This International touring band has been road warriors ever since their inception. The current lineup includes Crystal Tiegland as the front woman and vocalist. Frank Slifka on lead guitar, Josh Sukowski on Rhythm Guitar, Chris Arndt on Bass and the final piece of the group, Andrew Ehredt rounding out the band on Drums.
Formed in 2016, the band released their Eponymous EP and a year later the full length album ‘Back To Bad’. Their music has a very large and refreshingly organic sound that follows in the many traditions of the yester- year of Rock N Roll, thus gaining them the reputation of being a hard rock version of Fleetwood Mac, just dirtier.
Since The Almas full length release, they have toured North America numerous times. Most notably the “Sin City Tour” which spanned over two months. Their tours have taken them to world-famous venues such as the Whisky a Go Go in L.A.
Touring actively has allowed them to perform with artists such as Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Plush, Royal Bliss,
Saliva, Wayland, Shallow Side, Dizzy Reed, Tantric, Max Weinberg, Janet Gardner of Vixen, and Jake E. Lee to name a few. They impart the truest essence of Rock n’ Roll through guitar driven licks, road dog attitudes, and a high energy, professional live performance!
With a no stop, no quit attitude, even through the Covid pandemic, The Almas continued to press forward. Having performed an average of 120 shows a year (with exception to 2020), The Almas have once again reloaded for 2022 with a lofty goal of reaching 150-170 shows. In 2018, the band became a part of the roster of Blind Anxiety Entertainment, a Booking Agency out of Florida. In May of 2021, the band signed with MK Music USA for Artist Management.
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The Almas signed a Sync Licensing Agreement with SoStereo out of Miami to pitch their music to film, tv and video games for placement. Under MK Music USA the band also landed some valuable endorsement partners with GHS Strings, WB Gear, InTune Guitar Picks, Scorpion Percussion and more! They also picked up an endorsement with InEarz Monitors on their own. The band picked up additional partnerships with Pighog Cables and SJC Drums.
Kicking off 2022, the bands’ first show on January 6 at the Crucible in Madison, WI will enthrall the essence of a New Year and the build up to a blast off!
Starting in February, The Almas will be supporting National Touring Band and Certified Gold Recording Artists, Smile Empty Soul and Autumn Academy before jumping on the rescheduled “Sermons of Fire” Tour supporting OTEP and The World Over coast to coast!
Along with the tours, the band has new music in tow; releasing their brand new single “Reflections” on January 14. This new track was inspired by veterans and their battle with mental health upon returning from war. Their goal as a band is to raise awareness about America’s heroes and the 22 veterans who commit suicide daily. Rock to Stop 22 is heard at every show and is a charity the band whole heartedly supports.
The Almas Discography includes their debut album “Back to Bad” and their sophomore release “Truth Sells” released in January of 2021. Both are available for download on Apple Music and on select streaming services.
The Almas also have autographed physical copies of the albums with them on tour.
Here’s a list of tour dates:
*Supporting Smile Empty Soul and Autumn August
2/3 | Joplin, MO @ Guitars*
2/4 | Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck*
2/6 | Tyler, TX @ Country River Club*
2/8 | Lafayette, LA @ Freetown Boom Boom Room*
2/9 | Hattiesburg, MS @ Brewsky’s*
2/11 | Charleston, SC @ Trolley Pub*
2/13 | Concord, NC @ Amici’s Pizza Sports Bar and Grill*
2/15 | Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger*
2/16 | Knoxville, TN @ Open Chord*
2/18 | Lebanon, PA @ Scott Church’s “The Church” with Wendigo, Black Horizon and The Lima Division
2/19 | Richmond, VA @ Another Round Bar
^Supporting Otep and The World Over #Supporting Otep only
2/23 | New Bedford, MA @ Vault Music Hall^
2/25 | Clifton, NJ @ Vault Music Hall^
2/26 | Manchester, NH @ Jewel^
2/27 | Reading, PA @ Reverb^
3/02 | St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag^
3/04 | Joliet, IL @ The Forge^
3/08 | Greeley, CO @ Moxi Theater^
3/10 | Reno, NV @ Virginia St Brewhouse^
3/11 | W. Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go#
3/12 | Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar#
To get the new single “Reflections” people can pre-save here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/thealmas/reflection
For more information on the band, please visit their website: www.almastheband.com and on social media.
For Booking Inquiries Contact: Blind Anxiety Entertainment
For Management Contact: MK Music USA