The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC - is at it again! They kicked off 2014 with their first-ever headlining tour! Their "Electric Cool-aid ACIDIC Tour" rocked the Rockies and Pacific Northwest in January and February with superlatives: "BEST Wednesday night in a year" - Herman's Hideaway, Denver; and "BEST Monday night EVER" - Machinery Row, Great Falls MT. There are more tours ahead, including a return to KHTQ-FM Spokane's "2Broke 2Rock", and a MAJOR announcement for summer that promises to confirm 2014 as ACIDIC's biggest year yet!
ACIDIC concluded 2013 with WJJO-FM's Acoustic New Year's Eve, a third round of special events with that station this year. The boys completed their longest-ever coast-to-coast tour, with Smile Empty Soul last fall. Other 2013 highlights included three tours with Hinder, two tours with Trapt, a sold-out summer Viper Room show and a star turn at Sunset Sessions Rock 2013!, as they promoted their most successful album yet, "Copper Man", convincing the industry crowd they were the buzz band of the night!
"Copper Man," produced by multi-platinum award-winner John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers), earned ACIDIC a distribution deal with SONY/RED via MegaForce Records. Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx named both the title track and "Drive Thru" "Sixx Picks of the Week" on his syndicated radio "Side Show." Meanwhile, the hilarious, jawdroppingly-insane "Copper Man" video is nearing 1,000,000 views on Youtube! ( http://www.youtube.com/theacidicband )
Critical raves continue to pour in for ACIDIC on CD and onstage! BLUERAIL.com: "Frontman Michael Gossard is a force of nature, connecting to his audience and his band mates in ways that make an ACIDIC show highly electrifying." RUKUS magazine: "These guys aren't afraid to rock out. Gossard can really wail with his vocal at times and the band is full of energy. They move all over the stage, enjoying every minute of every song they play." PERFORMER magazine: "Straight from the get go, ACIDIC brings forth its frenetic energy and passionate sound in waves of indie alternative delight. This band brings the goods, with personality and flair unmatched in many West Coast bands."
ACIDIC's tour history includes Candlebox, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, and Armed Forces Entertainment for US troops in Kosovo and Germany; plus the 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW, Florida Music Festival, Sunset Strip Music Festival, and Bamboozle Left. ACIDIC's power rocker "Strata Red" won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest.
ACIDIC consists of lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard, drummer Matt Whitaker, guitarist Josh Bennett, and bassist Max Myrick.