Ronnie Radke Recognizes 2 Bands Leading the ‘New Generation of Rock’
Ronnie Radke has emphatically waved the flag for a couple of rock bands that he said are leading the charge in today's heavy music.
"It's a great thing to see," Radke said in a message on Aug. 6, the Falling in Reverse rocker identifying a "new generation of rock that is taking over."
Do you agree with Radke? What bands would you say best represent today's rock music?
Here's what Ronnie said in full:
"There is something magical about seeing bands that have been playing theaters for 12–13 years all for the passion of the music and one day they write an album or songs that make them blow up to arenas and festival headliners, bmth, bad omens, it's a great thing to see, there is a new generation of rock that is taking over if you havnt noticed," he posted.
Ronnie Radke Knows Rock Success
Radke knows what it's like to have major success in rock. Falling in Reverse's most successful single to date, 2019's "Popular Monster," earned him his first-ever RIAA platinum record — a far cry from what he has previously described as the disappointing response to Falling in Reverse's last full-length studio album, 2017's Coming Home.
"Well, my album Coming Home didn't do well — it tanked," Radke said in a July 2023 interview. "It did bad. It didn't do well. The numbers don't lie like they say — in good ways and bad ways. So, I noticed a lot of bands that were my age that were putting out [new music], trying their hardest and they were trying to figure it out. And I just remember being, like, 'I can't put another album out.' I'm, like, 'What can I do? Because I don't wanna go down. I don't wanna disappear into the abyss of aging emo.'"
See Falling in Reverse tour dates under the post.
Ronnie Radke Shouts Out Modern Rock Bands Leading the Charge - Aug. 6, 2023
Falling in Reverse 2023 Tour Dates
Sept. 12 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ St. Joseph's Amp.
Sept. 16 – W. Palm Beach, Fla. @ iTHINK Amp.
Sept. 17 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Amp.
Sept. 19 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Pavilion
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Ameris Amp.
Sept. 22 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 23 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life
Sept. 25 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino
Sept. 26 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Ctr
Sept. 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amp.
Oct. 2 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Tacoma Dome
Oct. 3 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Ctr
Oct. 7 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ North Island Amp.
Oct. 8 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick
Oct. 10 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amp.
Oct. 12 – Woodlands, Texas @ Mitchell Pavilion
Oct. 13 – Austin, Texas @ Germania Amp.
Oct. 15 – Ft. Worth, Texas @ Dickies Arena
Oct. 17 – St. Augustine, Fla. @ St. Aug. Amp.