The Cure

THE BLACK MOODS will bring their larger-than-life stage presence to audiences over the next few months as they’ve been announced to appear at the first annual Cannaval festival in Phoenix at the Phoenix Event Center on April 30 and the four-day Circus Mexicus festival in Puerto Penasco, MX from June 9-12. They will also perform an intimate acoustic dinner show at Frasher’s Steakhouse in Scottsdale, AZ where they will release a new Sauvignon Blanc version of their very own “Sunshine” wine. For tickets, visit https://theblackmoods.com,

l-r: Chico Diaz, Josh Kennedy, Jordan Hoffman
Credit: Jim Louvau

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Rock & Roll Trio THE BLACK MOODS Get Rowdy In “Saturday Night” Music Video

DT: MARCH 17, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ROCK & ROLL GROUP
THE BLACK MOODS
SHARE ROWDY MUSIC VIDEO FOR
“SATURDAY NIGHT”

WATCH HERE

SINGLE TAKEN FROM THIRD ALBUM
‘INTO THE NIGHT’
DUE JUNE 3
VIA WIT HUSTLE/THE ORCHARD/STEELHORSE ENTERTAINMENT

ADD VEGAS SHOW ON MARCH 31
WITH KYNG & ROYAL BLISS

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Tempe, AZ trio THE BLACK MOODS are a “true to form ‘rock band’ in its most 70’s refined essence” whose “contagious choruses, biting riffs, and hydraulic drumming creates an aura of unrestrained blues-based rock” (Glide Magazine). Consisting of guitarist/vocalist Josh Kennedy, drummer Chico Diaz and bassist Jordan Hoffman, the band have invited listeners to join them for a rowdy night out on the town in the music video for their rousing anthemic single, “Saturday Night,” in advance of its digital release this Friday, March 17. “Saturday Night” is featured on their upcoming third album, INTO THE NIGHT, due out June 3 via Wit Hustle/The Orchard/Steelhorse Entertainment and follows their previously released ballad “She Gets Out.”

The video was directed by Jim Louvau (Jerry Cantrell, Killer Be Killed) and one can watch the turn of events transpire in the below stream or via YouTube HERE.

“‘Saturday Night’ came out of one of our late-night jams,” tells Kennedy. “The groove had such a push to it, it felt like a Saturday night to us. Once we got in the studio with Johnny K. everything really fell into place and came together lyrically. Everyone usually looks forward to Saturday night, don’t they?”

Pre-save “Saturday Night” here: https://orcd.co/tbmsaturdaynight

 

THE BLACK MOODS have built a national audience thanks to their relentless touring schedule, which has seen them share stages with acts like Whitesnake, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, The Doors’ Robbie Krieger and The Dead Daisies, as well as appear on festival stages including Aftershock. They recently performed a sold-out hometown show at Talking Stick Resort which saw them land the cover of Phoenix’s monthly Entertainer! Magazine in addition to feature pieces from Phoenix New Times, AZ Central and live tv coverage from 3TV/CBS5 AZ Family.

THE BLACK MOODS have announced their next show for March 31 in Las Vegas at Count’s Vamp’d with Kyng and Royal Bliss. Tickets are on sale now here.

Credit: Jim Louvau

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THE BLACK MOODS Reveal “Saturday Night” Video Teaser; VIP Upgrade Added for 2/19 Headlining Show @ Talking Stick (Scottsdale)

DT: JANUARY 12, 2022

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ARIZONA’S
THE BLACK MOODS
TEASE NEW TRACK “SATURDAY NIGHT”
IN ADVANCE OF VIDEO PREMIERE
@ TALKING STICK RESORT (SCOTTSDALE) SHOW
FEBRUARY 19

LISTEN TO A PREVIEW HERE


VIP TICKET UPGRADES INCLUDING PRIVATE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE NOW AVAILABLE
TICKETS & UPGRADES ON-SALE HERE

 

Tempe, AZ modern classic rockers THE BLACK MOODS are excited to hit the stage on Saturday, February 19 for a headlining hometown show at Talking Stick Resort where the band will premiere the music video for their anthemic new track “Saturday Night” in advance of its February 25 digital release. The song is the second sampling of new music from their anticipated third full-length album due out this spring via Wit Hustle / The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment following its debut track “She Gets Out” which premiered via Loudwire last November. Listen to a teaser clip of “Saturday NightHERE.

