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Sixx: A.M. Talk Forthcoming Single ‘Rise,’ Seek Fan Input on U.S. Tour

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It’s going to be a big year for Sixx: A.M., who have a pair of albums in the works that are expected to arrive this year. In fact, it won’t be much longer before we hear new music as the band has just announced that a new song “Rise” will serve as their lead single.

Bassist Nikki Sixx told Revolver of the track, which is expected to arrive on March 1, “We are not a political band but we are extremely reflective. During the making of this album, we were under the same media siege as the rest of the world, so ‘Rise’ came out of that and hopefully reminds people that we all have a voice.”

Vocalist James Michael added, “Throughout history, some of the most dramatic changes have occurred when people reject the status quo and demand change. ‘Rise’ is about how we find ourselves at a global tipping point and how it is our duty as citizens of this world to come together, communicate with one another and rise up to demand more of ourselves and our leaders.”

Bassist DJ Ashba concluded, “‘Rise’ to me, is a message of empowerment. It will take on a personal meaning to everyone who hears it, but the message is the same. Whether it’s an individual trying to overcome their own struggles, or a nation as a whole, we can all rise above the negativity, if we stand up for what we believe in.”

In other Sixx: A.M. news, while the band has announced their participation in a number of major festivals this spring, they’re also planning to hit the road for their own dates. But before they do, they’re looking on fan input on which cities they should hit on the run. The group has launched a site where fans can vote for specific cities and the ones with the most votes will be more likely to be included in the final routing when the trek is revealed. Singer James Michael discusses it all in the video at the top of this post. The stops mentioned are as follows:

Memphis, Tenn.
Chicago, Ill.
Louisville, Ky.
Bethlehem, Pa.
Charleston, W.V.
Hartford, Conn.
Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Norfolk, Va.
Nashville, Tenn.
Madison, Wis.
Little Rock, Ark.
Richmond, Va.
Baltimore, Md.
Raleigh, N.C.
Lansing, Mich.
Des Moines, Iowa
Knoxville, Tenn.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Columbia, S.C.
Harrisburg, Pa.
Sayreville, N.J.
Rochester, N.Y.
Mobile, Ala.
Baton Rouge, La.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Buffalo, N.Y.
Jackson, Miss.
Providence, R.I.
Springfield, Mo.

So, if you’d like to vote for any city in particular, be sure to visit this site. And if you’re looking for tickets for already announced festival dates, there are ticketing links at the band’s website. Stay tuned for more from Sixx: A.M. musically later this year.

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