Crown the Empire just surprised everyone by announcing a brand new tour, and it’s closer than you think. On Wednesday (June 5), the Texas-founded quartet unveiled plans to embark on a late summer excursion. Dubbed Ragefest, the trek will find the band performing at venues across the country throughout July and August.
Ragefest will include stops in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Tucson, Norfolk, and more. The 23-stop outing begins on July 26 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento and concludes a month later on Aug. 25 at the House of Blues in San Diego.
Attila, Veil of Maya, Gideon HAWK, and Life Right Now will join Crown the Empire on the forthcoming tour. A limited number of VIP packages are available on the group’s website. General ticket sales begin this Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m. local time.
In addition to the summer tour news, the four-piece also released the music video for a brand new track. Titled “Sudden Sky,” the band reveals that the song is about the general public’s obsession with technology and instant gratification thanks in part to social media and or unlimited access to the internet.
“Today, our society is being shaped by the digital revolution,” begins the band’s statement.
“Technology is growing at an exponential rate. Humans are more connected than ever before. Unlimited information is in the palm of our hands. But there’s something wrong…we’ve become emotionally disconnected.
They continue: “Instead of confronting our problems, we numb them with drugs and technological overload. We’re addicted to social media and instant gratification. The lines between what’s real and what’s not are extremely blurred. There’s a glitch in this system, and we need to find a solution before it’s too late…The music video for ‘Sudden Sky’ is a visual representation of this never-ending cycle.”
Watch the music video for “Sudden Sky” above.
RAGEFEST 2019 TOUR DATES:
July 26 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
July 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
July 30 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
Aug. 1 – Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater
Aug. 2 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
Aug. 3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Aug. 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Aug. 6 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott
Aug. 7 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Aug. 9 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Aug. 10 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Aug. 11 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Aug. 13 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
Aug. 14 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Aug. 16 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Aug. 17 – Orlando, FL – Plaza
Aug. 18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Aug. 20 – Destin, FL – Club LA
Aug. 21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Aug. 23 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
Aug. 24 – Tucson, AZ – Encore (Club XS)
Aug. 25 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues