Two El Paso Rock Bands Setting Out On West US Tour In March
Many bands & artists are planning on tours in 2022 & that includes artists in the El Paso music scene. As a musician myself, I love seeing hard working musicians play to huge crowds at home but I really love seeing bands go on the road to make something of themselves. March will be the start of a mini-tour around the southwest for two local bands: Villains Kiss & The 1-800.
To say the bands are excited is an understatement as quoted by Villains Kiss lead singer David Delgado: "One of my main goals has always been to elevate our region & highlight our local community. Villains Kiss is honored to have this opportunity to represent our city to audiences across the US & we can't think of a better group to join us on this journey... The 1-800"
Both bands have been really making names for themselves in the EP scene:
- Villains Kiss released their "Every Shape But Triangles" EP (mixed & produced by Grammy Award winner Justin Leeah) in 2021 under their own label, León Dócil Records. They've played the 2012 Vans Warped Tour in Las Cruces, the 2016 Neon Desert Festival as well as Chalk the Block last year.
- The 1-800 had a boost in popularity last year: racking up over 1.4 million streams, 300k listeners from over 140 countries on Spotify alone; filming & performing in Los Angeles & putting out a new EP "Do You Remember The First Time It Felt Like This?" this year.
If you've never heard each of these bands, here's a sample:
Both bands are planning to go on tour in March with the first show held at The Amano Art Community (also called Amano Art Co-Op) on the 5th.
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Many artists & bands have done shows at Amano & you can check out all their upcoming events on their Instagram.
Amano isn't the only El Paso show on the tour: They'll be playing again at the Love Buzz before setting off to play in various shows around Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada & Utah.
If you want to support Villains Kiss & The 1-800 going on tour this year, you can donate right here.