MUSIC NEWS: @THEEXPENDABLES to release new album ‘Sand In the Sky’ January 13, 2015; Kick off 40-date ‘Winter Blackout Tour’ January 23

Santa Cruz, CA-based reggae-rock-metal band THE EXPENDABLES will kick start 2015 with the January 13 release of their sixth full-length studio album SAND IN THE SKY (Stoopid Records) and then hit the road on their annual "Winter Blackout Tour" from January through March.

SAND IN THE SKY—mixed by Butthole Surfer guitarist and legendary producer Paul Leary (Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, U2, Weezer) and co-produced by THE EXPENDABLES and Gordon Brislawn (who was a co-producer on their Getting' Filthy album)--features the new song "Starry Night," currently available as a free download via Those that pre-order the 12-track album via iTunes (HERE) will also receive an instant download of "Starry Night" along with another new track, "Music Move Me." SAND IN THE SKY marks the follow up to their 2010 full-length album Prove It (Stoopid Records), which debuted at #4 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and #30 on the Independent Chart, and 2012's acoustic album Gone Soft. See below for full tracklisting for SAND IN THE SKY.

The lyric video for "Starry Night"--with almost 14,000 views since its October 24 release—can be viewed here:

"We are beyond excited to finally release Sand In the Sky," the band shares. "We know our fans have been waiting for new music and we can't wait for everyone to hear it! Go grab 'Starry Night' for free to hold you over until January and then get ready for us. This year's 'Winter Blackout Tour' is going to be insane and we're stoked to come to your city and rock your faces off!"

THE EXPENDABLES--Geoff Weers (guitar/vocals), Adam Patterson (drums/vocals), Raul Bianchi (lead guitar) and Ryan DeMars (bass)--will hit the road starting Friday, January 23 in Ventura, CA. Their 40-date outing--featuring support from BALLYHOO! (on select dates), Fortunate Youth (on select dates) and Katastro (on all dates)--will then stop in Los Angeles at the House of Blues Sunset Strip on Saturday, January 24 before making its way north to Sacramento, Portland, Seattle and Eugene. Next, the band will head east stopping in Park City, Aspen, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, Madison, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Burlington before hitting New York City on Thursday, February 19 at Highline Ballroom. The "Winter Blackout Tour" then moves on to Asbury Park, Washington, DC, Boston, Atlanta, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Baton Rouge, Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Santa Ana before wrapping Sunday, March 15 in San Diego. See below for a full list of tour dates. For more information on the "Winter Blackout Tour," including links to purchase tickets, go to:

THE EXPENDABLES will also celebrate the holiday season with two hometown shows at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz during Thanksgiving week (Wednesday, November 26 and Saturday, November 29) along with a special New Year's Eve show at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA.

SAND IN THE SKY tracklisting:

  1. Starry Night
  2. Music Move Me
  3. Anti Social
  4. We Are the Fire
  5. Up All Night
  6. That Spark
  7. Weather Man
  8. Take Me
  9. Zombies In America
  10. Nothing I Wouldn't Do
  11. Black Heart
  12. Stereo

Catch THE EXPENDABLES on the road in the following cities:

Wed 11/26 Santa Cruz, CA The Atrium at The Catalyst Club
Sat 11/29 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Wed 12/31 Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
Winter Blackout 2015 w/ Ballyhoo! (select dates), Fortunate Youth (select dates) & Katastro (all dates)
^Fri 1/23 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
^Sat 1/24 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues Sunset Strip
^Sun 1/25 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing Co.
^Tue 1/27 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
^Wed 1/28 Chico, CA The Senator Theatre
*Thu 1/29 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
*Fri 1/30 Seattle, WA Neptune Theater
*Sat 1/31 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
*Tue 2/3 Park City, UT Park City Live
*Wed 2/4 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
*Thu 2/5 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
*Fri 2/6 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
*Sat 2/7 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room Lounge
*Sun 2/8 Lawrence, KS The Granada
*Tue 2/10 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
*Wed 2/11 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
*Thu 2/12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe
*Fri 2/13 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
*Sat 2/14 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
*Sun 2/15 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Lounge
*Tue 2/17 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
*Wed 2/18 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
*Thu 2/19 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
*Fri 2/20 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
*Sat 2/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
*Sun2/22Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
*Tue 2/24 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
*Wed 2/25 Jacksonville Beach, FL Freebird Live
*Thu 2/26 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing
*Fri 2/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues Orlando
*Sat 2/28 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution
*Sun 3/1 Gainesville, FL High Dive Bar & Venue
*Tue 3/3 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
*Wed 3/4 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
*Thu 3/5 Austin, TX Emo's
*Fri 3/6 Houston, TX House of Blues
*Sat 3/7 Dallas, TX House of Blues
^Thu 3/12 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
^Fri 3/13 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Sat 3/14 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park (Pot of Gold Fest)
^Sun 3/15 San Diego, CA House of Blues

^with Fortunate Youth
*with Ballyhoo!

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