SUMO CYCO Drops Energetic New Music Video for “Cyclone” 
Watch HERE

North American Tour Dates with Icon For Hire Announced,
Beginning June 18 in Lancaster, PA!

Order SUMO CYCO’s Latest Album, Initiation, via Napalm Records HERE

Heavy fusion force SUMO CYCO finally returned to the road in North America last week on their current spring tour with rock icons Buckcherry and special guests Blacktop Mojo! The band is now thrilled to announce that after a slew of subsequent headline dates with support from Black Satellite, they will continue on the road with Awake at Last in support of Icon For Hire, joining on June 18 in Lancaster, PA! The tour will visit even more major cities before ending on July 22. Tickets are on sale now – see below for all tour dates!

In celebration of this new tour announcement, SUMO CYCO havejust dropped a brand new, high-voltage music video for their deliciously chaotic Initiation track “Cyclone”. Experience the unique, trademark sound of SUMO CYCO alongsidea visual showcasing band energetically performing as frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam finds herself in a stormy predicament.

Plus, as a special treat for fans, SUMO CYCO and Napalm Records are discounting both the regular digital and digital deluxe versions of Initiation until May 17! Get your copy HERE.

Frontwoman Skye “Sever” Sweetnam says about the “Cyclone” video:
“‘Cyclone’ was written about the unpredictable scenarios life can throw at us all. We just have to hang on.” 

She adds about the band’s touring plans:
“As we embark on our first tours since the pandemic began in 2020, it feels like things have been ramping up from zero to sixty real fast. And with more dates just added with Icon for Hire and Awake at Last, our life is imitating art right now. They say there’s quiet before the storm and we’re brining the storm on the road this spring/summer!”

SUMO CYCO 2022 Tour Dates:
* = supporting Buckcherry, Blacktop Mojo  
^ = SUMO CYCO headline w/ Black Satellite support
& = w/ Awake At Last supporting Icon for Hire

5/3/22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi (The Annex) *
5/4/22 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall *
 5/6/22 – St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre *
5/7/22 – Flint, MI @ Machine Shop *
5/8/22 – Horseheads, NY @ The L Live *
5/10/22 – Hermon, ME @ Morgan Hill Event Center *
5/11/22 – Portland, ME @ Aura *
5/13/22 – Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall *
5/14/22 – Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho *
5/16/22 – Murrells Inlet, SC @ Suck Bang Blow *
5/17/22 – Black Mountain, NC @ Silverados *
5/18/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
5/19/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ^
5/20/22 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City *
5/21/22 – Greenville, SC @ Radio Room ^
5/22/22 – Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger ^
5/24/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Hard Rock Cafe ^
5/25/22 – Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC ^
5/26/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery ^ 
5/27/22 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz ^
5/29/22 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wallys ^
5/31/22 – New Bedford, MA @ The Vault ^
6/1/22 – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus ^
6/2/22 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles ^
6/3/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey – REBEL 101.7 FREE SHOW ^
6/4/22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck ^
6/6/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works ^
6/7/22 – Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester ^
6/9/22 – Westland, MI @ The Token ^
6/10/22 – Battle Creek, MI @ Music Factory ^
6/11/22 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies ^
6/18/22 – Lancaster, PA @ Mickeys Black Box &
6/19/22 – Williamsburg, NY @ Sovereign &   
6/21/22 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall &
6/25/22 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba &
6/26/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache &    
6/28/22 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge &                    
6/30/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club &
7/1/22 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theater &
7/2/22 – Iowa City, IA @ Wildwoods &
7/3/22 – Des Moines, IA @ Leftys Live Music &        
7/5/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room &                
7/7/22 – Denver, CO @ HQ &
7/8/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex &          
7/11/22 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon &           
7/13/22 – Roseville, CA (Sacramento) @ Goldfield Trading Post &      
7/15/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge &
7/17/22 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad &              
7/19/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger &
7/21/22 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar &
7/22/22 – Dallas, TX @ Trees &

About SUMO CYCO and Initiation:
Over the course of the past several years, Ontario, Canada’s SUMO CYCO  featuring teen pop-superstar/songwriter turned rock goddess Skye “Sever” Sweetnam as well as producer/guitarist Matt “MD13” Drake and bassist Oscar Anesetti – have proven themselves as one of the hardest working DIY-to-overnight sensation stories in heavy music, boasting an undeniable following of fans with their impressive mixture of metal, pop and everything in between. Even after garnering early viral acclaim and signing to Napalm Records in 2020, the band’s seasoned DIY attitude and self-starting viral savvy continues to propel their creativity at every step, converting audiences all around to their infectious world of sound!

Prior to signing with Napalm Records, SUMO CYCO won awards such as “Best Female-Fronted” band at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, top finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Indie Week Canada “Best of the Fest” (prize included a trip to play Indie Week Ireland), as well as Best Hard/Loud Recording at the Hamilton Music Awards 2015. The band has shared stages with The Offspring, Coal Chamber, Our Lady Peace, Life of Agony, Hollywood Undead, Jinjer, The Birthday Massacre, Nonpoint, Butcher Babies, and FOZZY to name a few.

After launching their most recent, breakout album Initiation (2021) with the hooky hit “Bystander” (which recently hit the 1 million views mark on YouTube) it was immediately clear that SUMO CYCO is lightning in a bottle. Garnering hundreds of thousands of cross-platform streams and nearly instantaneous, rabid response to their self-produced music videos, the band turned the heads of fans and critics alike! Alternative Press dubbed SUMO CYCO a “New Artist You Need To Hear” and Kerrang called the album “a breathless blur of energy and action”.Revolver praised the band’s first single as “…ridiculously catchy…” and SiriusXM‘s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin,  who said “…the chorus will stick in your head for days to come…”, went on to feature it onOctane and Liquid Metal. Upon release, the album landed at #1 on both the Canadian and UK iTunes Metal Charts, and within the top 5 in the United States.

Initiation invites a mass of new followers into SUMO CYCO‘s warped, dystopian-like world of “Cyco City”! As with their prior full-length albums Lost In Cyco City (2014) and Opus Mar (2017), and countless singles, Initiation is based in the imaginative conceptual location of the same name. Last fall, SUMO CYCO took the album a step further and dropped the officialDigital Deluxe Edition of Initiation, featuring peppy new single “Sun Eater”, plus additional limited edition tracks “New Jive”“We Are The Nation”and “Awakened”. 

Order Initiation & the Initiation Digital Deluxe Edition HERE

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