Kissing Candice

Website for Long Island NY based horror-metal act Kissing Candice.

...bring much-needed freakiness and shock rock bravado back to the metal scene...
— Metal Hammer Magazine
...neck-breaking and big melodies going hand in hand...
— Cryptic Rock

MANAGEMENT

Jonathan King - Crimson Management

jonathan@crimsonmgt.com

booking

Daniel Defonce - Continental Concerts

dan@continental-concerts.us

social media

http://www.facebook.com/kissingcandice
44,000+ "Likes" on Facebook

http://www.twitter.com/kissing_candice
65,000+ Followers on Twitter

http://www.instagram.com/kissing_candice
11,000+ Followers on Instagram

merchandise

http://www.merchnow.com/catalogs/kissing-candice

members

Joey Simpson - Vocals
Tommy Sciro - Guitar/Vocals
Nephew - Guitar
Mike Grippo - Bass
Michael Pak - Drums

endorsements

InTune Guitar Picks
COLDCOCK Whiskey
Peavey Amplifiers
SIT Strings
Gravity Picks
Edgar Guitars
Jet City Products
The String Cleaner
Hipshot
Evertune
ESP Guitars

biography

Kissing Candice started as a mere vision in early 2012. Ex-Dr. Acula keyboardist and sample mastermind, Joey Simpson, was looking to start a project that would combine metal, hardcore, industrial and electronic music in a unique and cinematic fashion. Taking on the role of frontman, Joey hit the studio with producer Jeremy Comitas to record the debut EP”Murder” . While giving listeners a taste of what to expect from the band, Joey soon realized that it was time to put together a full lineup. 

After recruiting Tommy Sciro (guitar), Michael Pak(drums), Mike Grippo (bass), and Nephew(Guitar) the band began to fine-tune their songs for live performances. Soon, this Long Island based five-piece had a sizable buzz growing online, with followers and fans accumulating on various social networks. Quickly attracting listeners on a daily basis, Kissing Candice was already proving that their brand is being eagerly welcomed to the scene. Shortly after the solidification of a lineup, Kissing Candice were invited to open up both days of Slipknot’s two day festival “Knotfest”. Wasting no time, the band began touring the United States in support of their debut EP while continuously writing new material to bring to their growing fan base. The band quickly began to be recognized for their theatrical presentation of their music at live shows which includes fog, lights, and gallons of blood!

Fresh off a full Summer 2013 United States tour supporting Snow White's Poison Bite (Victory Records) and Farewell, My Love (Standby Records) the band entered the studio to record their follow up to last years "Murder". The new EP, titled "Conjured" was produced by Jeremy Comitas and was self released by the band on December 1st through all major online retailers. "Conjured" shows off the diversity of the band while still managing to maintain a sound and image that their fans can recognize. Since the release of “Conjured” Kissing Candice has since brought their music to new markets by providing direct support to Bam Margera (Fuckface Unstoppable) on select dates of his 2013 United States tour.

Kissing Candice continued their slaughter all throughout 2014 by touring and playing shows with bands such as Combichrist, Dance Gavin Dance, Capture The Crown, and many more. Towards the end of 2014, Victory Records announced they had signed Kissing Candice. The band closed out the year with the release of their new single and music video “Ghosted”.

Kissing Candice released their debut Victory Records full length entitled “Blind Until We Burn” on June 29, 2015. In support of the album, Kissing Candice toured away Summer 2015 beginning with a full US run with legendary hip-hop duo Twiztid. Immediately after, the band did another full run around the USA on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

Throughout 2015 and 2016, the band continued to tour in support of their debut full length album, touring with national acts such as Aiden, It Lies Within, and Scare Don't Fear. In Summer 2016, the band went back into the studio to record the new single "Taken" with Zach Jones (My Enemies & I). With this single, the band debuted a ferocious new sound which their legions of dedicated listeners instantly latched onto.

Following the release of Taken, Kissing Candice was invited to perform on the Main Stage at The Gathering of The Juggalos 17. The band made an impact on theatrical rap duo Insane Clown Posse and have since been invited back to play the main stage of both their Hallowicked (October 2016) and Canadian Juggalo Weekend (February 2017) Festivals.

Kissing Candice is currently working on the release of new material and continued non-stop touring. The band has no intentions on slowing down and will continue to pummel their unique blend of horror and metal down everyone's throats until the world has experienced them.

