The hardest-working, hottest young rock band in Southern California - ACIDIC - is at it again! They've just embarked on their first national tour of 2013, with Trapt! The boys are also about to launch their biggest, best, and most critically-acclaimed album yet! The CD "Copper Man" is produced by multi-platinum award-winner John Ryan of Chicago Kid Productions (Styx, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers). Industry insiders are already raving about the title track, "Copper Man," comparing it to early Jane's Addiction, Screaming Trees, and even "a harder Green Day." ACIDIC blew past 20,000 on Facebook on New Year's Day (with up to 4,000 "talking about this"), FOUR TIMES what they had exactly a year earlier. They'd hit 10,000 a mere four months ago!
ACIDIC scored their most successful national tours in 2012, including two months with the Seattle-based powerhouse Candlebox that included the Florida Music Festival; and a smash Midwestern run with Fuel that featured ACIDIC's third straight year playing SXSW. Their crowning hometown achievement came midsummer when they packed L.A.'s legendary Troubadour as first-time headliners!
ACIDIC's last CD, "Chronic Satisfaction," also produced by John Ryan, was released in Autumn 2011 to wild and enthusiastic response! The first single, "Uninspired," got airplay on FM and internet rock stations across the U.S. and Canada, and inspired a steamy music video treatment. "Chronic Satisfaction" helped inspire Music Reviews to name ACIDIC one of its "12 Bands To Watch in 2012."
ACIDIC first burst onto the scene with the release of their 2010 epic, "Getting Lucky" - produced by the award-winning Australian Wizardz Of Oz team of Andrew Bojanic & Liz Hooper (Jason Mraz, Liz Phair, Avril Lavigne). "Getting Lucky" helped land the boys on the Hot AC radio charts with their ballad "Maybe." Momentum from that album led the boys to opening slots on tours with heavy hitters such as Alien Ant Farm, Hawthorne Heights, Filter, Marcy Playground, and The Higher. ACIDIC has also toured Kosovo and Germany, rocking US troops with Armed Forces Entertainment.
In addition to their smash tours, ACIDIC has also played such prestigious gigs as the 2012 Winter NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, SXSW '10 and '11, two Sunset Strip Music Festivals, and Bamboozle Left. ACIDIC won the Alternative category in the 18th Billboard WorldWide Song Contest in 2011 for their power rocker "Strata Red" (also from "Getting Lucky"). One of their earliest accolades was being named the renowned Whisky a Go Go's LA WEEKLY Band of the Month in March 2010.
ACIDIC, which Alternative Press said "Rocks like Funeral Party, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant," consists of lead singer/guitarist Michael Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski, and drummer Matt Whitaker.