Hot Water Music Sign With Equal Vision Records

Acclaimed American rock band Hot Water Music – Chuck Ragan (lead vocals/guitar), Jason Black (bass), Chris Wollard (guitar/vocals), Chris Cresswell (guitar/vocals), George Rebelo (drums) – are excited to announce its signing with Equal Vision Records for its forthcoming full-length album. Set for release in early 2022, the album will be the band’s first offering since 2019’s Shake Up The Shadows EP and will represent a turning-of-the-page for the iconic outfit. Daniel Sandshaw, General Manager for Equal Vision Records, had the following to share about the signing:

“As a lifelong fan of Hot Water Music, I was apprehensive when we started to discuss the idea of working together. We had a lot of philosophical conversations and it became clear that what I wanted to hear as a fan aligned with what the band was aiming to do with the next album. I’m excited and honored to be a part of this next chapter with the guys.”

In addition to the signing, Hot Water Music have also announced a number of early 2022 headline tour dates to coincide with the upcoming full-length. With dates confirmed through January, February and March of next year, the band will visit markets such as Denver, CO on Friday, January 14, San Francisco, CA on Friday, January 21, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, January 22, Cleveland, OH on Thursday, February 10, Chicago, IL on Saturday, February 12, Boston, MA on Wednesday, March 23, New York, NY on Thursday, March 24, Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, March 27 and more. Tickets for all shows are on sale this Friday, August 27 and available on the band’s website HERE, and a full listing of dates can be found below.


14 – Denver, CO – The Bluebird

18 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

19 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

21 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy


09 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

11 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot

12 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

MARCH 2022

23 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

24 – New York, NY – Elsewhere

25 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads

26 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads

27 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts