The 2005 Winterfresh SnoCore Tour blows into Spokane on Feb. 4 for one night of rock with headliner Chevelle.
Before crashing the Big Easy Concert House for us, this all-brother band has been busy touring the world with rock’s elites and fine-tuning their live performance.
Since the platinum success of Chevelle’s second album, Wonder What’s Next, this Chicago-based trio has demonstrated exactly what’s next: success.
Despite more than 400 shows on the road, including dates with the likes of Audioslave, Foo Fighters and Korn, Chevelle has found time to headline a tour of their own.
The tour isn’t likely to be in the grandiose style of their main-stage Ozzfest performances or include the rumored excesses and debauchery of their tour with Korn, but it is certain to provide plenty of the low-end guitar work and shadowy lyrics that have made their last two albums so popular.
Drummer Sam Loeffler described what he expects for the show on the Big Easy Web site: “It’s just straight-up rock music. That’s what we love to do, and that’s what we plan to do again.”
“When people look back at the music of 2004, they’ll remember it as the year of lip-synching and ‘wardrobe malfunctions,’” he says on KHTQ’s Web site, “so what better way to launch 2005 than with a tour featuring real rock bands?”
The current tour is likely to include much of the new album, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), and include the song “Vitamin R (Leading Us)” that explores the abuse of the prescription drug Ritalin.
Abuse of Ritalin is a subject that lyricist Pete Loeffler takes seriously, as he has seen a friend’s life swallowed up by it, and the band created a music video to help promote the song’s message.
Also, the play list is certain to contain heavy dosages of Wonder What’s Next, including the song “Closure,” which represents the sound they set out to create from the beginning.
However, it’s possible you’ve never heard Chevelle’s music. If that’s the case, you might find them similar to the mainstream super-group, A Perfect Circle.
Maynard James Keenan’s influence can be heard in singer Pete Loeffler’s vocals specifically.
You’ll also notice similarities to the bands Tool and The Deftones in the carefully sculpted feedback and distortion of the guitars.
Rounding out the tour lineup for the night will be Helmet, Crossfade and Future Leaders of the World. Tickets are $25, which will give you plenty of all-pro rock for your buck.
For more on Chevelle you can check their Web site at www.chevelleinc.com.