Alternative metal band confirms four shows in Germany, concerts in Leipzig, Hamburg, Wiesbaden and Cologne in February 2024.
Deluxe version of the album "Spirits" available in stores.
Rock audiences appreciate Nothing More as a band that manages the balancing act between populism and intimacy in every performance. The San Antonio, Texas-based quartet builds massive anthems out of catchy hooks, clearing the way for heady, thought-provoking emotionality that will be brought back to Germany's stages in 2024. The alternative metal band will make stops in Leipzig (Täubchenthal), Hamburg (Markthalle), Wiesbaden (Schlachthof) and Cologne (Live Music Hall) next February.
Those who have seen the band consisting of Jonny Hawkins (vocals), Mark Vollelunga (guitar), Daniel Oliver (bass) and Ben Anderson (drums) on tour with hard rock heavyweights like Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach and Disturbed will confirm what The Guardian observed: "Nothing More's angst has a sophistication that elevates them above the tumultuous pit."
Kerrang! named Nothing More one of 22 acts shaping the future of rock alongside Nine Inch Nails, Twenty One Pilots and Bring Me The Horizon. Three-time Grammy-nominated and Gold Award-winning Nothing More released the deluxe version of their critically acclaimed 2022 album "Spirits" in September 2023 via Better Noise Music. The LP features six bonus tracks, including three live recordings - the group's first ever live releases - from their sold-out headlining concert at Irving Plaza in New York. "This is our very first, official release of live recordings from an electrifying night in NYC," says frontman Jonny Hawkins. "The relationship we have with our fans is extraordinary and the energy of that night really shines through the recordings."
The band's blend of explosive bombast and nuanced storytelling earned them a half-dozen Top 10 singles at mainstream rock radio, including the No. 1 hit "Go to War" and the active-rock chart-topper "This is the Time (Ballast)." The 2017 album The Stories We Tell Ourselves was recognized with three Grammy Award nominations, buoyed by a wave of support from an authentic fan base.
"Spirits," the fourth album since their 2014 self-titled breakthrough and seventh overall, is both a mission statement and a diary entry. It documents a tumultuous time with encouraging contextualization and the band's most focused, adventurous and intense music to date. "The natural path for most bands in our genre is to go from heavy to a little less heavy to a little more poppy, aiming for the mainstream," Hawkins notes. "We've gone the other direction. We definitely have tracks that are a little more accessible, but the majority of Spirits is heavier and grittier." Songs like "Best Times," "One Way Street," "Tired of Winning," "Turn It Up Like" and the title track capture the despair and isolation of lockdown, the spiral of substance abuse, the pain of broken relationships and surviving on your own. By turns philosophical and primal, Spirits is a triumph. "This album gives our fans a lot to chew on," Hawkins promises. "It's what they like, times ten."
In "One Way Street," Hawkins sings, "I hope you see only you can make you better." It works both as an exhortation to loved ones who can't get out of their own way and as an encouragement to always do better, to own our mistakes and never stop moving forward. In a way, this is an excellent summary of Nothing More's entire history and mission: to reflect, to provoke, to inspire.
The band appeals to fans of Linkin Park, Incubus, Rage Against The Machine and anyone else who conveys passion with authenticity and integrity. Memorize the arena-ready hooks. Be captivated by the intimate, collaborative live show. Dive deeper into the work of philosophers and artists like Eckhart Tolle, Carl Jung and Alan Watts who have inspired the band. There's something for every kind of rock fan at Nothing More: Built to last, here to stay.