Middle Class Rut announced a new headlining tour on March 7th. The Duo from Sacramento have been hard at work promoting their hit album No Name No Color  and have been writing new material for a follow-up. You can check out our interview with Middle Class Rut here and check out the press release below to find out more information about the upcoming tour.

Sacramento-based rock duo Middle Class Rut will headline a two week tour, kicking offApril 21 in New Mexico and winding their way throughout the West with stops in Denver, Seattle, Las Vegas, and culminating in Los Angeles. The band will be supported by Secret Music and labelmates Beware of Darkness.  Middle Class Rut is currently in the midst of a nationwide tour with Chevelle and Janus. See below for details.

Middle Class Rut is touring in support of their debut album, No Name No Color, which spawned the smash radio hit “New Low” reaching No. 5 at Alternative Radio. Anticipated new single “Are You On Your Way” is currently on the rise, pushing Top 30 at Alternative Radio. BBC Radio 1‘s tastemaker, Zane Lowe, awarded them Hottest Record honors, calling them “something propulsive and tribal that promises to unleash the rock, but remains unexpectedly restrained.” AOL Noisecreep declares the album “raucous, melodic rock,” while Alternative Press asserts “MC Rut are riveting, the rawness and intensity of their performance drenched in the pints of sweat they undoubtedly shed at every show.” 

Middle Class Rut’s resplendent cover of the Bob Dylan classic “Hurricane” is now available for purchase via all digital service providers. The digital bundle also features an exclusive live version of “New Low” (from No Name No Color) and “Dead Set” (from 25 Years EP), recorded live in the UK at Zane Lowe’s Maida Vale session and at XFM Studios, respectively. The Hurricane 10″ is also available on vinyl – order HERE.

Middle Class Rut’s Zack Lopez (vocals, guitar) and Sean Stockham (drums), have been playing together since they were teenagers. The pair records every song they write together almost immediately upon coming up with the idea in their rehearsal space, capturing the instantaneous spirit of a track while still in the moment. They’ve toured with a range of artists, including Linkin Park, Social Distortion, Alice in Chains, Them Crooked Vultures, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Bronx and AWOLNATION. Their track “Lifelong Dayshift” is featured on the exclusive GameStop release of the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack.


with Chevelle and Janus

3/08/12 – The Valarium – Knoxville, TN

3/09/12 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN

3/10/12 – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN

3/11/12 – Gillioz Theatre – Springfield, MO

3/13/12 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS

3/14/12 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE

3/16/12 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
Headlining with Secret Music and Beware of Darkness

4/21/12 – The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM

4/22/12 – Black Shee – Colorado Springs, CO

4/24/12 – The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO

4/25/12 – In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

4/26/12 – Neurolux – Boise, ID

4/28/12 – The A Club – Spokane, WA

4/29/12 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

5/02/12 – Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA

5/03/12 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

5/04/12 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

5/05/12 – Silverton Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV

5/06/12 – The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA

By Ryan Davis

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