POD plan hometown shows to celebrate new album

SoCal hard-rockers P.O.D. will celebrate the August 21 release of their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/UMe), with three special Southern California concerts, on sale this week!  The multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-nominated rock act will take a break from their national tour to play the intimate album release week shows at the Mayan in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 20; House of Blues – Anaheim on Friday, August 21 (release day); and House of Blues – San Diego on Saturday, August 22.  Fans can visit P.O.D.’s site for more information about The Awakening and their tour: payableondeath.com

Links to tickets for SoCal shows:

8/20 – Mayan – Los Angeles: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004EF330456D8F

8/21 – House of Blues – Anaheim: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004EEFE32A6ECE?camefrom=ramya_8e1

8/22 – House of Blues – San Diego: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0A004EF0C7B638F4

The first single, “This Goes Out To You,” is currently #25 on Active Rock thanks to early support from WIIL/Chicago, KIOZ/San Diego, KXXR/Minneapolis, with more than 50 stations on the panel locked and new adds this week including KOMP/Las Vegas!

Produced by the band’s longtime collaborator and friend, Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Kelly Clarkson), The Awakening features 10 tracks and special guest appearances by Maria Brink from In This Moment and Lou Koller from Sick of it All.  The album is available worldwide on August 21 in digital, CD and vinyl formats – preorders for the digital album on iTunes unlock the first single, “This Goes Out To You,” for immediate download.

P.O.D. (Payable on Death) formed in San Diego, CA, in 1992, and have since charted their own course with worldwide sales exceeding 10 million, hugely successful international tours, and a series of chart-topping radio hits.  Over the span of two decades they have released eight studio albums of original songs – including the triple-platinum Satellite – seen chart success with more than a dozen Rock radio hits, including “Southtown,” “Alive,” “Youth of the Nation,” and “Boom,” the Active Rock hit “Beautiful” and their No. 1 single, “Lost In Forever,” received three GRAMMY Award® nominations, and racked up four No. 1 music videos.  The band has also contributed songs to numerous major motion picture soundtracks.  P.O.D. is Sonny Sandoval (vocals), Marcos Curiel (guitar), Traa Daniels (bass) and Wuv Bernardo (drums). The members of P.O.D. are also active members of a tight-knit music community, collaborating on their own records as well as others’, including Katy Perry, H.R. (Bad Brains), Mike Muir (Suicidal Tendencies), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), and more.  P.O.D. are set to release their ninth studio album, The Awakening (T-Boy/UMe),, on August 21, 2015.