 

discography

 

videography

put 'em up music video (2015 - blind until we burn)

ghosted music video (2014 - single)

rampage (2013 - Murder ep)

behind the masks: documentary

 

upcoming tour dates

 

tour history

Road to The Gathring of The Juggalos:
July 21. 2017 - Chesapeake, VA at Riffhouse Pub
July 23, 2017 - Columbus, GA at The Estate
July 25, 2017 - Fort Worth, TX at The Rail Club (w/ September Mourning)
July 27, 2017- Oklahoma City, OK at The Gathering of The Juggalos Main Stage (w/ Dope, ICP, and more)
July 30, 2017 - Valapraiso, IN at Big Shots
July 31, 2017 - Akron, OH at The Vortex

Headlining tour With Call It Home:
June 6, 2017 - Trenton, NJ at Championship Bar (with September Mourning)
June 8, 2017 - Brooklyn, NY at Lucky 13 Saloon
June 9, 2017 - Amityville, NY at Amityville Music Hall
June 10, 2017 - Reading, PA at Kohlfest (with We Came As Romans, I See Stars, Oceano, and more)
June 11, 2017 - Ardmore, PA at The Rusty Nail

Road To Canadian Juggalo Weekend (Headlining Shows except CJW):
April 4, 2017 - Ypsilaniti, MI at Maidstone Theatre
April 6, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB at Pyramid Cabaret
April 8, 2017 - Calgary, AB at Juggalo Weekend Canada at Stampede Corrall (with ICP, Ice-T, and more)
April 10, 2017 - Newpot, MN at Opinion Brewery
April 11, 2017 - Peoria, IL at Rail II
April 13, 2017 - Lakewood, OH at Foundry

Home Headliner:
February 25, 2017 - Amityville, NY at Revolution

With Waylon Reavis’ A Killer’s Confession (Direct Support):
January 28, 2017 - Clarksville, TN at The Warehouse
January 31, 2017 - Orlando, FL at The Haven
February 1, 2017 - Spartanburg, SC at Ground Zero
February 2, 2017 - Reading, PA at Reverb
February 3, 2017 - Queens, NY at Blackthorn 51
February 4, 2017 - Providence, RI at Fete Music Hall
February 8, 2017 - Toronto, ON at The Coalition
February 9, 2017 - Rochester, NY at Pineapple Jack's
February 10, 2017 - Akron, OH at The Empire
February 11, 2017 - Ft. Wayne, IN at In The Hub
February 12, 2017 - Covington, KY at Madison Live
February 13, 2017 - Johnson City, TN at The Hideaway
February 15, 2017 - Cudahy, WI at The Metal Grill
February 16, 2017 - Mansfield, OH at Whiskey Warehouse
February 17, 2017 - Chicago, IL at Portage Theater
February 18, 2017 - Detroit, MI at The Token Lounge

Hallowicked 2016 (with Insane Clown Posse, Waka Flocka Flame, and Jelly Roll):
October 31, 2016 - Detroit, MI at Harpo’s

Rock and Shock Festival: 2016:
October 15, 2016 - Worcester, MA at The Palladium

Headliner:
October 14, 2016 - Syracuse, NY at Mac’s Bad Art Bar

Hellevated Tour (Co-Headliner with Scare Don’t Fear):
July 15, 2016 - East Wareham, MA at 3065 Live
July 16, 2016 - West Babylon, NY at Evolution Sound Stage
July 17, 2016 - Providence, RI at The Met
July 18, 2016 - Hamden, CT at The Space
July 19, 2016 - Clinton Township, MI at Detroit Pub
July 21, 2016 - Thornville, OH at The Gathering of The Juggalos 17 (Main Stage)
July 23, 2016 - Peoria, IL at Rail II
July 24, 2016 - Fruitport, MI at Pope’s Pub
July 27, 2016 - Waterloo, IA at Spicoli’s (with He’d P.E.)
July 28, 2016 - Oklahoma City, OK at Thunder Alley
July 29, 2016 - Gallup, NM at Juggernaut Lounge
July 30, 2016 - Colorado Springs, CO at Sunshine Studios
July 31, 2016 - Denver, CO at Roxy Theater
August 3, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM at The Co-Op
August 4, 2016 - Lubbock, TX at Jakes
August 5, 2016 - Tyler, TX at Clicks
August 6, 2016 - San Antonio, TX at Korova
August 7, 2016 - Houston, TX at Scout Bar
August 8, 2016 - Fort Worth, TX at The Rail Club
August 9, 2016 - Memphis, TN at Rockhouse Live
August 10, 2016 - Clarksville, TN at The Warehouse
August 12, 2016 - Beckley, WV at Muncheez
August 13, 2016 - Richmond, VA at Canal Club

Headlining:
June 23, 2016 - Kent, OH at The Outpost
June 25, 2016 - Warren, MI at The Ritz

Blackcraft Spirits’ Release Party:
May 28, 2016 - Pittsburgh, PA at The Smiling Moose

Spring Bash and Thrash (featuring The Bunny The Bear and It Lies Within):
April 15, 2016 - Lakewood, OH at The Foundry

Chillin’ and Killin’ Tour featuring It Lies Within and Kissing Candice:
February 28, 2016 - Peoria, IL at Rail II
February 29, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN at Emerson Theater
March 1, 2016 - Joliet, IL at Bada Brew
March 2, 2016 - Murray, KY at Main Street Youth Center
March 3, 2016 - Fayetteville, AR at Nomads
March 4, 2016 - Fort Worth, TX at Tomcats West
March 5, 2016 - Austin, TX at Dirty Dog
March 6, 2016 - San Antonio, TX at Korova
March 7, 2016 - Pensacola, FL at Handlebar
March 10, 2016 - Tallahassee, FL at Side Bar Theatre
March 11, 2016 - Augusta, GA at Iron Heights
March 12, 2016 - Hickory, NC - at The Wizard
March 13, 2016 - Columbus, OH at Somewhere Else Bar

Hear This! Music Festival (Featuring Blood On The Dance Floor, I Set My Friends On Fire, It Lies Within, and more):
February 24, 2016 - New Albany, IN at New Albany Production House
February 25, 2016 - Lansing, MI at The Loft
February 26, 2016 - Chesterfield, MI at Diesel
February 27, 2016 - Warren, MI at The Ritz

Home Headliner:
February 21, 2016 - Amityville, NY at Revolution

New Year Headliner Weekend:
January 14, 2016 - Lakewood, OH at The Foundry
January 15, 2016 - Warren, MI at The Ritz
January 16, 2015 - Toledo, OH at Realm

Headlining Shows:
December 18, 2015 - Syracuse, NY at The Rock Garage
December 19, 2015 - Coram, NY at O’Brien’s

With Aiden and Fromashestoangels:
October 28, 2015 - Chicago, IL at Bottom Lounge
October 29, 2015 - St. Louis, MO at Fubar
October 30, 2015 - New Albany, IN at New Albany Production House
October 31, 2015 - Cleveland, OH at Agora Theatre
November 1, 2015 - Buffalo, NY at Waiting Room
November 3, 2015 - New York, NY at Gramercy
November 4, 2015 - Worcester, MA at The Palladium
November 5, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA at Voltage Lounge

Rock And Shock Festival 2015:
October 18, 2015 - Worcester, MA at The Palladium

“Blind Until We Burn” Record Release Show:
August 23, 2015 - Amityville, NY at Revolution

Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival 2015:
June 26, 2015 - Cula Vista, CA at Sleep Train Ampitheatre
June 27, 2015 - San Bernadnio, CA at San Manuel Ampitheater
June 28, 2015 - Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Ampitheatre
June 30, 2015 - Southeast Auburn, WA at White River Ampitheater
July 1, 2015 - Nampa, ID at Ford Idaho Center
July 3, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 4, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Ampitheatre
July 8, 2015 - Miluwakee, WI at Eagle's Ballroom
July 9, 2015 - Peoria, IL at Rail II (Headliner)
July 10, 2015 - Noblesville, IN at Kilpsch Music Center
July 11, 2015 - Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12, 2015 - Tinley Park, IL at First Midwest Band Ampitheatre
July 15, 2015 - Toronto, ON at Molson Canadian Ampitheatre
July 17, 2015 - Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
July 18, 2015 - Burgettstown PA at First Niagara Bank Ampitheater
July 19, 2015 - Hartford, CT at Xfinity Theatre
July 21, 2015 - Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
July 22, 2015 - Gilford, NH at Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 24, 2015 - Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
July 25, 2015 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 26, 2015 - Wantagh, NY at Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
July 29, 2015 - Atlanta, GA at Aaron's Ampitheatre at Lakewood
July 31, 2015 - New Braunfels, TX at WhiteWater Ampitheater
August 1, 2015 - The Woodlands, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 2, 2015 - Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 4, 2015 - Lakewood, OH at Foundry (Headliner)

