Drowning Pool, Ill Nino and (Hed) P.E. Uniting for Fall U.S. Tour


"The Brothers in Arms" tour poster.

“The Brothers in Arms” tour poster – Story by Anne Erickson, courtesy photo via Drowning Pool

“The Brothers in Arms” tour will feature performances from Drowning Pool, Ill Nino, (Hed) P.E. and Evolution Empire

Three major nu-metal bands are joining forces for a lengthy fall tour. The trek, dubbed the debut “Brothers in Arms” tour, will feature Drowning Pool, Ill Nino and (Hed) P.E., with a run kicking off in late September and running through the end of October.

Drowning Pool will headline the trek. The band hits a milestone in 2021, as the year marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Sinner,” plus they have new music on the way.

“I’m grateful and excited, and looking forward to sharing stages with musicians that I admire, playing music that I’ve appreciated for years,” Drowning Pool vocalist Jasen Moreno said in a statement. “I can’t wait to be on the road with my guys again, and I’m eager to see all the fans again – let’s stay safe and sound!”

Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce added, “Drowning Pool have been friends and family with these guys for more than 20 years – we opened for (Hed) P.E. before we were even signed, and we met Ill Nino on Ozzfest in 2002. When Dave Williams died, they hung our banner on their stage for the rest of the Ozzfest… Twenty years later we’re all still kicking and bringing new music to the table – and we’re still brothers in arms.”

Drowning Pool, Ill Nino and (Hed) P.E. all formed in 2001, so they have a rich history together. They’ve toured together and appeared at festivals together over the years, so this tour is something of a homecoming.

Ill Nino’s current lineup features founding drummer Dave Chavarri and original bassist Laz Pina, along with vocalist Marcos Leal, percussionist Daniel Couto and guitarists Jes DeHoyos and Sal Dominguez.

“I am extremely pleased to be hitting the road with my longtime brothers in Drowning Pool and (Hed) P.E.,” founding Ill Nino drummer Dave Chavarri said. “Ill Nino has deep history with both bands, back to 2001. This is a tour not to be missed!”

(Hed) P.E. will release a new EP, “Sandmine,” on July 23. Evolution Empire will also appear on the tour as the opening act.

“I’m excited to be getting out on the road with Drowning Pool and Ill Nino,” (Hed) P.E. frontman Jared Gomes said in a statement. “I’ve known these guys personally since the beginning. We all came up together, so it’s nice to get back on the road with my brothers in arms. This tour is gonna f***ing destroy. I wouldn’t miss this run if I were you!”

Drowning Pool, Ill Nino and (Hed) P.E. “Brothers in Arms” 2021 Tour Dates:

09/29 – Abilene, TX @ Abilene Convention Center
09/30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/01 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
10/02 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/04 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
10/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/07 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
10/08 – Portland, ME @ Aura
10/09 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
10/10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/12 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater
10/14 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/15 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10/16 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre
10/17 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
10/19 – St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
10/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
10/22 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
10/23 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
10/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal
10/25 – Bozeman, MT @ The Elm
10/26 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
10/27 – Tacoma, WA @ Spanish Ballroom
10/29 – Roseville, CA. @ Goldfiend Trading Post
10/30 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
10/31 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theater

Drowning Pool Only Tour Dates:

09/02 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Rock 92.7 Birthday Bash
09/04 – El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Ent Center
09/05 – Ozawkie, KS @ Paradise Point
09/06 – Iowa City, IOWA @ Wildwood
09/08 – Harrison, OH @ The Blue Note
09/09 – Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs
09/10 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall
09/12 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Anne Erickson
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