Pop Evil

Friday, February 15th at 7:00pm
The Truman
601 E. Truman Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States

Event Description:

We're proud to present our friends POP EVIL returning to Kansas City at The Truman on Friday, February 15th! With them will be Don Jamieson and Them Evils.

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Pop Evil has announced a brand new batch of 24 U.S. headline dates for next year in the never-ending support of their self-titled LP, which was released earlier this year. Veteran comedian and former VH1 That Metal Show host DON JAMIESON will serve as direct support. THEM EVILS will open the tour.

“We are excited to blend rock and comedy for this unique touring experience,” says frontman Leigh Kakaty. "We are big fans of Don, he will bring a lot of energy to the stage each night. We think this is going to be one of the most memorable tours to date with Don Jamison, Them Evils and Savage After Midnight."

The band debuted a stunning new music video for their track, “A Crime To Remember” just a few months ago. Directed by Columbia Tatone, who also directed the band’s last two videos, “Waking Lions” and “Colors Bleed,” it was the third music video installment we'd seen from the band’s most recent self-titled LP. The video beautifully defined the core message of the song, which is clear and present in the song’s triumphant background vocals: “Are we divided / Are we united?” - also a constant theme throughout the new LP. The video was in memory of late producer Kato Khandwala who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this year in Los Angeles. Kato had produced countless rock albums including the most recent Pop Evil LP. 

In March of this year POP EVIL's single "Waking Lions" landed at #1 on the Active Rock airplay chart in the U.S. "Waking Lions" reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart and is in the position of being one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. "Waking Lions" is the band's fifth #1 single with the previous four being "Footsteps," (2015) "Torn to Pieces," (2014) "Deal With the Devil," (2013) and "Trenches," (2013).

Pop Evil released their fifth LP, a self-titled album, on February 16, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne). Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL captures Kakaty and his bandmates at their most inspiring. Every song on the album offers a different spin on the concept behind the band’s name and in an era when many rock bands create a few strong singles, and six or seven less memorable songs and call it an album. POP EVIL is all killer, no filler – the best 11 songs culled from 30 demos. 

It’s a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock and even some electronic music. In the wake of the band’s peppy, upbeat 2015 album UP, which debuted #1 on the Independent Artist Billboard Album Chart, it went on to produce their biggest single to date, “Footsteps.” It’s a wake-up call, a musical rebirth that inspired the band to self-title the release, partially since they’d never done so.