The "Back To Hell Tour" with Twiztid, Kung-Fu Vampire, Davey Suicide, and The Damn Dirty Apes:
May 1, 2015 - Chicago, IL at Concord Music Hall
May 2, 2015 - St Paul, MN at Skyway Theater
May 3. 2015 - Sioux Falls, ID at Big's Sports Bar
May 4, 2015 - Lincoln, NE at The Bourbon Theater
May 5, 2015 - Kansas City, MO at Riot Room
May 7, 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT at The Complex
May 8, 2015 - Garden City, ID at Revolution Concert House
May 9, 2015 - Seatlle, WA at Studio Seven
May 10, 2015 - Eugene, OR at Wow Hall
May 11, 2015 - Reno, NV at Jub Jub’s
May 13, 2015 - Sacramento, CA at Ace of Spades
May 14, 2015 - Santa Cruz, 2015 at The Catalyst
May 15. 2015 - Las Vegas, NV at LVCS
May 17, 2015 - Fresno, CA at Fulton 55
May 19, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ at The Marquee
May 20, 2015 - Gallup, NM at Gallup Community Center
May 21, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
May 22, 2015 - Denver, CO at The Roxy
May 23, 2015 - Denver, CO at The Roxy
May 24, 2015 - Pueblo, CO at Planet 86
May 25, 2015 - Lubbock, TX at Depot "O" Bar
May 26, 2015 - Dallas, TX at The Green Elephant
May 27, 2015 - Houston, TX at Scout Bar
May 29, 2015 - Biloxi, MS at Kress Live
May 30, 2015 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
May 31, 2015 - Beckly, WV at Muncheez Bar
June 1, 2015 - Spartanburg, SC at Ground Zero
June 2, 2015 - Virgina Beach, VA at Shakas Live
June 3, 2015 - Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live
June 4, 2015 - Pittsburgh, Pa at Altar Bar
June 5, 2015 - Newport, KY at Thompson House
June 6, 2015 - Sauget, IL at Pop's
June 7, 2015 - Indianapolis, IN at The Emerson Theater
June 9, 2015 - Colombus, OH at Alrosa Villa
June 10, 2015 - Cleveland, OH at The Agora
June 11, 2015 - Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall
June 12, 2015 - Syracuse, NY at The Lost Horizon

Home Headliner:
October 25, 2014 - Smithtown, NY at Katie’s

With Combichrist, William Control, and Darksiderz:
October 7, 2014 - Amityville, NY at Revolution

Headlining Dates:
September 18 , 2014- Lakewood, OH at The Foundry
September 19, 2014 - Peoria, IL at Rail II
September 20, 2014 - Toledo, OH at Frankie’s Inner City

Pittsburgh Metal and Hardcore Festival:
September 12, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA at Falcon Park

With Eyes Set to Kill, The Relapse Symphony, and Close To Home:
August 19, 2014 - New York, NY at The Studio at Webster Hall

Dirtfest 2014 (featuring Killswitch Engage, Powerman 5000, Chimaira and more):
August 9, 2014 - Birch Run, MI at Birch Run Expo Center

With Farewell, My Love and Jamies’ Elsewhere:
July 10, 2014 - Amityville, NY at Amityville Music Hall

Headlining Dates:
June 27, 2014 - Lakewood, OH at Wavy Day Fest 2014 (The Phantasy)
June 28, 2014 - Athens, OH at The Union
June 29, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA at Garfield Artworks

With Combichrist, William Control, New Years Day:
May 8, 2014 - Jacksonville, FL at Roc Bar
May 9, 2014 - West Palm Beach, FL at Respectable Street
May 10, 2014 - Orlando, FL at Backbooth
May 11, 2014 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade

With Dance Gavin Dance, Capture The Crown, and Bleach Blonde:
May 2, 2014 - New York, NY at Marlin Room at Webster Hall

Home Headliner:
April 26, 2014 - New York, NY at Santos Party House

With Combichrist, William Control, and New Years Day:
April 12, 2014 - Cleveland, OH at The Agora

The “All You Can Eat Pizz-Tour” (Headliner with support from The Hollowed):
March 28, 2014 - Louisville, OH at The Carriage House
March 29, 2014 - Cincinatti, OH at Scream Acres CT
March 30, 2014 - Nashville, TN at The Garage
March 31, 2014 - Little Rock, AR at TBA
April 1, 2014 - Corpus Christi, TX at Boneshakers
April 2, 2014 - San Antonio, TX at TBA
April 3, 2014 - El Paso, TX at Alumni Lounge
April 4, 2014 - Tucson, AZ at Gary's Place
April 5, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ at The Nile Theater Underground
April 6, 2014 - Albuquerue, NM at Amped Performance Center
April 8, 2014 - Tulsa, OK at The Creative Room
April 9, 2014 - St. Louis, MO at TBA
April 10, 2014 - Barrington, IL at Penny Road Pub
April 11, 2014 - Peoria, IL at Rail II

With The Bunny The Bear:
January 26, 2014 - Lakewood, OH at The Foundry Club
February 7, 2014 - Providence, RI at Simon’s 677

