Chevelle

From19 April 2019to19 May 2019

Chevelle

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Chevelle is an alternative metal band from Grayslake, Illinois, US, currently signed to Epic Records, having formed in 1995, selling over four million albums in their long career.

Originally composed of three brothers, Pete Loeffer (lead vicars and guitar), Sam Loeffer (drums and percussion) and Joe Loeffer (bass and backing vocals), Chevelle have had a successful career creating radio-friendly metal heavily indebted to Tool’s melodic vocals and Helmet’s aggressive, driven riffs. They have sold over four million albums in the United States, achieving moderate chart success.

In 1999, Chevelle released their Steve Albini produced debut album “Point #1,” receiving moderate reviews, including a Dove Award for ‘Best Hard Music Album.’ Following several high-profile support slots on tours with Sevendust, Machine Head, and Filter, Chevelle grew in popularity, eventually signing to Epic Records to release their second album, “Wonder What’s Next” in 2002. The album was a commercial success, with the single “The Red” reaching number three on the Mainstream Rock Charts, with the album peaking at number 14 on the Billboard Charts.

Their third album, “This Type of Thinking” (2004) achieved more commercial success, reaching number eight on the Billboard Charts. However, following this release, Joe Loeffer left the band, a split was not entirely amicable, with Dean Bernardini becoming their full-time replacement bassist.

Chevelle has embarked on many high profile tours, supporting Nickleback on an arena tour as well as main stage slots on Ozzfest’s bill. Their success continued through a further four albums, all achieving moderate commercial success. 2007’s “Vena Sera” debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Charts, selling 62,000 copies within its first week of release. For their sixth album, “Hats of the Bull” (2011) they attempted to incorporate new sounds and ideas, gaining praise as being a positive progression, debuting at number 20 on the Billboard charts.

Having signed with a supposedly Christian rock label, Squint Entertainment, the band created controversy due to their appearance at the Ozzfest tours, playing alongside bands such as Cradle of Filth, who were known to have satanic themes in their music. Chevelle did not denounce their faith but they insisted their music was not an avenue for the expression of it, instead it was a purely musical pursuit and not a “pedestal for preaching.”

 

Friday 19 April 2019

Chevelle

Fillmore Theater, New Orleans, LA, US

 

Friday 17 May 2019 – Sunday 19 May 2019

Chevelle

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival 2019

Mapfre Stadium / Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH, US

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