Touring DJ-hosted event "Sugar: The NU-METAL Party" announces nationwide launch | Revolver

Touring DJ-hosted event "Sugar: The NU-METAL Party" announces nationwide launch

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Korn 1990s Getty 1600x900, Mick Hutson / Redferns
photograph by Mick Hutson / Redferns

Nu-metal is back, and helping to make it official is "Sugar: The Nu-Metal Party," a DJ-hosted event celebrating of the musical movement that brought the world Korn, System of a Down, Deftones, and Slipknot and more. Announced today (January 24th), the traveling bacchanalia — think "Emo Nite" for nu-metal — is set to make its debut in multiple U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit and Atlanta.

"I think that nu-metal is one of the most impactful subgenres of heavy metal to ever exist in terms of how it rippled through the pop-culture of the time," lead DJ Brian Howe commented. "It's already been about 25 years since bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit were all over MTV and if every other culturally significant genre of music from the past 5 decades can have its own dance night why not nu-metal? As someone who loved listening to these bands as a kid and enjoys going out with friends as an adult it just makes perfect sense for us to create a 'nu' space where these bands and the genre can be celebrated."

Addition to classic nu-metal bangers, Sugar: The Nu-Metal Party will showcase tracks by the younger bands leading the genre's new wave, including Bad Omens, Code Orange, Tallah, Wargasm, Spiritbox and Turnstile. Check out confirmed dates below. Tickets are available now.

Sugar: The Nu-Metal Party 2023 U.S. dates:
March 3 St. Louis, MO Delmar Hall
March 4 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
March 4 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell)
March 10 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
March 18 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
March 24 Fresno, CA Strummer's
March 25 Cincinnati, OH Bogart's
March 25 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
March 31 San Jose, CA The Ritz
April 1 Detroit, MI St. Andrew's Hall
April 1 Bakersfield, CA Temblor Brewing Company
April 7 Los Angeles, CA The Regent
April 7 Reading, PA Reverb
April 14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
April 15 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre
April 28 Orlando, FL Level 13
April 29 Worcester, MA Off The Rails
April 29 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
April 29 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall
May 6 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
May 12 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
May 19 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Hall
May 20 Albany, NY Empire Live