Rock music’s most exciting debut of 2022, Classless Act, are giving listeners a different, unplugged take on the amped up, energetic anthems that make up their acclaimed album, Welcome To The Show, which was released June 24 via Better Noise Music and has already racked up more than 2 million streams. Over the course of two months, Classless Act have been and will release a new acoustic take and new video every two weeks, culminating in a 5-song collection, Welcome To The Acoustic Show, on December 16
Frontman Derek Day comments: “2022 has been a year of a hundred shows… cranked up and running around stages in clubs, theaters and stadiums. We wanted to show you that we’re more than just that… we can also do weddings and bar mitzvahs.”
Recorded live at Sunset Sound, with no overdubs, the new takes hone in on the talent of front-man Derek Day and the musicianship of the talented-beyond-their-young-years ensemble that includes Dane Pieper (guitar), Griffin Tucker (guitar), Franco Gravante (bass), and Chuck McKissock (drums). Gravante personally mixed the acoustic tracks himself.
In December, Classless Act will head out on the road again combining headline shows and also dates as guest to Billboard chart toppers Giovannie & The Hired Guns.
In addition to appearing on the Stadium Tour that featured Def Leppard, Joan Jett and Motley Crue, Classless Act also played Aftershock (Oct. 9), the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival, where they shared the bill with Muse, Bring Me The Horizon and The Struts.
CLASSLESS ACT TOUR DATES
Nov 29 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
Nov 30 – New Orleans, LA @ Parish @ Hob
Dec 1 – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen *
Dec 2 – Destin, FL @ Club LA*
Dec 4 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Dec 7 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
Dec 8 – Chattanooga, TN @ Barrel House Ballroom *
Dec 9 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom *
Dec 10 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s *
Dec 11 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd
Dec 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage *
Dec 14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar *
Dec 16 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon *
Dec 17 – Harrisonburg, PA @ Stage on Herr *
Dec 18 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry *
Dec 21 – Lawrence, KS @ Lucia
Dec 22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Dec 30 – North Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
Dec 31 – San Diego, CA @ Beaumonts
ABOUT CLASSLESS ACT:
It’s not often that a band comes around like Classless Act who have tempted a new generation of fans and given rock’s faithful a reason to keep believing. Influenced by Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Bowie, the L.A.-based five-piece bring a fresh, young take on a golden age of music. They’ve been applauded by bands like Jane’s Addiction, given nods from execs with Live Nation and MTV, and are already finding their footing in major international markets barely a year after releasing their first single “Give It To Me” in 2021.
With the release of their anticipated debut Welcome To The Show via Better Noise Music on June 24, the band immediately racked up 2 million streams and got the attention of rock bibles like Loudwire, SPIN, Metal Hammer, and Blabbermouth, the latter who said Classless Act “stands ready to carve out a legacy of its own.”
While the music tells its own story, so do the members of the band themselves, hailing from all over the globe, including Hawaii, Los Angeles, Argentina, and Dallas. The band, featuring Derek Day (vocals), Dane Pieper (guitar), Griffin Tucker (guitar), Franco Gravante (bass), and Chuck McKissock (drums), first formed in 2018 when the five former strangers met through friends via social media. Their chemistry quickly came to light, the members fusing together anthemic rhythms, shreddy guitars, soaring vocals and clever arrangements that, as one writer astutely said, have “…enough energy to power a city.”
With personal invites to appear on summer 2022’s highest grossing tour, The Stadium Tour, as well as the Taylor Hawkins tribute and Aftershock festival, Classless Act are giving the industry whiplash with the constant head turning and are poised to become a next-generation defining act.
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions, and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Dirty Heads, Nothing More, The HU, AWOLNATION, All Good Things, From Ashes To New, Cory Marks, and Fire From The Gods. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Toronto and Sydney.
In 2021, Better Noise Music dominated Billboard’s Year End charts in the rock space, landing at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Imprint, Hard Rock Songs Label charts and ranked as one of the top Mainstream Rock Label for the year.