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20 May

Darkest Hour Announces First Tour Dates with Travis Orbin

Pearl artist, Travis Orbin, will be hitting the road with his newly joined band, Darkest Hour, for a lengthy North American tour that’s soon to be headed your way!  The “Disarm the Descent Tour”, as the trek is titled, will kick off in only a matter of weeks, May 30th, at the Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, OK, and wind its way around the US and into parts of Canada before coming to a close on July 7th, at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH.  This tour comes as a last minute affair for Travis and Darkest Hour, who will be taking a break from the recording of their 8th studio album to embark on this trek.  A full list of tour dates for the “Disarm the Descent Tour” can be found below.

But what Travis Orbin update would be complete without a mind-blowing video to go along with it?

Well, in between his time writing and recording with Darkest Hour, touring, and taking part in other various session work, Travis Orbin had a couple days to sit down and track a new drum masterpiece titled, “Watchpork”.  This new track is filled with a plethora of time signature changes, technical rolls and fills, along with touching on a wide range of music genres including sections of jazz, metal, rock, and absolute jaw-dropping craziness.  In the video, and as he will be relying upon in the upcoming tour with Darkest Hour, Travis is masterfully playing on his go-to Reference Pure drums, finished in the classic Natural Maple finish and topped with the loud crack and full body of the Reference Brass snare drum.   Travis’ full specs are as follow:

Reference Pure:
Natural Maple (102)

20x18 bass drum
12x9 tom
16x16 floor tom
14x6.5 Reference Brass snare drum

For more information on Travis Orbin, please be sure to visit his official website,  A full list of tour dates for Darkest Hour’s upcoming “Disarm the Descent Tour”, along with Travis’ new drum video can all be found below.  See you on the road Travis!

Darkest Hour: “Disarm the Descent Tour”
05.30. Diamond Ballroom- Oklahoma City
05.31. Stubbs BBQ- Austin, TX
06.01. House of Blues- Houston, TX
06.03. House of Blues- Orlando, FL
06.04. Revolution- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
06.06. The National- Richmond, VA
06.07. F Shed at The Market- Syracuse, NY
06.08. Hampton Casino- Hampton Beach, NH
06.09. Philadelphia, PA- Trocadero
06.11. Best Buy Theater- New York, NY
06.12. Fillmore- Silver Spring, MD
06.14. Montebello Marina- Montebello, QC
06.15. Guelph Concert Theater- Guelph, ON
06.16. Intersection- Grand Rapids, MI
06.17. Bogarts- Cincinnati, OH
06.18. Pops- Sauget, IL
06.20. The Summit Music Hall- Denver, CO
06.21. The Great Salt Air- Salt Lake City, UT
06.22. House of Blues- Las Vegas, NV
06.23. Marquee- Phoenix, AZ
06.25. Regency Ballroom- San Francisco, CA
06.27. Commodore Ballroom- Vancouver, BC
06.28. Knitting Factory- Spokane, WA
06.29. Shrine Auditorium- Billings, MT
07.01. The Venue- Fargo, ND
07.02. Sokol Auditorium- Omaha, NE
07.03. The Cottilion- Wichita, KS
07.05. The Rave- Milwaukee, WI
07.06. House of Blues- Cleveland, OH
07.07. Crofoot Ballroom- Detroit, MI
07.08. Mojoes- Joliet, IL