Here Come The Bots

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The Bots – Tour Preview

There seems to be a tag line thrown around in pop culture every 15 years or so that deems “Rock is Dead”.
 

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I heard it during the rise of Hip-Hop…. during the late 90’s early 2000’s when Britney and Fred Durst were dating, and recently with the onset of Dubstep and Skrillex’s rad hairdo. And then, more often than not, the backlash hits and a movement brings everything back to the basics, the fervor of something new dissipates, and the foundation of that blues based music just doesn’t crumble. It happened with the late 70’s punk movement, with the early 90’s Seattle movement, it was there with The White Stripes and The Black Keys showed up, and the rock ‘n roll faithful seem to be coming back to the fold with The Bots.

The Bots are two brothers from Los Angeles, guitarist and vocalist, Mikaiah and Drummer, Anaiah Lei. Their sound crosses boundaries between the snarkiest punk and garage rock, combined with the muddiest blues and soul one could find. As if Bad Brains and Son House were liquefied, blended and force fed to Elvis with a sprig of Isley Brothers.

Their live shows are intense, and frenetic, offering a youthful energy and enthusiasm, touring and gaining accolades with acts as diverse as Blur, the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The Bots began recording and touring at the ripe ages of 12 and 15, and have since been featured in nearly every rock magazine as the next big thing in music. Still in their late teens with 3 self-released albums, they were picked up by Fader Records and released the 4-song EP Sincerely Sorry in 2013.

A string of festival tours including The Vans Warped Tour, Coachella, and Fun Fun Fun Fest, cemented their name on the cusp of something big. In October, 2014 the band released their feature length debut, Pink Palms, to critical acclaim and positive reviews. The Bots hometown paper, The Los Angeles Times, dubbed the record; “a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock” and I couldn’t agree more.

The Bots are hitting the road this summer support the co-headlining Deftones and Incubus venture alongside Death From Above 1979. The full tour is listed below, and it features the following Florida dates:
8/13 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
8/14 Coral Sky Amphitheater West Palm Beach, FL

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SUMMER 2015 TOUR
With INCUBUS, DEFTONES, and DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979

* W/ DFA 1979 ONLY
^ W/ INCUBUS AND DEFTONES ONLY

FRIDAY, JULY 17 *
THE NORVA, NORFOLK, VA

SATURDAY, JULY 18 *
THE NATIONAL, RICHMOND, VA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE, CLARKSTON, MI

THURSDAY, JULY 23 ^
FIRST MIDWEST BANK AMPHITHEATRE, TINLEY PARK, IL

FRIDAY, JULY 24 *
MERCURY BALLROOM, LOUISVILLE, KY

SATURDAY, JULY 25
RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER, CINCINNATI, OH

SUNDAY, JULY 26
LAWN AT WHITE RIVER STATE PARK, INDIANAPOLIS, IN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 ^
EDGEFEST AT TD ECHO BEACH, TORONTO, ON

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 ^
BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PAVILION AT MEADOWBROOK, GILFORD, NH

MONDAY, AUGUST 3 *
ALTAR BAR, PITTSBURGH, PA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
PNC BANK ARTS CENTER, HOLMDEL, NJ

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
NIKON AT JONES BEACH THEATER, WANTAGH, NY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
XFINITY CENTER, MANSFIELD, MA

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER, CAMDEN, NJ

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
PNC MUSIC PAVILION, CHARLOTTE, NC

MONDAY, AUGUST 10 *
THE RITZ, RALEIGH, NC

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
AARON’S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD, ATLANTA, GA

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE, TAMPA, FL

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
CORAL SKY AMPHITHEATER, WEST PALM BEACH, FL

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
BOLD SPHERE MUSIC AT CHAMPIONS SQUARE, NEW ORLEANS, LA

MONDAY, AUGUST 17
AUSTIN360 AMPHITHEATER, AUSTIN, TX

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 *
PAPER TIGER, SAN ANTONIO, TX

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION PRESENTED BY HUNTSMAN, HOUSTON, TX

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
GEXA ENERGY PAVILION, DALLAS, TX

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE, MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO

MONDAY, AUGUST 24
RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE, MORRISON, CO

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
SHORELINE AMPHITHEATRE, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

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