Middle Class Rut on tour this spring – News

Middle Class Rut on tour this spring

Having shared stages with the likes of Muse, Social Distortion, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice In Chains, 30 Seconds To Mars and Linkin Park, we are proud to announce that the Sacramento, CA-based duo Middle Class Rut will be embarking on an exciting headlining tour with Dinosaur Pile Up and Brick and Mortar this spring.

Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham, Middle Class Rut raised the bar with their latest release, June 2013’s Pick Up Your Head, which sees the duo opening up their sound. “We realized we’d exhausted everything we could do with drums, guitar, and vocals,” Lopez explains. “Once we decided to take an ‘anything goes’ approach, the songs poured out. We were freer with layering and didn’t worry if we couldn’t reproduce it live, as long as we captured the music with the highest energy possible.”

Mixed by Grammy winning producer Dave Sardy (Johnny Cash, LCD Soundsystem, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds), the album was produced by the duo working alone in the studio. “We wanted to have a distinct sound,” Lopez says. “Instead of jamming together, I’d write a bass line or a vocal melody. Sean would lay down a tempo and we’d write around that. For percussion, we’d use whatever was laying around – pots and pans, an old desk – anything with a nice crack and ring to it.”

Tour Dates
3/8 – Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar
3/9 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
3/10 – Detroit, MI – Shelter at St. Andrew’s
3/12 – Toronto, ON – TBD
3/14 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
3/15 – Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
3/16 – Brighton, MA – Brighton Music Hall
3/17 – New York, NY – TBD
3/19 – Charlotte, NC – The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
3/20 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
3/21 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
3/22 – Orlando, FL – The Social
3/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
3/25 – Stubb’s Jr.
3/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
3/28 – Tuscon, AZ – The Rock
3/29 – San Bernadino, CA – TBD

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