Rocket from the Crypt Tickets
Originally from San Diego in California, Rocket from the Crypt is a rock band that first got going in 1989. The first incarnation of the band had a successful career until they broke up in 2005. However, there was a short-lived reunion that took place in 2011. Following this, the members of Rocket from the Crypt decided to re-form properly in 2013, and they have been performing live shows ever since. The band is best known for its rock style that mixes punk elements with straightforward rock 'n' roll.
Rocket from the Crypt's career milestones
The band’s first release was called Circa: Now!, an album that was put out by Headhunter Records in 1992. The band toured extensively to promote the work and filmed some promotional music videos for tracks such as “Ditchdigger” and “Sturdy Wrist”. Thanks to the relative success of the LP, major labels began to show an interest in Rocket from the Crypt. Ultimately, it was Interscope Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, which managed to sign the band. Two popular albums followed for Interscope, cementing the group’s position as a successful rock band with mainstream appeal that extended well beyond their immediate fan base.
In 1995, Rocket from the Crypt put out Scream, Dracula, Scream! a work that included “On a Rope”, perhaps their best-known song in the UK. It peaked at number 12 in the British singles charts and the video for it received extensive airplay on television channels such as MTV Europe. “Born in ‘69” was another minor hit that went on to be a live favourite as the band toured North America and Europe. As well as various EPs and other singles, Rocket from the Crypt put out another studio album for Interscope in 1998, called RFTC.
The band switched to Vagrant Records in 2000 and followed this move up with Group Sounds, an album that came out in 2001. It featured Rocket from the Crypt’s new drummer, Ruby Mars, who had also played with the Sultans and Hot Snakes. Tracks such as “Out of Control” and “Heart of a Rat” showed the group’s return to a more energetic sound that pleased many of their fans. A live album was unleashed on the public in 2002.
In the early 2000s, various members of the band got involved with other groups and side projects. The decision to disband was taken soon after this and a farewell gig was organised for their hometown in October of 2005. A one-off TV special followed in 2011. As it went so well, the band’s re-formation soon came about and tours of the UK, Australia and the US were organised in 2013.
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