Messer are heading back out on tour, with several dates opening for Pop Evil, and then headling dates with special guest Saul. The band is continuing their momentum from 2018 , a breakout year that saw their self titled debut album bow at #3 on the Soundscan New Artist chart and was named “New and Noteworthy” at iTunes. The Dallas, Texas based band recently released 3rd single “Simple Man“ and it is steadily climbing the Active Rock charts, has been added to Sirius XM Octane, Music Choice,and is being featured on Spotify’s Rock Hard and Adrenaline Workoutplaylists, and Pandora’s New Rock station.
Singer Dereak Messer says: “Simple Man’ is a song written from the perspective of someone who is removing themselves from the drama or superficial aspects and expectations of social media in our society. It’s someone who is resolved in the strength it takes to be alone and move themselves forward. It’s a narrative on how this person wants to find their own power and focus on clarity of self. “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” is the mantra and highlights the strength it takes to step away from the shallow aspects of the world into something more meaningful for themselves”.
“Simple Man” is following in the footsteps of “Make This Life” and “Save Myself” which garnered attention throughout the rock world with spots on key Hard Rock playlists @ Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora Radio, Google Play Music, Youtube and Slacker Radio. The band has received positive press @ Loudwire, AXS, Alternative Press, Revolver, New Noise, Pure Grain Audio, and more. “Make This Life” reached #25 on the Active Rock radio charts, and second single “Save Myself” also made it into the Top 30 – the only truly independent act to do so in 2018.
Messer played more than 100 shows last year, including a 40-city sold out tour with RED and Lacey Sturm. The band was personally invited by Kevin Lyman to play the Texas leg of the final Vans Warped Tour.
The band’s cutting-edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King’s X. The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Drowning Pool, Metallica, Scott Stapp Of Creed, and Avenged Sevenfold, among others. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first collaboration became “Simple Man”. Fan favorite “Whiskey” soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would become their self-titled debut album “Messer“. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue).
Messer continues to build on their momentum and is forging ahead with gritty determination – powered by a ton of positive energy.
Friday, 3/29 Tree’s Dallas, TX (Headlining)
Wednesday, 4/3 Pop’s Sauget, IL (Headlining)
Thursday, 4/4 The Warehouse Clarksville, TN (Headlining)
Friday, 4/5 Turnbuckles Dayton, OH (Headlining)
Saturday, 4/6 The Electric Company Mansfield, OH (Headlining)
Wednesday, 4/10 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH (W/ Pop Evil)
Thursday, 4/11 Denim Greensboro, NC (W/ Pop Evil)
Friday, 4/12 Barrel House Savannah, GA (Headlining)
Saturday, 4/13 WJRR-FM Earth Day Birthday Orlando, FL
Sunday, 4/14 96 K-Rock Swampfest Fort Myers, FL
Tuesday, 4/16 Club LA Destin, FL (W/ Pop Evil)
Thursday, 4/18 Jergels Pittsburgh, PA (W/ Pop Evil)
Friday, 4/19 Goodyear Theater Akron, OH (W/ Pop Evil)
Saturday, 4/20 The Fillmore Detroit, MI (W/ Pop Evil)
Tuesday, 4/23 The Truman Kansas City, MO (W/ Pop Evil)
Wednesday, 4/24 Roc Haus West Dundee, IL (Headline W/ Saul)
Thursday, 4/25 Top Fuel Saloon Braidwood, IL (Headline W/ Saul)
Friday, 4/26 Hijynx Fort Atkinson, WI (Headline W/ Saul)
Sunday, 4/28 The What’s Lounge Mankato, MN (Headline w/Saul)
Wednesday, 5/1 Big’s Bar Sioux Falls, SD (Headline W/ Saul)
Thursday, 5/2 The Wave Wichita, KS (Headline W/ Saul)
Friday, 5/3 Front Of House Lounge Springfield, MO (Headline W/ Saul)
Saturday, 5/4 Steel Horse Rally Fort Smith, AR (Headline W/ Saul)
Sunday, 5/5 Growlers Memphis, TN (Headline W/ Saul)
Tuesday, 5/7 The Nick Birmingham, AL (Headline W/ Saul)
Wednesday, 5/8 Masquerade Atlanta, GA (Headline W/ Saul)
Thursday, 5/9 The Crowbar Tampa, FL (Headline w/Saul)
Friday, 5/10 South Street Naples, FL (Headline W/ Saul)
Saturday, 5/11 Pipers Green Acres, FL (Headline W/ Saul)