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Introducing Industrial Metal band, Worldwide Panic!

Industrial Metal Rockers, Worldwide Panic are set to devastate and crush stages all across the west coast this summer. The band is excited for the headliners, “Hail The Horns ” ( Tony Campos -Fear Factory/Static X ) & Marc Rizzo (Ill Nino ) who chose the band to hit this trek with them. Tommy Gibbons (Guitarist) had this to say about the upcoming tour. " Can't wait to hit the road with my brothers and share the stage with some metal icons " Lane Steele (Front man) had the following to add about this upcoming run. “ This is a great chance to go out there and crack some skulls!! This new line up is the best in WP history, and we’re primed and ready to go. It’s also a great honor for us to play with some metal legends and get our new music heard. We are stoked “

Tommy and Lane have been writing together for over 3 years. They toured and met each other while Tommy was lead guitarist of (FLAW) and Worldwide Panic were the support act.

It all started when Tommy approached Lane in Woodstock, IL and asked him " Do you have any eyeliner " to which Lane responded, " What about me says I wear makeup? ". The two had a laugh and Lane directed Tommy to his merch girl who gave him the makeup. Later during the tour Tommy approached Lane and said, " I want to write a song with you ". Over the following weeks after the tour riffs showed up in Lane's inbox and that song ended up being, "Never Go Back " which is one of the more popular Worldwide Panic songs. During a recent trip to Arizona to do some writing and recording with Tommy. Tommy approached Lane and said, "I truly believe in this band, and I would like to join". The stars have aligned and the two have become a team. Tommy has the following to say about joining Worldwide Panic, " It feels good to finally work with someone at my level of skill and professionalism. As well it feels great to work with someone who pushes me to be better. I look forward to future recordings as well as tours!! ".

Lane has this to say about the union. " It has been a longtime coming. I think we both knew for a while that this was the best option for our personal and professional lives to officially become a team. It took certain events happening as well as trials and tribulations to make this work make no mistake. However, it is now all worth it knowing that there is a bright future in store for this band. All members, not only us two are heavily invested into making this band thrive and succeed. I give my word to our listeners and fans that we will not disappoint. Thanks to everyone for their continued support. "

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