Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL will celebrate the 13th anniversary of their debut album, "Sinner", by performing the LP in its entirety on the 20-date "unLUCKy 13th Anniversary 'Sinner' Tour", which is set to kick off in late October. Support on the trek will come from LIKE A STORM, A BREACH OF SILENCE and RED TIDE RISING
"Sinner" was certified platinum within six weeks of its release in 2001, while the CD's first single, "Bodies", was one of the most frequently aired videos on MTV by a new band. DROWNING POOL reached out to an ever-greater audience with dynamic performances at Wrestlemania XVIII and Ozzfest during the summers of 2001 and 2002. Unfortunately, their streak of success was not to last. Shortly after rousing the crowd at Ozzfest in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 3, 2002, vocalist Dave "Stage" Williams was found dead of natural causes on the tour bus.
In conjunction with the upcoming tour, The Bicycle Music Company/Concord will release a special two-disc 13th-anniversary edition of "Sinner". This deluxe edition includes 13 unreleased tracks, officially available for the first time ever, including the fan favorite "Soul" and the "Heroes Sleeping" demo, Dave's last studio appearance with the band. The "Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" will be available on November 11 with an Amazon pre-order available now. The first video from the new deluxe reissue is an all-new zombie-themed lyric video for "Bodies".
"Sinner (Unlucky 13th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)" track listing:
03. Tear Away
04. All Over Me
08. I Am
10. Told You So
01. Sermon (demo)
02. You Made Me (demo)
03. Care Not (demo)
04. Mask (demo)
05. Soul (demo)
06. Break You (demo)
07. Less Than Zero (demo)
08. Follow (demo)
09. Told You So (demo)
10. I Am (demo)
11. Tear Away (demo)
12. Bodies (demo)
13. Heroes Sleeping (demo)
In January 2004, the band announced the addition of singer Jason "Gong" Jones. Their sophomore effort, "Desensitized", followed several months later. In 2006, Ryan McCombs assumed the vocal duties, and a year later they released "Full Circle", followed by a self-titled album in 2010. McCombs, the only singer to ever record more than one album with the group, departed the following year, and was replaced by SUICIDE HOOK vocalist Jasen Moreno, who made his official debut on 2013's "Resilience".
Says DROWNING POOL: "'Sinner' represents that amazing time in DROWNING POOL's career when things really started to take off. It reminds us of that raw energy and excitement we had when we first got our music out there… when we first started touring worldwide.
"For us to be able to play the whole 'Sinner' record for our fans is such a great opportunity. Especially for all of newer DROWNING POOL fans who know about the original 'Sinner' days with the late great Dave Williams, but never got to see that show. It's a great chance for them to see us how we first started. And Jasen Moreno is heading up center stage. He has been our friend throughout this whole journey, his time, dedication, and respect to the DROWNING POOL fans shines through every night at every show.
"We're looking forward to rocking out with everyone. Don't miss it! And we look forward to our continued journey of celebrating older and newer DROWNING POOL music."
"unLUCKy 13th Anniversary 'Sinner' Tour" dates:
Oct. 22 - Jefferson, LA - Southport Hall
Oct. 23 - Destin, FL - Club LA
Oct. 24 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
Oct. 25 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
Oct. 26 - Cape Coral, FL - Dixie Roadhouse
Oct. 28 - Fredericksburg, VA - Hard Times
Oct. 29 - Virginia Beach, VA - Shakas
Oct. 30 - Lynchburg, VA - Phase 2
Oct. 31 - Fostoria, OH - The New Nest
Nov. 01 - Macomb, IL - The Outskirts
Nov. 02 - Sioux Falls, SD - The District
Nov. 04 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
Nov. 05 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Nov. 06 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater & Lounge
Nov. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
Nov. 08 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Nov. 13 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 14 - Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
Nov. 15 - Missoula, MT - Stage 112
Nov. 16 - Billings, MT - Babcock Theatre
Nov. 18 - Minot, ND - The Original Bar and Nightclub
Nov. 19 - Spring Lake Park, MN - Pov’s
Nov. 21 - Racine, WI - RT 20
Nov. 22 - Ringle, WI - Q and Z Expo Center
Nov. 23 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Nov. 26 - Joplin, MO - Rock 3405
"Resilience" sold 6,300 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 72 on The Billboard chart. The band teamed up with producer Kato Khandwalla at House of Loud Studios in New Jersey, as well as John Feldmann (THE USED, STORY OF THE YEAR), and completed the album in Dallas.