Cartel celebrates ‘Chroma’ 10th anniversary with vinyl release and tour

By on February 2, 2015

Cartel is thrilled to announce a headlining tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their classic 2005 album, Chroma, where they will be performing the record in its entirety. The band will be joined by Hit The Lights (East Coast only), TEAM*, and Driver Friendly. The tour will officially kick off April 9th in Minneapolis, MN at Mill City Nights. Pre-sale begins this Wednesday, February 4th at and tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, February 6th 3pm EST at Cartel will perform Chroma in its entirety for the first time at the 2015 South By So What?! festival in QuickTrip Park on Friday, March 20 (tickets are available now).

To celebrate, Cartel will be releasing the long-awaited band-approved edition Chroma on vinyl via Field Day Records. The official release features include 180g double vinyl, a first pressing of white vinyl, and a gate fold in die-cast slip. Only 1000 copies were made for the initial pressing. Pre-sale for the vinyl begins this Wednesday, February 4th at

The September 2005 pop punk debut album (produced/engineered by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount) powered by the melodic hits of “Say Anything (Else)” and “Honestly” catapulted Cartel’s career in the music world. In its first week of release, it sold over 3,000 copies, debuted #1 on Soundscan’s Alternative New Artist Charts, and hit #2 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart. The band grew in popularity earning them a deal with Epic Records and tours with New Found Glory, The Early November and Hit The Lights. Chroma was re-released in June 2006 which included new artwork and a 3-song live EP entitled Live Dudes with an updated version of “Save Us,” featuring the entire band backing Pugh on piano. Chroma has sold over 250,000 copies since its release.


3/20 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What

3/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Note: not a ‘Chroma’ show)

*Supporting Mayday Parade, The Maine, Frank Iero and Driver Friendly


4/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

4/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II

4/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room

4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

4/14 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

4/15 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner

4/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts

4/18 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs

4/19 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

4/21 – Freehold, NJ @ GameChangerWorld

4/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

4/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

4/25 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater


5/06 – San Diego, CA @ Porter’s Pub

5/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre

5/08 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

5/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

5/11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

5/12 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

5/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater

5/15 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

5/16 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.