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  • Chevelle

  • Chevelle


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal dynamics of Tool, the Chicago-based trio Chevelle formed in 1995 with an aggressive, heavy sound. Comprised of brothers Sam (drums), Pete (vocals, guitar), and Joe Loeffler (bass), the band began playing parties and outdoor events, which quickly led to bookings at Chicago clubs when youngest member Joe was just 14 years old. In 1999, Chevelle released their Steve Albini-produced debut album, Point #1, on Squint Entertainment. Three years later -- and following tours with bands like Filter, Sevendust, Powerman 5000, and Machine Head -- the band had inked a deal with Epic and issued Wonder What's Next, released in August 2002. The album went platinum by the following summer, propelled in part by its second single, "Send the Pain Below," which became a number one hit on modern rock and mainstream radio. Main stage dates with the annual Ozzfest tour followed that summer, and 2003 brought a concert album, Live from the Road.

Chevelle returned in the fall of 2004 with their third full-length effort, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), and with it came another hit song, "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)." Joe parted ways with his brothers in July 2005, and though he was replaced on bass a month later by Dean Bernardini, Chevelle remained a family affair, since Bernardini was the siblings' brother-in-law. With the new member came a newfound energy and optimism that replaced the internal bickering of the past, and the guys carried that spirit into the recording of their next two albums, 2007's Vena Sera and 2009's Sci-Fi Crimes. The following year, the band celebrated its ten-year anniversary in the music business with a pair of live shows in Chicago, later released on the DVD Any Last Words. In 2011, Chevelle announced that they were taking a break from touring to head into the studio, eventually releasing their sixth album, Hats Off to the Bull, in the winter of that year. Following the touring cycle for that album, they went back into the studio with Joe Barresi, utilizing the producer's vast collection of percussion instruments to subtly reinvent their sound once again. Their next release, early in 2014, was the groovy, aggressive single "Take Out the Gunman," with their seventh album, La Gárgola, following in April.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.15.15 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK US
09.16.15 The Blue Note Columbia, MO US
09.18.15 Parkview Field Fort Wayne, IN US
09.19.15 Carroll Park Baltimore, MD US
09.26.15 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX US
10.03.15 Champions Park Louisville, KY US
10.03.15 Champions Park Louisville, KY US


  • 07.25.15 Killer!!! Great to hang with ya Jared! https://t.co/JFmGxPET9v
  • 07.01.15 Hey guys- you can check out all of our music on @applemusic here: http://t.co/4cYuJo0Yg6
  • 05.04.15 Want to catch a CHEVELLE show this week?-this is where you can find us! @PeteLoeffler @SamChevelle @thewoodenrelic http://t.co/kOmectka9k
  • 02.22.15 Heading back to POINTFEST 2015 - tickets have just gone on sale. For tour/ticket info go to http://t.co/Zsztr993JN http://t.co/Q1zNgAQImV
  • 02.10.15 The first tour dates for 2015 are finally here! Tickets on sale 10am this Friday. http://t.co/GQnymC47ZX
  • 12.27.14 GET CHEVELLE on iTunes: $.69 Wemix 12/16 – 1/13 Get "Take Out The Gunman" for just $.69 today on @iTunesMusic! http://t.co/6vG1iqX7rc
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  • 12.16.14 Here it is . . . The last shows for 2014! Thanks all for an awesome year! http://t.co/gsNWLqX3Z3
  • 12.11.14 Reading he new Guitar World mag on my day off and happened upon this, pretty Rad! Thanks Cleartone @cleartone http://t.co/Nbaavm1qId
  • 12.06.14 THE CHEVELLE VIP/MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE IS BACK!!! Available at every show in December- limited quantity - go to http://t.co/whW6KFDZKB
  • 12.05.14 Just announced-'Take Out the Gunman' is No. 1 on Loudwire's list of the 20 Best Rock Songs of 2014! http://t.co/HbZysoWApZ @Loudwire
  • 10.21.14 What brand does Pete use? they sound better & last longer, with killer tone @cleartonestrings http://t.co/eQoSZAF73o