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Messer heads out on Spring tour with Pop Evil and headlining dates with special guest Saul

Messer are heading back out on tour, with several dates opening for Pop Evil, and then headling dates with special guest Saul.  The band is continuing their momentum from 2018 , a breakout year that saw their self titled debut album bow at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named “New and Noteworthy” at iTunes. The Dallas, Texas based band recently released 3rd single Simple Man and it is steadily climbing the Active Rock charts, and is being featured on Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist, and is also featured on Pandora’s New Rock station.  

Singer Dereak Messer says: “Simple Man’ is a song written from the perspective of someone who is removing themselves from the drama or superficial aspects and expectations of social media in our society.  It’s someone who is resolved in the strength it takes to be alone and move themselves forward. It’s a narrative on how this person wants to find their own power and focus on clarity of self. “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” is the mantra and highlights the strength it takes to step away from the shallow aspects of the world into something more meaningful for themselves”.

“Simple Man” is following in the footsteps of “Make This Life” and “Save Myself” which garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists @ Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Youtube and Slacker Radio. The band has received positive press @ Loudwire, AXS, Alternative Press, Revolver, New Noise, Pure Grain Audio, and more. “Make This Life” reached #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single “Save Myself” also made it into the Top 30 – the only truly independent act to do so in 2018.

Messer played more than 100 shows last year, including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.  

The band’s cutting-edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King’s X.  The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Drowning Pool, Metallica, Scott Stapp Of Creed, and Avenged Sevenfold, among others. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason.  The band felt an immediate comradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became “Simple Man”. Fan favorite “Whiskey” soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would become their self-titled debut album “Messer“. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue). 

Messer continues to build on their momentum and is forging ahead with gritty determination – powered by a ton of positive energy.

Upcoming Tour dates
Friday, 3/29               Tree’s                                  Dallas, TX                      (Headlining)
Wednesday, 4/3        Pop’s                                   Sauget, IL                      (Headlining)
Thursday, 4/4            The Warehouse                   Clarksville, TN                (Headlining)
Friday, 4/5                 Turnbuckles                         Dayton, OH                    (Headlining)
Saturday, 4/6             The Electric Company         Mansfield, OH                (Headlining)
Wednesday, 4/10      Bogarts                                Cincinnati, OH                (W/ Pop Evil)
Thursday, 4/11           Denim                                  Greensboro, NC             (W/ Pop Evil)
Saturday, 4/13            WJRR-FM Earth Day Birthday Orlando, FL                  
Sunday, 4/14              96 K-Rock Swampfest         Fort Myers, FL             (W/ Pop Evil)
Tuesday, 4/16            Club LA                                 Destin, FL                     (W/ Pop Evil)
Thursday, 4/18           Jergels                                  Pittsburgh, PA               (W/ Pop Evil)
Friday, 4/19                 Goodyear Theater                 Akron, OH                     (W/ Pop Evil)
Saturday, 4/20             The Fillmore                         Detroit, MI                       (W/ Pop Evil)      
Tuesday, 4/23             The Truman                          Kansas City, MO             (W/ Pop Evil)
Wednesday, 4/24        Roc Haus West                   Dundee, IL                      (Headline W/ Saul)
Thursday, 4/25            Top Fuel Saloon                  Braidwood, IL                (Headline W/ Saul)
Friday, 4/26                  Hijynx                                  Fort Atkinson, WI               (Headline W/ Saul)
Wednesday, 5/1            Big’s Bar                            Sioux Falls, SD              (Headline W/ Saul)
Thursday, 5/2              The Wave                            Wichita, KS                       (Headline W/ Saul)
Friday, 5/3                    Front Of House Lounge      Springfield, MO              (Headline W/ Saul)
Saturday, 5/4                Steel Horse Rally               Fort Smith, AR                (Headline W/ Saul)
Sunday, 5/5                   Growlers                           Memphis, TN                  (Headline W/ Saul)
Tuesday, 5/7                   The Nick                           Birmingham, AL                (Headline W/ Saul)
Wednesday, 5/8              Masquerade                      Atlanta, GA                       (Headline W/ Saul)
Friday, 5/10                      South Street                      Naples, FL                        (Headline W/ Saul)
Saturday, 5/11                  Pipers                              Green Acres, FL              (Headline W/ Saul)
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