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Chevelle Hitting the Range

Chevelle will be bringing their heavy tone to Rock on the Range, Saturday, May 19th.

Has it really been over ten years since the Chicago trio, Chevelle, hit the airwaves with Point #1?  It doesn’t seem that long when Chevelle released the Steve Albini produced album, with the single “Mia”, that seemed to set the blueprint for their own brand of melodic sludge rock.  Since then, they have consistently been creating songs heavy grinding guitars, even heavier drums, and intelligent lyrics.  With the volume of sound they produce, I always forget they are just a three piece.

Led by brothers, Sam and Joe Loeffler, Chevelle have released six albums that have continually hit the charts.  Their latest album Hats Off to the Bulls, released late last year, has already produced a #1 rock radio single in “Face to the Floor.”  The debut single from the album, shows Chevelle’s penchant for addictive riffs serving as the sugar for the medicine of their lyrics which tackles the Bernie Madoff scandal.  That’s what has lead to Chevelle’s core fanbase expanding and coming back for more; bombastic rock that makes you think whether it is introspective lyrics or the tackling of a social issue.  Chevelle are a thinking man’s hard rock band.

Saturday, Chevelle will bring their show to Crew Stadium to take part of the annual Rock on the Range.  One thing is certain, the other bands are going to have to bring their best to out riff Chevlle.

Single-day tickets are $59.50, plus service fees.  In addition, this year ROTR will be offering the first-ever “4-Pack Special” (which includes a lower service charge with every 4 tickets) for $199, plus service fees.  These tickets are currently on sale at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office.

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