Roadrunner Records / FRKST band Highly Suspect have announced details of a 2023 U.K. & EU headline tour. The Midnight Demon Club Tour is set to begin September 14th in Glasgow at the SWG3 Galvanizers (Indoor) and will hit cities including Manchester, London, Bristol, Paris, Munich, Warsaw before wrapping up at Barcelona’s Razzmatazz 2 on 21st October. In addition, Highly Suspect are set to support Muse on the April leg of their U.S. headline tour which also features special guests Evanescence. Those dates begin on April 2nd at the Desert Diamond Arena in Phoenix, AZ and will feature stops in Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle and more. Tickets for all dates are on sale now at www.highlysuspect.net.
The upcoming live dates will see Highly Suspect celebrating their acclaimed new album, The Midnight Demon Club which arrived this past September – stream it HERE. The band have released the official video for single New California. The video, which follows skateboarders amongst a series of Californian backdrops, was directed by Steele Pace and Haden McKenna, in which the latter also stars in the video alongside Rodney Anderson and Clayton Brann. Watch the official video for New California HERE.
The three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated band kicked off the album campaign with lead single Natural Born Killer which hit #1 at Active Rock radio and is accompanied by an Andrew Sandler directed official music video. The Midnight Demon Club is also highlighted by the singles Ice Cold, New California and Pink Lullabye. The album finds Highly Suspect at a turning point. Produced by Highly Suspect and WZRD BLD, the 12-track offering teems with truth barely contained in fits of metallic exorcism and hip-hop-induced beat-craft. Stoned musings about a world on the brink of destruction ride over gorgeously uneasy orchestration and vocal transmissions that drip with sadness, longing, rage, and confidence all at once.
Never content to follow, Highly Suspect push rock music forward by trusting their instincts and raising a middle finger to everything else. The multi-GRAMMY® Award-nominated and gold-certified band – Johnny Stevens [vocals, guitar], Ryan Meyer [drums, vocals], Rich Meyer [bass, vocals], Matt Kofos [guitar] and Mark Schwartz [synths] – don’t just talk about burning the rules and breaking the mold; they actually do so. The band’s chemically imbalanced mix of gritty guitars, haunting piano, off-kilter synths, hip-hop production, cinematic vision, and beautifully possessed vocals transformed them into a phenomenon beloved by a diehard global fanbase known as “MCID” [My Crew Is Dope].
After grinding it out as an underground curiosity, they scraped a path to mainstream infamousness with their 2015 full-length debut, Mister Asylum. It earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Rock Album” as the single “Lydia” received a nomination for “Best Rock Song” was certified gold by the RIAA. The 2016 follow-up The Boy Who Died Wolf roared to life with the gold-selling “My Name Is Human,” which catapulted to #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and garnered a GRAMMY® Nomination for “Best Rock Song.” 2019’s MCID affirmed them as the rare outfit who could collaborate with Young Thug and Gojira on the same album. Loudwire hailed the latter among the “50 Best Rock Albums of 2019.” With hundreds of millions of streams and sold out shows on multiple continents, Highly Suspect charge ahead of the pack again on 2022’s The Midnight Demon Club with no compromises and no apologies as they challenge rock to be dangerous and maybe even life-changing again.