Friday, June 24, 2022 - One of 2021's hottest breakout bands, Seattle's five-piece AVOID, has dropped their latest single and music video "My World". Not only that, but the band has also announced their forthcoming new album 'Cult Mentality' due for release on Friday, October 14 (via Thriller Records). Speaking on today's release, vocalist Benny Scholl commented:
“We’re so stoked to share this track with y’all. From the second we started writing it this has been one we’ve been excited about it. It’s a song to turn up loud and say “fuck it” to anything getting you down. In my humble opinion, it also shows off every side of the band and gives you a taste of a little bit of everything that’s coming with future releases. Blast this shit, and welcome to My World.”
Prior to today, AVOID previously shared "COWABUNGA" and "Split (Kill It)" which together have totaled over 237,000 streams on Spotify alone and over 108,000 views on YouTube. Watch the music video for "My World" here or at the link below, stream the track here, and be sure to stay tuned for more AVOID news coming soon.
Catch AVOID's wild live show on the Obsidian Tour starting next month alongside Northlane, Silent Planet, and Loathe. For ticket information, please click here.
Obsidian North American Tour Dates: July 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall July 15 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Lounge July 16 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon July 17 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre July 19 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens July 20 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room July 22 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater July 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater July 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues Chicago July 26 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall July 27 - Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall July 28 - Montreal, WC @ Theatre Corona July 29 - Quebec, QC @ Imperial Bell July 30 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club July 31 - New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza August 2 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland August 3 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation @ The Intersection August 4 - Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre August 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater August 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) August 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage August 9 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground August 10 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Heaven August 12 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution August 13 - Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre August 14 - Destin, FL @ Club LA August 16 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall August 17 - San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box August 18 - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live August 19 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck August 20 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall August 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot August 23 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater August 24 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego August 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
ABOUT AVOID Engaging, edgy, erratic, irreverent, wild, vibrant, fun… there’s certainly no shortage of adjectives to describe AVOID and their quest to fuel that feeling of being a part of something. Evoking a nostalgia for the kind of music that seeps into your soul, the Seattle five-piece channel the musical legacy synonymous with their hometown while blissfully genre-hopping to create something entirely new. Good times with a message of inclusivity, with a drive to bring passion, innovation and provocation back to heavy music and pull in the community around it, AVOID crackle with the energy of a young act ready to take the world by storm. While the world fell silent in 2020, the band seized the moment to make noise with the release of their attention-grabbing EP The Burner - and it got LOUD. Securing a sponsorship with NASCAR, the band had their music and band-branded vehicle in the official video game. Singer Benny Scholl went viral with his accidentally acapella rendition of the National Anthem at the NASCAR Vegas race, endearing himself to sports commentator Jim Rome who ran with coverage of the event for weeks. New tracks “COWABUNGA” and “Split (Kill It)” are the start of something important, something defining - and AVOID are bringing everyone along for the ride. Hold on tight, it’s about to get weird.
AVOID are: Benny Scholl - Vocals Nick Olson - Guitar Chris Echols - Guitar Luke Ryder - Bass Paul Jaton - Drums