Falling In Reverse
Wednesday 12 October 2016
One of the most talked about, controversial, ground breaking and adored, rock bands of the modern age, FALLING IN REVERSE are bringing their Count Rockula Tour to New Zealand this October!
The band will hit The Powerstation, Auckland, on October 12 for one show only - their first ever headline show in NZ.
Loved, hated, ridiculed, admired, Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke is a rare rock n’ roll provocateur whose unpredictability and reckless honesty make him equal parts hero and villain, depending on whom you ask. Radke puts it all on the line, take it or leave it, each and every time he and his band does anything.
Falling In Reverse have been through hell and back. Radke lost his brother in a car crash, watched old friends wither away from old vices and has sought redemption for his past sins. All of which are reflected in tracks from the band’s 2015 album, Just Like You; in particular on the songs Brother, Chemical Prisoner and God, If You Are Above which went to #1 on the iTunes rock chart within hours of its release.
It’s as real as it gets for these four guys.
Combining the metalcore crunch of the scene they helped create, with Satriani inspired shred and a straight up back beat that dives in and out of double bass fury with ease, Falling In Reverse 2016 is a honed musical weapon of focused intensity and purpose. Emotive, heart-wrenching lyrics reflect the band’s real life struggles, whilst showcasing their growth, experience and charisma and show why the band sit atop their musical tree.
Of course it’s not all heartbreak and misery. Falling In Reverse still know how to party hard and get into trouble. Sexy Drug and Just Like You featuring Radke’s admission of ‘I am aware that I am an asshole’ are testament to their rock ‘n’ roll roots.
In 2014, only Motörhead legend Lemmy edged out Radke on Kerrang!’s list of the 50 Greatest Living Rockstars in the World, a lineup that included the likes of Slash, Steven Tyler and Ozzy Osbourne. With Lemmy’s passing into the rock n’ roll hall of Valhalla, does this mean that Ronnie Radke is the world’s Greatest Living Rockstar? According to the UK’s biggest rock mag it just might!