Episode #159: Nikki Misery – Guitarist for Metal Band ‘New Years Day’, New Album “Unbreakable” Out Now, Currently on Headlining Tour, Upcoming Tours with Godsmack, In This Moment, Halestorm

Fresh is the Word Podcast Episode #159: Nikki Misery - New Years Day
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On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.

The guest for this episode is Nikki Misery, guitarist of the metal band New Years Day, who dropped their latest album Unbreakable earlier this year. New Years Day is currently on their own headlining tour and will be on select dates of Godsmack’s USA tour in July, with In The Moment in September and October, and Halestorm’s European tour in November (dates below).

During our chat, we talked about the making of the new album, the theatrics of the band, their connection to their fans, his upbringing in music, how he met Ash Costello and joining New Years Day, the lessons learned bing in this band, much more!

Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Nikki Misery chose Joe Letz, former drummer of the band Combichrist, who parted ways with the band earlier this year.

Stream/Purchase Unbreakable: red.lnk.to/Unbreakable

New Years Day Tour Dates
Headline Dates w/Rivals and Savage After Midnight
June 17 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
June 20 – Austin, TX – Empire Garage
June 21 – Dallas, TX – Trees
June 23 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues
June 25 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
June 26 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
June 28 – Syracuse, NY – Wescott Theater
June 29 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora
June 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest*
July 2 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
July 4 – Montreal, QC – Café Campus^
July 5 – Toronto, ON – The Mod Club^
July 6 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
July 7 – Scranton, PA – Stage West
July 9 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
July 10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
July 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam**
August 3 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre**
August 5 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver**

July 12 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
July 13 – Detroit, MI – WRIFF Fest*
July 14 – Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Union Amphitheatre
July 17 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
July 19 – Portsmouth, VA – Union Bank & Transfer Pavilion
July 20 – Glens Falls, NY – Cool Insuring Arena
July 23 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
July 24 – Oxon Hill, MD – MGM Nataional Harbor
July 26 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino
August 2 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater*

w/In This Moment
September 6 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
September 10 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
September 12 – Houston, TX / House of Blues
September 13 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion
September 15 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
September 27 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
September 28 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex Piedmont Hall
October 8 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
October 12 – Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival*
October 16 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

November 13 – Paris, France – Pleyel
November 14 – Cologne, Germany – Palladium
November 16 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
November 18 – Offenbach, Germany – Capitol
November 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Grobe Freiheit
November 20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – AFAS Live
November 24 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – The SSE Hydro
November 25 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Motorpoint arena
November 27 – Cardiff, United Kingdom -Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
November 28 – London, United Kingdom – Alexandra Palace
*festival dates
**no support
^Savage After Midnight only

Follow New Years Day:
Web: nydrock.com
Facebook: facebook.com/nydrock
Twitter: twitter.com/NYDrock
Instagram: instagram.com/nydrock

Follow Nikki Misery:
Facebook: facebook.com/nikkimisery
Twitter: twitter.com/nikkimisery
Instagram: instagram.com/nikkimisery

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