Los Angeles eclectic rock outfit SPIRIT IN THE ROOM will return to the streets next month supporting labelmates King Parrot on a portion of their US headlining tour. SPIRIT IN THE ROOM will appear on dates in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Mesa. Additional support will be provided by Filth Is Eternal.
Comments SPIRIT IN THE ROOM founding frontman, Dennis R. Sanders, “We’re really excited to be hitting up the West Coast with these great bands. It’s sure to be an intense show from start to finish. nMuch love and respect to everyone and thank you for the support. See y’all at the show!
The journey follows the band’s previously announced shows opening for Pantera and special guests, Lamb Of God, on their upcoming Western US shows. See all confirmed SPIRIT IN THE ROOM dates below.
SPIRIT IN THE ROOM:
8/23/2023 Ball Arena – Denver, CO w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
8/25/2023 The Miracle Inglewood – Inglewood, CA * Official Metallica Afterparty
8/26/2023 North Island Credit Union Amphitheater – San Diego, CA w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
8/27/2023 The Dive – Las Vegas, NV w/ Will Haven
8/29/2023 USANA Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
8/31/2023 Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM w/ Pantera, Lamb Of God
w/ King Parrot, Filth Is Eternal:
9/22/2023 Substation – Seattle, WA
9/23/2023 The Star Theater – Portland, OR
9/24/2023 Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
9/25/2023 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
9/26/2023 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
9/27/2023 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
SPIRIT IN THE ROOM is touring in support of their Flamingo EP, released last year via Housecore Records.
If you ever wondered what goes on in the head of a film noir hitman, horror novel asylum inmate, or a golden age silver screen villain, it might sound something like SPIRIT IN THE ROOM. The vision of Louisiana-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Dennis R. Sanders unfurls through cigarette smoke, cheap booze, and distortion like an anachronistic fever dream soundtracked by a collision of gothic vocal hues, immersive alternative architecture, and jarring metallic catharsis. It’s scary at times. It’s sad at other times. However, it’s always unpredictable — especially on Flamingo.
SPIRIT IN THE ROOM remains comfortable in the dark. Audiences initially met Sanders as part of Black Light Burns. However, he introduced SPIRIT IN THE ROOM during 2010 before revealing a series of projects — The Holy Phobia, Pt. 1 EP (2014), Demon (2015), and Spirit In The Room, Vol. 1 EP (2019) — in between various singles and countless shows. Along the way, the band also performed on bills with the likes of Deftones, ††† (Crosses), Scour, and more. Receiving critical acclaim, Kerrang! applauded, “SPIRIT IN THE ROOM are a special kind of band,” and went as far as to christen Sanders, “a dark poet for dark time.” Cvlt Nation confessed, “I’ve been hooked on the dark passion of their at times contradictory, always hard to define sound. And you should be too.”
Throughout the Pandemic, Sanders went through a heightened level of hell on earth (even for 2020). He left one chaotic environment to “live in a room in a big house in the true Los Angeles neighborhood of El Sereno” as part of a fraught situation “that got increasingly violent.” When all was said and done, he found himself sleeping in his truck, at the studio, and at a girlfriend’s place as he wrote and recorded Flamingo in the eye of this storm, singing and playing guitar, bass, synths, and piano.
“I’ve realized I never really had a home,” he observes. “There are five songs I’ve written about that. Then there are some paranoia vibes until it explodes because you’re so emotional you can’t control your reaction. The end of the EP resembles becoming the new person you are, which is not necessarily a good thing.”