Pop Evil was the result of bands disbanding in 2001 in the Michigan scene and making essentially, a super group. They are the recipients for the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for “Song Of The Year” with their song “Trenches” in 2013.
Pop Evil self funded their first releases, which were a couple of three-song EPs, “War of the Roses”, and “Ready or Not”. Out of the released, they earned them selves a management deal with G&G Entertainment. The band released their debut album on the independent label, Pazzo Music, through Universal Music Group. The album, entitled “Lipstick on the Mirror” on August 12th 2008, which features the songs “100 in a 55” and “Somebody Like You”, which were both hits on radio stations. Following the release of this album, Pop Evil embarked on a North American tour alongside Whitesnake, supporting Judas Priest.
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playAt the beginning of the following year, the band announced that they would be re entering the studio to record their second album, “War of Angels”, the first instalment of the album came in the form of “Last Man Standing” which premiered in a video with UFC fighter, Frank Mir. It was featured on the NHL and NFL channels, and then many episodes of NASCAR. The release of the album was delayed as the band notoriously tore their contract with Universal Music and fortunately found a deal with eOne Music. The album was released on July 5th 2011. In June 2011, the band released their 2nd single from the album for the song “Monster You Made”. In promotion of the album, Pop Evil embarked on tours with Drowning Pool, Paper Roach, Escape the Fate, 3 Doors Down and Theory of a Deadman. The band release a song entitled “In the Big House” which is a testament to the Michigan Wolverines football team.
In July to August of 2012, the band featured on a tour with their contemporaries, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage and Trivium. Following the tour, the band entered the studio with Grammy nominated Johnny K to get to work on their 3rd studio album, which would be called “Onyx”. They released the first single “Trenches” on February 28th 2013. The song went onto became their first national number 1 on Rock Radio.
As their name suggests, American band Pop Evil plays a twisted combination of alternative metal, post-grunge and hard rock with elements of pop. Earth shaking drum grooves along with rock-solid bass lines and mind bending guitar licks form the foundation on top of which lead singer Leigh Kakaty commands his audience. Whether amplified or not, his voice can be heard from the very back of any stadium; the sheer energy with which he sings is probably the most ear-catching thing at a Pop evil gig. Combine this with an audience eager to jump on stage with the band and you have yourself a night you won’t forget. Trust me when I say their shows aren’t for the faint-hearted; you can expect to get involved in mosh pits or crowd surf across the venue while listening to songs like Deal With The Devil or Trenches, which recently won the Radio Contraband Rock Radio Award for Song of the Year in 2013. With more than ten years of activity and three albums already released, Pop Evil has toured extensively throughout the US and more recently in Europe, shaking audiences to their bones in an exhilarating and ecstatic parade of testosterone fueled anthems packed with some serious punch. Watch out for these guys, they’re something else entirely.
Pop Evil rocked the house down last night! I'd been reading setlists prior to the show and was really surprised when they opened with Hell on Heels. Leigh told us he was a little under the weather but he gave it 100% and his sounded amazing. I wouldn't have ever known he wasn't feeling well if he hadn't told us. I saw on Instagram that Hayley Cramer has a pinched nerve in her neck, again, never would have known. Highlights: after the last encore, Hayley threw her sticks in the crowd and my fiance caught one! She then went backstage and grabbed a bunch more, but the one he caught was used during the show. She rocks so hard, it's all chewed up. I made an Insta post while watching the opener and Matt Doritos liked it.
A band called Them Evils opened. Watch for them! They're going to be big some day very soon. They were a worthy opener for sure and rocked hard. For the final song encore they came out on stage and joined with PE to play Trenches. You could tell they were all feeding off each other's energies and put on a hell of a show!
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playPop Evil is one of my favorites, they are always awesome. Have seen them so many times, we've made a friendship with the guys. Hate to see Chachi leave but even with the new drummer they were still great, I love their music and love the guys. Their so down to earth, willing to give their time to chat and autograph anything you bring. These guys are on their way for greatness. I've seen it in them for the last 5 years. What else can I say, they are truly wonderful artists.
