Michigan darlings POP EVIL last week became the first band to sell out The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan three nights in a row. In addition, the band got the chance of a lifetime to perform during a Detroit Pistons game against the San Antonio Spurs. POP EVIL played its two hit singles “Footsteps” and “Trenches”, A recap of the event can be seen below.
POP EVIL vocalist Leigh Kakaty weighs in: “What a week we’ve had! First, it was a lifelong goal to play during a Pistons game. What incredible hospitality they gave us this past Tuesday. A proud moment for POP EVIL, for sure.
“The Machine Shop has been there for us since Day One. The Shop is our second home. Everyone involved at the venue we consider family.
“What a feeling to be the first artist to sell out three shows in a row.
“We wanted to challenge ourselves to do something different this time around, and with the help from our great fans, we have succeeded.”
POP EVIL recently debuted its new music video for the song “Ways To Get High”, which is currently approaching Top 5 at rock radio. The track is the second official single to come from the band’s latest full-length album, “Up”, which was released last summer. The clip was directed by longtime collaborator Johan Carlén, who has helmed the last handful of visually stunning music videos the band has released, including “Trenches”, “Deal With The Devil”, “Torn To Pieces” and “Footsteps”.
Recorded at Studio Litho, Robert Lang Studios and London Bridge Studios with producer Adam Kasper (PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, FOO FIGHTERS), “Up” is “the sound of a rock band cementing a powerful identity that’s steadily materialized over the course of three prior full-length slabs,” according to a press release.