HUNTER VALENTINE Ready to Conquer with Upcoming Album, North American Tour

By on September 8, 2012
Photo credit: Leslie Van Stelten

HUNTER VALENTINE
Announces New Album
Collide & Conquer Out October 23, 2012
Announces Full North American Tour
Members Starred on This Season of Showtime’s Hit Series The Real L Word

Coming straight out of starring in Season 3 of Showtime‘s hit reality series The Real L Wordinto the release of their third studio album, titled Collide & Conquer (out October 23, 2012 via Megaforce/Sony), no one can deny the momentum behind rockers HUNTER VALENTINE. The four piece began when an underaged Kiyomi McCloskey (lead vocals/guitar) met drummer Laura Petracca in a crowded bar in their hometown of Toronto, and the two quickly forged an unbreakable bond over cheap beer and whiskey. Eight years later with two studio albums behind them, the band has grown into a veritable powerhouse that tours 200+ dates a year all over the world and includes Veronica “Vero” Sanchez (bassist).


For their latest effort, Collide & Conquer, the band has teamed up with famed Canadian producer and Treble Charger front-man Greig Nori. Best known for his hit-making influence on Sum 41 and Iggy Pop, Nori proved to be exactly what Hunter Valentine needed to hone their skills and craft a new record that packs a serious punch. From the first terse guitar notes and fiercely whispered vocals of album opener “Liar, Liar” to the bold rock ballad of “This Bull Rides Tonight” to the undeniably catchy yet gritty chorus of “Nowhere to Run” it’s evident just how far Hunter Valentine has come with this release. The collaboration has added nuanced layers and pushed the band to new levels, while still keeping true to the original sound that won them fans on 2007’s Impatient Romantic (True North Records) and 2010’s Lessons from the Late Night (Tommy Boy). All 11 tracks on Collide & Conquer burst with their distinctive, intense melodies and showcase a band who’s finally arrived, all grown up and ready to explode into the mainstream.
Showing absolutely no sign of slowing down, Hunter Valentine are also planning a full, six-week long North American tour in support of Collide & Conquer (tour dates below). Already having dominated TV screens this summer, the band has never been more primed to take the musical world by storm.

HUNTER VALENTINE
upcoming shows

9/9 – Las Vegas, NV @ Rumor Boutique Resort
9/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ ICandy
9/12 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
9/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
9/14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
9/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Progress Energy Park
9/17 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
9/19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
9/20 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
9/21 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
9/22 – Washington, DC @ Phase 1
9/29 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
10/3 – Columbus, OH @ Kobo
10/4 – Dayton, OH @ Canal Street Tavern
10/5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mainstay Rock Bar
10/6 – Bloomington, IN @ Bear’s Place
10/7 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room @ Crofoot
10/9 – Chicago, IL @ Stage Bar
10/10 – Urbana, IL @ Courtyard Cafe
10/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar
10/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/13 – Kansas City, MO @ Czar
10/14 – Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Calling

10/16 – Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki
10/18 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
10/20 – Seattle, WA @ The Mix
10/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
10/25 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
10/26 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
10/27 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy
10/28 – Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
10/29 – San Diego, CA @ The Griffin
11/1 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse
11/2 – Tucson, AZ @ The Hut
11/3 – Mesa, AZ @ Hollywood Alley
11/6 – Houston, TX @ Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar
11/7 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ – Small Room
11/8 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Bar
11/9 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
11/10 – Dallas, TX @ Sue Ellen’s
11/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
11/15 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
11/16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
11/17 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/18 – North Reading, MA @ Great American Tavern



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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.

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