The Heavy Pets are an American Rock & Roll band. Once called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Dan Sweeny of Relix magazine, the Pets are known for catchy tunes and powerhouse performances spiked with hot electric licks and multi-climactic instrumental solos.
The Heavy Pets will close out a highly successful 2010 with a tour along the northeast corridor including dates in New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland before heading back to FL for a final leg of New Year’s shows in their home stomping grounds. The Heavy Pets have grown exponentially in a very short time and the tour marks a fitting end to an extraordinary year for the band.
Ever since their first performance in 2007, the Heavy Pets became an instant national sensation through heavy rotation on the international airwaves of Sirius Satellite radio. National success did not end there; they were immediately embraced in the jam scene for their raw talent and tenacious commitment to creating great music. And like their unmistakable sound, The Heavy Pets themselves have transcended boundaries; crossing a bridge few bands survive intact — into the periphery of mainstream music through upbeat, danceable, homegrown, skillfully executed tunes.
In the past four years alone, the band has managed to release a two-disc studio album, a live release, a three song EP and most recently, their sophomore self-titled studio release and vinyl album — a feat few bands have accomplished in such a short time. The 2010 self-titled release has garnered critical acclaim in tight circles of virtuoso musicians and casual fans alike.
The five piece band will appear throughout the northeast for a jam-packed three week tour including their biggest performance in NYC at Highline Ballroom with progressive jam rockers, U-Melt. The band will also be playing a few venues for the first time including stops in Cafe Nine, Empire and Putnam Den as well as a homecoming performance in Syracuse NY – a town that two of the six artists call their Alma mater.
The entire tour will be mixed, recorded and cataloged by Charlie Miller of the Grateful Dead/Kimock fame and available for purchase on the Heavy Pets website through LiveDownloads.com and DigitalSoundboard.com. While the specifics of the tour are still lining up, the band will be undoubtedly making waves at every stop along the tour and are not to be missed.
For a complete tour schedule and more information about the band, check out their new website at www.theheavypets.com