Alien Ant Farm throws record release party for Always And Forever at The World Famous Whisky A Go Go.

Alien Ant Farm has released their first new record since 2006’s Up In The Attic. The album titled Always And Forever was released Feb. 24 at an album-release show at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA. For a Tuesday night the venue was full of fans who have been waiting almost nine years to hear new music. One of Detroit’s hottest bands Kaleido came into town to open the show. The two bands spent a good amount of time touring together over the summer and it was the perfect combination for this show.

Kaleido played a short but powerful six-song set and included four brand new songs. They opened the how with the song “Nice Bitch” which quickly grabbed the attention of everyone in the room. Frontwoman Christina Chriss decked out in her hollywood shades, black leather jacket, and palm tree filled dress had the crowd hooked within minutes with her commanding stage presence. The band quickly went into the new songs titled “Pretty Good,” “On One,” and Trouble In Paradise.” The songs are a mix of the bands solid rock n’ roll with a fresh reggae type sound mixed in on “Trouble In Paradise.”  They closed the set with two of their heavier hitting songs, “My Rock & Roll” and “Jane.”

When Alien Ant Farm took the stage the floor was packed and the balcony was lined full of fans.  The new album was funded by a successful Pledge Music Campaign. Many of those pledgers were in the crowd and anxious to hear the new songs. The band mixed in plenty of the new songs, including “Simpatico.” “Let Em Know.” and “Homage.”  The first single from the new record, “Homage,” was released last year. It is the standout track on the album and pays homage to all of the bands that have influenced Alien Ant Farm over the years. The album features a few heavy rock songs and a few softer ballads, including “American Pie” a song surely to be stuck in your head all day. The band still mixed in the fan favorites during the set including “Movies,” “These Days,” and closing with their biggest song to date “Smooth Criminal.”

Always And Forever is a breath of fresh air in today’s current rock n’ roll scene. It has a great mix of heavy rock songs, ballads, and well written hooks that make you want to push play and then replay. The band does not mess around in their live show. It’s not fancy. It’s to the point and what you came to hear, something true fans appreciate. You can check them out on tour soon and be sure to pick up the album.  You can order Always And Forever online at iTunes and Amazon.

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Alien Ant Farm United States Tour dates with (Hed) PE:
3/26 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
3/27 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
3/28 – Duncannon, PA – Tubby’s Nightclub
3/29 – Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
4/1 – Charleston, SC – Ocean Cowboys
4/2 – Fort Pierce, FL – The Inlet
4/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
4/4 – Sanford, FL – West End Live
4/6 – New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
4/7 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
4/8 – Dallas, TX – Trees
4/9 – San Antonio, TX – 210 Kapones Live
4/12 – St. Louis, MO – Mad Magician
4/13 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
4/15 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
4/16 – Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar
4/17 – Detroit, MI – Token Lounge
4/18 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
4/19 – Geneva On The Lake, OH – The Cove
4/21 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
4/22 – Stanhope, NY – The Stanhope House
4/23 – Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
4/24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Legendary Dobbs

Alien Ant Farm UK Tour Dates With Hoobastank and POD:
5/7 – London – KoKo
5/8 – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
5/9 – Nottingham – Rock City
5/10 – Plymouth – Plymouth University
5/12 – Reading – Sub 89
5/13 – Wrexham – William Aston Hall
5/14 – Bristol – Motions Nightclub
5/15 – Cardiff – Y Plas
5/16 – Manchester – Manchester Academy 2
5/17 – Southampton – Engine Rooms

 

 

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