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Adema to hit the road with Godsmack

Adema to hit the road with Godsmack

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Fresh off a U.S. trek with Powerman 5000 and a European tour including festivals and dates with Linkin Park, ADEMA have been invited to join Godsmack on the road as special guests for their U.S. tour from September 28 through late November, it was announced today by Antonio "LA" Reid, President and CEO, Arista Records. In addition, ADEMA will make a special Halloween appearance at the annual Voodoo Music Fest in New Orleans. At the same time, the band is preparing to release their second single "Promises" in early October. "Promises" follows the mainstream rock hit "Unstable," the title track from their newly released Arista album.

ADEMA's success in the past two years has not only led to a gold record and marquee tours like the 2001 Music As A Weapon tour (with Disturbed and Drowning Pool), the Projekt Revolution tour with Linkin Park and Cypress Hill, OzzFest 2002 and the 2002 SnoCore Rock Tour, but to critical praise.

Here's a sample of what the press is saying about UNSTABLE:

"Unstable--though harder and heavier than its predecessor--is so emotionally open and intense, dealing with everything from anger and heartbreak to the joys of fatherhood."
--J.D. Considine, Revolver , November 2003

"Here, with producer Howard Benson, the quintet ably delivers the goods. The title track's buzzing guitars rock hard enough for the boys, while its aggressive, enticing beat will get the girls dancing. Ditto for 'Co-Dependent' and 'Rip the Heart Out of Me.' Lyrically, tales of betrayal ('Betray') and domestic abuse ('Stand Up') can be heard. But vocalist Mark Chavez also pours his heart out about his love for his son ('So Fortunate')."
--Christa Titus, Billboard, September 6, 2003

"Their second full-length release empowers with fewer machine-made beats and an infestation of melodies that allow for the passionate, angry and gnarly hooks to readily rise to the forefront. 'Promises' houses a deeply dissatisfied listlessness, the sober tempo offering Chavez a chance to heave longer breaths of life into his vocal harmonies."
--Cathy Campagna, Metal Edge, November 2003

Catch ADEMA--MARK "MARKY" CHAVEZ, guitarists MIKE RANSOM and TIM FLUCKEY, bassist DAVE DEROO and drummer KRIS KOHLS--on the road in the following cities and check out www.ademaonline.com

Date City Venue

*Sat 9/20 Peoria, AZ Peoria Sports Complex

Sun 9/28 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

*Mon 9/29 Missoula, MT Adams Fieldhouse

Wed 10/1 Salem, Or Salem Armory

*Fri 10/3 Spokane, WA Met Theatre

*Sat 10/4 Boise, ID The Big Easy

*Sun 10/5 Chico, CA Brick Works

Tue 10/7 San Francisco, CZ Warfield Theatre

Wed 10/8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Thu 10/9 Los Angeles, CA Universal Amphitheatre

Sun 10/12 Tucson, AZ Anselmo Amphitheatre

Mon 10/13 San Diego, CA Soma

Wed 10/15 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium

Thu 10/16 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

Sat 10/18 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

Sun 10/19 Salt Lake City, UT Salt Air Pavilion

Tue 10/21 Colorado Springs, CO City Auditorium

Thu 10/23 Lubbock, TX Memorial Coliseum

Fri 10/24 Dallas, TX Next Stage

Sat 10/25 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Amphitheatre

Mon 10/27 Austin, TX Music Hall

Tue 10/28 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

Wed 10/29 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

Fri 10/31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival

Sat 11/1 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena

Mon 11/3 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque

Tue 11/4 Kansas City, MO Memorial Hall

Thu 11/6 Minneapolis, MN Wilkins Auditorium

Fri 11/7 Milwaukee, WI Rave Ballroom

Sat 11/8 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

Note: All show with Godsmack except those with an asterisk (*), indicating Adema solo date

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