White Reaper ro tour in support of debut LP (2015)

Like everything White Reaper does, the band’s trajectory from regional act renowned for its high-intensity shows to national touring group was accomplished at the speed of 0 to 60.
After signing to Polyvinyl in early 2014 and releasing a self-titled EP that blasts through six tracks in a breakneck 15 minutes, the Reapers – Esposito, keyboardist Ryan Hater, bassist Sam Wilkerson, and drummer Nick Wilkerson – soon began working on new material to fill out their set.
Enter White Reaper Does It Again: a raucous debut full-length from a bunch of barely 20-somethings who have more fun on a Tuesday night than you do on a Saturday.
Recorded in White Reaper’s hometown of Louisville, KY, with engineer Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, Coliseum), WRDIA is a pure rock ‘n’ roll adrenaline shot: vicious guitar scratches, elastic bass, sugary keyboard leads, and a thudding drums that will inevitably give your heartbeat a new rhythm.
The band then held reign over Ratterman’s La La Land space for a little over a week, arriving at noon and staying late into the night – a schedule that left everyone as giddily exhausted as the crowd at, well, a White Reaper show.
See for yourself here:
6/04 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival
6/05 – Indianapolis, IN – The HI-FI
6/06 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache at The Intersection
6/07 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
6/08 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
6/11 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
6/12 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
6/13 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
6/14 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
6/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Bar Deluxe
6/16 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
6/17 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
6/18 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
6/19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
6/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
7/17-7/19 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival