Female fronted hard rock band New Years Day is on tour this fall/winter supporting Halestorm and In This Moment as a part of an epic all-female-fronted U.S. tour. The band released their EP, Diary of a Creep, this past January. The six-song EP features five cover songs, paying tribute to artists that shaped the band like Garbage, No Doubt, and more.
The EP contains “Only Happy When it Rains,” a somber alt-rock anthem by the multiplatinum Garbage, the Shirley Manson fronted band that includes songwriter and performer Butch Vig (who produced landmark albums by Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, and Foo Fighters). There is New Years Day’s version of the Linkin Park mega-hit “Crawling,” with Costello putting her own spin on the fierce vocal delivery of the late Chester Bennington. “Don’t Speak,” the smash ballad from No Doubt’s diamond-selling album Tragic Kingdom. Dark new wave finds its way into the EP via New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle.” On the other end of the New Years Day spectrum, Pantera’s classic “Fucking Hostile,” which is now a staple of New Years Day’s live show.
Formed in Orange County, Calif. by Ashley Costello, New Years Day shook the scene with their Century Media debut, Victim to Villain, in 2013 featuring their breakout single “Angel Eyes.” The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their Epidemic EP and critically acclaimed Malevolence full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails and Five Finger Death Punch while also headlining the longest-running touring festival in 2017.
Ashley Costello had a vision for New Years Day, one conceived by an everyday teen consumed with the music and imagery of trailblazing heroes like My Chemical Romance, Marilyn Manson, and AFI, while equally obsessed with the grand theatricality of the macabre. Costello forged her creative vehicle through blood, sweat, tears, and makeup brushes, clutching and clawing forward with a tight grip on creative control through early lineups, demos, and an obscure debut.
New Years Day fully came into its own in 2013, delivering the goods to a vibrant audience enticed by dynamic live performances, with their Century Media debut, Victim to Villain. The Epidemic EP that followed further cemented their place in the heavy music landscape, offering delicious melodic treats of fantastical whimsy wrapped in haunting and devastating rock majesty. Dandy architects of wit and madness like Edgar Allen Poe and Tim Burton are crucial reference points, equal in stature to Rob Zombie, Evanescence, or Alkaline Trio, when it comes to the full spectrum of what New Years Day was able to achieve with the album Malevolence in 2015.
With a unique aesthetic identity and a powerful sound honed in clubs, theaters, and festival stages (like Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life) around the world, New Years Day stands ready to claim a dark destiny that has summoned them with warm invitation since their inception. Bigger audiences have already warmed to the band thanks to successful tours supporting Halestorm, Motionless In White, and Birthday Massacre. New Years Day music videos like “Angel Eyes,” “Kill or Be Killed,” and “Defame Me”.
Be on the lookout for more New Years Day as Music Madness Magazine joins the band for a stop in St Pete, FL in December.
Check New Years Day out on tour with Halestorm and In This Moment…
Nov 16 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
Nov 17 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Nov 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Events Plaza
Nov 21 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County Expo Center
Nov 23 – Syracuse, NY @ Convention Center
Nov 24 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Nov 26 – Cleveland, OH @ Cleve Masonic Auditorium
Dec 1 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center
Dec 2 – Park City, KS @ Hartman Arena
Dec 4 – Springfield, MO @ Shrine Mosque
Dec 5 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
Dec 7 – Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe Casino
Dec 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Dec 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
Dec 12 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Dec 14 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
Dec 16 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
All dates with Halestorm and In This Moment except:
* with In This Moment only ** New Years Day only
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