96 Bitter Beings announce summer 2023 tour

Author Flavia Andrade - 22.6.2023

Los Angeles rock band 96 Bitter Beings have announced a massive tour of North America in support of their critically acclaimed new album, “Synergy Restored,” that’s available now from Nuclear Blast Records. In addition to performing songs from the new record, vocalist/guitarist Deron Miller (former songwriter and vocalist for CKY) and band will be playing CKY‘s acclaimed album “Infiltrate•Destroy•Rebuild” in its entirety. Tour kicks off August 4, in Eugene, OR. Tickets will go on sale soon. 

Commenting on the tour, Miller states: 

I can’t wait to go back out and play through the entire ‘Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild’ album. That part of my life is so precious to me. I never thought that album was the peak of any band’s creativity, but it was the peak of our ability to take advantage of the mainstream shot we were given. Bookended by the new album ‘Synergy Restored’. All amazing songs. It’s the soundtrack to the lives of my favorite people. The fans.

96 Bitter Beings Tour Dates:
Aug 3 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
Aug 4 – Eugene, OR – John Henry’s
Aug 5 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
Aug 6 – Seattle, WA – Substation
Aug 7 – Vancouver, BC – Wise Hall
Aug 8 – Calgary, AB – The Rec Room
Aug 9 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Aug 11 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
Aug 12 – Minneapolis, MN – Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
Aug 13 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Aug 14 – Hamtramck, MI – Sanctuary
Aug 15 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
Aug 16 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
Aug 17 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
Aug 18 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
Aug 19 – Bangor, ME – Queen City Cinema Club
Aug 20 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft @ The Chance
Aug 21 – Buffalo, NY – Stamps
Aug 22 – Teaneck, NJ – Debonair Music Hall
Aug 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Aug 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
Aug 25 – Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
Aug 26 – Cleveland, OH – No Class
Aug 27 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone
Aug 28 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
Aug 29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Aug 30 – Austin, TX – The Parish
Aug 31 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
Sept 1 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
Sept 2 – Los Angeles, CA – Harvard & Stone
Sept 3 – Las Vegas, NV – The Dive Bar

Deron Miller gives his life to the riff. Unrestrained by industry expectations and genre limitations, the boundlessly prolific guitarist and voice behind multiple beloved projects is best known as the founder, frontman, and songwriter in CKY. His authentic and effortlessly hooky heavy rock obsession returns with 96 Bitter Beings. Reinvigorated and ready to rumble all over again, Miller roars back with the same reverence for riffage that made underground hits out of CKY anthems like “Flesh Into Gear”, “Escape from Hellview”, and “Disengage the Simulator” from 1998 till 2011.  

The familiar warmth, feel, groove, and unapologetic honesty which drove the song “96 Quite Bitter Beings” to 54 million streams (on Spotify alone) permeates the pair of albums unleashed by 96BB

A successful crowdfunding campaign saw Miller, guitarist Kenneth Hunter, bassist Shaun Luera and Shaun’s brother, drummer Tim, conjure up 2018’s “Camp Pain” in limited release. North American touring followed, wrapping up shortly before the COVID-19 shutdowns. 

In Miller’s words:

After CKY and a short break, I decided to continue, without changing the sound. Because that’s what I do. It’s what I love to do and what people say I do well. All of the guys who got in the band with me are great musicians. And each of them is hungry. They have priorities and ambitions about being in a rock band, no matter the grim state of pop music out there. If we can bring rock and metal back to the mainstream, in some way, that’s the dream.