New Album Right To Rise Out Now

(NEW YORK, NY) –Detroit rockers Wilson will join headliners Tremonti and Trivium on the 2015 HardDrive Live Tour.  The tour is scheduled to kick off in Fort Lauderdale on September 9th and will run through October 20th where it will wrap up in Denver, CO.  Tickets are available now at

Wilson lead singer Chad Nicefield comments, “The men of WILSON are incredibly stoked to be a part of the Hard Drive Live tour with Trivium and Tremonti. It’s an honor for us to share such a legendary bill presented by such a legendary company. With our new record Right To Rise in tow, you can expect the most powerful explosion of FUCKERY to enter your face holes as we bring our heat to the stage every night. Strap yourselves in America, were coming in hot!”

Wilson recently released theirsophomore album, Right To RiseiTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. The band’s first single “Right To Rise” is impacting Active Rock Radio now.  Right To Risewas produced by Johnny Andrews (Halestorm, All That Remains, Three Days Grace) and is a raging engine full of conviction and heart, driven by the fuel of their hometown, Detroit. The songs tread forward with drum pummeling beats and killer leads. The album buckles listeners in on a memorable journey, demanding head banging and fist pumping.

The Detroit Free Pressraves,“Wilson’s new album looks poised to propel the band onto the wider rock radar” and Metal Injection declares Wilson, “sounds like He Is Legend and Andrew W.K. got together and wrote a hooky, riff-stuffed party anthem that demands to be blasted.”

Wilson has come a long way since their bombastic, brash, and ballsy 2013 full-length debut album, Full Blast Fuckery. Through grass roots efforts and non-stop touring the band emerged on to the scene with a raucous, raw, and righteous rock sound that saw them become a live favorite.  Bringing the party to their shows, Wilson has shared the stage with everybody from Black Label Society and Down to Five Finger Death Punch and Motörhead. Armed with a battering ram of riffs and swaggering grooves, songs like the title track capture that spirit, while tapping into a distinctly “live” energy, offering a tribute to their home and rock music. Wilson is Chad Nicefield (vocals), Jason Spencer (guitar), Kyle Landry( guitar), James Lascu (bass), and Matt Puhy (drums).

Wilson recently finished touring with Nothing More and Red Sun Rising as well as a run with Crobot (all tour dates below).

The 2015 HardDrive Live Tour is produced in conjunction with Ledge Entertainment.   HardDrive with Lou Brutus debuted on July 5, 1996. With 100 radio stations broadcasting the show, HardDrive is America’s longest running new rock show supporting the careers of hundreds of groups from Korn to Five Finger Death Punch. Multi-platinum metal band Slipknot received some of their first national airplay on the two-hour weekend syndicated show. United Stations acquired the series in 2001, and in 2007 originator / producer Roxy Myzal developed the much longer, five-night-a-week brand extension, HardDrive XL, also featuring award winning air talent, Lou Brutus. Myzal has been awarded RadioContraband’s Non-Traditional Rock Programmer of the year for 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014  and also received their prestigious Impact Award in 2013.

United Stations Radio Networks, Inc. is America’s leading independently owned and operated radio network. USRN currently produces and distributes dozens of format-specific programs and services accounting for over 5000 affiliations with commercial radio stations across the country. The New York-based company maintains programming, sales and affiliate marketing offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Washington and Nashville. USRN was founded in 1994 by radio pioneers Dick Clark and Nick Verbitsky.

Wilson Tour Dates
August 7 – Montreal, Canada – Heavy Montreal 2015 (with Slipknot)

HardDrive Live Tour
Sep 9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
Sep 11 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sep 12 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Sep 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Sep 15 – Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
Sep 16 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea
Sep 18 – Hartford, CT – The Webster
Sep 19 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Sep 20 – Patchogue, NY – The Emporium
Sep 22 – Toronto, Canada – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sep 23 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Sep 25 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Sep 26 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Sep 28 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
Sep 29 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Sep 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Oct 2 – Green Bay, WI – The Sandlot Entertainment Complex
Oct 4 – St. Louis, IL – Pops Nightclub
Oct 6 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Oct 7 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Oct 7 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Oct 10 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Oct 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live
Oct 12 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy (Tremonti Only)
Oct 14 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
Oct 15 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
Oct 17 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Oct 18 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Oct 20 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall

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