Columbus, Ohio rock band BEARTOOTH will release its new studio album, “Disease”, on September 28. The band’s third effort is a stark look inward and the next installment chronicling frontman Caleb Shomo‘s battle with his own demons.
In celebration of “Disease”‘s release, BEARTOOTH will be taking off on a headline tour in the fall. Kicking off on September 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the tour takes the band all across the states and back, wrapping up at Express Live! in their hometown of Columbus on November 17.
“We’ve have been planning this tour for months now and we’re so excited for everyone to see what we’ve put together,” says BEARTOOTH. “Very stoked to have our friends KNOCKED LOOSE and SYLAR along for the ride as well!. Come rock out with us.”
A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale for select shows will begin on Thursday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. EST and end on Thursday, July 26 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type in the presale code “BLABBER” to access tickets before the general public.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. local.
Sep. 14 – Grand Rapids MI @ Intersection (buy tickets)
Sep. 15 – Toronto ON @ The Danforth Music Hall (buy tickets)
Sep. 16 – Montreal QC @ M-TELUS
Sep. 19 – Albany NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Sep. 21 – Boston MA @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Sep. 22 – Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw (buy tickets)
Sep. 23 – Brooklyn NY @ Warsaw (buy tickets)
Sep. 25 – Rochester NY @ Anthology
Sep. 26 – Pittsburgh PA @ Stage AE
Sep. 28 – Ft Wayne IN @ The Clyde Theatre (buy tickets)
Sep. 30 – Chicago IL @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 01 – Chicago IL @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 03 – Indianapolis IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre (buy tickets)
Oct. 05 – Silver Spring MD @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Oct. 07 – Richmond VA @ The National
Oct. 09 – Norfolk VA @ The NorVa
Oct. 10 – Charleston SC @ The Music Farm (buy tickets)
Oct. 12 – Charlotte NC @ The Fillmore (buy tickets)
Oct. 13 – Atlanta GA @ Buckhead Theatre (buy tickets)
Oct. 14 – Lake Buena Vista FL @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 16 – Ft Lauderdale FL @ Revolution (buy tickets)
Oct. 17 – Tampa FL @ Orpheum (buy tickets)
Oct. 19 – New Orleans LA @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 20 – Houston TX @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 21 – Corpus Christi TX @ Brewster St Ice House
Oct. 23 – Dallas TX @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 24 – San Antonio TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Oct. 26 – Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
Oct. 27 – Phoenix AZ @ The Pressroom (buy tickets)
Oct. 28 – San Diego CA @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 30 – Los Angeles CA @ The Belasco Theater (buy tickets)
Oct. 31 – Anaheim CA @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Nov. 01 – Las Vegas NV @ House of Blues (buy tickets)
Nov. 03 – Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades (buy tickets)
Nov. 04 – Berkeley CA @ The UC Theatre (buy tickets)
Nov. 06 – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom (buy tickets)
Nov. 07 – Seattle WA @ Showbox SoDo
Nov. 09 – Salt Lake City UT @ The Depot (buy tickets)
Nov. 10 – Denver CO @ The Oriental Theater
Nov. 12 – Lawrence KS @ Granada Theater
Nov. 13 – Omaha NE @ Sokol Auditorium
Nov. 14 – Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theater (buy tickets)
Nov. 15 – Sauget IL @ Pop’s Concert Venue
Nov. 17 – Columbus OH @ Express Live!
“Disease” is a painstaking, riff-driven examination of the unshakeable throes of depression. While there are moments of positivity, this isn’t the sound of triumph. This is music about survival.
“The album is a whirlwind of emotion,” Shomo explains. “Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn’t about winning anything. It’s about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It’s hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It’s like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album.”
Even as Shomo and his bandmates played to sold-out crowds across Europe, the battle against mental illness and childhood issues returned, and the seed for “Disease” was planted. The title track was the first song written for it, setting the overall tone.
As always, Shomo recorded vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, and mixed the album himself with assistance from an engineer, now with executive producer (and Grammy winner) Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with FOO FIGHTERS and RUSH.
To further enhance the emotional realism BEARTOOTH champions, the third full-length album was tracked in a brand new environment, with an old-school urgency. After crafting the songs in his usual basement domain, Shomo made the trip from the familiar comfort of his equipment and isolation in Ohio to Blackbird in Nashville. The famous recording studio was the birthplace of pivotal work from a massive list of legends, tastemakers, and up-and-comers, like ALICE IN CHAINS, Taylor Swift and GRETA VAN FLEET.