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Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard Tour Openers Classless Act Collaborate With Justin Hawkins on New Single “This Is For You”

CLASSLESS ACT PREMIERE NEW TRACK AND VIDEO “THIS IS FOR YOU,” WITH THE DARKNESS’S JUSTIN HAWKINS, AHEAD OF THEIR SUMMER TOUR WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE AND DEF LEPPARD

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Today, next-generation rock band Classless Act just dropped a new track with The Darkness lead guitarist and singer Justin Hawkins, titled “This Is For You” via Better Noise Music. The band is also premiering an official music video for the new song. Released in time for spring and summer playlists, the band’s latest upbeat, yet heartwrenching track features a killer guitar solo from Hawkins. With lyrics like “I’ve been a fool for you right from the start, I’d even give you this song if it would please you, And if it ain’t enough, here’s my bleeding heart,” the single is both therapeutic and anthemic. Quickly rising to stardom, the Los Angeles-based group has received co-signs from iconic and legendary acts like Mötley CrüeDef Leppard, and Posion, as they are opening on all three bands’ summer stadium tour later this year. But first, they’ll complete their North American tour with Dorothy this spring, which kicked off earlier this week in San Diego. The new single also continues the momentum set by 2021’s “Give It To Me” which saw the band gain attention from the likes of SPIN MagazineLoudwire, and more. “This Is For You (featuring Justin Hawkins)” is now available to stream and download across platforms HERE.

Classless Act’s lead singer Derek Day expressed his excitement over the band’s latest single, saying, “It’s a dream come true for Classless Act to be a part of the Better Noise family. And the boys and I have been working really hard to give you something to shake your ass to. Now, summer’s here and the time is right for a couple of guitars, some bass and drums and a whole buncha me. Let’s get to it!!”

Collaborator Justin Hawkins shared his thoughts about hopping on the track, “One Tuesday night in February I gazed up onto the Swiss night sky. There, to my surprise I witnessed the beaming of The Hawk signal onto a passing cloud. After months of inactivity, I was called into action. My mission? To provide a face melting guitar solo to Classless Act’s ‘This is For You.’ I grasped my Gibson 335, headed into the hawk cave and within 24 hours the solo was born.”

The official music video for “This Is For You (featuring Justin Hawkins),” also released today,  part two in a four-part series that loosely follows the band as they set the soundtrack for the misadventures of Farley; an unlucky soul who just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Directed by John Orphan, the visual is available to watch HERE.

As for other support from established artists, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee was an early follower of the band and is excited to have them join him and his bandmates on the road this summer, saying, the following in a statement last month: “I remember when we went out with Ozzy in 1984 and how it was an insane game changer!! We literally blew up after having that opportunity to play live in front of 20 thousand people every f***ing night! Since then, we’ve always felt it was importance of helping new bands; whether it was Guns N Roses, Skid Row or so many others.  This summer we’re gonna help out Classless Act. They’re gonna sh*t their pants.”

The new track will appear on the band’s debut album set for release later this year. For more information on the band’s touring, and to purchase tickets, visit https://classlessact.com/#tour. Full list of upcoming tour dates are below.

GIFTS FROM THE HOLY GHOST TOUR DATES

March 21 – San Diego, CA – Music Box

March 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater

March 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

March 26 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

March 27 – Dallas, TX – Granada

March 28 – Houston, TX – White Oak Downstairs

March 30 – New Orleans, LA – Parish at HOB

April 01 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

April 02 – Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall

April 03 – Nashville, TN – Basement East

April 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade

April 06 – Charlotte, NC – Underground

April 08 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall

April 09 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation

April 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl

April 12 – Towson, MD – Recher

April 13 – Harrisburg, PA – Mickey’s Black Box

April 15 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater

April 16 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon

April 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise

April 21 – Portland, ME – Aura

April 23 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland

April 24 – Columbus, OH – Bluestone

April 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews

April 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation

April 28 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s

April 30 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

May 01 – Madison, WI – Majestic

May 02 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

May 03 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown

May 05 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

May 06 – Wichita, KS – Temple Live

May 08 – Denver, CO – Summit

May 10 – Boise, Idaho – Knitting Factory

May 11 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

May 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

May 14 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne

May 15 – Reno, NV – Virginia St. Brewing

May 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

May 19 – Anaheim, CA – Parish at HOB

NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM TOUR DATES

June 16 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park

June 18 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium

June 19 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium

June 22 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park

June 24 – Queens, NY – Citi Field

June 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park

June 28 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium

June 30 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium

July 2 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field

July 5 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium

July 8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field

July 10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park

July 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

July 14 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium – Home of the Cleveland Browns

July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park

July 17 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field

July 19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium

July 21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field

August 5 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park

August 6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park

August 8 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre

August 10 – Orchard Park, NY – Highmark Stadium

August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park

August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium

August 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium

August 19 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park

August 21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

August 22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field

August 25 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium

August 27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium

August 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park

August 31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park

September 2 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place

September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium/Stade du Commonwealth

September 7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park

September 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium

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