Backup Planet to release Sophomore LP

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Submitted by -MSO Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:40 am

BACKUP PLANET--the Nashville-based quartet who write arena-size anthems echoing with progressive intricacy, funk swagger, and even a little metallic edge--today (3/9) have announced their sophomore full-length album, REACTIONS, will be released Friday, March 31.

In support of the album, BACKUP PLANET will hit the road with fellow American rock band The Heavy Pets for a 21-date co-headline tour dubbed "The Heavy Planet Tour," kicking off March 17 at High Dive in Gainesville, FL with stops in Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville and Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Bowl (presented by RELIX), among others, before wrapping May 4 at Sundown At Granada in Dallas, TX. The band's upcoming tour will also include solo headlining dates (see full itinerary below). For more information and where to purchase tickets, visit: backupplanetmusic.com/events.

The 10-track REACTIONS album was recorded at Syncromesh Studios in Birmingham, AL with producer Jason Elgin [Collective Soul, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster] and showcases the band's top-shelf musicianship and songwriting, which is spotlighted in "Little Mingo," "A Different Life" and another album standout, the haunting and heartfelt "Sublimation," that conjures up a simmering stew of impressive fretwork, percussion, and towering vocals. BACKUP PLANET--Ben Cooper [keys, vocals], Chris Potocik [drums, vocals], Gavin Donati [guitar, vocals], and Blake Gallant [bass, vocals]--released their full-length debut, Element, during 2015 and have shared the stage with the likes of The Revivalists, Papadosio, and more in addition to headlining countless packed shows. RELIX proclaimed them "On The Verge," and one fateful gig led to signing with powerhouse management firm Red Light Management [Dave Matthews Band, My Morning Jacket, Dopapod, Phish].

Catch BACKUP PLANET on the road:

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

Fri

3/17

Gainesville, FL

High Dive

Sat

3/18

St. Augustine, FL

Café Eleven

^Sun

3/19

Charleston, SC

Charleston Pour House

^Thu

3/23

Huntsville, AL

The Downstairs Connector

^Fri

3/24

Macon, GA

The Hummingbird

^Sat

3/25

Savannah, GA

Barrelhouse South

Sun

3/26

Dunedin, FL

Dunedin Brewery Spring Beer Fest

Wed

3/29

Birmingham, AL

Zydeco

Thu

3/30

Memphis, TN

1884 Lounge

Fri

3/31

Atlanta, GA

Aisle 5

Sat

4/1

Nashville, TN

Exit/In

Mon

4/3

Washington, DC

Gypsy Sally's

Fri

4/14

Philadelphia, PA

Milkboy Philly

Sat

4/15

Syracuse, NY

Funk'n'Waffles

Tue

4/18

Allston, MA

Wonder Bar

Wed

4/19

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Bowl (Presented by RELIX)

Thu

4/20

Bridgeport, CT

The Acoustic

Fri

4/21

Albany, NY

The Hollow

Sat

4/22

Burlington, VT

Nectar's

Sun

4/23

Providence, RI

Alchemy

Wed

4/26

Raleigh, NC

The Pour House

Thu

4/27

Knoxville, TN

The Concourse

Fri

4/28

Chattanooga, TN

Revelry Room

Sat

4/29

Jackson, MS

Martin's

Sun

4/30

New Orleans, LA

Gasa Gasa

^Tue

5/2

Houston, TX

Last Concert Cafe

^Thu

5/4

Dallas, TX

Sundown At Granada