Conjured Release Tour Part 2 (Headliner):
January 18, 2014 - Newark, DE at Mojo Main
January 19, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero
January 21, 2014 - Spring City, PA at Chaplin’s Music Cafe
January 23, 2014 - Kalamazoo, MI at Papa Pete's
January 24, 2014 - Toledo, OH at Frankie's Inner City
January 25, 2014 - Louisville, OH at The Carriage House

With Bam Margera as “Fuckface Unstoppable”:
December 19, 2013 - Amityville, NY at Revolution
December 20, 2013 - Albany, NY at Bogies
December 21, 2013 - Reading, PA at Reverb

Conjured Release Tour (Headliner):
November 30, 2013 - Lansdale, PA at Lansdale Music Factory
December 1, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA at The Mr. Roberto Project
December 2, 2013 - Newport, KY at Thompson House
December 4, 2013 - Lakewood, OH at The Foundry Club
December 5, 2013 - Peoria, IL at The Brass Rail
December 6, 2013 - Steger, IL at Another Hole In The Wall
December 8, 2013 - Amherst, NY at The Forum

With Nekrogoblikon:
November 15, 2013 - Manhattan, NY at Santo's Party House

With Neurotic November:
October 2, 2013 - Brooklyn, NY at Don Pedro's

With Mushroomhead:
October 1, 2013 - Patchogue, NY at Emporium

With Emmure and Born of Osiris:
July 11th, 2013 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody's

With Snow White's Poison Bite, Farewell My Love, and Chomp Chomp Attack!:
June 7, 2013 - Chico, CA at Dex
June 8, 2013 - Stockton, CA at Plea For Peace
June 9, 2013 - Lancaster, CA at Industry Theatre
June 10, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA at Cobalt Cafe
June 11, 2013 - San Diego, CA at Across the Street
June 12, 2013 - Tempe, AZ at Club Red
June 14, 2013 - Tuscon, AZ at The Rock
June 15, 2013 - Albuquerque, NM at Blackwater Music Venue
June 16, 2013 - Abilene, TX at The Juka House
June 17, 2013 - Shereve Port, LA at Mediastar
June 18, 2013 - Tupelo, MS at Good Time Charlies
June 20, 2013 - Tampa, FL at The Orpheum
June 21, 2013 - Orlando, FL at Odin's Den (18+)
June 22, 2013 - Marietta, GA at Swayzes
June 23, 2013 - Myrtle Beach, SC at Rockin' Hard
June 24, 2013 - Fayetteville, NC at Drunk Horse Pub
June 26, 2013 - Greensboro, NC at The Clubhouse
June 28, 2013 - New York, NY at Tammany Hall
June 29, 2013 - Clarion, PA at Wasteland Live
June 30, 2013 - Buffalo, NY at Broadway Joe's (16+)
July 1, 2013 - Kittaning, PA at Club Radioactive
July 2, 2013 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody's
July 3, 2013 - Detroit, MI at Token Lounge
July 5, 2013 - Goshen, IN at Freedom Fest
July 6, 2013 - Chicago, IL at Reggie's Live
July 7, 2013 - Iowa City, IA at Gabe's
July 8, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN at The Garage

With Chomp Chomp Attack! and Blood of The Martyrs:
May 24th, 2013 - Whitehall, PA at Planet Trog
May 25th, 2013 - Mansfield, OH at Planet Rock
May 26th, 2013 - Indianapolis, IN at Hoosier Dome
May 27th, 2013 - Newport, KY at The Southgate House Revival
May 28th, 2013 - Peoria, IL at The Brass Rail
May 29th, 2013 - Springfield, IL at Sky Music Lounge
May 30th, 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK at McSalty's
June 1st, 2013 - Whichita, KS at Jackpot Music Hall

Murtour (Headlining dates unless noted otherwise):
January 19, 2013 - Lemoyne, PA at The Champ with Kingdom of Giants and Mureau
January 20, 2013 - McKees Rocks, PA at The Dead Horse
January 22, 2013 - Indianapolis, IN at The Hoosier Dome
January 23, 2013 - Crest Hill, IL at Bada Brew
January 25, 2013 - Columbus, OH at O'Shecky's
January 26, 2013 - Marion, OH at Tinks Rock House
January 27, 2013 - Newport, KY at The Thompson House
January 28, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA at The Ironworks with ABACABB and In Alcatraz 1969

Summer 2012 Mini-Run:
August 15, 2012 - Cleveland, OH at Peabody's with The All Stars Tour featuring Suicide Silence
August 17, 2012 - Council Bluffs, IA at Knotfest with Slipknot, Deftones, and Lamb of God
August 18, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN at Knotfest with Slipknot, Deftones, and Lamb of God

 

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