FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 28, 2023 – BLOODYWOOD, the Indian metal band that has taken the world by storm with their unique blend of heavy music and traditional Indian folk music, is pleased to announce their upcoming RAKSHAK USA Tour. The tour, which will feature support from VENDED and WARGASM, will kick off on May 2nd in Seattle, WA and make its way across the US ending with an appearance at the Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus Ohio May 25
“We are thrilled to be back playing for our fans in the United States,” says Jayant Bhadula vocalist of BLOODYWOOD. “This tour is going to be a celebration of heavy metal, Indian culture, and the power of music to bring people together.”
The RAKSHAK USA Tour will feature songs from their 2022 critically acclaimed debut RAKSHAK album. Direct support VENDED, the Des Moines-based hard rock band featuring vocalist Griffin Taylor and drummer Simon Crahan, has been making waves with a powerful debut release and is featured on the tour. WARGASM, the London-based duo featuring Milkie Way and Sam Matlock who have been garnering acclaim from their mix of punk and metal genres rounds out the bill.
“We can’t wait to share the stage with VENDED AND WARGASM,” adds Karan Katiyar, the guitarist. “Both bands are incredibly talented and we know that they are going to bring a ton of energy to every show.”
The RAKSHAK USA Tour is the latest in a series of exciting developments for BLOODYWOOD, who have been making headlines around the world for their unique sound and energetic live performances (as they did representing their country and genre on Lollapalooza, India). With their infectious melodies, heavy riffs, and powerful lyrics, BLOODYWOOD is poised to become one of the most exciting new bands in metal throughout the world. Their passionately advocated social causes complement their bold sound.
05/02 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
05/03 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
05/05 @ Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
05/06 @ Goldfield Trading – Sacramento, CA
05/07 @ Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
05/08 @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
05/10 @ Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO
05/12 @ The Metro – Chicago, IL
05/13 @ Pop’s – St. Louis, MO
05/15 @ Vibes Event Center – San Antonio, TX
05/16 @ The Studio At The Factory – Dallas, TX
05/18 @ Welcome to Rockville Festival – Daytona Beach, FL
05/19 @ The Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
05/20 @ Hangar 1819 – Greensboro, NC
05/22 @ Irving Plaza – New York, NY
05/23 @ HMAC – Harrisburg, PA
05/24 @ Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
05/25 @ Sonic Temple Festival – Columbus, OH
Presale Tickets and VIP Experiences for the RAKSHAK USA Tour
begins on Wednesday March 1, with General on-sales Friday March 3!
About BloodywoodBLOODYWOOD is known for pioneering a sound that seamlessly fuses Indian Folk instruments with Metal to devastating effect. Expect to hear the percussive power of the mighty Dhol, the melancholic Flute, the single stringed Tumbi and several other uncommon yet distinctively characteristic sounds from India. A combination of thunderous Hindi/Punjabi and meaningful yet unforgiving Rap verses along with the ethnic instrumentation, makes BLOODYWOOD a truly unique experience.