My Darkest Days join Nickelback’s 48-city “Here and Now Tour 2012,” also starring Bush and Seether, opening April 10th in Moline, IL, dates set through July 30th in Raleigh, NC
With the release of their second album on Mercury Records, SICK AND TWISTED AFFAIR, featuring the #1 iTunes Rock Song “Casual Sex,” Toronto band My Darkest Days has announced two additional weeks on the road with Nickelback on their North American “Here and Now Tour 2012”.
The first leg of the 48-city “Here and Now Tour 2012,” also starring Bush and Seether, will open April 10th at the i wireless Center in Moline, IL, and wrap up June 26th at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. After a 3-week break, the tour resumes on July 14th at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA, with dates scheduled through July 30th at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC. (Please see complete tour itinerary below; please check with local venue for ticket sale dates.)
SICK AND TWISTED AFFAIR was produced by Joey Moi, who co-produced (with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger) the band’s self-titled debut album MY DARKEST DAYS, released September 2010. “Casual Sex,” which is picking up steam at Active and Mainstream rock radio formats, features incendiary guitar work by John 5 (of Robb Zombie and Marilyn Manson renown).
The video for “Casual Sex” was directed by Travis Kopach and features adult movie icon Ron Jeremy which premiered on the #1 music site VEVO, check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwOchsxVuY0. While the XXX-rated version can be viewed HERE http://www.vevo.com/watch/my-darkest-days/casual-sex-explicit/USUV71200073?source=instantsearch. .
The track listing for SICK AND TWISTED AFFAIR is as follows: 1. Sick and Twisted Affair * 2. Save Yourself * 3. Casual Sex * 4. Stutter * 5. Nature of the Beast * 6. Perfect * 7. Again (featuring Barry Stock from 3G) * 8. Gone * 9. Love Crime. The deluxe version of the album includes four added tracks: 10. Rolling Stoned * 11. Casual Sex (Rock Remix) * 12. Like No One Else (Mountview Mix) * 13. Every Lie (Acoustic).
My Darkest Days first hit the charts in the fall of 2010, when their memorable debut single on Mercury, “Porn Star Dancing,” rose to #1 on the Active Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, and Top 20 at Alternative. “PSD” was certified RIAA gold in the U.S. (over 800,000 digital sales and still a recurrent Top 10 at Active Rock) and gold in Canada. The video (directed by Brendan Kyle Cochrane) broke the world record for the number of dancers in a music video, collected over 12 million YouTube views, and was also certified RIAA platinum.
My Darkest Days – Matt Walst (vocals, rhythm guitars), Brendan McMillan (bass, backing vocals), Doug Oliver (drums, backing vocals), Reid Henry (keyboards, backing vocals), and Sal Coz Costa (lead guitar, backing vocals) – had a dream, they said, of hearing their single played in stripper clubs across North America and going to #1, and their dream came true. “Porn Star Dancing” was co-produced by Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, who first signed My Darkest Days to his Mountainview/604 Records. “Porn Star Dancing” made the rounds in two different versions, both featuring cameo appearances by Kroeger: a rock version with guitarist Zakk Wylde, and a pop mix featuring Def Jam labelmate Ludacris.