Drowning Pool Announce Tour Dates, Tease New Album


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Drowning Pool – Story by Anne Erickson, courtesy photo via Drowning Pool

Drowning Pool will release their sixth studio album, “Strike a Nerve,” later this year

Texas rockers Drowning Pool have announced that their new studio album, “Strike a Nerve,” will arrive later this year on UMe/T-Boy. The upcoming set will mark Drowning Pool’s sixth studio album and third with frontman Jasen Moreno in the fold.

While some members of Drowning Pool have changed over the years, founding members C.J. Pierce, Stevie Benton and Mike Luce have been together for a whopping 25 consistent years. Moreno joining the group in 2012. The band’s 2001 hit “Bodies” off their debut album, “Sinner,” is still a regular on rock radio. Now, their sights are set towards the future.

“I’m so grateful for such a big opportunity and proud of everyone’s hard work that afforded us this chance,” Moreno said in a statement. “It’s been such a flood of emotions since we started recording this album and talking to Universal. It almost didn’t seem real when everything was put on pause because of Covid. I’m so eager for people to hear the new record and get out there and perform it live. I’m very excited and I welcome the pressure of the moment, but what I feel most is gratitude and anticipation for what the future holds.”

The new album is a long time coming. The songs and record deal were actually completed before the pandemic, so the release was put on hold for the past two years. The extra time enabled Drowning Pool to “live with a finished album for more than a year and a half before they could make plans for its release,” according to a statement.

“I don’t want to be one of those guys who spouts off about ‘Strike A Nerve’ being the greatest record we’ve ever made, but I’m looking forward to letting everyone who hears it have that debate,” Benton said. “What I will say is that we put every bit of our heart and soul into these songs and hope everyone digs the album as much as we do.”

Drowning Pool will take the new tunes on the road for their “Brothers In Arms Tour” alongside Ill Niño and (Hed) P.E. this spring. View the full roster of tour dates below. The tour comes just after the 20th anniversary of Drowning Pool’s “Sinner” debut, which was recently released on vinyl for the first time.

“As a band, we’ve been through all the ups and downs you can imagine and then some,” drummer Mike Luce said. “When our manager told us that Universal was interested, we were beyond excited, but honestly thought it was just a pipe dream. Then we met the team, things became real, and we realized that they truly are as passionate about music as we are. After all that we’ve been through, being a part of the Universal family is just an unimaginable moment.”

Drowning Pool 2022 Tour Dates with Ill Niño and (Hed) P.E.:

03/13 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box
03/15 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
03/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
03/18 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theate
03/19 – Portland, ME @ AURA
03/20 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
03/21 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
03/23 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Pierre’s
03/24 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
03/25 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
03/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
03/27 – Belvidere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre
03/29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
03/31 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
04/01 – Tacoma, WA @ Spanish Ballroom
04/02 – Portland, OR @ Roselan
04/03 – Reno, NV @ Virginia Street Brewhouse
04/04 – Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
04/05 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A GoGo
04/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
04/07 – El Paso, TX @ The Rock House
04/08 – Dallas, TX @ Granada
04/09 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
04/10 – Abilene, TX @ Abilene Convention Center
12/09-11 – Waregem, Belgium @ Waregemse Metal Days
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