Our buddies The Unlikely Candidates are once again on the road (SERIOUSLY!! These guys hustle SO hard and are ALWAYS touring!!). The aptly titled Novovaine Tour kicked off in their native Texas and is canvasing the entire continental US (as well as Hawaii and a few stops in Canada), ending back in Texas in late May before the final tour stop in New Orleans.
Last year’s smash hit, Novocaine (which we actually sat down and discussed not long after its release, saw the band open for the likes of everyone from Marianas Trench, The Goo Goo Dolls, Highly Suspect, Jimmy Eat World, SUM 41 and The Score. With the banger of a track currently sitting at number two on the US alternative radio chart, primed for that number one slot, it’s no wonder The Unlikely Candidates have scored slots at both Firefly and Bunbury music festivals this June. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab one of the limited Novocaine EP bundles featuring frisbees, socks, underwear and more always pizzaman mascot merch you didn’t know you needed!!
Back to the tour, though… HOLY TALENT, BATMAN! The Unlikely Candidates are bringing a bunch of their friends on The Novocaine Tour including RH2, Swimming With Bears, Zero 9:36, The Orphan The Poet, Castlecomer and The Federal Empire. The boys will be hitting our area Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 in Lancaster, PA and Stanhope, NJ, respectively.
Over the past year (besides Novocaine), the boys have been testing some new songs out and I think there’s a prettyyyyyyy good chance we may hear some of them…
Their live show is one of our favourites, so don’t sleep on getting your tickets, now! All dates and ticket links can be found over here and VIP packages (including an acoustic session!! AHHHH!!!) for select dates are also available at here!!!
All Photos by our girl Shannon Nicole