On Worldwide 2016 “American Music Abroad” Tour,
Representing The U.S. As Cultural Ambassadors of Music
In Over 40 Countries Including Africa, Asia, Middle East, Central & South America, Eastern Europe
October 16 through November 11, 2016
“Picture yourself driving down the 405 Freeway consuming mass quantities of Rock Star Energy Drinks with your hair on fire while riding in a shopping cart. YOU, my friend have now experienced ACIDIC live in action.”
MAXIMUM THRESHOLD RADIO
MIKE GOSSARD (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Electronics);
JOSH BENNETT (Vocals/Lead Guitar);
MAX MYRICK (Vocals/Bass);
MATT WHITAKER (Drums/Percussion)
(LOS ANGELES, CA) - LA-based Indie buzz band ACIDIC will represent the U.S. as Cultural Ambassadors of Music in over forty countries worldwide when they perform as part of the 2016 “American Music Abroad” Program, commencing October 16 through November 11.
ACIDIC was selected as one of the 2016 Ensembles from close to a thousand submissions. Here is their official page on the American Music Abroad website: http://amvoices.org/ama/ensembles2016/acidic/.
About The “American Music Abroad” 2016 Tour
Sanctioned through the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, American Music Abroad is designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions to the global music scene as it fosters cross-cultural communication and “people-to-people” connection to Global audiences.
In cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, American Voices will arrange a series of month-long, multi-country cultural exchange programs including public concerts, interactive performances with local traditional musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews and performances. These tours will focus on younger and under-served audiences in over 40 countries around the world with little or no access to live American musical performances. American Music Abroad ensembles are currently expected to travel in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America and Eastern Europe.
Prior to the respective tours, each ensemble will partake in an American Music Abroad @Home program in Washington, D.C., which includes performances and workshops at schools in under-served communities, immigrant community centers and foreign embassies.
A Look At Some Recent ACIDIC Accomplishments & Activity
*Winning “Best Band”, “Best Recording (LP)”, and “Best Music Video” in the 2016 Rockwired Readers Poll Awards.
*ACIDIC’s song “Beautiful” being the #1 most-played Indie AC Record (per Mediabase, radio’s top source for monitored airplay information).
*Garnering great reviews for Creatures, their most recent album release. - “A feel-good album…mix of punk, pop, rock, and dance music that sums up the melting pot that is the current So Cal sound” (SCREAMER); “Wonderful harmonies throughout…singer (Michael Gossard) really shows his prowess…great, unique sound!” (NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW).
*High-profile Showcase at world-famous Viper Room in March. Maximum Threshold Radio attended the show; in their review titled, “ACIDIC Packs The Viper Room,” MTR writes, “their music was distinctive and powerful, playing tunes from their last album “Creatures” which, in my opinion, never let up from beginning to end as ACIDIC’S command of the frenetic crowd never faltered.” Read the entire interview here.