DISTRICT 97 is undoubtedly the most musically adventurous rock band in the world to feature an American Idol Top 10 Female Finalist. The band now returns with their second opus Trouble With Machines. With her fantastic voice, and looks to match, Leslie Hunt has captured the imagination of the male-oriented prog rock scene. Complexity is one of the hallmarks of District 97’s compositions but the album is laced with catchy vocal melodies. The track “The Perfect Young Man” features a guest vocal appearance by KING CRIMSON/ASIA bassist JOHN WETTON. RICH MOUSER who has produced albums for SPOCK’S BEARD and NEAL MORSE mixed the album.
DISTRICT 97 will be going on tour this October in support of Trouble With Machines. A complete list of dates can be found below.
The band commented on their upcoming tour:
“We can’t wait to hit the road in support of our new release, Trouble With Machines. We feel so fortunate to be playing shows with Neal Morse/Mike Portnoy, Three Friends (featuring members of Gentle Giant), IZZ and many more fantastic groups as we make our way through the Midwest and East Coast. Fans can expect to hear a good chunk of Trouble With Machines, as well as cuts from Hybrid Child and some brand-new material. We look forward to seeing some of the great people we met on the road last year, and hopefully seeing lots of new faces as well. See you in October!”
DISTRICT 97’s new video for their song “Open Your Eyes” is available for viewing HERE.
Building on the strengths of their first release Hybrid Child, DISTRICT 97’s sophomore album Trouble With Machines pushes the envelope even further, and solidifies DISTRICT 97’s position at the forefront of uncompromising Rock music.
Trouble With Machines is available to order on Amazon, iTunes and via The Lasers Edge.
DISTRICT 97: Trouble With Machines Fall US Tour
Thursday, October 11th
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
w/Fibonnacii Sequence and Michael Bettine (Gong virtuoso)
Friday, October 12th
ProgNight @ The Arcada Theater, St Charles, IL
w/Neal Morse (feat. Mike Portnoy) and Three Friends
Thursday, October 18th
Token Lounge, Westland, MI
w/Imminent Sonic Destruction, Recycle the Soul, Crutch to Crown
Friday, October 19th
Wilbert’s, Cleveland, OH
w/Gravity and Chill Broz
Saturday, October 20th
Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore, MD
Sunday, October 21st
NJ ProgHouse @ Roxy and Duke’s Roadhouse, Dunellen, NJ
MATINEE SHOW @ 5 PM
Monday, October 22nd
Prog on the Sound Concert Series
Marisa’s Ristorante, Trumbull, CT
Tuesday, October 23rd
Magic Room, Brighton, MA
Wednesday, October 24th
Bar Matchless, Brooklyn, NY
w/IZZ, The Yellow Box
Thursday, October 25th
The Smiling Moose, Pittsburgh, PA
w/Chaibaba and adadsdad