Pop Evil ALWAYS puts on an amazing show. This band truly appreciates their fans. I saw them both nights and enjoyed the hell out of them!!! They have great energy and their music is awesome!! I had the privilege of meeting Leigh after the show and it was an incredible experience— he is TRULY the nicest guy, a great conversationalist & genuinely a FANTASTIC wholesome unique person. GO SEE THEM PLAY!!!
From Badflower, to Red Sun Rising, to Pop Evil every band was on their A game. Badflower performed 5-6 songs closing with Animal, Red Sun Rising Performed about 8-9 closing with Emotionless, and Pop Evil tore the roof off with about 18 tracks closing with Footsteps and Take it All. It was a great show start to finish, don't be late. Pop Evil is great at involving the crowd and feeding off their energy.
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playPop Evil is absolutely AWESOME— I enjoyed the hell out of this show!! I had never seen them live before & they were as great as I had anticipated. Their setlist was amazing & their talent is just INCREDIBLE!!! The smile & genuine appreciation Leigh showed the audience when we were all singing was a definite moment to remember. They are really a great, great band....can’t wait to see them again.
I have been a fan of Pop Evil for a while but have never had the chance to see them live. I love seeing shows in smaller venues like Bo's Bar & Grill and I was blown away by PE's performance. Now I am an even bigger fan of theirs! It is so awesome to see a female rip it up on the drums like Hayley (serious bad ass s***). I would love to see their winter 2019 tour.
I really enjoyed the evening with PopEvil, more exciting 2018 PopEvil’s Tenth Anniversary.Band smoked The Truman Hall .First time to attend a show there.Sorta small place but no problem getting up close to stage Which was way cool to watch them play their style of rock. Their style is what I love about them . One Great American Band ,
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playThis was the first concert I had been to along with Disturbed and it was phenomenal. Both bands gave an incredible performance and had awesome energy. I sang along to every word. I would definitely recommend going to see Pop Evil and/ or Disturbed cause I know I want to see them again one day. 10/10 <3
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playSaturn was a great little venue. The brewery was right across the street and Fancys on 5th had great food. Pop Evil was fantastic. I was five feet from the stage and never felt like a sardine. Some bands are not as good live....Pop Evil IS! Rage on guys...after all...I'm only the Monster you made me!
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playPop Evil gave an amazing show as ALWAYS!!!! The energy they bring and of course they are all EXTREMELY TALENTED MEN!!!! Worth every penny I paid for and more!! Such wonderful down to earth goes doing what they all LOVE!! Can't wait to see them again.
Never a disappointment!! Rock On \m/
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playThis was my 3rd time seeing Pop Evil and they are amazing every time. This is my first time seeing Haley, and she just kills it on drums! Intimate venue and great sound. Solid mix of classics and new album songs, and an engaging stage presence. Definitely a night to remember!
My friends and I purchased a meet and greet with Pop Evil. We could not be happier with the way it turned out. It was such a pleasure to meet the band. They were awesome...to include the manager Jeff. The concert was GREAT!!!! They ROCKED!!!!!
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playWhat a wonderful show!! Perfect interaction with the crowd and all the good songs played!!
Great performance, good sound, and because of the small concert hall it was more intense. Wish more bands could play more often in smaller halls!
I thought Pop Evil put on a great show. They played a good cross section of their songs. Like any band I like, they could have played a few more of my favorites. But all in all they rocked and I enjoyed the show very much.
快穿之妩媚系统h,带道具上学playI have seen Pop Evil perform 4 times before and they always put on a great show. Last night the show at Baltimore Soundstage was awesome. I like the two opening bands as well Savage After Midnight was really good.
First time to be part if an acoustic show ....It was fantastic...Leigh was so personal and took questions .It was an amazing experience? i am so glad Pittsburgh was one of the select cities that Pop Evil chose
Pop Evil was an amazing show. The fact that they took the time to come to Wyoming says a lot about the band!! Hard rock goodness with excellent stage presence. A must see live act who sound like their songs!
Wasn't real familiar with Pop Evil's catalog. They put on an exceptionally dynamic show. The small club atmosphere made it a very intimate experience.I would highly recomend especially at a small venue.
The most unknown ass kicking group around. How and why they are not more popular is beyond me. Great show at The Loft in Atlanta! 17 songs...all awesome. GO SEE POP EVIL when they come to your city.
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