THE BLACK MOODS have also announced a limited run of VIP upgrades for the 2/19 show which are on-sale today and include:

  • A private acoustic performance from the band following soundcheck
  • Invite-only screening of the “Saturday Night” music video with the band
  • Socially distanced meet & greet and photo opp + exclusive VIP laminate
  • An exclusive VIP merch item
  • Priority entry into the venue
  • Early access to merchandise before general admission doors open.

For tickets, please visit: https://www.talkingstickresort.com/phoenix-scottsdale-concerts-entertainment/entertainment-listing/the-showroom/the-black-moods, for VIP upgrades, please visit the band’s website: www.theblackmoods.com.

Vocalist/guitarist Josh Kennedy, drummer Chico Diaz and bassist/backing vocalist Jordan Hoffman have continued to “lead(ing) the charge in bringing back melodic rock here in the 21st Century” (Loudwire) despite the onset of a global pandemic attempting to halt their momentum. The trio released their critically acclaimed sophomore album SUNSHINE in 2020 which saw them grace the cover of their hometown weekly paper Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020) and achieve radio success with their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock single, title track “Sunshine,” as well as land four of the records previous singles in the Top 30.

Unable to tour due to the halt of the live entertainment industry, THE BLACK MOODS, kept writing new material and temporarily moved their makeshift home studio from AZ to Kennedy’s hometown of Wheaton, MO (population 690) to remotely record the new songs with Sunshine’s Grammy award-nominated producer Johnny K. (3 Doors Down, Disturbed, Pop Evil). They also enlisted legendary Grammy award-winning producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who worked with the band completely virtually as he was based in Canada using new, state-of-the-art computer technology. Stay tuned for details on the new album in coming weeks.

A picture containing text, person, net Description automatically generatedLineup (l-r): Josh Kennedy, Jordan Hoffman, Chico Diaz
Photo Credit: Jim Louvau

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Arizona Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Announce Hometown Show Feb. 19 at Showroom @ Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale

DT: DECEMBER 8, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

THE BLACK MOODS
ANNOUNCE HEADLINING HOMETOWN SHOW
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
AT
SHOWROOM @ TALKING STICK RESORT
IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ

TICKETS ON-SALE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10 @ 10:00 AM MST

“SHE GETS OUT”
–DEBUT TRACK FROM ANTICIPATED SPRING 2022 ALBUM–
OUT NOW

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO HERE

Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, rock and roll trio THE BLACK MOODS “are currently leading the charge in bringing back melodic rock here in the 21st Century” (Loudwire) which they will prove as they bring their blazing live show to the Showroom at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday, February 19. The concert will see the band perform hit tracks from their critically acclaimed 2020 release SUNSHINE and preview material from their forthcoming album due out via Wit Hustle / The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment in spring 2022. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday, December 10 at 10:00 A.M. MST HERE. See a video message from the band below.

THE BLACK MOODS were last seen on tour this fall across the U.S. with The Dead Daisies along with a few one-off shows with hard rockers Royal Bliss and an appearance at Aftershock Festival. Scholastic Perspectives praised their performance in Cedar Rapids, IA stating, “Chico Diaz is so sleek behind the kit, Jordan Hoffman grooves the audience into submission on bass and Josh Kennedy wails on vocals and makes his guitar talk.” (9/4/21).

The first track from their as-yet-untitled third album, “She Gets Out,” was released across digital platforms on November 26 in conjunction with the release of its music video via Loudwire. The song acts as a sequel to their Top 20 Active Rock radio single/title track “Sunshine” continuing the storyline of the video’s troubled main character. Watch/stream “She Gets Out” here: https://orcd.co/shegetsout.

THE BLACK MOODS’ upcoming album was recorded at a makeshift home studio in the Ozarks (hometown of KENNEDY) with SUNSHINE’s Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down) and includes a remotely recorded track with legendary Grammy award-winning producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who was based in Canada. Stay tuned for further details in the coming months.

