THE REVOLUTION SMILE, featuring former FAR guitarist Shaun Lopez on guitar/vocals, have signed a six-album deal with Flawless Records, the label headed up by LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst. The band hopes to enter the studio in late spring to begin recording their Flawless debut for an early 2003 release. In the meantime, THE REVOLUTION SMILE will shortly issue a new CD, entitled We Are In This Alone, through Buddyhead Records and will celebrate the occasion with a record-release party performance tonight at Scratch 8 in Sacramento, California.
"We're totally excited and know we made the best decision by a long shot [by signing with Flawless]," Lopez told www.sacramento.com. "I never thought I'd have a relationship with [Durst] in my life. I don't care for LIMP BIZKIT at all, but you can't deny that the dude's a good businessman. And he's not going to make us sound like LIMP BIZKIT or PUDDLE OF MUDD. We're not trying to be part of any nu-metal scene or pop scene."
An MP3 of the track "The Gift", taken from We Are In This Alone, can be downloaded from this location.
THE REVOLUTION SMILE will perform several headlining dates this month before joining PUDDLE OF MUDD and 30 SECONDS TO MARS on tour in April. The confirmed dates are as follows:
Mar. 02 – Sacramento, CA @ Scratch 8 (w/KEY TO ARSON, SINGE, RED TAPE)
Mar. 09 – Gilroy, CA @ Gaslighter (w/RIVALS)
Mar. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Pound (w/TENFOLD, KEY TO ARSON, 7TH STANDARD)
w/PUDDLE OF MUDD and 30 SECONDS TO MARS
Apr. 01 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr. 02 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Egyptian Room
Apr. 03 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
Apr. 05 - Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Center
Apr. 06 - Kansas City, KS @ Memorial Hall
Apr. 07 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Apr. 09 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Apr. 10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ SaltAir Pavilion
Apr. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
Apr. 16 - Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Apr. 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Web Theatre
Apr. 21 - The Woodlands, TX @ C.W. Mitchell Pavilion (tentative)
Apr. 26 - Miami, FL @ Bicentennial Park (tentative)
Apr. 28 Orlando, FL @ Lee Vista Center (tentative)