Dropout Kings team with nu-metal collective DED for the infectious single, "Lights Out"

Dropout Kings team with nu-metal collective DED for the infectious single, "Lights Out"

- By Ramon Gonzales

Swift lyrical delivery and a soaring chorus anchor the latest preview from the band's sophomore full length, 'Riot Music'.

Arizona unit Dropout Kings continue to mount their dominate charge with another impactful preview from the band's forthcoming sophomore full length via Suburban Noize Records, Riot Music.

Showcasing a real sense hometown pride, the band linked with emerging nu-metal outfit DED to put on an AZ showcase of stylized songwriting complete with sweeping hooks, sharp lyrical stanzas and Dropout King's signature bounce.

"Lights Out" follows the previously released singles in "Hey Uh" and the album's title track, as a presentation of Dropout Kings' creative depth - emphasizing succinct songwriting to compliment their well-established brand of musical muscle.


Adam Ramey of the grammy-nominated Dropout Kings spoke about the most recent collaboration that underscores the creative hotbed being cultivated in the desert. "Working with Joe & DED has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time since we both come from Phoenix, Arizona. The track 'Lights Out' is one of my favorite songs on the album and Joe killed it! I think it’s a sound our fans have been wanting and missing."

The single arrives as Dropout Kings prep for their May 5th release, Riot Music. Earning wide-spread acclaim in 2021 with their potent mesh of trap metal in GlitchGang, the AZ outfit teamed with OGs HED PE and worked with DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit/House of Pain and Twiztid on the 2022 joint EP, The Last Ones Standing - an effort that saw the band erupt with highlight showings at major festivals including Louder Than Life, Rocklahoma, Full Force, So What! and more.

Dropout Kings are currently trekking on their European Tour with Attila and have been confirmed for Ill Niño's 20-Year Anniversary Of Confession tour set to cover the US later this spring. a full list of dates can be found below.

Pre-order Riot Music via Suburban Noize Records - HERE


Mar. 15 - Prague, CZE – MeetFactory w/ Attila
Mar. 17 - Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka w/ Attila
Mar. 18 - Poznan, POL – U Bazyla w/ Attila
Mar. 19 - Leipzig, GER – Taubchenthal w/ Attila
Mar. 20 - Berlin, GER – Hole44 w/ Attila
Mar. 22 - Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset w/ Attila
Mar. 23 - Hamburg, GER – Logo w/ Attila
Mar. 24 - Hannover, GER – Faust w/ Attila
Mar. 25 - Dortmund, GER – Junkyard w/ Attila
Apr. 07 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live

May 04 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
May 05 - Winchester, VA - Blue Fox Billiards
May 06 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
May 07 - Horseheads, NY - The L
May 09 - Mechanicsburg, PA - Lovedraft's
May 10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse
May 11 - Lakewood, OH - Winchester Music Tavern
May 12 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 13 - Angola, IN - Eclectic Room
May 14 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
May 16 - Bloomington, IL - The Castle Theatre
May 17 - Belvidere, IL - The Apollo Theater
May 18 - Omaha NE - The Waiting Room
May 19 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Bar
May 20 - Billings, MT - The Pub Station
May 21 - Great Falls, MT - The Newberry
May 23 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
May 24 - Colorado Springs, CO - Sunshine Studios
May 25 - Grand Junction, CO - Mesa Theater
May 26 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
May 27 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse
May 30 - Lubbock, TX - Jakes
May 31 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock
Jun. 01 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Jun. 02 - San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
Jun. 03 - Fort Worth, TX - The Rail Club
Jun. 04 - Tyler, TX - Country River Club

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