A picture containing text, person, net Description automatically generatedLineup (l-r): Josh Kennedy, Jordan Hoffman, Chico Diaz
Photo Credit: Jim Louvau

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Modern Classic Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Debut New Track “She Gets Out” from Third Album Due Spring 2022

DT: NOVEMBER 30, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

MODERN CLASSIC ROCK TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
REVEAL DEBUT TRACK
“SHE GETS OUT”
FROM UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM DUE SPRING 2022
WITH NEW MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH HERE

THE BLACK MOODS—Tempe, Arizona-based modern classic rock trailblazers—are excitingly building on their success with “She Gets Out,” the newly released first track from their as-yet-untitled third full-length album due in spring 2022 (exact release TBA).

The song, with its mix of ringing electric and warm acoustic guitars, delivers a fresh, fiery update of a timeless sound and lyrically continues the storyline of the troubled character from the band’s Top 20 Billboard Active Rock single Sunshine” (also the title track from their most recent album released in 2020).

Watch the “She Gets Out” music video below or directly on YouTube HERE. Directed by Jeremy Simmons, it features concept scenes shot in Los Angeles with live and behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s return to the stage with a sold-out hometown show at The Marquee in Tempe this past May.

She Gets Out” was released last Friday, November 26 via Wit Hustle / The Orchard / Steelhorse Entertainment with an exclusive feature via Loudwire where the band also shared a list of their “Top 10 Best Sequel Songs.” Stream or download the single on all digital platforms here: https://orcd.co/shegetsout.

“‘She Gets Out,’ our newest song, is meant to be a continuation of the character from our last record ‘Sunshine,’” shares THE BLACK MOODS vocalist and guitarist JOSH KENNEDY. “In its title track, ‘Sunshine,’ she’s someone that’s struggling to deal with finding a way to change her life. With ‘She Gets Out,” she makes the decision to take a stand and make her life her own, no matter how scary or what the consequences might be.”

THE BLACK MOODS’ upcoming album was recorded at a makeshift home studio in the Ozarks (hometown of KENNEDY) with Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down)—who also produced their 2020 album SUNSHINE–and includes a remotely recorded track with legendary Grammy award-winning producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who was based in Canada.

SUNSHINE marked several career highlights for the trio despite being released amidst a global pandemic. It saw the band achieve a career highlight by achieving their first-ever Top 20 single, title track “Sunshine” (#16) as well as land three additional Top 30 singles (“Bad News” [#24], “Bella Donna” [#29] and “Whatcha Got[#30]). The band also released a fiery cover of one of their most esteemed musical icons–Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—with the 1978 single, “I Need To Know,” which has received airplay on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio show.

Known for their engaging live performance, which AZ Central praised stating, They’re absolutely on fire when it comes to their brand of pure and unadulterated hard rock… you get a dynamic show whether its 5 people or 5,000,” THE BLACK MOODS have been seen on stages across the nation with acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, The Dead Daisies, Collective Soul and The Gin Blossoms as well as recently being featured at this year’s Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA.

Lineup (l-r): Jordan Hoffman (bass, backing vocals), Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitar), Chico Diaz (drums)
Photo Credit: Jim Louvau

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New Wave of Classic Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Announce Fall U.S. Tour with THE DEAD DAISIES

DT: JULY 22, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

ROCK’N’ROLL TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
ANNOUNCE FALL U.S.TOUR WITH THE DEAD DAISIES
SEPT. 10–OCT.15

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

(Lineup [l-r]: Josh Kennedy (vocals, guitars), Jordan Hoffman (bass, backing vocals), Chico Diaz (drums, backing vocals);Photo Credit: Jim Louvau)

Born in the Arizona desert and reared on stages across North America, THE BLACK MOODS have been trailblazers for the ‘new wave of classic rock’ movement with their guitar-driven rock that delivers a fresh, fiery update of a timeless sound. The trio—vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY, drummer CHICO DIAZ and bassist/backing vocalist JORDAN HOFFMAN–are excited to announce they will embark on their first tour pegged to their critically acclaimed 2020 sophomore album SUNSHINE–recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down)–due to the halt of live music last year as a result of the pandemic.

The band will join Australian-American rock collective THE DEAD DAISIES across the U.S. on their “Like No Other” tour this fall alongside rock & roll comedian Don Jamieson (VH1’s That Metal Show). It kicks off September 10 in Rockford, IL and stretches to the West Coast, wrapping in Seattle, WA October 15. The trek includes a stop for THE BLACK MOODS at Aftershock Festival October 9 in Sacramento, CA. Full dates are listed below and tickets are on sale now at www.theblackmoods.com.

In addition to performing hits from SUNSHINE, THE BLACK MOODS will give fans a first listen to new music taken from its much-anticipated follow-up expected to be released later this year. The as-yet-untitled album was recorded over the past year while the band was off the road due to the covid pandemic.

“We’re thrilled to be back on the road again and getting back to what we do best,” shared the band collectively. “Playing with our rock & roll heroes in The Dead Daisies is icing on the cake, and we can’t wait to trade jokes with Don Jamieson as well! We’re happy to finally be able to perform ‘Sunshine’ live and even more excited to share a sneak peek of new material from our upcoming album too. We will see you all on the road!”

SUNSHINE, released last May via Steelhorse Entertainment, marked several career highlights for THE BLACK MOODS including their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock charting single, title track “Sunshine” (which peaked at #16), a cover feature with their hometown local weekly newspaper, Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020) and three additional Top 30 singles (“Bad News” [#24], “Bella Donna” [#29] and “Whatcha Got[#30]). The band also released a stirring music video for the album’s ballad “Home” which featured footage of the band and their families which captured the world’s feeling of struggling being unable to be with loved ones.

With touring at a halt, THE BLACK MOODS temporarily relocated their home studio from Phoenix to the Ozarks (where Kennedy was born and raised) and recorded their next album in the house of their label owner, once again with Karkazis, in addition to recording a track remotely using advanced virtual software with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles) who was based in Canada. Stay tuned for further details on their third album–due out later this year–in the coming months.

Come experience THE BLACK MOODS riveting live show at one of their upcoming dates:

8/3 Scottsdale, AZ @ Frasher’s Tavern
8/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal (w/ Royal Bliss, Smile Empty Soul)
8/7 Lewiston, ID @ Snake River Rock Fest ^
9/5 Charlotte, NC @ Hops & Hogs Festival ^
9/10 Rockford, IL @ The Apollo Theater AC #
9/11 Joliet, IL @ The Forge #
9/13 Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s #
9/14 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater #
9/17 Buffalo, NY @ The Showplace Theater #
9/18 Vineland, NJ @ The Landis #
9/20 New York, NY @ Sony Hall #
9/22 Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27 #
9/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room #
9/25 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live #
9/27 Sauget, IL @ Pop’s #
9/29 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater #
9/30 San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box #
10/2 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
10/3 Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live #
10/7 San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage #
10/9 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival ^
10/10 Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post (Placer) #
10/12 Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theater #
10/15 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater #
# with The Dead Daisies, Don Jamieson
^ festival appearance

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THE BLACK MOODS Reveal Stirring Music Video for “Home”

DT: FEBRUARY 8, 2021

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

 

THE BLACK MOODS
REVEAL STIRRING VIDEO FOR BALLAD
“HOME”

SONG IS FEATURED ON BAND’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM
‘SUNSHINE’

WATCH HERE

Modern classic rock trio THE BLACK MOODS tug at listeners’ heart strings with the touching music video for the ballad “Home” featured on their recent sophomore album SUNSHINE. The video for “Home” (as seen streaming above) shares the emotional struggle of being apart from loved ones due to rigorous touring and recording schedules bands endure with personal private footage from vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY, drummer CHICO DIAZ and bassist JORDAN HOFFMAN.

“I wrote ‘Home’ about being on the road, away from the ones you love and hoping they don’t grow up too fast or grow away from you before you get back,” shares KENNEDY. “We love touring and being in the studio, but there is a definite sacrifice you make when you do what we do.  That is exactly what ‘Home’ is about.”

THE BLACK MOODS are a story of success and growth despite a pandemic amidst all odds working against them. Refusing to postpone the release of SUNSHINE–which was recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis–the band went full steam ahead, marking several career highlights along the way including their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock charting single, title track “Sunshine” at #16 and a cover feature with their hometown local weekly newspaper, Phoenix New Times (May 7, 2020). Three additional album singles made the Top 30 including “Bad News(#24), “Bella Donna” (#29) and “Whatcha Got (#30).

In the months following SUNSHINE’s release, the band moved their home studio from Phoenix to the Ozarks (where Kennedy was raised) and began working again with Karkazis on their next album in addition to remotely recording a forthcoming single with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles). THE BLACK MOODS also recorded a fiery cover of “I Need To Know,” originally released in 1978 by one of their most esteemed musical idols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. THE BLACK MOODS shared their version of the song October 23 across all digital platforms. Listen HERE.

Known for their galvanizing live performances—which have seen them appear alongside acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Collective Soul and The Gin BlossomsTHE BLACK MOODS will take the stage at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento this October.

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Rock Trio THE BLACK MOODS Share Tribute To Tom Petty on “I Need To Know” Cover; Announced for Aftershock 2021

DT: OCTOBER 26, 2020

FM: KELLY WALSH, SRO PR

CLASSIC MODERN ROCK TRIO
THE BLACK MOODS
SHARE TRIBUTE TO LATE TOM PETTY ON
“I NEED TO KNOW”
COVER

BAND ADDED TO AFTERSHOCK 2021 LINEUP
+ ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL UPCOMING LIVE APPEARANCES

Arizona-based rock and roll trio THE BLACK MOODS pay tribute to one of their most esteemed musical idols, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, with a fiery cover of their 1978 single “I Need To Know” from the band’s second album You’re Gonna Get It!. A trailer clip with THE BLACK MOODS performing the track during soundcheck for a recent live appearance can be seen via YouTube HERE. Out October 23, stream/download “I Need To Know” across all digital platforms here: https://slinky.to/TBMINeedToKnow. The trio were recently announced on the lineup for Aftershock Festival 2021 in Sacramento, CA on October 9. See a full list of upcoming live appearances below.

“We love Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers,” shares THE BLACK MOODS vocalist/guitarist JOSH KENNEDY. “They have affected every part of what we are as a band and as songwriters.  I’m hard-pressed to find a song in their catalog I don’t like, but for some reason ‘I Need To Know’ sticks out for me.  That song is a BAND song.  You can hear that it takes each one of them to make it come alive.  That’s why I love playing it so much–it really brings the band together.  We’ve played it as part of our live shows for quite a while and had an absolute blast recording it in the studio.  There will never be another band like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.”

The Black Moods - I Need to Know by Tom Petty (Trailer)

Following the release of their sophomore full-length album SUNSHINE in May via Steelhorse Entertainment/The Fuel, THE BLACK MOODS made career history by landing their first-ever Top 20 Billboard Active Rock radio charting single with its catchy, effervescent title track “Sunshine” peaking at #16. The album’s three previously released singles debuted in the Top 30 Active Rock charts: “Bad News” [#24], “Bella Donna” [#29] and “Whatcha Got [#30]. The band also landed a cover feature on their hometown weekly news outlet Phoenix New Times.

THE BLACK MOODS continued to keep the gears grinding during the pandemic by packing up their home studio and temporarily going to the Ozarks (Kennedy’s hometown) to isolate and begin writing and recording their next album with Sunshine’s Grammy-nominated producer Johnny “K” Karkazis. The band also remotely recorded a new track with legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles), the release of which is TBA.

Known for their galvanizing live performances—which have seen them perform alongside acts including The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Whitesnake, Adelitas Way and OtherwiseTHE BLACK MOODS will continue to safely bring their showmanship to the stage with appearances at the below listed shows and festivals:

11/14-15 Lake Pleasant, AZ – Volstock @ Pleasant Harbor
11/20 Puerto Penasco, MX – RCPM en Vivo @ Rocky Point
4/10/2021 Orlando, FL – Hops & Hogs Festival @ Orlando Amphitheater
9/4-5/2021 Charlotte, NC – Hops & Hogs Festival @ Park Expo Center
10/9/2021 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival @ Discovery Park

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