Power Trip Books First Official Comeback Show Since The Death of Riley Gale at No Values Fest 2024


Power Trip has booked its first show since original vocalist Riley Gale’s death. The band will perform at the new Goldenvoice punk festival No Values on June 8 in Pomona, California. Also schedule to appear on the bill are the “Original Misfits,” Social Distortion, Iggy Pop, Turnstile, Bad Religion, Sublime, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Damned, and Joyce Manor, and many more. Seth Gilmore of Skourge/Fugitive who filled in on vocals for the late Riley Gale, founder and frontman of Power Trip, who died in August 2020, at the age of 34. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. PT. The band made a post to fans explaining why they are returning now!

 

In announcing POWER TRIP’s return to the live stage, surviving members Blake Ibanez (guitar, vocals), Nick Stewart (guitar, vocals), Chris Whetzel (bass) and Chris Ulsh (drums) wrote on social media: “Nearly four years ago to the day, unbeknownst to us, we would perform for the last time as POWER TRIP. It has been a difficult road since then, marked by deep pain, grief, and everything else that came with losing our brother Riley.

“We know this can’t be undone, and it will always remain part of us. We have thought deeply about the future of POWER TRIP and what always comes back to us is that this band was founded on resilience, perseverance, and most importantly: a love for the music and for all of the people it has brought us closer to along the way.

“We’ll never have the words to convey our appreciation of the enduring support we’ve received over the years, and we feel as though the time is right to get back on stage for all of you who’ve been there throughout our existence as a band.

“With that, we are excited to announce a round of upcoming 2024 performances starting with @novaluesfestival on June 8th in SoCal.

“Joining us will be our long-time close friend/collaborator, and singer of @fugitive_tx / @skourge713 — Seth Gilmore — who will be handling vocals for these upcoming shows.

“Stay tuned, more info on the way…

“Riley Gale Forever.

POWER TRIP Forever.

“See you in the pit.”

 

Check out our last interview with Riley Gale: