“Hundreds of people have been killed in mass shootings over the past several years. Almost everyone has chosen the red team or the blue team and we’re stuck in this mode where we fight over political solutions instead of human solutions. More guns or less guns isn’t the question. The real question is, why are we killing each other? — Nothing More
Three-time Grammy-nominated alt/rock band Nothing More has often used its music to critique social and political issues, from mental illness to the false need for materialism, but never in such a scorching way as the band is doing with its new music video, “Let ‘Em Burn,” from the band’s current album, Stories We Tell Ourselves. Check the video out
The concept video for “Let ‘Em Burn” is fuelled by the growing fear and divisiveness in the U.S. and how we’ve grown comfortable with telling lies and being lied to. Directed by Ben Roberds of award-winning production company Dominar Films, the video offers a front row seat to the new norm of what’s become the day-to-day life in America. Utilising artistic symbolism, each scene portrays the tragic truth of epidemic mass shootings. Since the “Let ‘Em Burn” video was filmed in early October, the Pittsburgh Synagogue and Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks shootings (and more) have taken place.
“The ‘villain and victim’ narrative in media is so seared into our brains that we can’t see straight,” said vocalist Jonny Hawkins. “The media has become our God and we have become its bitch. We are blind to human solutions because our emotions have been glued to political problems, and it has paralysed our progress. Most of us know that mental health is the cause of mass shootings, yet we are obsessed with talking about the symptoms and gridlocking ourselves in political battles without proper action. It’s time to find solutions… it’s time to focus on mental health.” The band has partnered with mental health charity, To Write Love On Her Arms by donating $1 from each ticket from their headlining ɥʇnɹʇ tour to support the movement.
Nothing More – vocalist Jonny Hawkins, guitarist Mark Vollelunga, bassist Daniel Oliver and drummer Ben Anderson will launch its 2019 North American tour, “the ɥʇnɹʇ tour,” on February 21 in Phoenix, AZ. The tour is rooted in the concept that music and the spirit of rock’n’roll are pure forms of truth that can bring people together, spark new ideas, new ways of thinking and through that, inspire changes in ourselves and in our world. Joining the band will be Special Guest Of Mice and Men with support from Badflower* and Palisades.
Following their Download Festival appearance and tours with Stone Sour and Bullet For My Valentine earlier this year, the band make a welcome return to the UK in April 2018 as special guests of Papa Roach.
Tour dates are as follows:
Sat 13 Southampton, O2 Guildhall
Sun 14 Exeter, Great Hall
Mon 15 Bristol, O2 Academy
Wed 17 London, O2 Forum
Sat 20 Manchester, O2 Academy
Sun 21 Leeds, O2 Academy
Tues 23 Newcastle, O2 Academy
Wed 24 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Thurs 25 Aberdeen, Music Hall
Sat 27 Norwich, UEA
Sun 28 Nottingham, Rock City
Mon 29 Birmingham, O2 Academy
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