Dope has unveiled the music video for “Believe” (feat. Drama Club), the first song to be released from its upcoming seventh studio album “Blood Money Part Zer0” (Feb. 24, 2023). The video was directed by Edsel Dope and co-directed by Matt Zane, and can be seen below.
The video stars Fivel Stewart, who is best known for her work in the series “Atypical” and recently in the Sam Raimi produced/Sandra Oh starring horror film “Umma.” The clip co-stars Johnnie Guilbert, a solo acoustic artist who has amassed over 1 million followers on multiple platforms. The video follows Fivel and Johnnie on a psychedelic journey into the desert and beyond, while the band powers through its performance during a snowstorm.
The video also features some of the final creative efforts of Amie Harwick aka Amie Nichole, who worked as both choreographer and a dancer in the video. Amie was a longtime friend of the band and passed away after the filming commenced.
The song originally was a demo from Edsel’s previously anonymous side project titled Drama Club, which exploded onto the scene in 2014. Drama Club toured the world with Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse and the 2015 Warped Tour.
In a move to demonstrate the band’s sincere appreciation to its loyal fanbase for more than two decades, the album will be available for free digitally. Longtime fans, curious listeners and people that enjoy gratis music can sign up to download the album for free on the band’s website. A physical pre-order also is available here: www.DopeTheBand.com.
Dope also has released an introspective infomercial, which doubles as a behind-the-scenes look into the real life of Edsel, his private life and his many ventures outside of Dope. A private person, virtually inactive on social media, Edsel is intentionally secretive about what he does with his time between records and tours. This video serves as a direct message to the fans, inviting them to see behind the curtain of the mysterious man whose creativity they have supported for years.
Dope will tour in 2023 in support of “Blood Money Part Zer0” as part of the “Rise of the Machine” Tour with Static-X and Fear Factory. The 42-date trek kicks off Feb. 25, 2023, in San Francisco, California, and wraps up April 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, California. Tickets can be found at: www.DopeTheBand.com.
“Rise of the Machine” North American Tour 2023.
Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Feb 28 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Mar 01 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Mar 02 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 03 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
Mar 04 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Mar 05 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades\
Mar 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Mar 08 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Mar 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Mar 10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Mar 12 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Mar 15 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Mar 16 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
Mar 17 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Mar 18 – Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A.
Mar 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Mar 21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Mar 22 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s
Mar 23 – Montreal, QC – Corona
Mar 24 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
Mar 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Mar 26 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Mar 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
Mar 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Mar 30 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
Mar 31– Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
Apr 01 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr 02 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
Apr 04 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Apr 05 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall
Apr 06 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Apr 08 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
Apr 09 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
Apr 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Apr 13 – Las Vegas, NH – House Of Blues
Apr 14 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Apr 15 – Los Angeles, Ca – Belasco Theater
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