Chicago’s KNOCKOUT KID recently slayed this year’s GROEZROCK festival in Belgium (w/ Rancid, Hatebreed, Face To Face, Sick Of It All, Four Year Strong), and are now premiering their new music video for “Empire Business” with Revolver Magazine The band has also announced a string of tour dates and another festival appearance at Take It Easycore Fest in North Carolina. All dates below.
Watch the new video with this link: http://vevo.ly/fyd6bh
The new Knockout Kid album “Manic” is out NOW and exclusive merch is available at BulletTooth.com/store including exclusive tee shirts, hoodies, posters and flags. It’s available on CD at Best Buy, FYE, Amazon, MerchNow, Plastichead (UK), and downloads at iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Google Play, Bandcamp and streaming at Spotify and YouTube. The album will be available on special Limited Edition colored 12” vinyl for Black Friday Record Store Day 2016.
The band checked in to say, “MANIC is our testamanet to those flaws we’re told to hide, the ones that make us, US. Find an outlet for your suffering. Raise it as a flag. Better yet, send it as a beacon from your lighthouse.”
Knockout Kid’s unique brand of aggressive pop punk hardcore has solidified them as one of the frontrunners of the scene, and they’ve spent the last year touring the U.S. and Canada extensively in support of their self-released debut, “ICWTJD.” Having been compared to Four Year Strong, A Day To Remember, and The Wonder Years, KNOCKOUT KID hit the studio last year to add their own twist on the sound they have come to call their own.
Speaking on the recent signing, the band said, “Joining the Bullet Tooth family is a dream come true for KNOCKOUT KID. Having grown up on bands from Josh and Bullet Tooth, it’s only right that they release our most ambitious album to date. The future has never been brighter.”
Knockout Kid are featured in recent issues of New Noise Magazine, Outburn Magazine, and Substream Magazine.
“Manic offers high energy pop-punk with hardcore tangents… ideal for fans of New Found Glory that like a little metal in the mix.” – Outburn Magazine
“Knockout Kid is the perfect unguilty pleasure.” – AbsolutePunk.net
KNOCKOUT KID is:
Wade Hunt – Vocals
Jacob Fuerst – Guitar and Vocals
Karl Nickolov – Guitar and Vocals
John Jacobs – Drums
Nick Collis – Bass
Knockout Kid live:
July 29 – Chicago, IL @ Cubby Bear
July 30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
July 31 – Cleveland, OH @ Foundry Concert Club
Aug 1 – Columbus, OH @ Donatos Basement
Aug 2 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge Coffee House
Aug 3 – Baltimore, MD @ Raven Inn
Aug 4 – Asheville, NC @ Pre Fest Acoustic Party
Aug 5 – Asheville, NC @ Take It Easycore Fest
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