Falling in Reverse
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Doors at 6:00pm
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About Falling in Reverse
The fine line between genius and insanity, self-seriousness and self-deprecation, implosion and explosion: that is the phantom zone where FALLING IN REVERSE thrives.
Falling In Reverse founder, frontman, and Machiavellian heroic supervillan / villainous superhero Ronnie Radke is the walking, talking, breathing, spitting, screaming, singing, fighting, loving, hyper-confident, sensitive, and vulnerable embodiment of a generation’s id. He’s the ego and super-ego in the classic Freudian sense, “slipping” all over the place with vicious bite and playful innuendo. With his music, art, and life, he is the living embodiment of broken homes, the frustrated contradiction of self-destruction, and everyday single-minded defiance against a world gone mad.
Coming Home is his latest reinvention, coming full-circle back to the start, reinvigorated as mad scientist conductor of soaring, transcendent, engaging alternative pop-rock with massive radio hooks and a still-beating heavy metal hardcore heart. “Broken,” “Loser,” “Hanging On,” “I Don’t Mind,” and “Coming Home” are shocking in their epic scope, vibrant authenticity, and unrelenting dedication to personal truth.
He shoved the world of Warped Tour kicking and screaming into the vintage decadence of the hard rock scene with the band he formed with his childhood best friend in Las Vegas. Then, even as countless bands followed in his wake, he was on the stylistic move, dominating the social media conversation and crowd sing-alongs with Falling In Reverse’s debut album, The Drug in Me is You, now based in Southern California.
As Revolver, Kerrang!, Alternative Press, and the rest of the rock and metal press anointed him the scene’s new king on the strength of playful self-examinations-turned-anthems like “Raised by Wolves,” “Tragic Magic,” and “I’m Not a Vampire,” Radke and his crew shook up conventions once again, dropping the ironically titled Fashionably Late years before the audience at large had any suspicions about what would hit ‘em.
What began as the “worst music video of all time” (according to media tastemaker VICE) turned into another 20 million YouTube views (for a band closing in on roughly 100 million views total) in “Alone.” Like many parts of the eclectic album, it’s a rap-metal hybrid with a forward thinking step into modern electro beats. Like the best of Radke’s work, the song serves as both hyper masculine anthem and anxiety confessional. The press and fans followed the band’s every move, documenting each twist and turn.
Just Like You mined similar territory with even more precision, from the title track to undeniable metalcore bangers like “Chemical Prisoner” and “Guillotine IV (The Final Chapter),” to the poppy crowd-mover “Sexy Drug,” and heartbreaking ballad, “Brother.”
Coming Home is the most focused Falling In Reverse album, thematically and artistically. Crafted once again with Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Slash, Trivium), who has worked on every one of Radke’s records going back to the now-classic debut album from Escape The Fate, the record sees the group at their most atmospheric. It’s the latest bold step for a frontman who has defined himself by a mixture of courage and vulnerability, of bravado and introspection. He’s tightened his personal inner circle and withdrawn from the antics of the past as he’s poured even more of himself into his art.
Coming Home is the album Radke dreamed about making as a kid, teaching himself to play guitar with Blink-182 and Green Day songs, rapping along to Dr. Dre and Eminem, skipping school, going to shows, and doing whatever it took to redefine his life beyond the hardscrabble circumstances of his upbringing, even when the obstacles were of his own design. Now it’s time to get Coming Home to as many people as possible.
FALLING IN REVERSE continues to champion the outsider, the cast aside, the underestimated, making music to empower and inspire life’s underdogs.
About Crown The Empire
Art should confront and challenge convention, but Crown The Empire take it one step further. Since bursting onto the scene in 2012, Crown The Empire have shown no signs of slowing down on their undeniable course toward world domination. Offering a metalcore take on the sound of predecessors like Linkin Park, Crown the Empire fuse electronic ambiance with metal catharsis, creating a moody and dramatic sound that sets the Dallas, Texas band apart from its contemporaries.
About Tom MacDonald
Anyone who is familiar with Tom’s work would be doing him a great disfavor by classifying him as just a ‘rapper’. More accurately described as a visionary, his artistry is not confined to the manufactured stereotypes. With his roots lying in Hip Hop, Rock ’n’ Roll, and Rap, his cinematic visuals push boundaries, are immediately identifiable, and unlike anything currently on the North American scene. As rap stars have become the new rock stars, there couldn't be a better time for Tom MacDonald.
In the past 5 months, Tom has accumulated over 15 million video views on his last 4 singles/videos, with these videos being shared cumulatively upwards of 500k times. His latest single “HELLUVIT” hit 3.5M in 3 days, is currently at 8M+, and is generating one million views every 3 days. His Facebook fans and likes grew virally at an incredible rate of 3500% in the past 5 months, and currently 200,000+ dedicated followers engage with him on Facebook. He has 50,000 active monthly listeners on Spotify, and 500,000 streams. YouTube also caught the wave and his subscribers are growing at a rate of 300% MOM.
But…this wasn't an overnight success. Tom has released 10 full-length projects with high-budget wildly creative music videos (some are short films) since beginning his career 7 years ago, and has written many songs for other artists. His growing fan-base has been intensely supportive throughout his various music and video releases.
Currently living in Los Angeles, Tom was born in Vancouver, Canada and spent most of his teenage years as a professional wrestler. By the time Tom was 17, he had wrestled across Canada, on a bi-weekly TV show in Alberta and on Pay Per View with many WWE Super Stars. Despite his immediate and ongoing success in the world of professional wrestling, his passion was for music. It was this greater passion that prompted Tom to leave the wrestling business and forge a career in the music industry.
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