In the last few years, P.O.D. have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, which has seen them perform at the Download Festival, Hellfest, Rock on the Range, River City Rockfest, Carolina Rebellion, and Aftershock Festival, as well as shared stages with In This Moment, Prophets of Rage, Shinedown, and Five Finger Death Punch.
Talking about the tour Sonny Sandoval says; “We haven’t been able to tour Europe and the UK as much as we’d like so this tour with our friends Alien Ant Farm and 68 is very special to us and long overdue. We plan on destroying these shows so don’t miss it.”
San Diego’s finest will be playing songs from the new album as well as their extensive catalogue of hits and fan favourites. They will be joined hard rock heroes Alien Ant Farm and noise punk duo ’68 that features The Chariot/Norma Jean’s Josh Scogin and will call through Germany, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, The UK and Ireland.
The three-time Grammy-nominated P.O.D have sold over 12 million records worldwide and on November 16th, 2018, Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group will release ‘Circles,’ P.O.D.’s debut for the label.
The album is the bands’ first since 2015’s The Awakening. On ‘Circles’, they collaborated with an L.A.-based production duo called the Heavy, who ensured the album is contemporary-sounding without losing any of the band’s core sonic signifiers.
“On Circles, we didn’t limit ourselves and say, ‘Hey, we need to please the metal crowd, or the hardcore crowd, or the punk crowd,'” says frontman Sandoval. “We just wanted to play and write songs that we hope are relevant and catchy to a new audience—while, at the same time, still being true to ourselves.”
“We’re looking for answers—and we’re going to people to help us get through things—but at the same time, no one’s perfect,” Sandoval says. “Everybody’s going through stuff, and we’re all kind of on this same level and the same journey of experience and just trying to figure out our course of life.”
The idea of searching for a bright side has been a constant theme for P.O.D. over the years and through it all, the members of P.O.D.—Sandoval, lead guitarist Marcos Curiel, bassist Traa Daniels and drummer Wuv Bernardo—have leaned on one another for support and creative inspiration.
“We are touring and making music because it still means something to the people that are coming out to see us, and people that are still listening to our music,” Sandoval says. “We’re humbled, we’re grateful, and we’re thankful for people that still enjoy what we’re doing.”
Special guests will be Alien Ant Farm and 68. Tickets are on sale from 10 am on October 12th via this link.
Full 2019 European Tour
15 Feb Garage, Saarbrucken, GERMANY
16 Feb Rock Planet, Pinarella Di Cervia, ITALY
17 Feb Dynamo, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
19 Feb Backstage, Munich, GERMANY
20 Feb Essigfabrik, Cologne, GERMANY
21 Feb Amanger Bio, Copenhagen, DENMARK
23 Feb Trix, Antwerp, THE NETHERLANDS
24 Feb Melkweg Max, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
26 Feb Lemon Grove, Exeter, UK
27 Feb O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
28 Feb Waterfront, Norwich, UK
01 Mar O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
02 Mar O2 Kentish Town Forum, London, UK
03 Mar O2 Academy, Newcastle, UK
05 Mar The Garage, Glasgow, UK
06 Mar The Welly, Hull, UK
07 Mar O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
09 Mar Rock City, Nottingham, UK
10 Mar O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
12 Mar Dolans, Limerick, IRELAND
13 Mar Limelight, Belfast, UK
14 Mar Button Factory, Dublin, IRELAND